CHENNAI: To ensure that no employee with required qualification waits even for a single day to get promotion when a post is vacant, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur has introduced a novel method of filling posts.
On their last working day, retiring employees presented the promotion orders to their successors.
For instance, when a junior engineer of production unit retires, a grade III technician, who is qualified for the post, will get the promotion letter from the retiring staff.
“We wanted to boost the morale of our technicians for better productivity. We initiate the paperwork exactly a month before the retirement date. We ensure that every deserving staff in the unit receive promotion as soon as the post gets vacant,” said R Mohanraja, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, ICF.
He added that the practice was introduced in April 2017 and more than 150 staff members had so far received promotion orders from their predecessors.
On Saturday, 28 technicians retired from the ICF. On an average, 20 technicians retire every month.
At the felicitation function, retired employees gave the promotion orders to 14 of their qualified colleagues.
The promotion orders issued for the posts include chief office superintendent, technician grade III and junior engineer.
Alexander George, an office superintendent of the ICF, received promotion order to become chief office superintendent from Raju Balaji, who retired from the post.
Employees categorised under technicians are backbone of the Integral Coach Factory The production unit has 8,000 workers, including helpers and technicians. In addition, 2,000 administrative staff are also working in the unit.
Posts of technician are categorised as technician grades I, II and III and non-gazetted posts such as senior section engineer and junior engineer.
“We ensure that on the last working day itself employees get all the benefits to boost confidence in the management,” an ICF official said.