Chapter 1

  1. scope and extent of Application.—This Chapter and the following include the principles governing common situations of service relevant to Railway servants.  Some of those guidelines correspond to the Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules relevant to all Civil servants (aside from Railway servants) underneath the Indian Union, who’re topic to the rule making powers by the President.
  2.     Power to interpret guidelines. —The energy of deciphering the principles on this quantity is reserved to the President.
  3. Definitions. —Unless there be one thing repugnant within the topic or context, the phrases outlined beneath are used on this Code within the sense herein defined.

(1)        Accounts officer means an Officer of the Accounts Department as outlined in para 102 of the Indian Railway Code for the Accounts Department.

(2)        The act means the federal government of India Act, 1935.

(3)        Actual travelling bills means the precise value of transporting railway servant together with his home servant and private baggage, together with prices for ferry and different tolls and for carriage of camp tools if needed.  It doesn’t embrace prices for inns, vacationers bungalow  or refreshments or for the carriage of shops or conveyances or any allowance for such incidental losses or bills because the breakage of crockery, put on and tear of furnishings and the employment of further home servants.

(4)        Apprentice means an individual deputed for coaching in a coaching in a commerce or enterprise with a view to employment in railway service, who attracts pay at month-to-month charges from Government throughout such coaching however shouldn’t be employed in or towards a substantive emptiness within the cadre of a division.

(5)        Average Pay means the typical month-to-month pay earned through the 10 full months instantly previous the month through which the even happens which necessitates the calculation of common pay.

Provided that in respect of any interval spent on international service out of India the pay which the railway servant would have drawn if on obligation in India however for international service out of India shall be substituted for the pay really drawn:

Provided additional that within the case of railway servants entitled to operating allowance, common pay for the aim of go away wage shall embrace a set element representing the pay aspect within the operating allowances, as notified  by the federal government by means of administrative directions on occasion.

(6)        Assistant Officer means an Officer in Group, ‘A’ drawing pay on the dimensions relevant to junior scale officers.

(7)        Cadre means the energy or a service or part of a service sanctioned as a separate unit.

(8)        Camp equipage means the equipment for transferring a camp.

(9)       Camp tools means tents and the requisites for pitching and furnishing them, or the place tents usually are not carried, such articles of camp furnishings as it could be needed, within the pursuits of the general public service, for a railway servant to take with him on tour.

(10)      Compensatory Allowance means an allowance granted to satisfy private expenditure necessitated by the particular circumstances in  which obligation is carried out.  It features a touring allowance.

(11)      Competent Authority in relation to the train of any energy underneath these guidelines, means the President or any authority to which such energy is delegated in Appendix VI.

(12)      Constitution means the Constitution of India.

(13)      Day means a calendar day, starting and ending at midnight; however an absence from headquarters which doesn’t exceed twenty-4  hours shall be reckoned for all functions as sooner or later, at no matter hours the absence begins or ends.

(14)      Department of a railway administration means one of many braches constituted for the aim of conducting the enterprise of the railways.

(15)      ‘Divisional Officer’ means an officer in group ‘A’ drawing pay on the dimensions relevant to senior Scale officer.

(16)       Duty—(a)  Duty consists of—

(i)          Service as Probationer or apprentice. Provided that such service is adopted by affirmation.

(ii)         Joining time.

(b)                A reliable authority could subject orders declaring that , in circumstances much like these talked about beneath, a railway servant could also be handled as on obligation—

(i)         During a course of instruction  or coaching in India.

(ii)        In the case of a scholar, stipendiary or in any other case,  who’s entitled to be appointed to the service of Government on passing by means of a course of coaching at a University, College or School  in India, through the interval between the passable completion of the course and his assumption of duties.


(1)           Time spent in attending compulsory Departmental Examinations. —A Government servant required to attend an compulsory departmental examination, or permitted to current himself at an examination the passing of which is a situation of preferment in Government Services, could handled as on obligation through the day or days of the examination and through the affordable time required for the journey, if any to an from the place of examination.

(G.I., F.D. Memo No. F.17 R. 1/29 dated 23rd Jan. 1929.)

(2)           The phrase “condition of preferment” utilized in (1) above covers solely obligatory or non-compulsory examinations for promotion throughout the regular scope of the Government servants division or workplace.

(G.I., F.D No.F/15(5) R. 1/31 dt. 25rh March 1931.)

(3)           Delay in taking cost of the duties.—Period of Compulsory ready by an officer for orders of Government posting him to a specific publish, after he had reported must be handled as ‘Duty’.

(G.I., F.D. Res. No.122 C.S.R. dt. 10th Feb.1922, No.175 C.S.R. dt.28-2-1922,No F.192 C.S.R. 25 dt.20-6-1925.)

(4)           Treating interval of coaching as obligation.—The authorities competent to nominate the federal government servant to the publish for which the coaching is crucial could also be empowered to deal with the interval of coaching or instruction in India of Government servants on obligation underneath this rule topic to the next situations:

(a)         the coaching or instruction must be in India;

(b)         the coaching or instruction must be related with the publish which the Government servant is holding on the time of putting him on coaching or instruction;

(c)         that it’s compulsory on the a part of  the Government to ship the individuals for such coaching or directions;

(d)         the coaching shouldn’t be in skilled or technical topics that are usually introduced underneath the provisions referring to ‘Study Leave’; and

(e)         the interval of coaching mustn’t exceed one yr.

( G.I.M.F. O..M. No.F2(71) Estt.III/60, dt.3rd  December, 1960.)

(5)           Attending Hindi and different compulsory examination.—A query has  been raised whether or not a Government servant is predicted to report for obligation in workplace both earlier than or after the examination is over, in case the examination, together with the viva voce take a look at commences within the forenoon or within the afternoon.  It has been determined that

(i)          in case the place the examination is held in a day each within the forenoon and within the afternoon, the Government servants needn’t be required to attend workplace both earlier than or after the examination, and

(ii)         in case the place the examination is held solely within the forenoon or within the afternoon, the Government servants should attend workplace within the afternoon/forenoon, because the case could also be, except the Head of Office/Department particularly exempts all or any Government servants from such attendance,  having regard to the time schedule of the textual content and the space between the place of obligation and examination.

(G.I. MHA. O.M.No.5/165-H dated 8th June, 1965.)

Audit Instructions

Scope of the time period “probationers”—(a) The time period probationers” doesn’t cowl a Government servant who maintain substantively a everlasting publish in a cadre and is appointed on probation to a different publish.

(b)           No individual appointed substantively to a everlasting publish in cadre is a probationer, except particular situations (such because the situation that he should stay on probation pending the passing of sure examination) have been hooked up to his appointment.

(c )          The standing of the probationer is to be thought of as having the attributes of a substantive standing besides the place the principles prescribed in any other case.

(17)      Family means a railway servant’s spouse/husband, reputable youngsters and stepchildren residing with and wholly dependent upon him/her.  It additionally consists of dad and mom, sisters and minor brothers residing with and wholly dependent upon him/her.

Provided additional that for Rule 615 it consists of solely such of the dependent kinfolk as are eligible for passes underneath the Pass Rules.

Note 1. —Not multiple spouse is included on this time period.

Note 2. —The time period “legitimate children” consists of these adopted underneath the regulation.

(18)      Fee means a recurring or non-recurring fee to a railway servant from a supply aside from the Consolidated Fund of India or the consolidated Fund of a State or the Consolidated Fund of a Union Territory whether or not made on to the railway servant or not directly by means of the middleman of Government however doesn’t embrace—

(a)        unearned earnings resembling earnings from property, dividends and curiosity on securities;  and

(b)        earnings from literary, cultural, creative, scientific or technological efforts.  If such efforts usually are not aided by the data acquired by the railway servant in the midst of his service.

(19)      Foreign Service means service  through which a railway servant receives his pay with sanction of Government from any supply aside from the Consolidated Fund of India, or the Consolidated Fund of a State or the Consolidated Fund of a Union Territory.

(20)      Gazetted Post is a publish to which appointment is made by notification within the Gazette of India.

(21)      Head of a division means any authority which the President could by order declare to be the top of a division for the aim of those Rules.

(22)      Hill-Station means anywhere which a reliable authority could declare to be a hill station.

(23)      Holiday means (a)  a vacation prescribed or notified by or underneath part 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, and (b) in relation to any explicit workplace, a day on which such workplace is ordered to be closed by a reliable authority for the transaction of Government enterprise with out reserve or qualification.

Note.—During restricted holidays the workplace shouldn’t be closed for transaction of enterprise however they’re handled as a kin to different closed holidays and might be prefixed or suffixed to common go away or informal go away.

(24)      Honorarium means a recurring or non-recurring fee granted to a railway servant from the Consolidated Fund of India or the Consolidated Fund of a State or the Consolidated Fund of a Union Territory, as remuneration for particular work of an occasional or intermittent character.

(25)      Joining time means the time allowed to a Railway servant through which to affix a brand new publish or to journey to or from a station to which he posted.

(26)      Leave on common (half common) pay means go away on go away wage equal to common/half common pay, as regulated by the Railway Leave Rules.

(27)      Leave Salary means the month-to-month quantity paid by Government to a Railway servant on go away.

(28)      Lien means the title of a Railway servant to carry on common foundation both instantly or on the termination of a interval or intervals of absence, a publish, together with a tenure publish, to which he has been appointed on common foundation and on which he isn’t on probation Provided that the title to carry a daily publish shall be topic to the situation that the junior most individual within the grade might be liable to be reverted to the decrease grade if the variety of individuals so entitled is greater than the posts obtainable in that grade.

(Authority:- Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-98/CN5/2 dt.5-2-99)

  1. 29. Local Fundmeans—

(a) income administered by our bodies which by regulation or rule having the pressure of regulation come underneath the management of Government, whether or not in regard to proceedings usually or to particular issues, such because the sanctioning of the budgets, sanction to the creation or filling up of explicit posts, or the enactment of go away, pension or related guidelines; and

(b)the revenues of any physique which can be particularly notified by the President as such.

(30) (a) Military Commissioned Officer means a commissioned officer aside from

(i) a departmental Commissioned Officer;

            (ii) a Commissioned Officer of the Indian Medical Department.

It doesn’t embrace a Warrant Officer.

(b) Military Officer means any officer falling throughout the definition of the Military Commissioned Officer, or included in sub-clause (i) or (ii) of clause (a) above or any Warrant Officer.

(31) Ministerial Officer means a railway servant of group ‘C’ whose duties are totally clerical and different class of railway servants specifically outlined as such by common or particular order of a compeptent authority.

Government of India’s choice.—The President has determined that these members of sophistication II (Group B) service whose duties are predominantly clerical shall be classed as ministerial servants.

(G.I.F.D. Letter No. F.11(6) R I/33 dated 1st April, 1933.)

(32) Month means a calendar month.  In calculating a interval expressed when it comes to months and days, full calendar months, no matter the variety of days in every, ought to first be calculated and the odd variety of days calculated subsequently taking 30 odd numbers of days as a month.

Audit Instructions

Calculation of a interval expressed when it comes to months and days

(a)      To calculate Three months and 20 days on and from 25th January the next methodology must be adopted.

Y             M            D

25th January to 31st January        .           .           .           0          0          7

February to April           .           .           .           .           0          3          0

1st May to 13th May       .           .           .           .           0          0         13

                                                Total     .           .           0          3         20

(b) The interval commencing on 30th January and ending with 2nd March must be deemed as 1 month and Four days as indicated beneath:–

Y             M            D

30th January to 31st January        .           .           .           0          0          2

February           .           .           .           .           .           0          1          0

1st March to 2nd March  .           .           .           .            0          0          2

                                                Total     .           .           0          1          4

(33) Officiating means the railway servant officiates in a publish the place he performs the duties of a publish on which some other individual holds a lien or when a reliable authority appoints him to officiate in a vacant publish on which no different railway servant holds lien.

(34) Overseas Pay means pay granted to a Railway servant in consideration of the truth that he’s serving in a rustic aside from the nation of his domicile.

(35) Pay means the quantity drawn month-to-month by a railway servant as

(i)         the  pay aside from particular pay or pay granted in view of his private {qualifications}, which has been sanctioned for a publish held by him substantively or in an officiating capability, or to which he’s entitled by cause of his place in a cadre;

(ii)        Overseas pay, particular pay and private pay; and

(iii)        some other emoluments which can be specifically classed as pay by the President.

(36) Permanent Post means a publish carrying a particular fee of pay sanctioned with out restrict of time.

(37) Personal Pay means further pay granted to a railway servant—

(a)    to save lots of him from a lack of substantive pay in respect of a everlasting publish aside from a tenure publish attributable to a revision of pay or to any discount of such substantive pay in any other case than as a disciplinary measure; or

(b)   in distinctive circumstances, on different private concerns.

(38) Post within the Railway Board means the publish of a Member of the Railway Board and consists of the publish of Chairman, Railway Board and of Financial Commissioner,  Railways.

(39) Presumptive pay of a publish.—When used close to any explicit railway servant means the pay to which he can be entitled if he held the publish substantively and have been performing its duties, but it surely doesn’t embrace particular pay except the Railway servant performs or discharges the work or accountability in consideration of which particular pay was sanctioned.

Audit directions.—The first a part of the definition is meant to facilitate the usage of the time period in relation to a Government servant who has been absent from a publish for a while however nonetheless retains a lien on it.

(40) Probationer means a railway servant employed on probation in or towards a substantive emptiness within the cadre of a division.

(41) Public conveyance means a practice , steamer or different conveyance which plies recurrently for the conveyance of passengers.

(42) Railway School means a faculty established by a railway or workplace/undertaking manufacturing unit instantly underneath the railway Board primarily for the good thing about the youngsters of its staff and maintained and fully managed by it with or with out help from revenues of a State or earnings from different non-railway supply.  It doesn’t embrace  a faculty to which a railway merely makes a grant-in-help.

(43) Railway servant means an individual who’s a member of a service or holds a publish underneath the executive management of the Railway Board. It additionally consists of an individual who’s holding the publish of Chairman, Financial Commissioner or a Member of the Railway Board.  Persons lent from a service or publish which isn’t underneath the executive management of the Railway Board to a service or publish which is underneath such administrative management don’t come throughout the scope of this definition. The time period excludes informal labour.

(44) Special Pay means an addition of the character of pay, to the emoluments of a publish or of a Railway servant, granted in consideration of –

(a)  the specifically arduous nature of duties; or

(b) a particular addition to the work or accountability and consists of non-working towards allowance granted to medical doctors in lieu of personal apply.

                 Audit Ruling – A provision within the contract of a Government servant appointed to a specific publish that he ought to “also do all things that may be required of him” doesn’t ponder this being required to carry out onerous further duties in one other publish with out remuneration.

Government of India Orders.- The energy of granting particular pay was outlined on this Rule shall be exercised solely by the authority empowered to manage the scales of abnormal pay.     

(G.I.,H.D. No. F. 272-23 dated 16-12-1926.)

(45) Scales of pay

Authorised scales of pay’ means the scales of pay launched underneath the Railway Services (Authorised Pay) Rules, 1960. 

 ‘Revised Scales of Pay’ means the scales of pay launched underneath the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973.

(46) Subsistence grant means a month-to-month grant made to a Railway servant who shouldn’t be in receipt of pay or go away-wage.

(47) Substantive pay means the pay aside from particular pay, private pay or emoluments classed as pay by the President underneath Sub-rule 35 (iii), to which a railway servant is entitled on account of a publish to which  he has been appointed substantively or by cause of his substantive place in a cadre.

Note: In the case of an individual with a lien on a everlasting publish underneath a State Government, ‘Substantive Pay’ means the substantive pay as outlined within the related guidelines of the State Government involved.

(48) Temporary publish means a publish carrying a particular fee of pay sanctioned for a restricted time.

(49) Tenure publish means a everlasting publish which a person railway servant could not maintain for greater than a restricted interval.

Note.—In case of doubt the President shall determine whether or not a specific publish is or shouldn’t be a tenure publish.

Railway Ministry’s choice.—The President has determined that there isn’t a objection to a non-gazetted publish  exterior the cadre of a daily service being declared as a tenure publish if the situations so warrant.

(50) (a) Time-scale pay means pay which, topic to any situations prescribed in these guidelines, rises by periodical increments from a minimal to a most.  It consists of the category of pay previously referred to as progressive.

(b)Time-scales are stated to be equivalent if the minimal, the utmost, the interval of increment and the speed of increment of the time scale are equivalent.

(c)A publish is alleged to be on the identical time-scale as one other publish on a time-scale if the 2 time-scales are equivalent and the posts fall inside a cadre, or a category in a cadre, such cadre or class having been created as a way to fill all posts involving duties of roughly the identical character or diploma of accountability, in a service or institution or group of institutions; in order that the pay of the holder of any explicit publish is set by this place within the cadre, or class and never by the truth that he holds that publish.

 (51) Transfer means the motion of a railway servant from one headquarter station through which he’s employed to a different such station, both –

(a)                to take up the duties of a brand new publish, or

(b)                in consequence of a change of his headquarter.

(52) Traveling allowance means an allowance granted to a railway servant to cowl the bills which he incurs in travelling within the pursuits of the general public service.  It consists of allowances granted for the upkeep of conveyances and tents.

  1.   Pensionable Service. – (1) The service of all railway servant besides these talked about in rule 105 shall be pensionable.

            (2) All railway servants who have been already pensionable previous to the introduction of Pension Scheme on Railway with impact from 1st April, 1957.

            (3) Government servants completely transferred to the Railway Department from different Government departments through which the providers have been pensionable.

  1.   Non-pensionable Service.- Subject to what has been said in rule 104 the service of the railway servants who entered service earlier than 16th November, 1957, and who after introduction of pension scheme on Railways didn’t go for it, when choices have been open on occasion,  shall be non-pensionable.  They proceed to be eligible for the advantages of State Railway Provident Fund and for gratuity in accordance with the principles prescribed in that behalf. 


  1. 106.For the aim of those guidelines, the railway providers shall be labeled as follows with impact from 1-4-1976:

(a)   Gazetted

(1)   Railway Services Group A

(2)   Railway Services, Group B.

(b)   Non-Gazetted 

(1)   Railway Services, Group C

(2)   Railway Services, Group D

(3)   Workshop Staff ( Group C & D )

  1. (1)    With impact from 08.01.2010 topic to exceptions made within the footnotes beneath and in addition topic to such  exceptions as Ministry of Railways could, by any common or particular orders make on occasion, Railway Service posts shall be labeled as follows :
S.No. Description of Posts Classification of posts
1  (a) A Railway Service publish in Apex Scale (Rs.80000-fixed) and Higher Administrative Grade plus scale (Rs.75500-80000) and HAG Scale(Rs.67000-79000); and  


Group A (Gaz.)

(b) A Railway Service publish carrying Grade Pay Rs.10000, Rs.8900 and Rs.8700 in Pay Band PB-4 (Rs.37400-67000) and Grade Pay Rs.7600, Rs.6600 and Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) however excluding the posts falling in S.No. (2) & (3) beneath.
2 A Railway Service publish carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 and     Rs. 4800 in Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) however excluding the posts falling in S.No. (3) beneath:
The posts of Assistant Nursing Officer carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400, Principal /Head Master /Head Mistress (Secondary / High School & equal) (Basic Grade & Sr. Grade) carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400/6600 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) and Non-functional Grade of Group ‘B’ Gaz. posts of assorted organized Railway providers & RBSS / RBSSS carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) will proceed to be labeled as Group ‘B’ (Gaz.).




Group B (Gaz.)

3 A Railway Service publish carrying Grade Pay Rs. 4600 and    Rs. 4200 in Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800), Grade Pay    Rs. 2800, Rs. 2400,  Rs. 2000,  Rs. 1900 and Rs. 1800 in Pay Band PB-1 (Rs. 5200-20200). The posts of S.O. (Acs) / Sr. SO (Acs), TIA / Sr.TIA and ISA / Sr. ISA (Merged grades) carrying Grade Pay Rs.4800 in Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800),   Nursing Sister carrying Grade Pay Rs. 4800 in  Pay Band PB-2 (Rs. 9300-34800 ), Matron / Chief Matron (Merged Grade) carrying Grade Pay Rs. 5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (15600-39100 ), Primary School Teacher / Trained Graduate Teacher / Post Graduate Teacher and equal (Basic / Senior / Selection Grade) carrying Grade Pay Rs. 4800 / 5400 / 6600 in Pay Band PB-2 / PB-3             ( Rs. 9300-34800 / 15600-39100 ) will proceed to be labeled as Group ‘C’.  


Group C

4 A Railway Service publish carrying Grade Pay Rs. 1650,         Rs. 1600, Rs. 1400, Rs.1300 in Pay Band IS (Rs. 4440-7440). Group D( until the posts are upgraded)



(a)        An individual positioned in increased Grade Pay / Pay Band I-situ promotion scheme / ACP or MACP Schemes will proceed to retain the classification of his Basic Post.

(b)        The classification of Non-functional posts, Sr. & Selection Grade posts of Teaching / college employees will proceed to stay the identical as relevant to Basic Grade publish.

(c) The Assistants of Railway Board Sectt. Service & Personal Assistants of Railway Board Sectt. Stenographers Service will proceed to be labeled as Group ‘B’ (Non-gazetted) as laid down in  respective service guidelines.

(d)        If increased classification than that indicated above is presently  prescribed for any particular publish within the respective service guidelines, the identical shall proceed until additional orders.

(2)    Posts created subsequent so far of impact of  these orders as particular additions to present cadres shall have the identical classification as posts within the cadre to which they’re added.

(3)    For above function Pay Band, in relation to a publish, means the operating Pay Bands laid out in Part A, Section I, Column 5 of  the First Schedule to the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 & Board’s letter No. PC VI / 2008/I/RSRP/1 dt.11.09.2008.

(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No. PC VI/2009/I/RSRP/Four dt.  08.01.2019) —ACS NO.110

  1. Establishments and classes (together with probationers) falling underneath the providers talked about in rule 106 are proven beneath:    

Group A

(1)        Posts within the Railway Board;

(2)        Advisors in Railway Board;

(3)      Directors, Additional administrators, Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Railway Board and Research Design and Standards Organisation; Secretary, Joint Secretaries; Deputy Secretaries, Under-Secretaries, Railway Board;

(4)        Indian Railway Service of Engineers;

(5)        Indian Railway Accounts Services;

(6)        Indian Railway Traffic Services;

(7)        Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers;

(8)        Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers;

(9)        Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers;

(10)      Indian Railway Medical Services;

(11)      Indian Railway Stores providers;

(12)      Indian Railway Personnel Services;

(13)     Such posts normally Administration and Miscellaneous Departments (e.g. Chemical & Metallurgical Department, Cash & Pay Department.)

Group  ‘B’ 

Gazetted posts not included in Group A

Note.—Temporary Assistant Officers is not going to be labeled both as Group A or Group B.

Group ‘C’

All Posts labeled as Group ‘C’ underneath Rule 107.

Group ‘D’

All Posts labeled as Group ‘D’ underneath Rule 107. 

Workshop Staff

All classes of Group C & D employees employed in workshops aside from these employed in clerical, expert or supervisory classes and never included in Group C or Group D  above.

  1. 109.Scales of pay of Groups A & B Railway Servants.—(1) the Revised scales of pay admissible to Railway servants in Group A & B shall be as notified by authorities with the sanction of the President.

No alteration within the scale of pay of a publish or service might be made with out the sanction of the President.

(2) The pay of Group A Railway Officer in Junior Scale on appointment to a Senior Scale publish in an organized Railway Service shall be fastened underneath Rule 1313 (FR-22) (I) (a) (1) ) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume II (Sixth Edition-1987).

Railway Ministry’s choice.—A Junior Scale Officer might be thought of eligible for promotion to Senior Scale solely after placing in Four years service (together with the interval of probation) in Junior Scale. But, if within the curiosity of Administration, one is promoted to Senior scale earlier than finishing 4 years in Junior Scale, he’ll draw pay within the Junior Scale plus a cost Allowance of Rs.300/- per 30 days topic to the situation that pay plus Charge Allowance mustn’t exceed the pay that will have been admissible had it been fastened underneath Rule 1313 (FR—22) (I) (a) (1) ) of the Indian  Railway Establishment code, Volume-II (Sixth Edition-1987) on common foundation.

  1. Sanctioned energy of cadres.—Subject to any statutory provision on this regard, the energy together with each the quantity and character of posts of the Railway Services, Group A and B, shall be decided by the railway Ministry.  General Managers of Indian Railways could have powers to create gazetted posts in Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’, solely to the extent stipulated in Item (3) of Annexure II of Chapter V of Indian Railway Financial Code Vol.I (First Edition—1982) topic to such limits and directions as could also be laid down by the Railway Ministry on occasion.

Note.—Provided the overall variety of sanctioned gazetted publish in any grade (Heads of Departments, Additional Heads of Departments, Deputy Heads of Department, Senior Scale, Junior Scale and Group B Officers) of the service involved shouldn’t be exceeded, the General Managers are empowered to fluctuate solely within the public curiosity having regard to adjustments within the work and tasks of the posts involved (and never within the curiosity officers) the distribution of posts inside  that grade for a interval of not exceeding 12 months.

  1. The cadres of the providers and departments included in Railway providers Groups A & B (aside from Medical Department and specialists) posts on Indian Railways shall be fastened in accordance with the ideas states beneath:–

(1)        Separate cadres shall be maintained for every Indian railway.

(2) (a) The variety of everlasting working posts, that’s , posts required for abnormal obligation on a railway, shall first be decided for every service or division and divided into the next grades:–

(i)            Senior Administrative Grade Level I

(ii)          Senior Administrative Grade Level II

(iii)         Administrative Grade Scale Rs.2000-2250

(iv)         Junior  Administrative Grade

(v)           Senior Scale

(vi)         Junior Scale/Group ‘B’.

(b)  The General Working posts, that’s publish required for common functions of the railway which can be stuffed by gazetted railway officers of any service could also be decided and divided in the identical method.

(c ) The variety of posts to be allotted to the Junior Scale shall be calculated close to the overall variety of Administrative Grade and Senior Scale posts, and shall be so fastened as to permit a steady circulate of promotion from decrease to increased grade after a given interval of service.  For this function all the executive posts, together with the overall administrative posts shall be taken under consideration.

(d) The remainder of the posts included in (2) (a) (vi) above shall be allotted to group ‘B’.

(e) The whole variety of posts thus arrived at for every grade in a division shall from the everlasting obligation energy of every service or division.

(3) Posts required for assembly deputation go away and coaching necessities might be supplied in Junior Scale based mostly on necessities assessed on occasion.  These posts shall be meant ordinarily to offer for the deputation/coaching of and or grant of go away to a member of the Department with out the need of creating an officiating appointment to the Junior Scale or to Group B publish within the chain or vacancies consequent on the deputation, coaching of and/or grant of go away to the member in query.

(4) The everlasting obligation energy collectively  with the posts sanctioned as  “deputation,  training and leave reserve” shall from the overall everlasting cadre of the service  or division involved.

  1. The everlasting energy of the Medical Department shall be fastened close to the everlasting posts required for abnormal obligation and can embrace on the Additional Divisional Medical Officer’s stage a go away and deputation reserve of 20 per cent of the everlasting working posts.

Instruction for working the Cadres 

  1. Excess over sanctioned quantity. – The variety of posts sanctioned for every grade in a division shall in no case be exceeded with out the sanction of the authority competent to create a publish, both everlasting or momentary, within the grade.
  2. General Posts. – If a common publish included within the everlasting cadre of a service or division is held by a member of one other service or division, such publish shall be handled, for the aim of evaluating sanctions with actuals, as permissible additions to the everlasting cadre of the latter division by a corresponding discount within the everlasting cadre of the previous, for the interval for which such association lasts.
  3.   Reversion to open line. – When a everlasting open line gazetted railway officer holding a publish within the workplace of the Railway Board or in an workplace/undertaking/organisation instantly subordinate to that authority proceeds on go away, deputation or attains superannuation he shall be handled as having reverted to the Railway on the cadre of which he’s borne, besides,

(i)          When he’s anticipated to return to his publish on the finish of the go away; and

(ii)        Either the go away taken by him is go away on common pay not exceeding 4 months or he holds a everlasting publish within the workplace/undertaking/organisation.

On reversion to the dad or mum railway he shall be thought of as a permissible extra over the everlasting cadre of that railway for the interval of his go away.

  1. Holding of posts in abeyance or conserving them unfilled.—No gazetted publish in Group A or B could also be held in abeyance with out the sanction of the authority competent to create it.  If it’s proposed to maintain such publish(s) unfilled for greater than six months, the matter shall be reported to the Railway Ministry.

Note.—For the aim of this rule, when the duties of a publish are carried out by one other officer along with his personal duties such publish shall be thought of to have been stored unfilled.

  1. Checks to be utilized to cadres.—The cadres shall be checked within the method prescribed within the Indian Railway Code for the Accounts Department and all affordable precautions (e.g. reversion of the officers officiating) taken earlier than hand to forestall the prevalence of avoidable extra over the cadre.
  2. Tenure posts. – (1) The President could declare any posts exterior the cadre of a daily service as tenure.

(2)       No officer in Group A shall within the regular course maintain any of the posts famous beneath for greater than the intervals proven towards every:-

Posts in Railway Board 5 years
Directors, Additional Directors, Joint Directors, Railway Board. Four years
Directors, Additional Directors, Joint Directors, Research Design and Standard Organisation. Four years
Railway Liaison Officer Four years
Divisional Railway Manager, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Deputy General Manager. Three years

 (3)Confirmation in tenure publish is allotted with. 

Cadres of Railway Servants—Group C & Group D

  1. In the Railway Board and hooked up workplaces.—The quantity and character of Group C & D posts within the workplace of the Railway Board and different workplaces, tasks, organizations, instantly underneath its management shall be resembling could also be decided by the Railway Board.  The director General, Research, Designs and Standards Organisation or some other authority to whom the powers could also be particularly delegated by the Railway Board could create momentary posts on the situations prescribed of their respective schedules of energy.
  2.  On Railways, Production Units or different Establishments.—The quantity and character of Group C & D posts could also be decided by the General Managers or the authority to whom such powers are delegated, supplied that the prior sanction of the Railway Ministry is critical for the introduction of a brand new class not already acquiring on a Railway.
  3. Scales of Pay.—All the posts in Group C & D shall be on the Revised Scales of Pay.  The introduction of a brand new Revised Scale for a specific class shall require the prior sanction of the Railway Ministry.
  4. Supernumerary Posts.—Supernumerary posts are everlasting posts created underneath particular circumstances for operation for a restricted interval as such on the discretion of the competent authority to create  the posts within the administrative comfort.

Government of India’s Orders

While it’s clearly not potential to offer an exhaustive listing of the circumstances through which supernumerary posts could also be created, the next broad ideas governing the creation of such posts could also be indicated.—

(i)         A supernumerary publish is often created to accommodate the lien of an officer, who, within the opinion of the authority competent to create such a publish, is entitled to carry a lien towards a daily everlasting publish however  who, attributable to non-availability of a daily everlasting publish, can not have his lien towards such publish.

(ii)        It is shadow publish i.e. , no duties are hooked up to such posts.  The officer, whose lien is maintained towards such a publish, usually performs duties  in another vacant momentary or everlasting posts.

(iii)       It  might be created provided that one other vacant everlasting or momentary publish is on the market to offer work for the individual, whose lien is retained by the creation of the supernumerary publish.  In different phrases, it shouldn’t be created in circumstances which, on the time of creation of the publish or thereafter, would result in an extra of the working energy.

(iv)        It is all the time a everlasting publish.  Since, nevertheless, it’s a publish created for accommodating a everlasting officer until he’s absorbed in a daily everlasting publish, it shouldn’t be created for an indefinite interval as different everlasting posts are, however ought to usually be created for a particular and stuck interval adequate for the aim in view.

(v)        It is private to the  officer for whom it’s created and no different officer might be appointed towards such a publish.  It stands abolished as quickly because the officer for whom it was created vacates it on account of retirement or affirmation in one other common everlasting publish or for some other cause. In different phrases, no officiating preparations might be made towards such a publish.  Since a supernumerary publish shouldn’t be a working publish, the variety of working posts in cadre will proceed to be regulated in a way that, if a everlasting incumbent of one of many common posts returns to the cadre and all of the posts are manned, one of many officer of the cadre will  should make room, for him.  He shouldn’t be proven towards a supernumerary publish.

(vi)        No further monetary dedication is concerned within the creation of such posts within the form of elevated pay and allowances, pensionary advantages and so forth.


  1. The Railway Board have full powers to make guidelines of common utility to Group C & Group D railway servants underneath their management.
  2. The General Managers of Indian Railways have full powers to make guidelines with regard to railway servants in Group C & D underneath their management supplied they don’t seem to be inconsistent with any guidelines made by the President or the Ministry of Railways.








101. General—The Probationers recruited to the 9 organized Railway providers, viz. (1) Indian Railway Service of Engineers, (IRSE), (ii) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, (iii) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), (iv) Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), (v) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), (vi) Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), (vii) Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), (viii) Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS), (ix) Indian Railway Medical Service and to the Department of Railway Protection Force shall bear sandwich sort of coaching on line and on the numerous Railway Institutes and Institute of reputation outdoors the Railways (as relevant) for the primary two years, besides within the case of probationers of Medical Service the place the interval of coaching shall be 3 months solely.


3(three) days Central Hospital of the zone for Three days underneath Chief Hospital Supdt. / Central Hospital.
45 (45) days In the Headquarters Hospital or in a big Divisional Hospital in Clinical Ward/OT duties. The probationer, officers should be inspired to cope with the circumstances individually underneath the supervision of a Senior Medical Officer.  The trainee should additionally attend to common O.P.D. periods to realize competence in coping with circumstances of a big selection. Administrative coaching also needs to be imparted correctly.
10 (ten) days On completion of the interval of coaching in a hospital as above, the trainees shall be deputed to work in a Health Unit, outdoors the headquarters (Zonal or divisional) and may take part in all of the healing, preventive and promotional elements of well being care.  As far as doable throughout this era, the probationary officers shall work on their very own underneath the recommendation and steering as required from the Medical Officer incharge of the Health Unit.  Administrative coaching additionally to be imparted by Incharge.  Training must be imparted correctly underneath correct steering.
2 (two) days Final evaluation CAOs workplace.  Suitability must be assessed earlier than being placed on a working put up and if want be the interval of coaching may be additional prolonged.  During these two days, the probationary officers shall be subjected to an in depth evaluation of their adequacy to carry unbiased cost .
One month At the Railway Staff College, Vadodara for orientation course every time the identical is organized.
(Authority: Ministry of Railways letter No. 91/E(GR)II/7/19 dated 18-12-91

The Probationers of all of the providers aside from Indian Railway Medical Service shall bear eight weeks Foundational Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara, on the first out there alternative after becoming a member of the Railways, wherein they are going to be launched to varied sides of Railway working. The Foundational Course will probably be widespread to probationers of all providers. After attending the Foundational Course, the probationers shall bear discipline coaching in sheds, Depots, Yards, Workshops, Divisional Office, Headquarters Office, Production Units, and so forth. and specialize coaching in different Railway Training Institutions und Institutes of reputation outdoors the Railways (as relevant) .

After enough discipline coaching, probationers of all providers excepting Indian Railway Medical Service shall bear 6 weeks Induction Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara. This induction course shall be completely different for probationers of various providers. In the Induction Course they shall be given detailed data concerning the working of their very own Department, interplay with allied Department and monetary guidelines, procedures and so forth. While probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers(IRSE), Indian Railway Traffic Service, (IRTS) Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) and Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) shall bear Induction Course throughout two years probationary coaching, the probationers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE) shall bear Induction Course from working put up within the third yr of their probation.

102.  Monitoring/Co-ordination of Probationary Training.

Two years probationary coaching of following providers be centrally co-ordinated/monitored by the Institute/Railway as indicated towards every :—

Service Institution/Railway for centrally  coordination/monitoring of probationary coaching
Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune.
Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Railway Staff College, Vadodara.
Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) Do.
Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) Do.
Indian Railway Stores Services (IRSS). Do.
Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineer (IRSME) (each Engineering Graduates recruited as probationers and Special Class Railway Apprentices). South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur.
Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) Indian Railways Institute of Engineering & Tele-Communications, Secunderabad.
Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE). Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik.

103.  Schedule of Probationary Training

Probationers of all providers excepting Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS) shall bear two years Probationary coaching as per schedules of coaching laid down by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) once in a while.

104.  Maintenance of Dairy and so forth. by Probationers 

During the 2 years interval of probationary coaching probationers shall preserve a Diary to point their day-to-day exercise which shall be checked periodically by the Training Director; throughout probation.

105.  Confirmation after Probationary Training

 No Probationer shall be confirmed in junior scale until he/she has efficiently handed all of the examinations prescribed after completion of institutional coaching in addition to all of the departmental examinations prescribed.

106.  Determination of Seniority of Group ‘A’ Probationers of Different Services in Junior Scale after their Confirmation

The efficiency of Group ‘A’ probationers through the probationary coaching and through their posting towards working put up will probably be evaluated and marks will probably be awarded for every merchandise of probationary coaching and for the efficiency whereas working towards working posts. The most marks for various gadgets of probationary coaching and of their efficiency towards working posts will probably be laid down by the Ministry of Railways, Railway Board once in a while. The inter-se-seniority of Group ‘A’ probationers of specific examination batch and of a specific service on their affirmation to junior scale, will probably be selected the idea of marks obtained by them through the probationary interval as indicated above and marks obtained by them in U.P.S.C. Competition for through the apprenticeship coaching for Special Class Railway Apprentices.

107.  Departmental Examinations

All the Departmental Examinations will probably be carried out by the Institutes the place the probationary coaching has been centralised. Following Departmental Examinations of the Gorup ‘A’ probationers of various providers will probably be carried out by the completely different Institutes/Railways as underneath :—

Service Departmental Examinations To be carried out by
1 2 3



(Engg. graduates & SCRAS)



South Eastern Railway


IRSSE Do IRISET/ Secunderabad.
IRSS Do R.S.C./Vadodara.

The Departmental Examinations will  encompass written take a look at and viva voce examination.

108. Number of probabilities of Passing Institutional or  Departmental Examinations

No probationer shall be allowed to re-appear in any institutional or departmental examination apart from the next causes :—

(a) If a probationer is prevented from showing in any examination both due to his/her illness or some other motive past’ his/her management, he/she could also be allowed to look in a particular examination inside three months.

(b) In case of probationer doesn’t cross any Institutional or Departmental Examination within the first try, he/she could also be allowed to take a seat for re-examination within the papers wherein he/she has failed. But in that case, the marks awarded to probationer in such re-examination shall not be taken into consideration in figuring out the seniority (his/her rating within the authentic examination solely shall be counted).

The exemption in (b) above shall additionally apply to the probationer who’ve been permitted to take particular examination within the circumstances talked about in (a) above.

If a probationer fails to cross second examination (b) above his/her providers are prone to be terminated.

109. Minimum Percentage of Pass Marks within the Examination Prescribed after Completion of Institutional Extension of Probationer Period 

The minimal marks to cross in Examination after completion of Institutional coaching (Foundational Course, Induction Courses Phase I, Phase II and so forth.) and Departmental Examinations will probably be 60% in mixture in addition to in every particular person paper.

110 Extension of Probationary Period

The Ministry of Railways might, if it’s so, deem slot in any case prolong the interval of probation for a most interval of 1 yr. However, if through the interval of probation, a probationer is positioned underneath suspension, pending investigation, enquiry or trial referring to felony cost towards him/her for pending disciplinary proceedings that are contemplated or began towards him/her, in such circumstances the interval of his/her probation could also be prolonged for such interval as Ministry of Railway might imagine match within the circumstances of the case.


Translate »