Govt goes for merit instead of age to empanel top railway officers

For the first time, the Centre has gone for the merit-based empanelment of top railway officers, dumping the earlier norm of seniority-based empanelment. The Cabinet Committee on Appointment (ACC) has empaneled eight general managers (GMs), who are of additional secretary level, in the railways under the newly created Indian Railway Management Services (IRMS) based on their performance and future vision.