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.


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