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					                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 01/2005
                           No.P(PC)487/V/97/DA Date:07 -01-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 25.12.04 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 11.3.04 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.36/04.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 Dated 25.12.04         (PC-V/441, RBE
No.262/04)

       Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic
           Pay/Pension to Central Government employees – Clarification regarding.

       Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 11.3.2004.

       Pursuant to the Board’s letter mentioned above, references have been received
seeking clarifications on certain aspects regarding calculation of Dearness Pay for various
purposes. In this regard, following clarifications are furnished:

(a)    So far as cases of stipend to trainee are concerned, Dearness Allowance on the
       stipend to the extent of 50% of stipend be merged with stipend and shown as
       Dearness stipend and Dearness Allowance in these cases be calculated on stipend
       + such Dearness stipend.

(b)    Stagnation increment, as the nomenclature suggests, is in the nature of increment
       and hence forms part of Basic pay. Therefore Stagnation increment, along with
       basic pay, shall be taken into account for calculation of Dearness Pay.

(c)    Charge Allowance being reckoned as pay for all purposes shall be taken into
       account along with basic pay for calculation of Dearness pay, i.e. DP will be
       calculated taking into account Basic Pay and Charge Allowance.

(d)    Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCA) which is presently
       payable on the basis of specified pay slabs shall continue to be calculated with
       respect to the same pay slabs and Dearness Pay shall NOT be reckoned for the
       purpose of SCA.

(e)    Allowances/entities such as Personal pay which do not count for Dearness
       Allowance and hence are not in the nature of basic pay. It is therefore, not to be
       taken in to account for calculation of Dearness Pay. Further, Personal Pay is not
       expressed as a percentage of Basic Pay. Therefore, Dearness Pay will NOT have
       any effect in quantum of Personal pay either.

2.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 02 /2005
                      No.P(PC) 87/V/GMP/97/Vol.V Date:07-01-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 14.12.2004 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 1.10.99 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 276/99.
                                                                                                            .
Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 14.12.2004                        (RBE No. 257/04)

         Sub Financial Upgradation under the ACP Scheme – Clarification regarding.
                                    …

        Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 1.10.1999 regarding the
Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) and subsequent amendments/clarification
that have been issued from time to time.

2.      The issue as to whether the period of induction training imparted to those
recruited through the Railway Recruitment Boards and later absorbed as JE-II should be
reckoned for the purpose of 12/24 years of regular service for grant of financial
upgradation under the ACPS , has been raised by some of the Zonal Railways.


3.      The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel
& Training and it has been decided that the asforesaid training period, which is pre-
appointment in nature, shall NOT count towards the 12/24 years of regular service for the
purpose of ACPS. However, such period shall continue to be reckoned for pensionary
benefits, issue of passes and drawl of increments as per the extant procedure/instructions.

4.       Past cases need not be reopened /reviewed.


                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 03 /2005
                           No.P(PC)487/V/IMP/97/Vol. V Date:11 -01-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 13.12.2004 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 19.2.2002 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No.41/002.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 13.12.2004            PC-V.438) (RBE No. 256/04).

          Sub:- Financial Upgradation under the ACP Scheme – Clarification regarding.
                                          …
          Please refer to Point No. l35 of Board’s letter No. PC-V/99/I/1 dated 19.2.2002 (PC-V/331 &
RBE No. 24/2002) regarding the grant of financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme in case of on request
transfer to a lower grade post.

2.        NFIR has raised this item in the last PNM meeting with the Board that most of the Railways are
dealing with such situations in different ways. In this regard, the matter has been examined in consultation
with the Department of Personnel & Training and it is clarified that the cases of persons who were initially
appointed in a higher scale and who seek appointment to lower post on own volition are distinct from
cases of persons who earned a promotion in the parent organisation before seeking appointment to a lower
post on own volition. In the former case, the past service in the higher grade before appointment to a lower
post is to be counted while considering the issue of grant of two financial upgradations under the ACPS
with reference to the grade in which the employee is re-appointed on transfer on own volition. In the
second case, where the person has been appointed to a lower post after earning one promotion in parent
organisation, while the past service is to be counted, the employee would not be entitled to first financial
upgradation, as the promotion earned before transfer would be offset against entitlement for the first ACP in
the new organisation. However, on completion of 24 years service, one would be entitled to second
financial upgradation if in the meantime the employee has not earned two regular promotions.

3.       An illustrative example is given below so as to interpret such cases in as an unequivocal manner.

Date of Appointment (as Safaiwallah)                      01-3-1989                       2550-3200
Date of Promotion (Senior Safaiwallah)                    01-3-1993                       2610-3540
Date of reversion to lower grade (Rs.2550-3200) as ‘      18-1-1994                       2550-3200
Peon’ in as different cadre on account of own request
transfer.
First financial upgradation in the hierarchy of the new   Not entitled.
post
Second financial upgradation in the hierarchy of the      01-3-2-13                       2610-3540
new post due on

1.    Past cases, decided otherwise, however, need not be reopened.


                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 04 /2005
                                No.P(R )227/XIII  Date:05 -01-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG 6-45 dated 24.12.04                       is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG 6-45 Dated 24.12.04                    (RBE No.263/04)

            Sub: Schedule III to RS(D&A) Rules,1968 – Exercise of disciplinary powers of
                Chief Administrative Officers.

        In terms of Schedule III to RS (D&A) Rules,1968, Chief Administrative Officers
having independent charge of their organizations viz. CAO[R], COFMOW/New Delhi and
CAO[R], DMW/Patiala, enjoy the same disciplinary powers as are conferred on General
Managers. It is clarified that this stipulation does not cover the Chief Administrative
Officers who are the Principal Heads of Departments and report to GMs.


                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 05 / 2005
                               No.P(R )673/IV Date: 16-02-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/6/4 dated 31.12.2004        is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 16.11.2004 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.205/04.

Copy of Board's letter No E(MPP) 2004/6/4.                 Dated 31.12.2004          (RBE No. 265/04).
SC No.6/04 to MC No. 8/04

                                            CORRIGENDUM.

                  Sub: Renewal of training facilities for Engineering
                        Graduates and Diploma Holders under the Apprentices
                         (Amendment) Act, 1973 for the Year 2004-05.
                                   …
      Kindly refer Board’s letter of even number dated 16.11.2004 (RBE No.
238/2004) and the following may be replaced:-
        “Railways/Production Units should pass on the details to the Ministry of
        Human Resource Development under intimation to this Ministry under clause
        8(c) of Section of the Apprentices Act, 1961 as amended in 1973”.

                                           With

         “Railways/Production units should pass on the details to the Ministry of
        Human Resource Development under intimation to this Ministry under clause
        8(c) of Section 9 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 as amended in 1973”.

        All other items remain unchanged.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 06 / 2005
                             No.P(R )673/IV             Date: 16-2-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/3/8 dated 31.12.2004 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 19.6.2000 quoted
therein was circulated as SC No. 133/2000.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/3/8 Dated 31.12.2004 (RBE No. 266/04).

                 Sub: Training period of compassionate ground appointees
                       as Artisan – Diploma Holders.
                             …
       In continuation of Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2000/RC-1/Gen/16/JCM/DC dated
19.6.2000 issued under RBE No. l13/2000, it has been decided that the training period in
respect of ‘Diploma Holders’ being appointed as Skilled Artisans on compassionate
ground may be 2 (two) years instead of the existing training period of 3 years.


                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 07 /2005
                                    No.P(R )61/I Date:16 -02-2005

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)1/2004/AL-28/15 dated 12.1.05       is published for information, guidance
and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)1/2004/AL-28/15 Dated 12.1.05      (RBE No.03/05)

              Sub: Grant of Composite Transfer Grant – clarification regarding.

Certain doubts have been raised by one of the Railways regarding grant of Composite Transfer Grant to
officers who are transferred and relinquish charge from the old HQs on or before 31.3.04 but join the new
HQs on or after 1.4.04. The issues have been examined in Board’s office and are clarified as under:
Doubt                                                  Clarification
(i) What should be the Composite Transfer              (i) Entitlement of CTG shall be w.r.t. the pay
Grant (CTG) payable to a staff/officer, whose          of the post held by the officer at the time of
transfer order were issued on or before                relinquishment of charge from the old
31.3.2004, but who joined his new place of             headquarters. For example, if an officer is
posting on or after 1.4.2004.                          transferred on or before 31.3.04 and has
                                                       relinquished the charge of post at the old HQs
                                                       on or before 31.3.04, his entitlement for CTG
                                                       shall be w.r.t. the pay of the post drawn by him
                                                       at that time. Date of joining at the new place
                                               of posting on or after 1.4.04 has nothing to do
                                               wherein relinquishment of charge at the old
                                               HQs has taken place before 1.4.04.
(ii) A staff/Officer, who was relieved on or (ii) As stated in para (i) above, the entitlement
before 31.3.2004, but who joined his new place for CTG shall be w.r.t. the pay of the post held
of posting on or after 1.4.2004.               by the officer on the date he was relieved from
                                               the old HQs. Hence, inclusion of component
                                               of 50% D.P. (which came into existence w.e.f.
                                               1.4.04) for arriving at the quantum of CTG
                                               shall be applicable in case of transfers wherein
                                               employees have been relieved on or after
                                               1.4.04 from their old headquarters.

Other terms and conditions governing payment of Composite Transfer Grant shall remain unchanged.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 08             /2005
                                   P[R]473/V       dated 16-02-05

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2004/PS 5-1/21 dated 10.1.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 25.2.02 quoted therein
was circulated under letter No.P[R]473/IV dated 19.4.02.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2004/PS 5-1/21 Dated 10.1.05             (RBE No.04/05)

              Sub: Issue of special complimentary cheque passes to non-
                   Railway Doctors and para medical staff for conducting
                   blood donation & eye testing Camps.

       Blood donation and eye testing camps were being organised on the Railways by
the Federations for which complimentary cheque passes used to be issued by Zonal
Railways without obtaining Board’s approval. Zonal Railways were, therefore, advised
vide Board’s letter No.E(W)2001PS5-6/97 dt.25.2.02 that proposal for issue of special
complimentary cheque passes for purposes not covered under Schedule VII of Railway
Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) should be referred to Board’s Office
for obtaining approval of the competent authority. This has caused delay in issuing
complimentary cheque passes at short notice to the doctors and para medical staff in
connection with blood donation and eye testing camps being organised on the Railways.

2.      On a specific request from AIRF the matter has been considered by Railway
Board and it has been decided that the General Managers may be delegated powers to
issue complimentary cheque passes to Non-Railway doctors and para medical staff in
connection with blood donation and eye testing camps being organised on the Railways.
Delegation of this power may be exercised by the General Managers at their personal
level in optimum need based situation so that indiscriminate proliferation of issue of
such passes can be avoided.

3.     In view of the above decision Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second
Edition, 1993) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 46 (copy enclosed).

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.
Advance Correction Slip No. 46 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986, [Second Edition, 1993]


In schedule VII [Special Passes], below item No. 40 add the following as item No. 41.

Doctors/ para medical staff           General Managers may, at their personal level, authorise
invited in connection with            issue of special complimentary cheque passes
blood donation / eye testing          commensurate with the status of invitees in optimum
camps being organised on              need based situations, from residence / place of working
Railways.                             to the place where the camps are being held and back.




                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 09 /2005
                                  No.P(R )171/IV Date: 16-02--2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. . E(NG)I-97/SR 6/3 Vol. IV dated 13.1.2005          is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 28.2.97, 15.5.98 and 8.3.2002 quoted
therein were circulated as SC Nos. 61/97, 166/98 and 48/02, respectively.

      Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-97/SR 6/3 Vol. IV Dated 13.1.2005         (RBE No. 07/05).

        Sub:- Principles for determining the seniority of staff belong to SC/ST
              promoted earlier vis-a-vis General/OBC Staff promoted later.
                                   ….
         Reference para 3 (iii) of this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)1/97/SR6/3 (Vol.III) dated
8.3.2002 indicating that since the earlier instructions issued pursuant to Hon’ble Supreme
Court’s judgement in Virpal Singh Chauhan’s case (JT 1995(7) SC 231) as incorporated in para
319A of IREM Vol,.1 1989 Edition were effective from 10.2.95 and the revised instructions
issued pursuant to Constitution (85th) Amendment Act, 2001 were being made effective from
17.6.95, the question as to how the cases falling between 10.2..95 and 16.6.95 should be
regulated was under consideration in consultation with DOP&T and that separate instructions in
this regard would issue.
2.       The matter has since been considered in consultation with the Department of Personnel
& Training and Legal Advisor, Railway Board. It has been decided that since the Constitution
(85th) Amendment Act, 2001 has been made effective from 17.6.1995, the promotions, if any, of
Railway servants which had taken place during the period from 10.2.95 to 16.6.95 as per the
principle of regaining seniority by General/OBC staff in terms of procedure in force at that point
of time in implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in R.K. Sabarwal’s and Virpal
Singh Chauhan’s cases vide this Ministry’s letters No. E(NG)1-97/SR6/3 dated 28.2.97 and
15.5.98 may be protected as personal to them. Accordingly the existing para 3(iii) of this
Ministry’s letter number E(NG)1/97/SR6/3 (Vol.III) dated 8.3.2002 may be substituted by the
following:-

        “Seniority of Railway servants determined in the light of para 319 A shall be revised as
        if this para did not exist on and after 17.6.95. However, seniority determined and
        promotion effected in between the period 10.2.95 and 16,6.95 (both days inclusive) in
        terms of para 319A in force during the period in question shall be protected as personal
        to the incumbents”.
                       SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 10 / 2005
                        No.P(R )438/CHS/III Date:03 -2-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 23-10-97, 17-5-99
and 27-12-99 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos.195/97, 120/99 and 4/2000,
respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-05

               Sub: Re-opening of Retired Employees Liberalised Health
                    Scheme (RELHS-97)

        Arising out of demands made by AIRF, NFIR, many individuals and Associations
of Pensioners etc. the subject of extension/re-opening of the Retired Employees
Liberalised Health Scheme (RELHS-97), for those retired employees who have not joined
the RELHS-97 scheme earlier, has been under consideration of the Board for some time.
After careful examination of the matter it has been decided that all retired Railway
employees, having qualifying service period and who have not joined the RELHS-97
scheme earlier, will be given another last and final chance to join RELHS-97.

         The period during which the scheme has been made open is from the date of issue
of this letter and upto 31.12.05 (Thirty first December two thousand five only).

        The scheme has been approved by Railway Board with a special condition that
there will be a “lock in” period of six months from the date on which a retired employee
joins the scheme i.e. the date of depositing the fees. During this period the retired
employee will be provided medical treatment as available in Railway hospitals and other
Govt. hospitals including Govt. owned autonomous hospitals and Govt. medical college
hospitals only. They will not be referred to private hospitals, which are recognised for
Railway employees and other RELHS cardholders. In any circumstances and in any
medical condition, during the “lock in” period, reimbursement of medical claims for
treatment taken in private hospital including the private recognised hospitals will not be
permitted.

      All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No.97/H/28/1/ dated
       23.10.97 and subsequent orders No.97/H/28/1 dated 17.5.99 and 27.12.99 will
       remain unaltered.
      RELHS (Medical identity) card will be issued by the Personnel Branch of
       concerned Railways. The RELHS Card issued to beneficiaries with lock in period
       should clearly indicate the designation, amount deposited and name and
       designation of issuing authority/signatory.
      Lock in period to be clearly and prominently mentioned on the card alongwith the
       conditions.
      The retired employees who are willing to join this scheme must give a clear
       declaration alongwith application that he/she is joining the scheme with full
       knowledge about the “lock in” period. He/she should also give clear declaration
       that during the lock in period he/she will not submit any reimbursement claim for
        treatment taken in private and private recognised hospitals and would not
        challenge the orders of Railway Board to this effect in any court of law.
       This also applies to spouses of Railway employees who died in harness.

        The above instructions are only for those retired employees who retired earlier and
did not join RELHS-97 scheme. This will not be applicable to railway employees now
retiring and giving their option for joining RELHS-97 Scheme.

      The scheme is open from the date of issue of this letter upto 31.12.2005 and
would not be extended further in any circumstances.

        A wide publicity should be given.

      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 11 / 2005
                              No.P(R )436/MRPR           Date:05-2-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2004/PN1/21 (Amendment) dated 7.12.04                     is
published for information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's Notification No. F(E)III/2004/PN1/21 (Amendment) Dated 7.12.04
(RBE No.251/04)
                {To be published in Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section[ii]}
                                          NOTIFICATION
S.O.No._In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the
President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Services (Pension)
Rules,1993, namely:-

1.   (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Pension) (Amendment) Rules, 2004.
         (2)     They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 22nd day of November, 2003.

2.   In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993:-
     (a)         in rule 20, in the second proviso, after clause (b), the following clause shall be
                 inserted namely:-
     “(c) the provisions of clause (b) shall not be applicable in the cases of counting of military
         service for civil pension under rule 34”.
     (b)in rule 34, in sub-rule (1), the words “after attaining the age of eighteen years” shall be
     omitted.
                                                --------------------
Note: The principal rules were published vide notification number S.O. 930 (E) dated, the 3rd
December, 1993 and subsequently amended vide notifications number S.O. 511 dated, the 25th
February,1995, S.O. 1026 dated, the 15th April, 1995, S.O. 1544 dated, the 15th July 2000, S.O. 1553
dated the 15th July, 2000, S.O. 1081 dated, the 30th March 2002, S.O. 1214 (E) dated, the 4th
November, 2004 and S.O. 1488 (E) dated, the 30th December, 2003.

Explanatory Memorandum:
         The Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 came into force with effect from the 3rd
December, 1993. Under rules 20 & 34, the period of service rendered before attaining eighteen years
in military service, does not qualify for the civil pension. The Railway Board, on 13th October, 2004,
approved the proposal so as to enable the military personnel serving on the Civil/Railway side to count
the period of service rendered by them in the military service before attaining eighteen years towards
qualifying service for the civil pension. The amendment to the aforesaid rules is given retrospective
effect from 22nd November 2003 in order to make it more beneficial and equitable.

2.       The amendment to the aforesaid rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the
interest of any employee.


                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 12 /2005
                                       P(R)54/IV Dt. 3-2-2005

        Copy of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 28.1.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 19.7.1993, 16.10.1997, 18.2.1998
,4.6.1998 and 13.7.2004 quoted therein were circulated as S.C.Nos. 77/93,172/97,82/98,149/98 &
126/2004, respectively.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 28.1.2005(RBE No.12/2005)

    Sub: Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census- grant of House
        Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance to Railway employees.
                                                        …
         Attention is invited to Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/13 dated 16.10.1997 relating to grant of
Compensatory ( City) Allowance (CCA) and House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees on
the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission whereby a list of cities/towns classified as
‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ for the purpose of CCA was enclosed as Annexure-I and another list of
cities/towns classified as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ for the purpose of HRA was enclosed as
Annexure-II. The matter relating to reclassification of cities/towns on the basis of Census 2001 for
the purposes of grant of HRA and CCA to Railway employees has been considered by the Board.

2.       The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders relating to
classification of cities/towns for the purposes of grant of HRA and CCA to Railway employees,
cities/towns shall now be re-classified as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ for the purpose of CCA as
enumerated in Annexure-I and as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ class for the purpose of HRA as
enumerated in Annexure-II to these orders.

3.       The special orders relating to grant of HRA/CCA in localities as listed in para 3 of this
Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II/90/HRA/CCA-18 dated 19-7-1993 shall continue to be applicable. The
special orders issued vide this Ministry’s letters(i) No.E(P&A)II/98/HRA-4 dated 18.2.1998 for grant
of HRA at ‘B-2’ class city rates within the municipal limits of Jammu City, (ii)
No.E(P&A)II/97/HRA-19 dated 4-6-1998 relating to classification of Calcutta & Chennai as ‘A-1’
class for grant of HRA and (iii) No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-4 dated 13.7.2004 for classification of Goa,
Port Blair and other areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands shall also continue to be applicable.

    1.      These orders shall be effective from 1.4.2004.

    2.      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

ANNEXURE TO BE ATTACHED FOR PLATE
MAKING 7 pages

                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 13 / 2005
                           No.P(R )524/IV             Date:04-02-2005
                      Sub: Delegation of powers to Senior Subordinates/
                        Supervisory Officials for sanction of LAP/LHAP to
                         staff working under them – Amendment to SOP.
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         As a result of discussions held with SCRE Sangh and SCRM Union in PNM
Meetings held at zonal level, (Sub. No. 101/53/2002 of Sangh and Sub. No. 103/113/04
of Union), it has been decided to delegate powers to Senior Subordinates / Senior
Supervisory officials in scale Rs. 7450-11500(RPS) or Supervisors in scale Rs. 6500-
10500/ Rs. 5500-9000(RPS) who are holding independent charge, for grant of 15 days
LAP/LHAP at a time to Group –C and Group-D staff of Non-Safety Categories working
under them. This is subject to the condition that relief is not required and payment of OT
is not involved.

       The above delegation is further subject to maintaining a Register of leave so
sanctioned and transmission of the leave applications through official letter to the office
maintaining the leave account of the employee in terms of Railway Board’s letter No.
E(G)96/LE/-4 of 31.12.1996 (S.C. Rly SERIAL CIRCULAR No: 16/97).

       In respect of Safety Categories the existing procedure will continue to            be
followed.

       Necessary correction slip to the above SOP will be issued shortly.

       This issues with the approval of General Manager.


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 14 /2005
                         No.P(R )676/II Date:23-02-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(LR)III/2004/UTF-2 dated 11.1.05         is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(LR)III/2004/UTF-2 Dated 11.1.05       (RBE No.--)

                   Sub: Transfer of recognized Trade Union office bearers.
                   Ref: Board’s letter No.E(L)60/UTI-31 dated 19.2.1960.

        As per the provisions laid down in the letter mentioned above, any proposal for
transfer of an office bearer of a recognized trade union including branches thereof has to
be communicated by the Railway to the union concerned who may bring to the notice of
Divisional Officer and if necessary later to the General Manager any objection they may
have against the proposed transfer. In case of no agreement at lower levels, decision of
the General Manager is to be final. Sufficient notice is also required to be given to the
Union of a proposed transfer so that the union can make alternative arrangements for
carrying on work or making a representation against the proposed transfer.

        However, in cases of a trade union office bearer being involved in a Special Police
Establishment/Vigilance case or where the Civil and Police Authorities have
recommended immediate transfer of a Railway employee who is an office bearer of a
recognized union on the ground of indulging in undesirable activities and affecting
efficient functioning of the Railway, the procedure laid down in the preceding paragraph
need not be followed. Instructions in this regard have been issued vide Board’s letter
No.E(L)64UTI-113 dated 21.11.64 and No.E(LR)75 UTI-176 dated 8.8.75.

        Recently there have been demands for initiating prompt action against the
employees involved in sexual harassment of women and Committees have also been
nominated at various levels to enquire into such cases. It has to be appreciated that the
cases of sexual harassment are very heinous. The matter of taking prompt action for
transfer of employees involved in such cases has been under consideration of Board. It
has now been decided that the Railway administration concerned may take action to
transfer out office bearers of unions without the consent of General Secretary of the
concerned Union in cases where the Committee to enquire into cases of sexual
harassment have come to the conclusion that such harassment had taken place and in such
cases provisions as for transfer recommended by Vigilance may be followed. However,
in all such cases General Secretary of the concerned union may be kept informed in
writing about the reasons for effecting such transfer of an office bearer of the Union.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 15 /2005
                               No.P(R )583/IV Date:16-02-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/PLB-6 dated 14.1.2005            is published
for information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/PLB-6 Dated 14.1.2005           (RBE No.06/05)

            Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Apprentices –
                 PNM/NFIR Item No.46/2004.

        A reference has been received from one of the Zonal Railways seeking
clarification whether apprentices would be eligible for grant of Productivity Linked
Bonus (PLB) if they are being paid stipend during the training period. This issue has also
been raised by the Staff side in the PNM/NFIR Meeting as Item No.46/2004.

2.      The matter has been considered in consultation with the Establishment Directorate
and it is reiterated that Apprentices, who are paid stipend during training period, will not
be eligible for payment of PLB unless they are appointed to a regular post.
Apprentices/Trainees, including appointees on compassionate grounds, would be eligible
for grant of PLB only if they are paid against a regular scale of pay while on training as
per extant rules. It is further clarified that regular Group ‘D’ staff, who are appointed as
Apprentice/Trainee in Group C and are paid stipend during the training period, will not
be eligible for grant of PLB. They can, however, be considered for grant of PLB only if
they opt and are allowed to draw pay as admissible to them in Group D as per extant
procedure.

3.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.16 /2005
                             No.P[R] 673/IV Date 07 -03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(MPP)2003/3/14   dated 24.1.05   is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.
Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/14 Dated 24.1.05                    (RBE No.11/05)

     Sub: Implementation of recommendations of High Level Committee on
          Disaster Management.

High Level Committee on Disaster Management has inter-alia recommended periodic training on Disaster
Management for railway staff. A list of courses on Disaster Management organized at various stages for
different categories of staff as per currently approved modules is enclosed.

Railways may ensure that these courses are conducted regularly and may make efforts to continuously
upgrade the training content, lessons of these courses to make it more meaningful and practical and also
share the same with other railways. The modification made may also be informed to Board.

Officers may be nominated to ensure that these courses are conducted to the desired expectation.

Dept.     Conten     Category          Stages              Description             Remarks
          t No.
Mech      0109       JE-II             Induction           Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                       (RRB)               First Aid &             Workshop
                                                           Hygiene
                     SE                Induction           Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                       (RRB)               First Aid &             Workshop
                                                           Hygiene
                     JE-II             Promotional         Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                       (intermediate       First Aid &             Workshop
                                       Apprentice_         Hygiene
                     JE-II             Promotion           Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                                           First Aid &             Workshop
                                                           Hygiene
          0609       SE/SSE            Refresher           Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                                           First Aid &             Workshop
                                                           Hygiene
                     JE-I/JE-II        Refresher           Fire Fighting,          For Diesel, C&W and
                                                           First Aid &             Workshop
                                                           Hygiene
          0803       JE-II             Induction           Second                  For C&W
                                       (RRB)               Theoretical
                                                           Session –
                                                           Accidents &
                                                           Relief
          0903       SE                Induction           Second                  For C&W
                                       (RRB)               Theoretical
                                                           Session –
                                                           Accidents &
                                                           Relief
          1201       SE/SSE            Refresher           Professional            For C&W
                                                           Topics –
                                                           Derailment
                                                           investigation
                     JE-I/JE-II        Refresher           Professional            For C&W
                                                           Topics –
                                                           Derailment
                                                           investigation
         1601       JE-II            Promotional      Theoretical            For Workshop
                                     (Intermediate    Session in allotted
                                     Apprentice_      discipline – Safety
                                                      Accident
                                                      Management
Elect.   El.-04     For all trades   Promotional      Personal safety,
                                     /Initial/        Electrical
                                     Refresher        Accident Fire
                                                      Fighting
         El.05      For all trades   Special course   First Aid
         Genl.2.    For all trades   Special course   Disaster
         5                                            Management
         El.1.1     Unskilled to     Promotional      Safety, First Aid      For OHE, PSI & RC,
                    Technician                                               TC/AC, Elect. Plant,
                                                                             Elec.(Loco), EMU
         Elect.0    Technician       Initial          Safety, First Aid,     For OHE, PSI & RC,
         1          both ITI &                        Fire Fighting          TC/AC, Elect. Plant,
                    non-ITI                                                  Elec.(Loco), EMU
         Elect.0    Artisan to       Promotional      Safety Rules,          For TRD,Elect,
         2          Supervisor                        Accidents, Fire        TL/AC Elect.
                                                      Fighting, First Aid
         Elect.2.   Direct           Initial          Safety Rules,          For TRD,TL/AC ,
         2          Recruit                           Precautions,           E.ect.Loco
                    JE/SE                             Elect.Accidents
         ESVP-      Direct           Initial          Safety First Aid,      For TRD, TL/AC,
         2          Recruit                           Firefighting and       Elect.Loco, EMU
                    JE/SE                             Disaster
                                                      Management
         Elect.1.   Technician       Initial          Safety Items           TL/AC
         13
         Elect.T    Technician       Refresher        Safety –               OHE
         RD-1.2                                       Precautions during
                                                      maintenance
         Elect.T    Technician       Refresher        Safety –               PSI & RC
         RD 1.5                                       Precautions during
                                                      maintenance
         TRD        All              Promotion        Safety –               TRD
         2.1        Supervisors                       Precautions during
                                                      maintenance
         Elect.     Technician       Promotion        Elect.Loco safety      Elect.Loco
         Loco
         1.4
         Elect      Supervisors      Promotion        Safety –               Elec.Loco
         Loco                                         Precautions during
         2.1                                          maintenance
         Elect.     Supervisors      Promotion        Safety –               Elec.Loco
         Loco                                         Precautions during
         2.2                                          maintenance
         Elect      Supervisors      Promotion        Safety –               Elec.Loco
         Loco                                         Precautions during
         2.3                                          maintenance
         Elect.     Supervisors      Promotion        Loco Safety            Elect.Loco
         Loco                                         certificate for line
         2.5                                          working
       Elect      Technician       Promotion   Safety items           EMU
       EMU
       1.4
       EMU        Technician       Promotion   Safety certificates    EMU
       1.5                                     before
                                               despatching to line
        EMU       Supervisors      Promotion   Safety –               EMU
       2.2                                     Precautions during
                                               maintenance
        EMU       Supervisors      Promotion   Safety –               EMU
       2.3                                     Precautions during
                                               maintenance
        EMU       Supervisors      Promotion   Safety –               EMU
       2.4                                     Precautions during
                                               maintenance
        EMU       Supervisors      Promotion   Loco Safety            EMU
       2.6                                     certificate for line
                                               working
       Elect.0    All
       2
Gen.                                           First Aid & Fire
                                               Fighting
       Elect.1.   Technician       Initial     Fire Prevention        TL/AC
       12
TPT    FC-R       For all trades               First Aid              Foundation course
       T-6/E      Traffic          Induction   Disaster
                  Apprentice                   Management
       T-7/C      Asst.Guard       Promotion   Disaster
                                               Management
       T.10/I     Jr.Tpt.Supr.1    Promotion   Disaster
                  0% Graduate                  Management
                  Quota
       T.10/J     Jr.Tpt.Supr.1    Promotion   Accident cases
                  0% Graduate
                  Quota
       T-11/E     Sr.Tpt.Supr.     Promotion   Disaster
                                               Management
       T-12/E     ASM/SM           Refresher   Disaster
                                               Management
       T-12/J     ASM/SM           Refresher   First Aid
       T-13/D     Guard            Refresher   Disaster
                                               Management
       T-13/J     Guard            Refresher   First Aid
       T.14/E     Switchman        Refresher   Disaster
                                               Management
       T-15/D     TI/SS/CHC/       Refresher   Disaster
                  CWMI                         Management
       T-16/E     Section          Refresher   Disaster
                  Controller/                  Management
                  Dy.CHC
       T-19/D     Asstt.Guard      Refresher   Disaster
                                               Management
       T-20/D     WMI/SWMI         Refresher   Disaster
                                               Management
      T-20/I   WMI/SWMI         Refresher        First Aid
      T-25/D   Pointsman        Induction        Disaster
                                                 Management
      T-26/D   Pointsman        Refresher        Disaster
                                                 Management
      T-27/D   Leverman         Induction        Disaster
                                                 Management
      T-28/D   Leverman         Refresher        Disaster
                                                 Management
      S-1/A    All              Special course   Disaster
               Supervisors                       Management
Comml FC-R     For all trades                    First Aid
      C-I/D    Ticket           Induction/Prom Disaster
               Collector        otion            Management
      C-4/E    Comml.Appr       Induction Ph. I Disaster
               entice                            Management
      C-5/E    Comml.Appr       Induction Ph.II Disaster
               entice                            Management
      C-6/E    Comml.Appr       Induction Ph.III Disaster
               entice                            Management
      C-7/D    Ticket           Promotion        Disaster
               checking                          Management
               Supervisor
      C-10/G   Comml.           Promotion      Disaster
               Inspector                       Management
                                               Disaster
                                               Management
      C-11/F   Comml.Supe       Promotion      Disaster
               rvisor 10%       Phase-I        Management
               Graduate
               Quota
      C-12/D                    Promotion      Disaster
                                Phase-II       Management
      C-13/C   TC/TTE           Refresher      Disaster
                                               Management
      C-18/C   Claims           Refresher      Disaster
               Inspector                       Management
      C-19/C   Comml.Inspe      Refresher      Disaster
               ctor                            Management
      C-20/E   Comml.Inspe      Promotional    Disaster
               ctor (7450-                     Management
               11500
      C-21/C   Coach            Refresher      Disaster
               Attendant                       Management
      S-1/A    All              Special        Disaster
               Supervisors                     Management
S&T   ST-02    All Khalasis/    Induction /    Personal Safety,
               ESM/TCM/         Initial        cleanliness, Fire
               WTM                             Prevention, First
                                               Aid
      ST-02    All Clerks       Induction      Cleanliness,
                                               Personal Safety,
                                               Fire Prevention,
                                               First Aid
ST-06   ESM/TCM/        Initial Phase-II   Safety in train
        WTM                                operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   ESM/TCM/        Refresher          Safety in train
        WTM/MSM                            operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   ESM/TCM/        Equipment          Safety in train
        WTM             course             operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   MSM             Conversion to      Safety in train
                        ESM                operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   ESM             Promotional        Safety in train
                                           operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   JE(Sig)II       Promotional        Safety in train
                                           operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
ST-06   JE(Telecom)     Promotional        Safety in train
                                           operation Disaster
                                           Management
                                           Schedule of
                                           Dimension
S18     JE/Gr.II        Initial course     Accident and Case    ISP
        Signal Phase    RRB                study
        III
S18     JE/Gr.II(Tele   Initial course     Accident and Case    ITP
        ) Phase III     RRB                study
S18     SE Signal       Initial course     Accident and Case    ISGI
        Phase II        RRB                study
S18     App.SE Tele     Initial course     Accident and Case    ITGI
        Phase II        RRB                study
S18     JE/SE/SSE       Refresher          Accident and Case    RSJE
                                           study
S7      JE/SE/SSE       Refresher          Signaling in         RSJE
                                           General & Safety
S7      Intermediate    Promotional        Signaling in         ISPS
        Departmental    Course             General & Safety
        Promotee JE-
        II
S7      SE Signal       Initial Course     Signaling in         ISGI
        Phase II                           General & Safety
          S7       JE-II to JE-I     Promotional        Signaling in             PSSS
                                     Course             General & Safety
          S7       JE/SE/SSE         Initial            Signaling in General     FDST
                   Design Phase II   Course             & Safety
          S7       JE/SE/SSE         Refresher Course   Signalling in            RDST
                   Design Phase II                      General & Safety
                                                                                 RDST
Civil     CE/002   Gangman           Induction          Personal Safety
          CE004    Gangman           Induction          Action during
                                                        Emergency
          CE/011   Gangman           Induction          First Aid
          CE/031   Mate P.Way        Promotion          Accident &
                                                        Breaches
          CE/011   Mate P.Way        Promotion          First Aid
          CE/169   PWM               Induction          Accident &
                                                        Breaches
          CE/110   PWM               Induction          First Aid
          CE/048   PWM               Promotional        Accident &
                                                        Breaches
          CE/110   PWM               Promotional        First Aid
          CE/142   Gate Keeper       Induction          Personal Safety
          CE/144   Gate Keeper       Induction          Accident during
                                                        emergency
          CE/110 Gate Keeper         Induction          First Aid
          CE/456 Mate Works          Induction          Work in
                 site, Valveman                         Emergency, Safety
                                                        Precaution & First
                                                        Aid
          CE/257  Carpenter/    Induction               Work in
                 Mason Painter/                         Emergency, Safety
                 Blacksmith/                            Precaution & First
                 Welder/Pipe                            Aid
                 Fitter &
                 Plumber
          CE/365 Artisan        Promotion               Safety Precaution
                  Works/Way/                            & Attending
                  Bridges                               emergencies


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 17 /2005
                            No.P[R]473/VI Date: 04-03-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002/PS 5-8/5 dated 20.1.05                  is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002/PS 5-8/5 Dated 20.1.05                     (RBE No.11/05)

        Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes – debarring retired
              railway employees whose whole of pension and gratuity has been
              with-held permanently.

    In terms of item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV – “Post Retirement
Complimentary Passes”, post retirement complimentary passes shall not be issued to
those railway servants who are dismissed from service. Instances have come to the notice
of Board that retired Railway employees are drawing post retirement complimentary
passes in cases where the whole of gratuity and pension has been with-held permanently
as a result of D&A proceedings. It has, therefore, been decided by Board that retired
Railway employees in whose case the whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld
permanently as a result of D&A proceedings, should be debarred from issue of post
retirement complimentary passes.

2. In view of the above decision, item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second
Edition, 1993) may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.47.

3.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

Advance Correction Slip No.47 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second
Edition, 1993)

Item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV – “Post Retirement Complimentary Passes)
may be amended as under:-

“(iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those Railway servants
who are dismissed from service, and to those retired railway servants whose whole of
gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently as a result of D&A proceedings”.
[Authority: Board's letter No. E(W)2002/PS 5-8/5 Dated 20.1.05]


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 18 /2005
                        No.P(R )436/MRPR Date: 07 -03-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/25     dated           20.1.05     is
published for information, guidance and necessary action.


 Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/25       Dated 20.1.05         (RBE
No.15/05)
                                NOTIFICATION
S.O.    - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the
Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend
the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, namely:-

1.        (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Pension)
          (Amendment) Rules,2005.
      (2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 19 th day of July,
      1997.

2.       In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993:-

(a)         in rule 53 for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted,
      namely:-
“(1) A Railway servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a service or
    post in or under a Corporation or Company wholly or substantially owned or
    controlled by the Central Government or a State Government or in or under a
    body controlled or financed by the Central Government or a State
    Government, shall be deemed to have retired from service from the date of
    such absorption and subject to sub-rule (3), he shall be eligible to receive
    retirement benefits, if any, from such date as may be determined, in
    accordance with the orders of the Railways applicable to him”.

        (b) rule 54 shall be omitted;
        (c) in rule 75, in sub-rule (21), clause (iii) shall be omitted.


                               Explanatory Memorandum

 1.       The Railway Services[Pension] Rules, 1993 came into force on the
                                3rd December, 1993.

2.    In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and
      Pensioner’s Welfare’s Notification on the issue published in the Gazette of
      India, vide number S.O. 1775 dated the 19 th July, 1997, this notification is
      given retrospective effect from the 19th July, 1997.
3.    The amendments to the said rules with retrospective effect will not
      adversely affect the interest of any person.
NOTE: The Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 were published in the
Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide No. S.O. 930 [E] the 3rd December, 1993
and subsequently amended by –

S.              Notification No.                Date       Published in the Gazette of India Part II
N                                                          Section 3 Sub-section [ii]
o.                                                                S.O. No.            Date        of
                                                                                      Publication

1.   F[E]III/94/PN1/31[Amendment]             03-02-1995          511               25-02-1995
2.   E[G]/94/EM1-6                            31-03-1995          1026              15-04-1995
3.   F[E]III/99/PN1/38[Modification]          23-05-2000          1554              15-07-2000
4.   F[E]III/9/PN1/14[Amendment]              24-05-2000          1553              15-07-2000
5.   F[E]III/2000/PN1/23                      18-10-2001          1081              30-03-2002
6.   E[G]/2002/EM1/1                          23-08-2002          1214[E]           04-11-2004
7.   F[E]III/2003/PN1/38[Amendment]I          30-12-2003          1488[E]           30-12-2003
8.   F[E]III/2004/PN1/21[Amendment]           07-12-2004          3191              18-12-2004


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 19 /2005
                          No.P(R )436/MRPR Date: 07 -03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2003/PN1/25   dated 24.1.05   is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/25 Dated 24.1.05 (RBE No.16/05)

S.O.      In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the
Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend
the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Commutation of
   Pension) (Amendment) Rules,2005.

     (2) Rule 5 shall be deemed to have come into force from the 19 th day of July,
     1997 and the remaining provisions of these rules shall be deemed to have
     come into force from the Ist day of January, 1996.

2. In rule 6 of the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993,
   (hereinafter referred to as the said rules)-

     (i)      in sub-rule (1), for the words, “a fraction not exceeding one-third”, the
              words “of an amount not exceeding forty percent” shall be substituted:
     (ii)     in sub-rule (2)-,
          (a) for the words “fraction of pension”, the words “percent of pension” shall
              be substituted:
          (b) for the words “one third of pension”, the words “forty percent of
              pension” shall be substituted:

     (iii)   in sub-rule (3), for the words “fraction of pension”, the words “percent
             of pension” shall be substituted.

3. In rule 10 of the said rules, in sub-rule (3), in clauses (i) and (ii), for the words,
   “one hundred rupees”, wherever they occur, the words “two thousand rupees”
   shall be substituted;
4. In rule 11 of the said rules, in the proviso, for the words “one hundred
   rupees”, wherever they occur, the words “two thousand rupees” shall be
   substituted;
5. In rule 19 of the said rules, clause (ii) shall be omitted;
6. In rule 23 of the said rules, in sub-rule (1), in clause (b), for the words “one
   hundred rupees”, the words “two thousand rupees” shall be substituted:
7. In Form 1 of the said rules, In Part I, in asterisk “*” appearing after “Note”, for
   the brackets and words “(subject to maximum of one third thereof)” the
   following brackets and words shall be substituted, namely:-
   (subject to a maximum of forty percent thereof)”
8. In Form 2 of the said rules, in Part-I, in asterisk “*” appearing after “Date” for
   the brackets and words “(subject to a maximum of one third thereof)” the
   following brackets and words shall be substituted, namely:-
   (subject to a maximum of forty percent thereof)”]


   Explanatory Memorandum
4.    The Railway Services [Commutation of Pension] Rules, 1993 came into
      force on the 3rd December, 1993.
5.    Rules 2,3,4,6,7,and 8 of the notification are given retrospective effect
      from 1st January, 1996 to be in consonance with the date of
      implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay
      Commission.
6.    In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and
      Pensioner’s Welfare notification on the issue published in the Gazette of
      India, vide number S.O. 1775 dated the 19 th July, 1997, the rule 5 of this
      notification is given retrospective effect from the 19 th July, 1997.
7.     The amendment to the said rules with retrospective effect will not
       adversely affect the interest of any person.
NOTE: The Railway Services [Commutation of Pension] Rules, 1993 were
published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide No. S.O. 930 [E] the 3 rd
December, 1993 and subsequently amended by –

S.            Notification No.              Date       Published in the Gazette of India
N                                                      Part II Section 3 Sub-section [ii]
o.                                                           S.O. No.        Date       of
                                                                            Publication

9. F[E]III/2003/PN1/38[Amendment] II 30-12-2003 1489[E]                     30-12-2003


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 20 /2005
                         No.P(R )626/III Date: 04-03-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2005/PN1/2 dated 25.1.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 21.7.04 and 21.1.2000
quoted therein were circulated as SC No.24/96 & 47/2000, respectively.

       In this connection instructions issued under this office letter No.P[R]626/III dated
25.10.04 on expeditions payment of settlement dues may also be referred to.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/2 Dated 25.1.05 (RBE No.17/05)

     Sub: Expeditious payment of settlement dues of Railway servants retiring from
             service and of cases of death of Railway servants while in service.

In the meeting of the Consultative Committee of MPs for the Ministry of Railways held
on 4.11.2004, Shri Abdul Mannan Hossain, MP, raised the issue regarding timely
payment of settlement of staff of the Railways. In this connection attention is invited to
Chapters VII and IX of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, wherein the
procedures for processing the settlement papers in respect of retiring Railway servants
and of those who die while in service, have been laid down in order that the payment of
settlement dues is made in time. Further, instructions issued in this connection by the
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW) vide its OM No.38/116/93-
P&PW(F) dt.2.5.94 and OM No.38/64/98 P&PW(F) dt.5.10.1999 were circulated vide
Ministry of Railways letters No.F(E)III/94/PN1/18 dt.21.7.1994 and F(E)III/99/PN1/35
dt.21.1.2000 respectively for information and guidance of and strict compliance by the
Railway administrations. The Railway administrations are once again urged to
meticulously follow the procedures given in the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993
and the aforesaid OMs of the DOP&PW and ensure that the settlement dues of the
Railway servants are paid on the date of retirement itself and to the family of those who
die while in service as early as possible in order that the retiring Railway servants and the
families of the deceased Railway servants, are not put to hardships.


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 21 /2005
                         No.P(R )182/IV Date: 04-03-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2003 GS 1-5 dated 28.1.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 10.8.88 quoted therein were circulated as SC
No.145/88.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2003 GS 1-5 Dated 28.1.05 (RBE No.19/05)

             Sub: Rule 16(4)(i) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 –
                  Clarification regarding borrowing of money from a relative or a
                  personal friend and definition of the term ‘small amount’
                  given in the first proviso to rule 16(4)(i).

The term “small amount” appearing in first proviso to Rule 16(4)(i) of the Railway
Services (Conduct)Rules, 1966, as defined in Board’s letter No.E(D&A)88 GS 1-5 dated
10.8.1988, has since been reviewed by the Board in consultation with the Department of
Personnel and Training. It has now been decided that this term need not be specifically
defined as it will have the same meaning as understood in common parlance.
Accordingly, the monetary limits laid down in Board’s letter of 10.8.88 shall not longer
hold good.

1.1 Since it is not possible to define the term ‘small amount’ comprehensively each case
should be decided on merits and in deciding such cases, the status of the individual
concerned and the amount involved should be taken into account.

2.    In the context of borrowing of money from a relative or a personal friend in terms
of Rule 16(4)(i) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 it is clarified as under:-

(a)    Prior sanction of the Government is required for borrowing money from a relative
       or a ‘personal friend with whom the Railway servant has official dealings.
       However, in terms of the relaxation given in the first proviso to Rule 16(4)(I), no
       prior sanction is required if the loan to be taken from such a person (i.e. with
       whom he has official dealings) is a purely temporary loan of a small amount, free
       of interest.
(b)    No prior sanction of the Government is required if the Railway servant borrows
       money from a relative or a personal friend with whom he has no official
       dealings.

3.      It may, however, be noted that “Loan” is considered as a movable property in
terms of Explanation-I below Rule 18(5) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 and
hence any “Loan” advanced or taken by the Railway servant that exceeds the limit
prescribed under Rule 18(3) of the said Rules is to be reported to the Government. It is
always open to the authorities to verify the correctness/genuineness of the transaction if
they have any doubt in the matter, by requiring the Railway servant to produce necessary
documents.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 22 /2005
                             No.P(R )64/IV Date: 04-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1 dated 2.2.05             is published
for information, guidance and necessary action.
Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1 Dated 2.2.05 (RBE No.21/05)

                 Sub: Review of categories for grant of Risk Allowance.
                 Ref: Board’s letter No. F(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1 Dated 27.2.05.

Denotification of categories of employees in receipt of employees in receipt of Risk
Allowance was circulated vide Board'’ letter cited above. In the forum of PNM and
DC/JCM, staff side had requested for review of these categories. The entire issue of
identification of categories of employees as eligible for receipt of Risk Allowance was
examined by the Board in line with the recommendations of the V CPC. Accordingly in
supersession of earlier instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-
1 dated 27.2.2004, the revised list of categories of employees in receipt of Risk
Allowance to be denotified is enclosed as Annexure I.

These orders will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of the Railways.

                                                                                       Annexure I
               LIST OF CATEGORIES DENOTIFIED FOR GRANT OF RISK ALLOWANCE
1    Blacksmith                          13     Khalasis                 2     Staff handling 440
                                                                         5     Volt & above
                                                                               equipments
2    Bridge field staff                  14     Lampmen                  2     Shunt men
                                                                         6
3    Bariwala                            15     Mosquitomen              2     Skid porters
                                                                         7
4    Batterymen (those directly          16     Overhead Crane           2     Skid men
     involved in charging of                    Drivers                  8
     Batteries
5    Cooks                               17     Patrolling staff         2     Shunting Masters
                                                                         9
6    Cook Mates                          18     Painters                 3     Shunting Jamadars
                                                                         0
7.   Dolly men                           19     Pointsmen                3     Shunting Porters
                                                                         1
8    Electro Platters                    20     Porters                  3     Trolleymen
                                                                         2
9    Fitters                             21     Riveters                 3     TRD Linemen
                                                                         3
10 Gatekeepers                           22     Sarangs                  3     Token Porters
                                                                         4
11 Gangmen                               23     Sanitary Mistries        3     Welders
                                                                         5
12 Keymen                                24     Sandblasters



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 23 /2005
                    No.P(TRG)673/Board Ref. Dt: 17-02-2005
         Copy of Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt:25.1.2005 (RBE No.14/2005) is
circulated for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2001/3/9 Dt:
10.7.2003 quoted therein was circulated as S.C.No.161/2003.

Copy of Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt:25.1.2005 (RBE No.14/2005)
Training Manual Correction slip No.1/2005


         Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

                                       ***

       In continuation of Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9 Dt: 10.7.2003 issued under RBE
No.121/2003, Ministry of Railways have decided to include the following Training Centres under
“Other Training Centres” as shown below:-

   1.       Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
   2.       Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
   3.       Engineering Training Centre/Bellaghata/ER
   4.       BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
   5.       Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
   6.       C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
   7.       C&W Training Centre/Chitput/ER
   8.       Diesel Traction Training Centre/Andal/ER
   9.       Diesel Traction Training Centre/Burdwan/ER
   10.      Diesel Traction Training Centre/Howra/ER
   11.      Traffic Training Centre/Madhupur/ER
   12.      Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/ER
   13.      Engineering Training Centre/Aishbag/Lucknow/NER
   14.      Permanent Way Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
   15.      Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
   16.      C&W Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
   17.      C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
   18.      C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER

   19.      C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
   20.      Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Arakkonam/SR
   21.      Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
   22.      Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
   23.      Basic Training Centre/Tiruchirappally/SR
   24.      Basic Training Centre(Elect/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
   25.      TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
   26.      Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
   27.      Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
   28.      Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
   29.      C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
   30.      Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
   31.      Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
   32.      Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
   33.      Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
   34.      Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
   35.      C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
   36.      C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
   37.      Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
   38.     Diesel Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
   39.     Engineering Training Centre/Chakrdharpur/SER
   40.     Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
   41.     Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
   42.     C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
   43.     C&W Training Centre/Chakrdharpur/SER
   44.     C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
   45.     Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
   46.     C&W Training Centre/Baroda/WR
   47.     C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
   48.     Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
   49.     Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
   50.     Engineering Training Centre/Baroda/WR
   51.     Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
   52.     Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
   53.     Engineering Training Centre/Bavnagarpara/WR
   54.     Electrical Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
   55.     OXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR
   56.     OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
   57.     C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
   58.     Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
   59.     Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
   60.     C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
   61.     Traffic Training CentreMokama/ECR
   62.     Diesel Training Centre/Visakapatnam/ECOR
   63.     Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mancheswar/ECOR
   64.     C&W Training Centre/Visakapatnam/ECOR
   65.     Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
   66.     C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
   67.     Traffic Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
   68.     C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
   69.     Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
   70.     Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
   71.     Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
   72.     Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR
   73.     Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
   74.     Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
   75.     Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
   76.     Traffic Training Centre/Srirangapattana/SWR
   77.     Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
   78.     Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
   79.     Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
   80.     Civil Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
   81.     Technical Training Centre(Elect)/Hubli/SWR
   82.     Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
   83.     Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
   84.     Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

       Simulator Training Centre at Bhusawal/Central Railway included earlier
 vide Board’s Lr.dt:10.7.2003 issued under RBE No.121/2003 has been deleted as
 per orders issued vide Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2003/3/26 Dt: 2.11.2004 (RBE
 No.231/2004) [CPO/SC’s SC No. 200/04]

      Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the “Manual
on Management of Training “ (Edition 1998) as per the Correction Slip No.1/2005
and the revised list of training centers (Appendix-I) is enclosed with the correction
slip. This supersedes all other lists issued earlier.

              MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)

                           Advance Correction Slip No.1/2005

        Appendix – I of the Manual on Management of Training (Edition-1998) may
be replaced with the attached list.

            (Authority:- Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt:25.1.2005)

(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.1/2005)

NAMES OF MAIN TRAINING CENTRES AND OTHER TRAINING
CENTRES

MAIN TRAINING CENTRES:

1.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhusawal/CR
2.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhuli/ER
3.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Cdhandausi/NR
4.             Zonal Railway Training Institute/Muzaffarpur/ECR
5.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
6.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR
7.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR
8.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER
9.          Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR
10.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE
11.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
12.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR
13.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
14.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR
15.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
16.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
17.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
18.            Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR

19.            S&T Training Centre/Byculla/CR
20.            S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER
21.            S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER
22.            S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
23.            S&T Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
24.            S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR
25.            S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR
26.            S&T Training Centre/Maula-Ali/SCR
27.            S&T Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
28.            S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati/WR
      29.      Electrical Training Centre/Thakurli/CR
      30.      Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
      31.      Electrical Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
      32.      Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
      33.      Electrical Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
      34.      Electrical Training Centre/Avadi/SR
      35.      Electrical Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
      36.      Electrical Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
      37.      Electrical Training Centre/Tatanagar/SER
38.   Electrical Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
39.   Electrical Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
40.   Electrical Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR

41.   Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
42.   Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
43.   Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
44.   Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
45.   Civil Engineering Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR

46.   Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
47.   Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
48.   Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
49.   Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
50.   Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
51.   Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
52.   Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
53.   Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
54.   Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
55.   Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
56.   Jagjivan Ram RPF Training Centre/Lucknow/NR

                            OTHER TRAINING CENTRES:

1.    Area Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
2.    Area Training Centre/Bhusawal/CR
3.    Area Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
4.    Area Training Centre/ Lower Parel/WR
5.    Area Training Centre/Bandra/WR
6.    Area Training Centre/Junagadh/WR
7.    Area Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
8.    Area Training Centre/Mhow/WR

9.    Area Training Centre/Valsad/WR
10.   Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
11.   Area Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
12.   Area Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
13.   Area Training Centre/Bandikui/NWR
14.   Area Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
15.   Area Training Centre/Kota/WCR
16.   Area Training Centre/Damoh/WCR
17.   Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR

18.   Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR

19.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mathunga/CR
20.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mumbai/CR
21.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Bhusawal/CR
22.   Basic Training Centre(Electr)/Mathunga/CR
23.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Bhusawal/CR
24.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Parel/CR
25.   Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Kurla/CR
26.   Basic Training Centre/Manmad/CR
27.   Basic Training Centre/Nasik/CR
28.   Basic Training Centre(ELW)/Bhusawal/CR
29.   Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
30.   Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
31.   Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Kalyan/CR
32.   Basic Training Centre(Car shed)/Kurla/Mumbai/CR
33.   Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
34.   Basic Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
35.   Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
36.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Alambag/Lucknow/NR
37.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Amritsir/NR
38.   Basic Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
39.   Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
40.   Basic Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
41.   Basic Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
42.   Basic Training Centre/Erode/SR
43.   Basic Training Centre/Perambur/SR
44.   Basic Training Centre/Engg/Arakkonam/Sr
45.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
46.   Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
47.   Basic Training Centre/Tiruchhirapalli/SR

48.   Basic Training Centre(Elec/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
49.   Basic Training Centre/Guntupalli/SCR
50.   Basic Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
51.   Basic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
52.   Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
53.   Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
54.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Lower Parel/Mumbai/WR
55.   Basic Training Centre/Dahod/WR
56.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
57.   Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mantreswar/ECOR
58.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jhansi/NCR
59.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Jhansi/NCR
60.   Basic Training Centre(WWS)/Jhansi/NCR
61.   Basic Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
62.   Basic Training Centre/Bikaner./NWR
63.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajmer/NWR
64.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ajmer/NWR
65.   Basic Training Centre(TRD)/Ajni/SECR
66.   Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/SECR
67.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajni/SECR
68.   Basic Training Centre/Hubli/SWR
69.   Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
70.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
71.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jabalpur/WCR
72.   Basic Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
73.   Basic Training Centre(TRS)/Itarsi/WCR
74.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
75.   Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
76.   Basic Training Centre/Kota/WCR
77.   BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
78.   BOXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR
79.   C&W Training Centre/Tikiapara/ER
80.   C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
81.   C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
82.   C&W Training Centre/Ambala/NR
83.   C&W Training Centre/Amritsar/NR
84.   C&W Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
85.   C&W Training Centre/Revwari/NR
86.   C&W Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
87.   C&W Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
88.   C&W Training Centre/Lzatnager/NER
89.   C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
90.   C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER
91.   C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
92.   C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
93.   C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
94.   C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
 95.      C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
 96.      C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
 97.      C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
 98.      C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
 99.      C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
 100.     C&W Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
 101.     C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
 102.     C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
 103.     C&W Training Centre/Visakpatnam/ECOR
 104.     C&W Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
 105.     C&W Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
 106.     C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
 107.     C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
 108.     C&W Training Centre/Miraj/SWR
 109.     C&W Training Centre/Dharwar/SWR
 110.     Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
 111.     Bridge Staff Training Centre/Tuglakabad/NR
 112.     Permanent Way Training Centre/Sadulpur/NR
113     Permanent Way Training Centre/Shamli/NR
114     Permanent Way Training Centre/Haridwar/NR
115     Permanent Way Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
116     Permanent Way Training Centre/Jalandhar/NR
117     Permanent Way Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
 118     Permanent Way Training Centre/Lzatnagar/NER
 119     Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
120     Permanent Way Training Centre/Palghat/SR
121     Permanent Way Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
122     Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
123     Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
124     Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
125     Permanent Way Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
126     Permanent Way Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
 127      Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
 128      Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
 129      Permanent Way Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
 130      Permanent Way Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR

131.          Permanent Way Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
132.          Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
133.          Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
134.          Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR

135.          Transportation Training Centre/Ferozpur/NR
136.          Transportation Training Centre/Kalka/NR
137.          Transportation Training Centre/Kurukshetra/NR
138.          Transportation Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
139.          Transportation Training Centre/Shajahanpur/NR
140.          Transportation Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
141.          Transportation Training Centre/Shoranur/SR
142.          Transportation Training Centre/Erode/SR
143.          Transportation Training Centre/Adra/SER
144.          Transportation Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
145.          TransportationTrainingCentre/Subedargani/Allahabad/NCR
146.          Transportation Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
147.          Transportation Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR

148.          Traffic Training Centre/Madupur/ER
149.          Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
150.          Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
151.          Traffic Training Centre/Shrirangapattana/SWR
152.          Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
153.   Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
154.   Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR
155.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhusawal/CR
156.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Daund/CR
157.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Nagpur/CR
158.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Kamak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
159.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Beliaghata/ER
160.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Aishbag/NER
161.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Tinsukia/NFR
162.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg./Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
163.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
164.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Lumding/NFR
165.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Ajmer/NWR
166.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bandikui/NWR
167.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhopal/WCR
168.   Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
169.   Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
170.   Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
171.   Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
172.   Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
173.   Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
174.   Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
175.   Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
176.   Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
177.   Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
178.   Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
179.   Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
180.   Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
181.   Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
182.   Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

183.   Diesel Drivers’ Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
184.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Patratu/ER
185.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Andal/ER
186.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Burdwab/ER
187.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Howrah/ER
188.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/ Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
189.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Ludhiana/NR
190.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Shakur Basti/Delhi/NR
191.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
192.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Gonda/NER
193.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Malda/NFR
194.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Guwahati/NFR
195.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Siliguri/NFR
196.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
197.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
198.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Kazipet/SCR
199.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
200.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
201.   Diesel Training School/Rourkela/SER
202.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Sabarmati/Ahmedabad/WR
203.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
204.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Bandra/WR
205.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
206.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Abu Road/WR
207.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR

208.   Diesel Training Centre/Visakhapatnam/ECOR
209.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
210.   Diesel Traction Training Centre(NG)/Nagpur/SECR
211.   Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
   212.      Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
   213.      Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
   214.      Diesel Traction Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
   215.      Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR
   216.      Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/ER
   217.      Electric Training Centre/Perambur/SR
   218.      Electric Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
   219.      Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
   220.      Electrical Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
   221.      Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
   222.      OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
   223.      Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
   224.      Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
   225.      Traction Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
   226.      TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
   227.      TRD Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
   228.      Technical Training Centre(Electrical)/Hubli/SWR
   229.      Divisional Training Centre/Moradabd/NR
   230.      RPF Training Centre/Kurduwadi/CR
   231.      RPF Training Centre/Ddhanbad/ECR
   232.      RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
   233.      RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR
   234.      RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR
   235.      RPF Training Centre/Maula-ali/SCR
   236.      RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER
   237.      RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR
   238.      RPSF Training Centre/Gorakhpur
   239.      Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
   240.      Thermit Welding Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
   241.      Technical Training Centre/Metro Rail/Kolkata
   242.      NDT Training Centre/RDSO/Lucknow.




                       SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 24     /2005
                       No.P( R)605/IX  Date: 07-03-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2004/2/73 dated 2.2.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 8.1.04 and
17.6.04 quoted therein were circulated as SC No.18/04 & 102/04, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2004/2/73 Dated 2.2.05          (RBE No.2/05)

      Sub: Selection for promotion to the floating posts in scale Rs.6500-10500 and
           Rs.7500-12000 in the cadre of Dieticians and in scale Rs.7500-12000 in
           the cadre of Physiotherapists.

      Ref: i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(GP)99/2/69 dated 30.11.99.
          ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2003/1/11/1 dated 8.1.2004.
          iii)) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17.6.2004.

       In terms of Railway Board’s letter dated 8.1.2004, mentioned above, two
higher grades of Rs.6500-10500 (Gr.‘C’)and 7500-12000 (Gr.‘B’) have been
introduced in the category of Dieticians on functional basis with designations as
Senior Dieticians and Assistant Dietetics Officer respectively.
2.0   The Recruitment Rules for filling up the posts of Sr. Dieticians in the pay
scale of Rs.6500-10500 have already been laid down in Board’s letter
No.E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17.6.2004.


2.1    As regards Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer in the pay scale
of Rs.7500-12000, it has been decided by the Board that the same may be filled
through the normal process of selection consisting of written test and viva-voce
(including assessment of record of service) from amongst the Senior Dieticians
with three (03) year’s regular service in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500.

2.2     However, since the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has also been introduced
w.e.f. 8.1.2004, Board has decided that for selections to the Group ‘B’ post of
Assistant Dietetics Officer (Rs.7500-12000) to be held upto 7.1.2007, Senior
Dieticians who have rendered a minimum of one year’s regular service in the pay
scale of Rs.6500-10500 may be considered eligible.

2.3    Pending finalization of Recruitment Rules for filling up the Group ‘B’ posts
of Assistant Dietetics Officer in consultation with UPSC, filling up of the Group ‘B’
posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer as per provisions contained in para 2.1 and
2.2 above will be on ad hoc basis.

4.      Further, in partial modification of para 3 of Board’s letter dated 8.1.2004, it
has been decided by the Board that the seniority of Dieticians and the Senior
Dieticians of all Railways will be maintained by Eastern Railway who will conduct
the selections for filling up the floating posts of Senior Dieticians and Assistant
Dietetics Officer. However, the orders of promotion of the selected employees to
the post of Senior Dieticians and the Group B posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer
will be issued by the Competent Authority of the respective Railways where the
empanelled employees may be working.

4.0    Similarly, Board has also reviewed the matter regarding promotion to
Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer. In partial modification of para
4 of Board’s orders dated 30.11.99 referred to above, it has been decided that
the selection for promotion to the Group B posts of Assistant Physiotherapy
Officer, which are also operated on floating basis, will be conducted by Northern
Railway. For this purpose, the seniority of the Physiotherapists in Group C will
also be maintained by Northern Railway. The orders of promotion to the Group
B posts of Assistant Physiotherapy officer would however, be issued by the
General Managers of the respective Railways where the empanelled employees
may be working.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 25 /2005
                                No.P(R )673/IV     Date: 07-03-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 31.1.05       is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 28.5.04 quoted therein was circulated as SC No.
93/04.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 31.1.05              (RBE No.20/05)
                      Sub: Refresher courses for safety categories.

In partial modification of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 28.5.04 (RBE No.109/2004), it has
been decided that

i)      Item No.3 JE/SE/SSE Track Machines should be read as “Track Machine
        Maintainers/Technicians”
ii)     Item-6 (Track Machine Operators) should be read as “JE/SE/SSE Track
        Machines”

With the above corrections, the duration and periodicity for the purpose of refresher
courses of Civil Engineering staff would be as follows:-

Sl.No    Category                        Duration of the      Periodicity          Medical
.                                        course                                    Classification
1        JE/SE/SSE Bridges               18working days       Once in 5 years      A-3
                                         (3 weeks)
2        JE/SE/SSE P.Way                 12working days       Once in 5 years      A-3
                                          (2 weeks)
3        Track Machine                   12working days       Once in 5 years      A-3
         Maintainers/Technicians          (2 weeks)
4        Gate Keeper Trolleymen          12working days       Once in 5 years      A-3
                                          (2 weeks)
5        PWMs, Mate Keyman,              12working days       Once in 5 years      B-1
         Gangman                         (2 weeks)
6        JE/SE/SSE Track                 12working days       Once in 3 years      A-3
         Machines.                        (2 weeks)

This has the approval of Civil Engg. and Safety Directorates of Railway Board.
The Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the “Manual on Management of
Training”(Edition 1998) as per the Correction Slip No.2/2005 enclosed.
                                           ###
                    Manual on Management of Training (June 1998)
                          Advance Correction Slip No.2/2005
Para I of the Appendix-III of the Manual on Management of Training (Edition 1998) may be replaced as
under:-

Sl.No    Category                        Duration of the     Periodicity     Medical
.                                        course                              Classification
1        JE/SE/SSE Bridges               18working days      Once in 5 years A-3
                                         (3 weeks)
2        JE/SE/SSE P.Way                 12working days      Once in 5 years A-3
                                         (2 weeks)
3        Track Machine                   12working days      Once in 5 years A-3
         Maintainers/Technicians         (2 weeks)
4        Gate Keeper Trolleymen          12working days      Once in 5 years A-3
                                         (2 weeks)
5        PWMs, Mate Keyman,              12working days      Once in 5 years B-1
         Gangman                         (2 weeks)
6        JE/SE/SSE Track                 12working days      Once in 3 years A-3
         Machines.                      (2 weeks)

[ Authority: Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 31.1.05]


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.26/2005
                       No.P( R)676/II                 Date: 24-03-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. TC-1/2001/108/4-Pt dated 1.2.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 27-9-89 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 212/89.

Copy of Board's letter No. TC-1/2001/108/4-Pt dated 1.2.05        (RBE No.--)

          Sub: Proper functioning of weigh-bridges – Staff connected with
                maintenance and working of weigh-bridge.
          Ref: (i) MT’s D.O.letter No.2004/TC(FM)10/6 dated 19.8.2004.
               (ii) Board’s letter No.TC-1/2004/109/4 dated 4.11.2004.

Member Traffic, Railway Board vide D.O. letter of even No. dated 19.8.2004 referred to
above has issued instructions to shift the staff working on sensitive posts for long durations in
the same place, particularly in parcel offices and goods sheds/siding. Standing instructions
regarding transfer every four years of staff holding sensitive posts already exist. The list of
sensitive      posts     has      also     been      circulated     vide      Board’s       letter
No.E(NG)I/87/TR/34/NFIR/JCM/DC dated 27.9.1989. Vide Board’s letter dated 4.11.2004
referred at (ii) above instructions have also been given interalia regarding proper calibration
and functioning of weigh-bridges.

However, it has been decided that the railway staff connected with the weighment, working,
calibration and maintenance etc. of a particular weigh-bridge should not be changed
frequently so that responsibility for non-functioning of weigh-bridge/possible manipulation is
not diluted. This stipulation is within overall policy of periodical transfer of Railway
employees mentioned above.

This issues with the approval of Mechanical and Establishment Directorates of Board’s
office.

Necessary instructions may be issued to the all concerned under intimation to this office.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 27 /2005
                               No.P(R )96/ I Date:31-03-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2001/12/10 dated 18.2.05                is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2001/12/10 Dated 18.2.05(RBE No.28/05)

          Sub: Registration of contract of Apprenticeship within 3 months.
          Ref: Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95.
        Kindly refer Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95 (copy enclosed) directing the
railway Administration to transmit all the contracts of apprenticeship for registration to the
Apprenticeship Adviser well within a period of 3 months. It is observed that some of the
railways are still not following Apprentices Act,1961 which has been the cause of embarrassment
to Ministry of Railways.

        The Hon’ble CAT/Chennai in their judgement dt.10.1.2001 in O.A.No.807/99 filed by
S/Shri G.Ganesan and M.Sivakumar had observed:-

“We have already extracted the relevant portion of the Apprentices Act,1961. The Act prohibits
that any person to be engaged as Apprentice unless there is a contract and the contract has also to
be registered. If the respondents (Southern Railway) have engaged any person without any
contract as an apprentice then they are liable to be punished under Section 30 and 31 of the Act.
The circumstances also show that there is failure on the part of the Railways in not taking
necessary action and these applicants from 1991 onwards have been asked to move from pillar to
post and at present the Railways wanted to wash their hands stating that they have done whatever
they could do at their end”.

        The Railway Administration are once again directed to follow Clause 4 of Section 4 of
the Apprentices Act 1961 read with para 6(1) of the Apprenticeship Rules 1991 which stipulate
as under:-

“Apprentices Act, 1961
4(1) No person shall be engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in a
designated trade unless such person or, if he is a minor, his guardian has entered into a contract
of apprenticeship with the employer.
[2]     The apprenticeship training shall be deemed to have commenced on the date on which
the contract of apprenticeship has been entered into under sub-section (1)
[3]     Every contract of apprenticeship may contain such terms and conditions as may be
agreed to by the parties to the contract.

      Provided that no such term or condition shall be inconsistent with any provision of this Act
or any rule made thereunder.

[4]      Every contract of apprenticeship entered into under sub-section (1) shall be sent by the
employer within such period as may be prescribed to the Apprenticeship Adviser for
registration”.

“Apprenticeship Rules, 1991.

6. Registration of Contract of Apprenticeship – (1) Every employer shall send to the
Apprenticeship Adviser the contract of apprenticeship for registration within three months of the
date on which it was signed”.
                                             ***

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95.

                Sub: Registration of contract of Apprenticeship within 3 months.

        Under the clause 4 of Section 4 of the Apprentices Act,1961, and para 6(1) of the
Apprenticeship Rules,1991, the employer is required to send to the Apprenticeship Adviser each
and every contract of Apprenticeship for registration within 3 months from the date of signing of
the contract. DGE&T have informed that the time stipulation is not being observed by most of
the Railway Units and in many cases the contract reaches them in a year’s time. This sort of
delay defeats the spirit of the Act and may lead to embarrassment to the Railways only.
        Board, therefore, desires that Railways/Production units should, transmit all the contracts
of apprenticeship for registration to the Apprenticeship Adviser well within 3 months.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 28 /2005
                    No.P(PC)487/VPC/6/CRC/Vol.IV Date:17-02-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2003/CPC/6 Dated 09/10.12.04 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 9.10.03 quoted
therein was circulated as SC No.191/03.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2003/CPC/6 Dated 09/10.12.04 (RBE No.252/04)

                 Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.

       Please refer to Annexure ‘D’ of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated
09.10.2003 on the above subject.

       The existing percentage distribution as shown in the category of Hospital
Attendants/Ayahs may be read as under:

Category                  Grade(Rs.)                Existing %age             Revised %age

Hospital                  2650-4000                 25                        44
Attendants/Ayahs
                          2610-3540                 40                        39

                          2550-3200                 35                        17


        The revised percentage distribution remains unchanged.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.29/2005
                           No.P[R]563/VI              Date: 07-03-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/48 dated 9.2.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 31.1.95 and 2.6. 97 quoted therein were circulated
as SC No. 26/95 and 229/98, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/48. dated 9.2 .2005 (RBE No. 25/05)

                 Sub: Typing test of Group-C Staff – Appointment against
                       Sports Quota.
                                        …

       In terms of this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)-II/94/RR-3/2 dtd. 31.1.1995 persons
appointed against sports quota to the categories of Clerk and Senior Clerk in the pay
scales of Rs. 3050-4590 and Rs. 4500-7000 respectively are required to pass typewriting
test at 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi within a period of two years from the
date of appointment and their appointment is provisional subject to their acquiring the
prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated period. The period of two years is
extendable with General Manager’s approval up to four years in terms of instructions
subsequently issued vide this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)-II/97/RR3/1 dated 2.6.1997.

2.      The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it has been decided that instead
of two years persons appointed as Clerk and Senior Clerk against sports quota should
pass the requisite type-writing test within a period of four years from the date of their
appointment. It has also been decided that where the typing test is not passed within this
period of four years, the regular increments due on completion of four years and
thereafter should not be released. However, even though four years is a fairly long period
to acquire the requisite typewriting skill and pass the test, keeping in view the need for
active participation in sports events in the beginning of their career, cases of those who
are not able to pass the type-writing test within four years due to active involvement in
sporting activities may be referred to this Ministry for considering further extension of
time and releasing further increments. Such proposals should invariably be received in
this Ministry within three months of expiry of four year period from the date of
appointment, with General Manager’s personal recommendation detailing the sports
person’s participation in the sports events and his achievements therein during the period.

3.      The cases of those persons who do not deserve extension should be dealt as per
the above instructions. However, if any sports person who has not acquired typing
proficiency and has already got four or more increments before the date of issue of these
instructions, the recovery should not be made but next regular increments should not be
released till he/she acquire the typing proficiency.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 30/2005
                 No.P(PC)4 87/V/CGEGIS/II  Date: 09-02-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 11.1.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 27.4.04 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 276/99.


Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 11.1.2005     (PC-V/Nil,RBE No.05 )

       Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance
            Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund
            For the period from 1.1.2005 to 31.1.2005.
                              …
       In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No.C-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 27.04.2004, a
copy of O.M.No. 7 (1)/EV/2004 dated 31.12.2004 of the Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information
and necessary action.

                                   No. 7(1)/EV/2004
                                  Government of India
                                      Ministry of Finance
                                   Department of Expenditure

                                                            New Delhi, the 31st December, 2004.

                                  OFFICE MEMORANDUM

            Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 –
                 Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2005 to
                  31.12.2005.
                                   …
            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 7(2)/EV/2003
    dated 8th January, 2004 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGESIS for the
    year 2004. New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on a
    subscription of Rs. 10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 per month
    w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2005 and a copy of the same is
    enclosed. Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs.
    10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription
    w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up or the year 2005 and as copy of the same is also
    enclosed. The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @
    10% per annum (compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.1.1982. 11%
    per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to 31.12.1986, 12 % per annum
    (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded
    quarterly) we.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f.
    1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002, 9.0% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2003 to
    31.12.2003 and 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1..2004 onwards. The
    mortality rate under the Scheme has been taken as 3.75 per thousand per annum upto
    31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases. While
    calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or
    will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service
    failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.


    3.  In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office
    Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.



           CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980
        Accumulated value of contribution from 1st Jan.of year of entry to the month and
                                       year of cessation
                          Contribution @ Rs.10/- p.m. throughout
                            Year of cessation of membership 2005
                              Month of cessation of membership


Year      Jan    Feb.   Mar    Apr.    May    Jun     Jul        Aug    Sep    Oct.   Nov.    Dec.
of
entry
1982      8924   8990   9055   9122 9190      9257 9326          9395   9464   9533   9603    9673
1983      7906   7966   8025   8086 8145      8207 8267          8329   8390   8453   8517    8580
1984      6988   7042   7095   7150 7203      7257 7313          7368   7424   7481   7536    7593
1985 6166 6214 6261          6311   6359   6408   6457   6507   6556   6607   6657   6709
1986 5427 5471 5514          5557   5600   5644   5689   5733   5778   5823   5868   5914
1987 4765 4804 4843          4882   4920   4960   4999   5040   5081   5120   5161   5202
1988 4174 4208 4243          4279   4314   4349   4385   4421   4457   4493   4530   4567
1989 3640 3670 3702          3733   3764   3797   3828   3861   3892   3925   3958   3992
1990 3165 3192 3221          3248   3276   3305   3334   3363   3393   3422   3451   3481
1991 2742 2767 2792          2819   2844   2869   2896   2922   2947   2974   3000   3026
1992 2368 2389 2412          2436   2459   2482   2505   2528   2552   2576   2599   2623
1993 2034 2054 2074          2096   2117   2137   2158   2179   2201   2222   2243   2265
1994 1738 1756 1774          1793   1812   1831   1850   1869   1888   1907   1927   1946
1995 1475 1491 1508          1525   1542   1559   1576   1593   1611   1628   1646   1663
1996 1241 1256 1272          1287   1302   1318   1333   1349   1364   1381   1396   1412
1997 1033 1048 1061          1075   1088   1103   1117   1132   1146   1160   1174   1189
1998 850       861    874    886    900    912    925    939    951    965    978    991
1999 685       697    708    720    732    743    754    766    778    790    802    814
2000 540       549    561    571    582    594    604    615    627    637    648    659
2001 410       420    430    439    449    459    469    480    490    500    510    521
2002 295       304    313    322    331    340    349    358    368    377    387    396
2003 190       198    207    215    223    232    240    249    258    266    275    284
2004 95        102    110    118    126    133    141    149    157    165    173    181
2005 7         14     21     28     35     43     50     57     65     72     80     87
    Note:
    Basis Used
    From          To
    1.1.82        31.12.82            10% Saving 68.75 from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
    1.1.83        31.12.86            11%        70% from 1.1.88 and onwards
    1.1.87        31.12.89            12%
    1.1.90        31.12.00            12% Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
    1.1.01        31.12.01            11%        30% from 1.1.88 and onwards
    1.1.02        31.12.02            9.50%
    1.1.03        31.12.03            9.00%
    1.1.04        31.12.04            8.00%
    1.1.05        31.12.05            8.00%



          CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980
      Accumulated value of contribution from 1st Jan.of year of entry to the month and
                                       year of cessation
            Contribution @ Rs.10/- p.m. 31.2.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90
                           Year of cessation of membership 2005
                            Month of cessation of membership
Year    Jan    Feb.    Mar Apr. May Jun             Jul    Aug Sep        Oct. Nov. Dec.
of
entry
1982 1050 1058 1066 1074 1082 1090 10993 1107 1116 1124 1133 1141
        4      5       5     5       7       9             5      0       4     0      5
1983 9486 9561 9633 9708 9783 9858 9934 1001 1008 1016 1024 1032
                                                           1      8       4     2      0
1984 8570 8637 8705 8773 8841 8911 8980 9050 9120 9191 9263 9335
1985 7747 7809 7871            7933     7797   8060    8124    8188    8253    8318    8384   8449
1986 7008 7066 7124            7181     7239   7297    7357    7414    7474    7535    7595   7657
1987 6346 6400 6452            6505     6559   6614    6667    6721    6777    6832    6888   6945
1988 5756 5804 5853            5903     5952   6002    6052    6104    6154    6205    6257   6309
1989 5220 5267 5312            5358     5403   5449    5496    5542    5590    5638    5686   5733
1990 4745 4789 4830            4873     4916   4958    5002    5046    5090    5134    5178   5224
1991 4113 4151 4188            4227     4265   4304    4343    4383    422     4462    4503   4542
1992 3550 3585 3618            3652     3687   3723    3758    3793    3829    3864    3901   3938
1993 3050 3082 2663            2691     3175   3206    3238    3270    3302    3334    3368   3399
1994 2606 2635 2663            2691     2719   2747    2776    2805    2834    2863    2893   2922
1995 2212 2237 2263            2288     2313   2339    2366    2392    2418    2444    2471   2498
1996 1662 1664 1906            1931     1954   1977    2002    2025    2048    2072    2097   2122
1997 1549 1570 1592            1613     1633   1656    1677    1698    1720    1743    1765   1786
1998 1273 1293 1311            1330     1349   1368    1390    1409    1429    1448    1468   1490
1999 1028 1045 1062            1079     1097   1114    1133    1151    1170    1188    1206   1224
2000 808       824    841      857      873    889     903     922     939     955     972    989
2001 616       629    644      659      674    689     704     719     735     750     766    781
2002 443       456    469      481      495    509     523     537     553     567     581    596
2003 285       297    310      322      335    348     360     373     386     400     413    425
2004 142       153    165      177      188    200     212     224     236     248     260    272
2005 11        21     32       42       53     65      75      86      97      108     119    131
    Note:
    Basis Used
    From          To
    1.1.82        31.12.82                 10% Saving 68.75 from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
    1.1.83        31.12.86                 11%        70% from 1.1.88 and onwards
    1.1.87        31.12.89                 12%
    1.1.90        31.12.00                 12% Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87
    1.1.01        31.12.01                 11%        30% from 1.1.88 and onwards
    1.1.02        31.12.02                 9.50%
    1.1.03        31.12.03                 9.00%
    1.1.04        31.12.04                 8.00%
   1.1.05         31.12.05 8.00%



                                   SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 31/2005
                           No.P[R]535/VI              Date:   07-03-2005



           Copy of Board's letter No.E[NG]/I/99/PM7/3 dated 22-2-2005 is published for
   information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 29-9-87, 17-10-80
   and 9-10-2003 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos. 89/88, 147/90 and 191/03,
   respectively.

   Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]/I/99/PM7/3 dated 22-2-2005 (RBE No.31/2005)

            Sub: Filling up of promotion quota vacancies in the category of JE Gr. II scale
                  Rs.5000-8000 consequent        upon the implementation of V Pay
                  Commission scales of pay.
        The avenue of promotion of Mistries [ Redesignated as Supervisors] and Master
Craftsmen [ Redesignated as Sr. Technicians] to the post of JE Gr.II scale Rs. 5000-8000
has been laid down in this Ministry’s letters No. E[NG]/I/87/PM7/9 dated 29-9-1987
and No. E[NG]/I/86/PM7/8 dated 17-10-1990. In terms of these instructions, the then
existing Gr. I Artisans as on 29-9-1987, till such time they remain available for
promotion, along with Master Craftsmen and Mistries are eligible to be considered for
promotion by selection as JE Gr.II based on their integrated seniority with reference to
their date of entry on regular basis in the category of Skilled Gr.I Artisans and Mistires,
keeping in view the stipulations that:-

     i] by reason only of his opting for and getting fitted in as Master Craftsman, a
Skilled Gr.I Artisan will not gain in seniority over others who opt to continue as Skilled
Gr. I Artisans or fail to qualify as Master Craftsman; and

     ii] if a Gr. I Artisan is not found suitable for the post of Mistry in future or does not
avail of the chance of promotion as Mistry he will be considered junior to a Gr. I Artisan
who may qualify for the post of Mistry and be promoted thereto.

1.1      The stipulation at [i] above is based on the consideration that the scheme of
introduction of the category of Master Craftsman vide para 1[iii] of this Ministry’s letter
No. PC-III/82/PS3/10 dt. 14-02-1986 provides that the scale of pay attached to the post
will be personal to the incumbent.
2.       Consequent upon the implementation of V Pay Commission scales of pay in
which while Senior Technicians [ erstwhile MCMs] and JE-II came to be placed in the
identical scales of pay though the former continued to be held as personal by Skilled Gr.I
Artisans , the Mistires were placed distinctly in the lower scale of pay Rs.4500-7000 plus
Rs.100 as special allowance, the question of revision of the basis of filling up the promotion
quota posts of JE-II has been under consideration of this Ministry in consultation with the
recognised federations. The federations have, however, been insisting on the question of
upgradation of posts of Mistires, being decided in the first instance. The posts of
Supervisors [erstwhile Mistires] have since been upgraded in all departments except P.Way
Mistires in Civil Engineering Department as JE-II vide instructions contained in this
Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt. 9-10-2003. Accordingly the question as to what
should be the basis for promotion of Master Craftsmen to the post of JE Gr.II, has been
considered afresh by the Ministry of Railways.

3.    It has now been decided as under:
      i] The post of MCM [redesignated as Sr. Technician] in the scale of pay Rs.5000-8000
will no longer be personal to Technician Gr.I but will constitute a part of the regular
hierarchy in the artisan cadre thereby making it as a normal / functional channel of
promotion for Technician Gr. I. Accordingly, the Railway should review the existing duties
and responsibilities of Sr. Technicians and prescribe additional duties and responsibilities
which are of greater importance than those of existing Sr. Technicians [MCMs] and Artisans
Gr.I,

  ii] The post of Sr. Technician will be filled from amongst Technician Gr. I on the basis
of seniority-cum-suitability,

  iii] The post of JE-II earmarked for promotion by selection will be filled from amongst
Sr. Technicians in identical grade Rs.5000-8000 subject to the condition that the existing
Technician Grade I as may be senior to those fitted as Sr. Technician as per procedure in
force uptil now will also be considered for selection for promotion as JE-II,

  iv] Sr. Technicians on their promotion as JE-II though in the identical scale of pay may
be allowed the benefit of fixation of pay under Rule 1313FR 22[1]a[1] R-II [erstwhile
FR22C],
  v]    The work of Sr. Technicians in grade Rs.5000-8000 will be supervised by JE grade I
scale Rs.5500-9000 instead of JE-II scale Rs.5000-8000.

3.1 Para 3[iv] above also disposes of Staff Side demand in the DC-JCM.
4. These instructions shall come into force from the date of issue of this letter
5.  This issues in consultation with and concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 32 /2005
                          No.P(R )673/IV  Date: 05-04-2005


Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)98/9/1/Pt         dated 15.2.05         is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)98/9/1/Pt Dated 15.2.05 (RBE No.27/2005)

               Sub: Setting up of a unit of Training Techniques and Instructional
                     Design at IRCAMTECH, Gwalior.

It has been decided by Board that the unit of Training Techniques and Instructional
Design at IRCAMTECH, Gwalior be closed down with immediate effect and work of this
unit be distributed to various Centralized Training institutes (CTIs) as under:-

a)        For Mechanical Department the work may be handled by IRIMEE/Jamalpur.
b)        For Electrical Department the work may be handled by IRIEEN/Nasik
c)        For Civil Engg. Department the work may be handled by IRICEN/Pune.
d)        For S&T Department the work may be handled by IRISET/Secunderabad..
e)        For Stores and Personnel Departments the work may be handled by
        RSC/Vadodara.
f)        For Accounts Department the work will be handled by CITARA/Secunderabad
        once the same is set up. Till then the work will be handled by RSC/Vadodara.
g)        For Traffic & Commercial Department the work may be handled by
        IRITM/Lucknow.

In addition to their existing functions, CTIs will carry out the following functions as
well:-

(i)      Continuous analysis of training needs of all categories of staff.
(ii)     Training of Trainers of Railway Training Centres.
(iii)    Production of Lesson and Session Plans of each training programme
(iv)     Documentation and Reproduction Services in reference to Lesson and Session
         Plans and Training Materials including audio video training material
(v)      Monitoring of Training Functions at Training Centres.
In order to implement the above, CTIs will

1.        Nominate professor/s responsible for
(a) the training need analysis of all categories of staff of the concerned department – either subject-wise or
    category-wise.
(b) Co-ordinating with the respective training centres, to modify training modules,
    prepare lesson/session plans and seek approval of the Board, e.g., the nominated
    professor at IRITM/LKO will co-ordinate with the principals of ZRTIs to prepare
    training modules;
(c) Organising the ‘Training of the Trainers’ [TOT] or ‘Management of Training’
    [MOT]courses at the CTI for the instructors / Principals of the concerned training
    centre, e.g. the TOT or MOT for the instructors/Principals of ZRTI will be
    organised at IRITM/LKO.
(d) Certifying that the instructors have successfully undergone the TOT or MOT
    course.
(e) Preparing audio-video training modules in bilingual either in-house or through
    outside agencies as per extant rules and procedures.

II. will prepare an Action Plan every year commencing from 2005-06
(a) Date by which approval of the Board will be sought for different modules;
(b) Printing and distribution of the training modules in bilingual to all the concerned
    training centres from the date of approval by Board;
(c) The lesson / session plans will be prepared and distributed;
(d) TOT & MOT courses, their schedule and allotment to different training centres.

A format of the Action Plan for the year 2005-06 is enclosed.

The above action plan should be furnished to Board every quarter commencing from
June 2005 onwards.

Copy of the existing training modules can be obtained from the Management Services site on railnet.


                        ACTION PLAN 2005-06 OF INDIAN RAILWAY INSTITUTE OF [CTI]
Name of Professor                   Subject                     Progress during the year
I Training Module                  April2005-June 2005 July 2005-Sept.2005 Oct.2005-Dec.2005 Jan 2006-March2006
Target date for seeking approval
of the Board on ------------------
Printing & Distribution on______

II Lesson/Session Plan
Target Dt. for Printing & Distribution

III TOT/MOT Courses
Number of courses to be
organized during the year______
Allotment Rly /Trg Centre-wise




                                    SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.33 /2005
                            No.P(R )563/VI           Date: 24-03-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports)98/Rectt.Policy/2 dated 15.2.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 19.6.2000 (not 19.6.02 as
stated in para 1) quoted therein was circulated as SC No.152/2000.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports)98/Rectt.Policy/2 Dated 15.2.2005 (RBE No.--)

         Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota – Sports norms for
              Group D – Clarification thereof.

       Attention is invited to Para 4.3 of Board’s letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated
19.6.2002 inter-alia stipulating that the sportsperson concerned should have represented State
School/University/State Junior or Senior Team in National School Games/Inter-University
Championships Junior or Senior National Championships except Marathon and Cross
Country is eligible to be considered for the recruitment in Group D against sports quota.
Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarification as to whether Inter University
Championship indicated in the norms for recruitment against sports quota should be within a
Zone or participation should be in All India University Championship.

2.     In this regard, it is clarified that for Group D recruitment against sports quota as per
para 4.3 of the instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 19.6.2000; the participation
should be in All India University Championship.



                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 34 /2005
                         No.P (R )240/DR/II Date: 24-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(W)95 UN1/19      dated 19.1.05      is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95 UN1/19 Dated 19.1.05               (RBE No.--)

          Sub: Payment of stitching charges for uniform to Public Image Category –
              Stitching charges for buttoned up coat and pant.

It has since been decided that stitching charges for buttoned up coat and pant may be paid
as under:

(1)     Buttoned up coat                Rs.300/-
(2)     Pant                            Rs.075/-


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 35 /2005
                             No.P[R]39/V Date: 24-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/1/98 dated 10.2.05     is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 9.10.2003 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No.191/2003.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/1/98 Dated 10.2.05 (RBE No.26/2005)
          Sub: Money value to be credited in the Railway Board Vacancy Bank.

        Attention is drawn to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003
(RBE No.177/2003) wherein it has been stated that the scheme of restructuring is to be a
self financing and expenditure neutral proposition. While crediting money value in the
Railways/Railway Board’s Vacancy Banks, it may be ensured that surrenders made to the
extent of providing matching money value for restructuring are not credited to the
vacancy Bank.

        This has the concurrence of the associate finance of the Ministry of Railways.



                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 36 /2005
                           No.P(R )481/VII Date: 31-03-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 AL1/39 dated 18.2.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 27.9.99 , 7.4.2000
and 26-5-2000 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos.274/99, 87/2000 and
132/2000, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 AL1/39 Dated 18.2.05            (RBE No.29/05)

          Sub: Drawal of claim of arrears on minimum benefit of Rs.100/- on promotion.

        As the Railway administration are aware, in terms of paragraph 1004 of IREM Vol.I
(1989 Edition) read with instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 7.4.2000, General
Managers are authorised to sanction an investigation of arrears claims when the claim is not over
three years old (irrespective of the amount involved) and when the claim is over three years old,
but the amount of the claim pertaining to the period beyond three years does not exceed
Rs.5000/-. In terms of para 1005 ibid, in cases, where the amount of the claim for the period
beyond three years exceeds Rs.5000/-, investigation of the portion within the three years limit is
sanctioned by the General Manager and, the balance (i.e. portion beyond three years) is referred
to Railway Board for orders.

2.      In the PNM/AIRF meeting at Board’s level it was pointed out that considerable difficulty
is being experienced on the Railways, in finalizing the arrear claims of employees arising out of
minimum benefit of Rs.100/- on promotion, the instructions regarding which were circulated vide
letter No.F(E)II/99/FR1/1 dated 27.9.99, and which were subsequently made effective from
1.1.96 vide Board’s letter of the same number dated 26.5.2000. The Federation had sought a
special dispensation to allow the Railways to sanction investigation of arrear claims arising out
of implementation of the aforesaid instructions from 1.1.96, without making a reference to the
Board for claims beyond 3 years as provided in para 1005 of IREM Vol. I 1989 edition.

3.       The matter has been considered by the Board and keeping in view the difficulty faced by
the Railways, it has been decided that in cases of arrear claims arising out of antedating of the
aforesaid instructions, where the amount of the claim for the period beyond 3 years exceeds
Rs.5,000/-, sanction for investigation of the entire claim may be done at the General manager’s
level, as a one time exception, in relaxation of para 1005 of IREM Vol.I, 1989 edition.

4.      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 37 /2005
                           No.P(R )64/IV Date: 31-03-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)Spl.2004/FR/1/2 dated 22.2.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 28.1.2000 and 25.8.04
quoted therein were circulated as SC No.39/2000 and 168/04, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)Spl.2004/FR/1/2 Dated 22.2.05 (RBE No.30/05)

        Sub: Grant of Dual Charge allowance for combination of appointments.
        Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.F(E)Spl.98/FR/1/1 dated 28.1.2000
             2. Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 25.8.2004.

Pursuant to the Board’s letters mentioned above, it is clarified that the ceiling of
Rs.26,000/- p.m. fixed for grant of dual charge allowance i.e. Basic Pay + Additional Pay
@ 10% of the presumptive pay of the additional post, will be enhanced to Rs.26000+50%
D.P. i.e. Rs.39,000/- w.e.f. 1.4.2004. The 10% presumptive pay should be calculated on
basic pay + D.P. In other words, aggregate of pay and additional pay shall in no case
exceed Rs.39,000/- per month.

All other terms and conditions governing Dual Charge Allowance shall remain
unchanged.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 38 /2005
                        No.P(R )227/XIV Date: 24-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG-6/52 dated 22.2.2005 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 21.1.1993 quoted
therein were circulated as SC No.12/93(B) and 16/93[A].

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG-6/52 dated 22.2.2005 (RBE No. 34/05).

         Sub: Cases of persons whose conduct is under investigation or against whom a
              chargesheet is pending – consideration for promotion – clarification
              regarding.
                                           ..
        The procedure and guidelines to be followed in respect of promotion of Gazetted
and Non-Gazetted Railway servants against whom disciplinary proceedings /Criminal
prosecution etc are pending, were circulated to the Zonal Railways respectively vide
Board’s letter No. E(D&A) 92/RG 6-149(B) and E(D&A)92/RG 6-149(A), both dated
21.1.1993. These were based on the instructions contained in DOP&T’s O.M.No.
22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated 14.9.1992. A further clarification has since been issued by the
DOP&T vide their O.M.No.22012/1/99-Estt.(D) dated 25.10.2004 and the same is
circulated herewith for guidance and compliance.

2.     DPO&T’s O.M. dated 25.10.2004 emphasises the following points:-
(i)      In respect of employees in the Zone of consideration for promotion, a bare
     statement as to whether the case of the Railway servant is covered by any of the three
     conditions mentioned at para 2 of Board’s letters of 21.1.1993 only need to be
     furnished to the DPC to enable it to place its recommendations in the sealed cover.
     No other details about the pending inquiry or the nature of charges etc. are to be
     furnished to the DPC lest these details weigh with the DPC in making its
     recommendations.
(ii)     Where none of the three circumstances mentioned in Para 2 of Board’s letters of
     21.1.1993 referred to above has arisen, a simple vigilance clearance would need to be
     furnished. There is also no need of furnishing a separate integrity certificate to the
     DPC.

3.      Provisions mentioned in para 4 of DOP&T’s OM dated 25.10.2004 are already
contained in para 3.1 of Board’s letter No.E(D&A)92/RG6-149(A) dated 21.1.1993 and
in para 6 of Board’s letter No. E(D&A)92/RG 6-149(B) dated 21.1.1993.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Deptt. of Personnel
& Training New Delhi’s Office Memorandum No. 22012/1/99-Estt(D) dated 25.10.
2004.

          Sub:Cases of persons whose conduct is under investigation or against whom
              a charge sheet is pending – considerations for promotion – Clarification
              regarding.
     The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel and Training
office memorandum No. 22011/4/91-Estt.A dated 14th September, 1992 (Copy enclosed)
which has been issued pursuant to the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the
case of Union of India vs. K.V. Janakiraman etc (AIR 1991 SC 2010), and is in
supersession of all previous instructions on the subject, and to say that para 2.1 of the said
Office Memorandum provides that the DPC shall assess the suitability of the Government
servants coming within the purview of the circumstances mentioned in para 2 of the
Office Memorandum, along with other eligible candidates, without taking into
consideration the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution pending. Therefore, it is made
clear that only a bare statement that case of an employee in the zone of
consideration/extended zone of consideration is covered by any of the three situations
indicated in para 2 of the said Office Memorandum is to be furnished to the DPC to
enable it to place its recommendations in the sealed cover. No other details about the
pending inquiry or the nature of charges etc. are to be furnished to the DPC lest these
details weigh with the DPC in making its recommendations, which are to be placed in the
sealed cover.

2.     Considerable doubts also persist about the furnishing of the vigilance clearance and
integrity certificate to the DPC. It is clarified that the DPC is required to consider the
cases of all persons who are otherwise eligible in terms of the Recruitment Rules as on
the relevant crucial date and are in the zone of consideration. If, however, case of an
employee in the zone of consideration is covered by any of the three situations, only this
fact is to be furnished to the DPC so that the recommendations could be placed in sealed
cover. Where none of the three situations has arisen, a simple vigilance clearance would
need to be furnished. Vigilance clearance/status would have no other significance and
would not be a factor in deciding the fitness of the officer for promotion on merit.
3.       It is also clarified that there is no requirement of furnishing a separate integrity
certificate to the DPC. In terms of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the
case of Union of India vs. K.V.Janakiraman etc. (AIR 1991 SC 2010), no promotion can
be withheld merely on the basis of suspicion or doubt or where the matter is under
preliminary investigation and has not reached the stage of issue of charge sheet etc. If in
the matter of corruption/dereliction of duty etc., there is a serious complaint and the
matter is still under investigation of CBI or otherwise, the Government is within its right
to suspend the official. In that case, the officer’s case for promotion would automatically
be required to be placed in the sealed cover.

4.      If the conditions indicated in para 2 of DOPT Office Memorandum dated 14th
September 1992, arise only after the DPC has made its recommendations and therefore,
the recommendations could not be placed in the sealed cover, para 7 of the said Office
Memorandum provides that the recommendations of the DPC shall be deemed to have
been placed in the sealed cover and he shall not be promoted until he is exonerated of the
charges. Therefore, after the recommendations of DPC have been approved by the
competent authority, it is necessary to again seek the status position from the concerned
vigilance division before issuing promotion order in respect of any officer included in the
approved panel of names to ensure that there is no hindrance in issuing the promotion
order in respect of the concerned officer.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 39 /2005
                      No.P(PC) 487/V/97/DA Date: 11-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 22.2.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 13.4.2004 quoted
therein was/were circulated as SC No. 56/04.

Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/97/1/9/6 Dated 22.2.2005 (PC No.V-446) (RBE
No.33/2005).

       Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding
           conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension –
           clarification regarding.
                                …

       A copy of Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27.01.2005 of
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension &
Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and
necessary action.

2.     A concordance of the orders referred to in the enclosed memorandum with
reference to the Railway orders is indicated below.

S.No Para        No.& date of Deptt. of Pension & No. & date of corresponding
.    No.         Pensioners’ Welfare O.M.         orders issued by Railway Board.

1       1        42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated                 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 14.04.2004
                                                         (RBE No. 83/2004, PC-V/409)
                15.3.2004.

Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions/
Deptt. of Pension and Pensioners Welfare’s Office Memorandum No.45/I/2004-
P&PW(G) dated 27th January, 2005.

        Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the Vth CPC regarding
               conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension –
               clarification reg.
                                      …
        The undersigned is directed to say that as number of communications have been
received from various Ministries/Department/Pay & Accounts Offices seeking
clarification regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension in terms
of this Department’s O.M.No.42/2/2204-P&PW(G) dated 15th March, 2004. The points
raised are clarified below:-
                 Points                    Decision /Clarification

 (1)    Whether    minimum        No. Minimum basic pension continues to be Rs. 1275/-
 pension of Rs. 1,275/- has       . However those who retired on/after 1.1.2004 would
 been enhanced to Rs. 1913/-?     be entitled to minimum pension/family pension of Rs.
 Should this amount be            1275/- plus Dearness Pension amounting to Rs. 638/-
 mentioned in PPO?                which comes to Rs. 1913/- . Since there is no change in
                                  the limit of minimum pension there ias no need to
                                  revise the limit of minimum pension in the PPIOs.

 (2) Whether re-employed No. Since they are not eligible for Dearness Relief, the
 /absorbees are   eligible question of conversion of 50% DR into Dearness
 Pension?                  Pension does not arise.

 (3) Whether pension should       Since Dearness Pay is included in emoluments for
 not be less than 50% of the      calculation of pension, 50% of minimum of scale will
 minimum of scale of post or      also include Dearness Pay. However, Dearness Pay
 50% of the minimum of scale      and Dearness Pension will be shown distinctly from the
 plus Dearness Pay of the post?   minimum of scale.

 (4) Whether recovery of No. Extant rule continues and License Fee will be
 License Fee under Rule 72(6) recovered from DR only.
 can be made from Dearness
 Pension also?


                       SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 40 /2005
                     No.P(PC)487/IMP/97/Vol.V Date 11.3.2005.


        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/12004/ACP/1 dated 22.2.2005       is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 1.10.99 quoted
therein was circulated as SC No. 276/03.
Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 /PC-V/445 dated 22.2.2005 (RBE
No.32/05).
              Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway
                      servants – Clarification regarding non-empanelment of an
                      employee after passing normal selection.
                            …
         Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 1.10.1999 regarding the Assured Career
Progression Scheme (ACPS) and subsequent amendments/clarifications that have been issued from time to
time.

2.       The NFIR had raised the issue relating to cases where an employee, who passed
the normal selection but could not be empanelled/promoted due to shortage of vacancy
and was asked to appear again for selection for ACP. The matter has since been
examined and it has been decided that an employee, who has passed the normal selection
but could not be finally empanelled only because of paucity of vacancies, may be
exempted from reappearing in the selection for ACP. However, an employee, who has
passed selection for ACP, would again be required to go through the process of selection
at the time of his normal promotion as per extant instructions.

2       This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 41 /2005
                              No.P(R )420/VI Date: 31-03-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2005/LE-1/1 dated 23.2.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 19.2.90 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.40/90.

Copy of Board's letter No. .F(E)III/2005/LE-1/1 Dated 23.2.05(RBE No.35/05)

             Sub: Grant of study leave/EOL for study purpose to Medical Officers.

        The powers to grant study leave within India to the Gazetted Officers of the Medical
Department were delegated to the General Managers of Zonal Railways vide Railway Board’s
letter No.F(E)III/89/LE-1/5 dated 19.2.90. These instructions inter-alia provided that the General
Managers, while considering proposals for grant of study leave, shall satisfy themselves that
more than the required number of specialists are not already available and that the work can be
managed without substitute during the absence of the officers, who have been granted study
leave and that not more than five doctors on each of the Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern,
South Central, South Eastern and Western Railways three each on North Eastern and Northeast
Frontier Railways and one doctor each on production units are granted study leave in a year. The
said limit was inclusive of the number of officers who are allowed the deputation terms or Extra
Ordinary Leave for study purposes in certain medical specialities as per extant orders.

2.       With the operationalisation of seven new Zonal Railways viz., East Central, East Coast,
North Central, North Western, South East Central, South Western and West Central Railways,
the existing instructions dt.19.2.1990 regarding the maximum number of doctors that can be
granted Study Leave/EOL for study purpose or sent on deputation terms in a year have been
reviewed and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth, not more than three medical
officers on each of the 16 Zonal Railways and not more than one medical officer on each of the
Production Units may be granted study leave in a year. The other provisions stipulated in
Board’s letter dated 19.2.90 shall continue to remain in force.
3.     This also disposes of South                 Western     Railway’s     letter   No.SWR/HQ/P.508
/Medical/Dr.MBR dated 29.12.2004.




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 42 /2005
                              No.P(R )563/VI            Date: 31-03-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1/20 dated 7.3.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 8.1.03 quoted therein was circulated as SC No.26/03.

     The information called for in Para 3 of Board’s letter cited should be furnished to
Dy.CPO/HQrs. for onward transmission to Railway Board.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1/20 Dated 7.3.05(RBE No.38/05)

                 Sub: Vacancies in Clerical Cadre – Direct Recruitment Quota.


        Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 8.1.2003 on the above
subject, wherein instructions had been issued for freezing of 25% of the vacancies falling
within the direct recruitment quota in the category of Clerks in scale Rs.3050-4590
(RSRP) and in Senior Clerks in scale Rs.4500-7000 (RSRP) and 20% in the category of
Junior Accounts Assistant and Accounts Clerk. The question of continuance of the above
freeze orders has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to extend the
currency of the instructions mentioned for a further period upto 31.12.2006.

2.       In this regard, Board also desire that the Railways and Production Units should furnish information
regarding the sanctioned strength of Jr. Clerks, Sr. Clerks, Jr. Accounts Assistants and Accounts Clerks as
on 1.4.92 and as on 1.11.2004.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 43 /2005
                                 No.P(R )96/II Date:20-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(LL)2004/AT/WC/3 dated 16.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. E(LL)2004/AT/WC/3 Dated 16.3.05

               Sub: Workmen’s Compensation Act,1923 – Compensation to Trainee
                    Skilled Artisans during training period.

An issue was raised by the Staff Side in DC/JCM vide their Item No.15/2004 in March
2004 in regard to treating the cases of injury to Trainee Artisans caused in the course of
performing jobs as “Injury on duty”.

The matter has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Labour and it is
clarified that Workmen’s Compensation Act would be applicable to the categories listed
below:-
(i)       Pre-working post trainee in case of compassionate ground appointee, against
          regular post;
(ii)      Pre-working post trainee in case of regular appointee through Railway
          Recruitment Board; and,
(iii)     Apprentices given training in Railways under Apprenticeship Act, 1961, where
          there is no condition of appointment on regular basis.

The persons as mentioned at S.No.(i) to (iii) above fall within the purview of ‘Workman”
as per Schedule II of Workmen’s Compensation Act. A ”workman” means any person
who is a Railway Servant as defined in {Clause 34 of Section II of Railway Act,1989}
not permanently employed in any administrative, district or Sub-Divisional office of a
railway and is not employed in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II of the
Workmen’s Compensation Act,1923..

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 44/2005
                                 No.P(R )473/VI Date: 26-04-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(W)95 PS 5-1/29 dated 10.3.05       is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 13.9.02( not 13.9.03) as
quoted therein was circulated as SC No.187/02.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS 5-1/29 Dated 10.3.05(RBE No.39/05)


          Sub: Inclusion of children from void marriage in the privilege passes
                issued to railway employees.
          Ref: Board’s letter of even No.dt.13.9.03.

1.     Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter referred to above, that children born
out of void marriage are not eligible for inclusion in the Pass of widows of Railway
servants.

2.      On reference from a Railway whether children born out of void marriage are
eligible for inclusion in the Privilege pass issued to railway servants, the case has been
further examined and it is clarified that children born out of void marriages are not
eligible for any kind of railway passes.

3.        This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 45 /2005
                                 No.P(R )500/XX Date: 21-04-2005

       Copy of Board's Notification F(E)III/2003/PN1/1 dated 10.3.05          is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/1 Dated 10.3.05(RBE No.41/05)
       [TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION [ii]]
                                           NOTIFICATION

S.O. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the
President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Services (Pension)
Rules, 1993, namely:

1      (1) These rules may be called the Railways Services (Pension) (Second Amendment)
            Rules, 2005.
           (2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 30th day of
           September,2000.

2      In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, after rule 53, the following rule shall be
       inserted, namely :-

       “ 53 A, Conditions for payment of pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of
       a Railway Department into a Central autonomous body or a public sector undertaking :-

    (1) On conversion of a Department of the Railway into a public sector undertaking or an
    Autonomous body, all Railway Servants of that Department shall be transferred en-masse
    to that public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, on terms of
    foreign services without any deputation allowance till such time they get absorbed in the
    said undertaking or body, as the case may be, and such transferred Railway servants shall be
    absorbed in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, with
    effect from such date as may be notified by the Government.

    (2) The Government shall allow the transferred railway servants an option to revert to the
    railway or to seek permanent absorption in the public sector undertaking or autonomous
    body, as the case may be.

    (3) The option referred to in sub-rule (2) shall be exercised by every transferred railway
    servant   in such manner and within such period as may be specified by the Government.

    (4) The permanent absorption of the railway servants as employees of the public sector
    undertaking or autonomous body shall take effect from the date on which their options are
    accepted by the Government and on and from the date of such acceptance, such employees
    shall cease to be Railway servants and they shall be deemed to have retired from railway
    service.

     (5) Upon absorption of railway servants in the public sector undertaking or autonomous
     body, the post which they were holding in the Government before such absorption shall
     stand abolished.

     (6) The employees who opt to revert to railway service shall be re-deployed through the
     surplus cell of the Railway.

     (7) The employees including temporary employees but excluding casual labourers, who opt
     for permanent absorption in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, shall on and
     from the date of absorption be governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the
     public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

     (8) A permanent railway servant who has been absorbed as an employee of a public sector
     undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, shall be eligible for pensionary
     benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by him or her in the railways and in the
     public sector undertaking or autonomous body in accordance with the formula for
 calculation of pension or family pension under these rules as may be in force at the time of
 his retirement from the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

 Explanation:- The amount of pension or family pension of the absorbed employee on
 superannuation from public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be,
 shall be calculated in the same way as would be the case with a railway servant, retiring on
 superannuation, on the same day.

 (9) The pension of an employee under sub-rule (8) shall be calculated on the basis of his last
 ten months average pay.

 (10) In addition to pension or family pension, as the case may be, the employees shall also
 be eligible to dearness relief as per industrial dearness allowance pattern.

 (11) The benefits of pension and family pension shall be available to temporary transferred
 railway servants after they have been confirmed in the public sector undertaking or
 autonomous body.

(12) A permanent railway servant absorbed in public sector undertaking or autonomous
body, or a temporary railway servant who has been confirmed in the public sector
undertaking or autonomous body subsequent to his or her absorption therein, shall be eligible
to seek voluntary retirement after completing ten years of qualifying service with the
Government and the autonomous body or public sector undertaking taken together, and he or
she shall be eligible for prorata pensionary benefits on the basis of combined qualifying
service.

(13) The Government shall create a Pension Fund in the form of a trust and the pensionary
benefits of absorbed employees shall be paid out of such Pension Fund.

(14)        The Member Staff, Railway Board shall be the Chairperson of the Board of
Trustees which shall include representatives of the Ministers of Finance, Personnel, Public
Grievances and Pensions, Labour, concerned public sector undertaking or autonomous body
and their employees and experts in the relevant field to be nominated by the Government.

(15)       The procedure and the manner in which pensionary benefits are to be sanctioned
and disbursed from the Pension Fund shall be determined by the Government on the
recommendation of the Board of Trustees.

(16)         The Government shall discharge its pensionary liability by paying in lump sum
as a one time payment to the Pension Fund the pro rata pension or service gratuity and
retirement gratuity for the service rendered till the date of absorption of the railway servant
in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body.

(17) The manner of sharing the financial liability on account of payment of pensionary
benefits by the public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall be determined by the
Government.

(18) Lumpsum amount of the pro rata pension shall be determined in accordance with the
Table of the values in Appendix to the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules,
1993.

(19) The public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, shall make
pensionary contribution to the Pension Fund for the period of service to be rendered by the
concerned employees under that undertaking or body at the rates as may be determined by the
Board of Trustees so that the Pension Fund shall be self-supporting.
   (20) If, for any financial or operational reason, the Trust is unable to discharge its liabilities
   fully from the Pension Fund and the public sector undertaking or autonomous body is also
   not in a position to meet the shortfall, the Government shall be liable to meet such expenditure
   and such expenditure shall be debited to either the Fund or to the public sector undertaking or
   autonomous body, as the case may be.

   (21) Payments of pensionary benefits of the pensioners of a railway department on the date of
   conversion of it into a public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall continue to be the
   responsibility of the Government and the mechanism for sharing its liabilities on this account
   shall be determined by the Government.

   (22) Upon conversion of a railway department into a public sector undertaking or autonomous
   body-

       (a) the balance of provident fund standing at the credit of the absorbed employees on the
           date of their absorption in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall with
           the consent of such undertaking or body, be transferred to the new provident fund
           account of the employees in such undertaking or body, as the case may be;

       (b) leave on average pay and leave on half average pay at the credit of the employees on the
           date of absorption shall stand transferred to such undertaking or body, as the case may
           be;

       (c) the dismissal or removal from service of the public sector undertaking or autonomous body of
           any employees after his or her absorption in such undertaking or body for any subsequent
           misconduct shall not amount to forfeiture of the retirement benefits for the service rendered
           under the railways and in the event of his dismissal or removal or retrenchment, the decisions
           of the undertaking or body shall be subject to confirmation by the Ministry of Railways.

(23)       In case the Government disinvests its equity in any public sector undertaking or autonomous
           body to the extent of fifty-one per cent or more, it shall specify adequate safeguards for
           protecting the interests of the absorbed employees of such public sector undertaking or
           autonomous body.

(24)       The safeguards specified under sub-rule (23) shall include option for voluntary retirement or
           continued service in the undertaking or body, as the case may be, or voluntary retirement
           benefits on terms applicable to railway servants or employees of the public sector undertaking
           or autonomous body as per option of such servants or employees, assured payment of earned
           pensionary benefits with relaxation in period of qualifying service, as may be decided by the
           Government.”

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
1.   The Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 came into force on the 3rd December, 1993.
2.   In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare’s
     Notification on the issue published in the Gazette of India, vide number S.O.904 (E) dated the
     30th September, 2000, this notification is given retrospective effect from the 30th September,
     2000.
3.   The amendments to the said rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the
     interest of any person.

Note: The Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 were published in the Gazette of India,
Extraordinary , vide number S.O.930 dated the 3rd December,1993 and subsequently amended by –
Sl.      Notification No.                             Date           Published in the Gazette of India Part
No.                                                                  II Section 3 Sub-section (ii).
                                                                     S.O.No.           Date of Publication
1.    2.                                            3.             4.               5
1.    F(E)III/94/PN1/31 (Amendment)                 03.02.1995     511              25.2.1995
2     F(G)94 EM1-6                                  31.3.1995      1026             15.4.199
3     F(E)III/99/PN1/38 (Modification               23.5.2000      1554             15.7.2000
4     F(E)III/PN1/14(Amendment)                     24.5.2000      153              15.7.2000
5     F(E)III/2000/PN1/23                           18.10.2001     1081             30.3.2002
6     E(G)2002 EM1/1                                23.8.2002      1214(E)          4.11.2004
7     F(E)III/2003/PN1/38 (Amendment)               30.12.2003     1488(E)          30.12.2003
8     F(E)III/2004/PN1/21 (Amendment)               7.12.2005      3191             18.12.2004
9     F(E)III/2003/PN1/25                           20.1.2005      399              5.2.2005


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 46 /2005
                                   No.P(R )500/XX Date: 21-04-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 16.3.05            is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 5.11.97, 27.4.98 and
20.8.01quoted therein were circulated as SC No.181/97, 115/98 and 208/01, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/4 Dated 16.3.05(RBE No.44/05)


           Sub: Eligibility of divorced/widowed daughter for grant of family pension.

        As per clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 75 of the Railway Services
(Pension) Rules,1993 read with clause (b) of para 7.2 of Board’s letter
No.F(E)III/97/PN1/22 dated 5.11.97, son/daughter, including widowed/divorced
daughter, shall be eligible for grant of family pension till he/she attains the age of 25
years or up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage, whichever is earlier (subject to
income criterion to be notified separately). The income criterion has been laid down in
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.45/51/97-P&PW(E) dated the
5th March,1998 circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 27.4.98 according to
which, to be eligible for family pension, a son/daughter (including widowed/divorced
daughter) shall not have an income exceeding Rs.2550/- per month from employment in
Government, the private sector, self employment, etc. Further orders were issued vide
Board’s letter of even number dated 20.8.2001 regarding eligibility of disabled
divorced/widowed daughter for family pension for life subject to conditions specified
therein.

2.      The demand for removing the condition of age limit in favour of
divorced/widowed daughters, who had already been sanctioned family pension, so that
they continue to draw family pension even after attaining the age limit of 25 years, has
been under consideration of the Government in Department of Pension & Pensioners’
Welfare and it has now been decided that there will be no age restriction in such cases
and they shall continue to draw family pension even after their attaining 25 years of age
subject to fulfilment of all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter. Such
daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter, shall, however, not be required
to come back to her parental home as stipulated in para 2 (ii) of DOP&PW’s O.M. dated
25th July,2001 (circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 20.8.2001), which
may be deemed to have been modified to that extent.

3.      These orders shall take effect from 25.8.2004. It is accordingly clarified that
subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter:
i)     a divorced/widowed daughter shall be eligible for sanction of family pension
       provided the divorce with or death of her husband took place before her attaining
       25 years of age.
ii)    A widowed/divorced daughter, who has been sanctioned family pension before
       attaining the age of 25 years and has been in receipt of the same as on 25.8.2004
       shall continue to be paid family pension even after attaining the age of 25 years.
iii)   Family pension sanctioned to a widowed /divorced daughter and discontinued on
       her attaining 25 years of age prior to 25.8.2004 shall be resumed w.e.f.
       25.8.2004 and no arrears for the period prior to 25.8.2004 shall be paid.



                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 47 /2005
                              No.P(R )554/V Date: 25-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(X)I-2002/11/1 dated 9.3.05         is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 15.6.01 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.136/01.

Copy of Board's letter No. .F(X)I-2002/11/1 Dated 9.3.05.(RBE No.--)

            Sub: Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for
                 residential accommodation all over Indian Railways w.e.f.
                 01.07.2004.

        The flat rates of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation over
the Indian Railways were last revised w.e.f. 1.4.2001 and notified vide Board’s letter
number F(X)I-2001/11/1 dated 15.6.2001. The revision had become due in 2004.
Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to revise the license fee (Standard Rent)
for residential accommodation over Indian Railways, as shown in the Annexure, w.e.f.
1.7.2004.

2.      Orders for revision of rent recoverable in regard to leased accommodation will be
issued separately.

3.     The revision shall not apply to sub-standard accommodation.

4      Immediate action may please be taken to give effect to these orders and
compliance reported.



                                                                       Annexure.
STATEMENT SHOWING THE REVISED FLAT RATES OF LICENSE FEE FOR
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS
(Enclosure to letter No.F(X)I-2002/11/1 dated 9.3.2005)
Type Slab of Plinth Area                     Rate of License Fee Revised rates of
                                             w.e.f. 01.04.2001   license fee w.e.f.
                                                                 1.7.2004
I      Upto 25 sq.m.                                   36                 43
        25- 30 sq.m.                                     44                       53
        30- 35 sq.m.                                     53                       64
        above 35 sq. m.                                  58                       70
II      Upto 45 sq.m.                                    71                       85
        45- 50 sq.m.                                     82                       98
        50- 55 sq.m.                                     90                      108
        above 55 sq.m.                                   98                      118

III     Upto 60 sq.m.                                    125                     150
        60-65 sq.m.                                      135                     162
        65-70 sq.m.                                      144                     173
        above 70 sq.m.                                   156                     187

IV      Upto 80 sq.m.                                    185                     222
        80- 90 sq. m.                                    206                     247
        90-100 sq.m.                                     228                     274
        100-120 sq.m.                                    269                     323
        above 120 sq.m.                                  341                     409
V       Upto 150 sq.m.                                   507                     608
        150-200 sq.m.                                    635                     762
        200-250 sq.m.                                    897                    1076
        250-300 sq.m.                                   1025                    1230
        300-350 sq.m.                                   1268                    1522
        above 350 sq.m.                                 1521                    1825

Notes:1. For servants’ quarters and garages allotted, following flat rates may be
recovered:

                                               Existing Rates         Revised Rates
i)     Servant quarters                               Rs.33             Rs.40
ii)    Garages                                        Rs.23             Rs.28

2. Rates of license fee for Type-IV Quarters will also apply to officers’ Transit flats.




                       SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 48 /2005
                 No.P(PC)487/V/Imp/97/Vol.V Date: 07-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/2003/1/7/6/1 Dated 28.02.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2003/1/7/6/1 Dated 28.02.2005(PC-V/447, RBE
No.37/05)

       Sub: Admissibility of two additional increments (non-absorbable)
           to the Nursing staff possessing B.Sc. Degree after fixation of
           pay in newly revised pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.96.
        The Nursing staff holding B.Sc. degree as additional qualification appointed
before 01.01.96, were extended the benefit of two advance increments in terms of IREM
(Vol.I)1989 edition, para 166, sub-para (iii). The above scheme has been reviewed by the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with the Department of Personnel
and Training and it has been decided to continue the scheme. The matter regarding
treatment of these increments had been under examination in Board’s Office in
consultation with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

 2        It has now been decided that on electing to come over to revised scales under V
CPC, the pay of the Nursidng staff who were enjoying the benefit of upto two advance
increments in the IV CPC pay scale as on 01.01.1996 may be fixed in the revised pay
scale with reference to the pay in the pre-revised scale excluding the quantum of two
advance increments enjoyed by them. After the pay is fixed in the revised scale (V CPC),
two additional increments at the revised rate (non-absorbable) may be granted in the
revised scale.

3.        The additional increments (non-absorbable) are not to be treated as pay for the
purpose of allowances. However, past cases decided otherwise need not be reopened for
the purpose of recovery, although pay in all cases have to be fixed and regulated as
indicated above.
4.        This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 49 /2005
                      No.P(PC)487/V//97/DA Date: 05-04-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 16.3.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 13.6.2003 quoted
therein was circulated as SC No.127/02.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 Dated 16.3.2005 (PC-V/449, RBE No./43/05)

                 Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Railway employees
                     of who have continued to draw their pay/emoluments in the
                     pre-revised scales of pay – effective from 1.7.2002, 1.1.2003,
                     1.7.2003, 1.1.2004 & 1.7.2004 – regarding.

        In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 13.6.2002
(S.No.PC-V/344, RBE No.84/2002) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f.
1.1.2002 in respect of Railway servants who continue to draw their pay and emoluments
in the pre-revised scale of pay, the revised rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2002,
1.1.2003, 1.7.2003, 1.1.2004 & 1.1.2004 would be as follows:-

              Rate of Dearness Allowance.
Date from     which Pay upto Rs.3500 Pay above Rs.3500              Pay above Rs.6000
payable               p.m.                and upto Rs.6000          p.m.
                                          p.m.
1.7.2002              279%                209%(Rs.9765)             181%(Rs.12540)
1.1.2003              287%                215%(Rs.10045)            186%(Rs.12900)
1.7.2003                 295%                      221% (Rs.10325)          191%(Rs.13260)
1.1.2004                 301%                      226%(Rs.10535)           196% (Rs.13560)
1.7.2004                 308%                      231%(Rs.10780)           200%(Rs.13860)

NOTE:- Amount within brackets represent the minimum amount payable per month as
Dearness Allowance to employees in the different pay ranges.

2.     All other conditions as laid down in the letter dated 16.11.2000 will continue to
apply.

                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 50 /2005
                      No.P(PC)487/V/IMP/97/Vol.V Date:06-04-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.3.205      is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.3.205 (PC-V/448, RBE No.42/05)

                Sub: Pay fixation of staff posted against the post of Sr. Traffic
                    Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing Cell.

        Consequent upon upgradation of pay scales of Accounts Staff, the issue of
upgradation of the posts of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing Cell has been
under consideration as improvement in the pay scale of the categories of the parent cadre
of the staff inducted against the post of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors led to such
incumbents of the posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors of Traffic Costing Cell drawing
pay in lower pay scale compared to their counterparts working in the parent cadre.

        The matter has been examined and it has been decided that upgradation of the
posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors to the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 cannot be
granted. However, the staff posted against the posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors in
Traffic Costing Cell may be allowed to draw pay in the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 if
they are promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent cadres.

        This has the approval of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 51 /2005
                              No.P(R )554/VI Date: 20-04-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. F(X)I-99/11/1 dated 17.3.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 1.4.89 and 24.7.02 quoted therein were
circulated as SC No.142/89 and 148/02, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. . F(X)I-99/11/1 Dated 17.3.05

        Sub: Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of Railway
             accommodation.

         In terms of this Ministry’s letter No.F(X)I-86/11/9 dated 1.4.1989, it was decided that the
rates of damages fixed for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation would remain in
force for a period of two years or till further orders, from the date of effect of orders issued on
the subject matter. As a result, the rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of Railway
accommodation last fixed vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 24.7.2002 have now
undergone revision.

2.       Accordingly, in partial modification of all orders/guidelines issued on the subject matter
in the past, it has now been decided to revise the rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of
railway accommodation with effect from 01.12.2004 as under:
                                          (Rupees per sq.m. of plinth area/per month)
Type of                                                     Revised rates effective from 1.12.2004
accommo-
dation
          Class              Class ‘A’,     Class ‘C’ & Class            Class ‘A’, Class ‘C’ &
          A-I                B-I & B-II     unclassified A-I             B-I & B-II unclassified
I to IV       114                86             76         132               99           88
V & above     166               126            112         192              144          128
3.       In addition, garden charges and other charges as applicable in respect of above revision
will also be recovered.

4.      These rates will be effective from 01.12.2004 and remain in force for a period of two
years or till further orders.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 52/2005
                                No.P(R ) 473/VI    Date:10-04-2005

Copies of Board's letters No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 16.3.05 and 12-04-05 rescinding
their letter dated 16-03-05 are published for information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 16.3.05

          Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass to Non-Railway Staff.
          Ref: Your U.O.No.59-Rly/Misc.17.7/2-4 dated 15.2.2005.

In terms of provisions in the Railway Servant’s Pass Rules,1986 (2nd Edition 1993), Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes are granted to those Railway Servants who have
completed a minimum of 20 years Railway Service. Audit Staff working on the Railways
are not Railway Servants. They are, therefore, not eligible for grant of Post Retirement
Complimentary Pass even if they retire from Railways with a minimum of 20 years
Railway Service.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 12.04.05

          Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass to Non-Railway Staff.

      Staff / Officers of Railway Audit Department are entitled to Post Retirement
Complimentary Passes as applicable to staff/ officers of equivalent status and pay on
Railways, I terms of Board’s letter No. E[G] 58 PS 5-20/1 dated 8-6-61. Board’s letter
No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 16.3.05 may, therefore, be treated as rescinded.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 53 /2005
                          No.P(R )64/V                Date: 21-04-2005
          Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)I/2005/AL-4/2 dated 22.3.05        is published for
 information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 2.9.98 quoted therein was
 circulated as SC No.239/98.

 Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)I/2005/AL-4/2 Dated 22.3.05(RBE No.51/05)

           Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay – Revision of pay range
                slab for the purpose of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality)Allowance.
           Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)I/98/AL-4/6 dt.2.9.98.

 Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, a reference has been made by
 AIRF for revision of pay range slabs for determining the eligibility limit for grant of Special
 Compensatory Remote Locality Allowance. The matter has been considered in consultation with
 the Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to revise the existing pay range for determining
 the eligibility for special compensatory (remote Locality) Allowance w.e.f. 1.4.04 as follows.
Existing                       Rate                Revised                    Rate
   pay                        (p.m.)               pay                       (p.m)
  Range                                            Range*
            Arrears Included in (Annexures to *Basic         Arrears Included in (Annexures to
            Bd’s      letter    No.F(E)I/98/AL/4/6 Pay+D Bd’s         letter   No.F(E)I/98/AL/4/6
            dt.2.9.98)                             P         dt.2.9.98)
 Rs.        Part A Part B Part C Part D Rs.                  Part A Part B Part C Part D
Below       300         250       150         40   Below 300            250       150         40
3000                                               4500
3000 -      500         400       300         80   4500-     500        400       300         80
4499                                               6749
4500 -      700         550       450        120   6750-     700        550       450        120
5999                                               8999
6000 -      1000        800       600        160   9000-     1000       800       600        160
8999                                               13499
9000 & 1300             1050      750        200   13500 & 1300         1050      750        200
above                                              above

 The other terms and conditions for grant of this allowance shall remain unchanged.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 54             /2005
                          No.P(R ) 170/Computers Date: 13-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No 2002/AC-II/37/8. dated 17.11.2004 and Rly.Board’s
 Order No. ERB-1/2004/23/56dated 8.2.2005 are published for information, guidance and
 necessary action.

 Copy of Board’s letter No. 2002/AC-II/37/8 dated 17.11.2004.

                 Sub: Re-organisation of staffing pattern of EDP Centres.
                           ….
         At present the computer activities in the Railways are broadly spread over EDP
 Centres in the headquarters of Zonal Railways and the PUs and at computer centres at
 Divisions, Workshops, Stores Depots and Passenger Reservation System (PRS). Of these,
 the staffing pattern is encadred only in Zonal and Production Unit’s EDP Centres; others
 being manned on ex-cadre basis. In view of rapid technological changes in the field of
Information Technology, transformation of the EDP Centres into IT resources centres
with online environment of working in sequel to implementation of SDT and MIS
applications wherein data entry would be mostly taken care of by the user departments,
the question of reorganisation of existing computer activities including the staffing
pattern had been under consideration of Board for some time. The matter has since been
considered in consultation with both the recognized federations and it has been decided
as under-

1.     New Set up.
        The new reorganized set up will be known as Information Technology Centres(IT
 Centres). The IT Centres will encompass activities presently being undertaken by Zonal
 and Production Units EDP Centres, Divisional, Workshop and Stores Depot computer
 centres but will not include PRS and FOIS. The function and responsibilities of the
 reorganised set up are as mentioned in the following paragraphs.

2.       New Cadre.

       The reorganised cadre will be known as Information Technology cadre(IT Cadre).

3.       Functions, Duties and Responsibilities of IT Centres.

         In the emerging scenario the data capturing work presently being done at EDP
Centres will be mostly handled by user department themselves and these Centres will
transform into resource centres and nodal agency for service providers for all the IT
activities of the Railway. Accordingly, the work scenario of IT Centres will be broadly
organized as under:-

(i)      Computer System Management Section.
         a. Responsibility for installation , maintenance and efficient management of
            computer systems including hardware and system software on the Railway.
         b. Technical clearance of computerization proposals on the Railway.
         c. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
         d. Any other function as spelt out by competent authority from time to time.

(ii)     Database Maintenance/Administration Section.
          a. Managing data base availability, planning and creating databases, managing
             physical structures.
          b. Managing storage based on design
          c. Managing security backup and recovery database tuning
          d. Assistance in software maintenance
          e. Rectification of minor problems and minor modification required in
             application software.
          f. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc and
          g. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

(i)      Computer Network Management Section.
          a. Managing network administration for LAN & WAN
          b. Rectification of network problems in order to have uptime possible.
          c. Liaison/coordination with concerned authorities for proper uplinking
          d. Maintenance of network equipments
          e. Ensuring optimum bandwidth over the network
            f. Investigation/rectification of data loss over network, if any
            g. Plug cases of data collision and rectify it immediately.
            h. Any other function as allotted by competent authority.

(ii)        Application Co-ordination Section.
             a. Co-ordination with relevant user departments and handling of other related
                policy matters;
             b. Effecting improvements in the system; certification of the applications,
                modules thereof and overall supervision of pace of implementation of
                applications etc.
             c. In the on-line applications developed in RDBMS environment, association of
                user departments is a prerequisite for success of the project. The respective
                user departments will carry out following functions.
                 Input data capture & validation.
                 Database updation
                 Generation of various reports and downloading thereto.
             d. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
             e. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.


(iii) Training Coordination Section.
     a. Preparation of standard training input for staff and arranging training of IT
         personnel.
     b.  Training of User Department.
     c.  Managing IT learning centres.
     d.  Coordination with training agencies, bodies, associations etc.
     e.  Liaison/coordination with training contractors, etc.
     f.  Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

(iv)        Software Library, technical reference section
       a.      Procurement of required books/CDs/Programs and proper upkeep thereof.
       b.      Maintenance of technical reference books
       c.      Maintenance of source codes for proprietary software
       d.      Maintenance of user licence, software licence and periodical review
       e.      Maintenance of operating system and software program, CDs/Floppy etc.
       f.      Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

(v)         Data entry section. (This will be required only till all applications are made on line
            and there are no residual traditional applications requiring data entry in IT
            centres).
            a. Carry out traditional data entry activities.
            b. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
            c. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

The size and composition of the above Sections mentioned above is left to be decided
locally depending on the workload and exigencies of work in accordance with usual
extant procedure.

4. Date of effect:
     The re-organisation will take effect from 01.04.05. These instructions will supercede
     all instructions issued earlier on Staffing Pattern for EDP Centres at Zonal Railway
     Headquarters and Pus and other computer centres at Divisions, Workshops and Stores
     Depots.

5.    Staffing pattern:
     The following will be the cadre structure of the reorganised setup alongwith scales of
     pay mode of induction and eligibility criteria:
      Designation Scale           Mode of filling up                  Qualification      for
                                                                      direct recruitment
                                                                      and        eligibility
                                                                      criteria           for
                                                                      promotion.
      Junior          Rs.5000-8000           50% DR+shortfall against the      PGDCA/B.SC
      Engineer (IT)                     promotion quota through RRBs.           (Computer        Science)
      Grade II                               50% by selection from             /BCA /DOE/ ACC “A”
                                        amongst regular serving staff in any    level course of three
                                        Department in Group C working in        year     duration       or
                                        grade below the grade Rs.5000-          equivalent           from
                                        8000 with a minimum of 5 years          recognized
                                        regular service with qualification as   University/Institute
                                        prescribed for DR.
      Junior          Rs.5500-000        By promotion by Non-selection          Staff with a minimum of
      Engineer                                                                  5 years service in the
      (IT) Grade I                                                              immediate lower grade
                                                                                Rs.5000-8000;
                                                                                suitability         being
                                                                                adjudged through a
                                                                                practical    test     and
                                                                                scrutiny    of    service
                                                                                records (ACRs)
      Senior          Rs.6500-10500         By promotion by selection           Staff with a minimum of
      Engineer                                                                  5 years service in the
      (IT) Grade                                                                immediate lower grade
      II                                                                        Rs.5500-9000.
      Section         Rs.7450-11500         By promotion by selection           Staff with a minimum of
      Engineer[IT                                                               5 years service in the
      ] Gr.I                                                                    immediate lower grade
                                                                                Rs.6500-10500.

3.      Control of IT Cadre:

        The new IT cadre shall be under administrative and professional control of FA&CAO of
Zonal Railways and Production Units. So far as Zonal Railways are concerned, IT cadre will be
a unified cadre covering the existing EDP Centres and computer centres in divisions, workshops
and stores depots and will be centrally controlled by Zonal Railway headquarter. However, the
first two grades namely the entry grade of Junior Engineer (IT) Grade II in the pay scale of
Rs.5000-8000 and Jr.Engineer (IT) Grade I in the Pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 will be
decentralized and may be filled up Unit-wise.

4.      Absorption/deployment of existing staff in the new IT cadre:

     [i] The existing staff in the EDP Centres who are encadred would be suitably trained
     and adjusted in corresponding/equivalent grade in the new IT Cadre. The grade in
     which they are working shall be the basis for their absorption in the
     corresponding/equivalent grade. They will be assigned seniority in the absorbing
     grade with reference to length of non-fortuitous service in the corresponding/
     equivalent grade as on 1.4.05 subject to the condition that inter-se seniority of persons
     in the same category will not be disturbed. However, staff in the lowest grade
     Rs.4500-7000 will have to pass the selection for entering into entry grade Rs.5000-
     8000 in the reorganised setup. A concession/relaxation to the extent of 10% in
     standard may be allowed to them to facilitate their deployment/promotion in the said
     grade failing which they will be repatriated to their parent cadre. Once the existing
     staff is so adjusted, the induction/direct recruitment for new setup will come into
     force for any vacancy remaining unfilled and that arising in future.In the meanwhile,
     fresh recruitment at the entry level (Rs.4500-7000) in the cadre of DEOs should be
     stopped forthwith since that grade will not be there in the new setup and to that
     extent, the problem of their promotion/deployment in next higher grade (Rs.5000-
     8000) in the new setup will not arise.

     [ii]       Staff working on ex-cadre basis in computer centres at Divisions,
     Workshops and Stores Depots will be considered for deployment in the equivalent
     grade on their request in the new set up subject to the condition that they are holding
     the grade on regular basis after due selection, and are working for atleast 10 years in
     the Computer Centre either on continuous basis or in broken spells. On absorption
     in the new set up they will be assigned seniority in the absorbing grade with
     reference to non-fortuitous length of service in the grade held by them on regular
     basis in their parent cadre as on 1.4.05. Others will be repatriated to their cadre in
     due course. Caderisation will start only from the entry grade and will cover the
     higher grades in the hierarchy in due course as and when the existing incumbents
     holding the posts on ex-cadre basis vacate the same and staff inducted in the new set
     up in terms of revised procedure as outlined in para 5 above become eligible for
     promotion.

5.      Training

     In order to ensure that there is implementation of the reorganized set up to the fullest
     extent, acquiring qualifications, undergoing/attending appropriate training courses
     will be made mandatory. Detailed instructions in this regard will follow.

6.      Computer Cells/User Department.

     In the new set up, most of the data entry work, presently handled by EDP
     Centres/Computer Centres will be taken care of by staff of user departments and will
     necessitate establishment of computer cells for user departments, which will be the
     interface link between the user department and the IT Centre. They will troubleshoot
     minor problems related to RDBMS based applications and rectify minor defects
     related to data entry, network links, computer hardware, software problems etc.
     Sr.Subordinates and supervisors from user department shall man these posts. These
     posts would be ex-cadre to be created based on worth of charge and serve the
     respective department(s). In the time to come, in the event of very close proximity of
     such computer cells to the zonal IT Centre or Divisional/Workshop and Stores Depot
     IT Centre, depending on the separability of suitable personnel from the IT Centre,
     technical staff from IT Centre may also be posted at such computer cells. The
     designation and pay scales of the staff would be that of senior subordinates in
     respective user departments eg., SO(A/Cs)/Sr.SO(A/Cs)Computer Cell; OS-II/OS-I
      (Computer Cell etc. If considered necessary, these ex-cadre posts could be operated in
      IT Centres also as at present.

7.          Cadre strength.

      To start with, the number of posts to be operated in the new set up will be equal to the
      number of posts already sanctioned in the EDP Centres and other respective computer
      centres. However, the posts in the new setup will ultimately be distributed on
      percentage basis after the same has reasonably stabilized.

8.          Creation of posts.

      No new revenue post should be created for new zone/divisions. However, there could
      be creation of posts for the new IT Cadre against all posts presently operated in HQs,
      Divisional, Workshops and Stores Depot computer centres (both ex-cadre and cadre);
      the newly developed SDT applications being treated as new assets for this purpose.
      The yardsticks for the additional work of SDTs and other applications in the new set
      up for creation of revenue posts will be advised in due course.

9.          Migration to the new cadre:

      In the first phase, the existing staff will migrate to the new cadre as a whole as per
      procedure in para 7 above. Subsequently, after stabilization of the cadre, posts shall
      be created/abolished based on the percentages prescribed and also based on the
      yardsticks to be finalized.

Copy of Board's Order No.ERB-I/2004/23/56 dated 8.2.2005.

        Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to
look into the various issues regarding re-organisation of Staffing pattern of EDP Centres
of Zonal Railways and Production Units in view of rapid technological changes in the
field of IT and Transformation of EDP Centres into IT resource centres with online
environment of working in sequel to implementation of STC and MIS applications. The
Committee will consist of the following:-

            1. Director Finance (CCA)/Railway Board                        Convenor.
            2. Director Establishment (N)/Railway Board                    Member.
            3. Director Mechanical Engineer(C&IS) Railway Board            Member.
            4. Director Efficiency Research (S&T)Railway Board             Member.
            5. Director Pay Commission-II/Railway Board                    Member.
            6. Director (Trg.)/Railway Board                               Member.
            7. Joint Director(MIS)/Railway Board                           Member.
            8. Deputy Director Finance(E)II/Railway Board                  Member.

2.                 The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under :-

     i)            Evolving the yardsticks for creation of IT Cadre revenue charged posts
                   against SDT applications in the new set up.
     ii)           Matter related to implementation of reorganization orders.
     iii)          Determination of cadre strength of IT cadre on Railways.
   iv)             Syllabus for selections.
         v)        Finalizing a roadmap in this regard in consultation with DIT to enter into
              agreements with appropriate institutions for training of staff as well as the
              facility/concession for pursuing courses offered by them leading to professional
              degrees/diplomas in computer science. The objective of this exercise shall be
              to hone the professional skills of IT staff keeping in view the latest
              development in the field of IT.
         vi)       Professional qualification/incentives.
         vii) Any other related/incidental issues considered necessary by the Committee.
         viii)Any other function as spell out by the competent authority from time to time.

    3.         The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.
    4.         The Committee will submit its report within a period of three months from
       the date of its constitution.
    5.         The Convenor and Members of the Committee will be eligible to draw
       TA/DA as per the existing rules.




                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 55 /2005
                             No.P(R ) 673/IV Date: 21-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(MPP)2002/3/31 dated 17.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 29.7.03 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.164/03.


Copy of Board's letter No. .E(MPP)2002/3/31 Dated 17.3.05 (RBENo.46/05)

                  Sub: Jurisdiction of Zonal Training Centres.

       Kindly refer Board’s letter No.98/Safety-1/27/1 dated 20.10.2004 conveying
Board’s decision about placing ZRTI under the control of Chief Operations Manager
(COM) of the Railway. Accordingly the designation “CSO” wherever occurring in
Board’s letter of even number dated 29.7.03 (RBE No.129/2003) may be replaced by
“COM”. All other terms and conditions of the letter remain the same.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 56 /2005
                             No.P(R ) 473/VI Date: 04-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/9 dated 21.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 22.11.02 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.7/03.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/9 Dated 21.3.05(RBE No.--)

                  Sub: Issue of Duty Cheque Pass to Rail Tel Corporation.

       In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No.F(E)II/2002/DEI/I dt.22nd
Nov., 2002, issue of duty cheque passes to the deputationists to Rail Tel Corporation was
available for a period of two years which has since been expired. On a request from the
Rail Tel Corporation further extension of issue of duty cheque passes to the staff and
officers of Rail Tel Corporation has been considered and it has been decided by Board
that the facility for issue of duty cheque passes may further be extended for a period of
another 2 years beyond 22nd November ‘04. In the meantime, Rail Tel Corporation should
take necessary action to reimburse the cost of duty cheque passes issued to their staff and
officers to Northern Railway, periodically.



                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO: 57 /2005
                        No.P(PC)487/V/97/DA Date: 12 -4-2005

        Copy of Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dt.8.4..05 (RBE No.61/2005, PC-
V/452) is published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated
16.10.97 and 04-10-04 quoted therein was circulated as S.C.No. 171/97 and 167/04,
respectively.

       Action should be taken to draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance in the
salary bill of the mechanised unit of General pay Roll, Running and Workshops staff
including Gangmen of SC and HYB Divisions for the month of April, 2005 in respect of
employees belonging to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, C and D.

       DA Arrears: The D.A. arrears payable from 1.1.05 to 31.03.05 in respect of all
the employees will be drawn in the regular bill for the month of April, 2005.

        CWM/LGDS, GTPLS to ensure payment of DA and arrears as indicated above to
the staff of LGD & GTPL Workshops.

      DRMs/BZA, GNT & NED to ensure payment of DA and arrears to the staff of
BZA, GNT and NED.

         DRM/GTL to ensure payment of revised DA and arrears indicated above to the
staff of GTL and Workshops of TPTY.
.
         APO/Bills/HQrs/SC to ensure payment of revised DA and arrears to staff of HQrs
offices. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for April, 2005 and no
honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.


Copy of Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dt.8.4.05 (RBE No.61/2005, PC-V/452)

               Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees –
                    Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2005.

       Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 27.9.2004 ( S.No.PC-
V/431 RBE No. 21/ 2004 ) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to
decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect from Ist
January,2005 shall stand modified as follows:-
Date from which payable                           Rate of Dearness Allowance per month


                 1.01.2005                                          17% of pay


2.      Provision contained in Paras 3 and 4 of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/14
dated 16.10.1997 (S.No.PC-V/3, RBE No.139/97) shall continue to be applicable, while
regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.          The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders
shall be paid in cash to all Railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the Salary
Bill for April 2005 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this
purpose.

 4       The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paise
and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50
paise may be ignored.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 58 /2005
                           No.P( R)535/IV  Date: 04-05-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 dated 22.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 2.9.04 quoted therein was
circulated as SC No.212/04

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 Dated 22.3.05(RBE No.49/05)

      Sub: Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver,
           Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods
           Guard and Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard.
                                               ***
        As the Railways are aware with reference to a clarification sought for by Northern
Railway in the year 1994 their presumption that in the categories of Drivers and Guards
the minimum two years service for promotion to functional grade in the hierarchy has to
be the combined service in the equivalent & lower grade, was confirmed vide instructions
contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-94/PM1/9 dated 2.9.94 also endorsed to
other Railways for information and necessary action.

2.       The above issue was discussed in the PNM-AIRF Meeting held on 27-28.12.2004
wherein the official side explained that instructions already exist to the effect that
combined service in the basic grade and the senior grade in the categories of Drivers and
Guards can be taken into account for reckoning the two years residency period for
promotion to the next functional grade which also means that a person with less than two
years in the basic grade can be promoted to senior grade. However, the federation
wanted that this should be explicitly clarified to the Railways as some element of doubt
still existed on this aspect. It was agreed to do the needful.

3.     The above may be noted for necessary action.
                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 59 /2005
                                No.P(R ) 473/V Date:06-05-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No.E(W)95 PS 5-1/11/Pt dated 21.3.05       is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 31.5.95 quoted therein was
circulated as SC No.84/95.
                                                                                                 .
Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS 5-1/11/Pt Dated 21.3.05(RBE No.52/05)

        Sub: Grant of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass based on adhoc service.

         In terms of Board’s letter No.E(W)95PS5-1/11 dt.31.5.95, railway servants, who have
been promoted to higher grade on regular basis and retire from the higher grade, are given Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher post as to their number and class.
However, in case of railway servants, who are officiating in the higher grade without regular
promotion i.e. ‘adhoc’ basis, the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding
to the higher post is given only after 3 years of officiating/adhoc service.

2.       Certain railway servants were promoted to Group B posts such as Stenographer, Asstt.
Physiotherapy officer, Asstt. Health Officer, Asstt. Health Education Officer,             Asstt.
Pharmaceutical Officer, Asst. Dietetics Officer and Asstt. Nursing Officer in scale Rs.7500-
12000 and 8000-13500 after adopting the same procedure/eligibility conditions as proposed to
be prescribed in the recruitment rules i.e. selection through written examination, viva-voce and
assessment of record of service. Their promotions were, however, made on ‘adhoc’ basis till
finalisation of recruitment rules. Some of such railway servants have retired from railway
service before completion of 3 years continuous service on ‘adhoc’ basis and as such they have
been denied the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher
posts held by them.

3.      ‘Adhoc’ promotions made in the above cases are different from the adhoc promotions
made in isolated cases to other Group B posts on the Railways. Therefore, it has been held that
the ‘adhoc’ promotions made after following the requisite formalities for promotion to Group B
posts does not attract the provisions of minimum 3 years service for their eligibility to higher
class pass. Board have accordingly, decided that employees who were promoted to the Group B
Posts mentioned in para 2 above after following the requisite formalities and retired from service
before completion of 3 years service may be granted Post Retirement Complimentary Passes
corresponding to the higher posts they held before their retirement.

        This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 60 / 2005
                                 No.P( R)554/V    Date: 04-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 24.3.05              is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 2.9.02, 25.9.03 and 16.3.04
quoted therein were circulated as SC No.176/02,190/03 & 50/04, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-6 Dated 24.3.05(RBE No.54/05)

        Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of
            Officers/staff posted to new zones.
In order to facilitate operationalisation of New Zones, officers/staff on their posting to New
Zones/Divisions were permitted retention of Railway Quarters at the previous place of posting
for a period of one year in terms of Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002.
The period of retention of quarter was subsequently extended vide Railway Board’s letter of
even number dated 25.9.2003 for a further period of one year in favour of officers/staff already
posted to New Zones and retaining Railway quarter at the previous place of posting in terms of
instructions dated 2.9.2002.

On representation from New Zones about acute shortage of accommodation and the need for
extension of the period of retention, the matter has been reviewed by Railway Board. In exercise
of the powers vested in Board as per letter No.E(G)99 QR 1-16 dated 16.3.2004, the Ministry of
Railways (Railway Board) have taken the following decisions:

i)      The instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002 stand
        withdrawn with immediate effect.
ii)     Officers/Staff posted to New Zones/Divisions and retaining Railway accommodation at
        their previous place of posting in terms of Railway Board’s instructions dated 2.9.20202
        and 25.9.2003 may be permitted retention thereof upto 31.3.2006. Officers/staff who are
        relieved on posting to New Zones/Divisions after the issue of these instructions shall be
        allowed retention in terms of the instructions/rule governing retention of railway
        accommodation in the case of permanent transfer or upto 31.3.2006, whichever is later.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 61 / 2005
                               No.P( R)676/II    Date: 04-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I/94/TR/29 dated 28.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 2.5.95 and 27-9-89
quoted therein were circulated as SC No. 70/95 and 212/89, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I/94/TR/29 Dated 28.3.05 (RBE No.55/05)

                        Sub: Periodical transfer of Railway employees.

Reference this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I/87/TR/34 (JCM/DC) dated 27.9.89 enclosing
a comprehensive list of sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers. The
categories of TIAs/ISAs were subsequently included in the list of sensitive posts vide this
Ministry’s letter of even number dated 2.5.95.

The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways. It has been decided that since
the nature of job of Stock verifiers in the Accounts Department is similar to that of
Inspector of Store Accounts (ISAs), the post of Stock Verifiers should also be included in
the list of sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers.



                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 62 /2005
                              No.P(R )473/ VII Date: 09-05-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2005 PS5-6/32 dated 24.3.05              is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2005 PS5-6/32 Dated 24.3.05(RBE No.56/05)

       Sub: Grant of complimentary pass to the victims of national calamities/disasters.

       Consequent upon the announcement made by the Minister of Railways in his
Budget Speech 2005-06, it has been decided that special complimentary cheque passes in
second/sleeper class should be issued to the persons stranded in the national calamities/
disasters which are notified by the Central Government. The passes may be issued from
the stations falling under the area notified to the destination station of the victims.

2.     The complimentary special cheque passes may be issued subject to the following
conditions:
i)     The natural calamity/disaster has been notified by the Central Government,
ii)    The concerned District Magistrate/equivalent civil authority recommends and
    certifies that persons to whom passes are to be issued are the victims of natural
    calamities/disasters, which are notified by the Central Government.

3.      Complimentary special cheque passes in second/sleeper class will be issued from
the offices of Zonal Railways/Divisional Offices, and a separate account of the same
should be maintained by the pass issuing unit.

10.     This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 63 /2005
                            No.P( R)436/IREM/V Date: 04-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2002/PM1/31 dated 29.3.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/31 Dated 29.3.05 (RBE No.57/05)

                Sub: Psychological Test in departmental selections.

       As the Railways are aware in terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of
even number dt.22.8.2003, Psychological Test renamed as Aptitude Test has been given a
weightage of 20% in the departmental selections for promotion as ASM, Dsl/ Elec.Asstts. and
Motorman and has been integrated in the selection proceedings with the stipulation that the
Aptitude Test is not of qualifying nature.

2.      The Advisory Committee Constituted by the Ministry of Railways inter-alia advise and
guide the Psycho Technical cell of RDSO in the area of Aptitude Tests has recommended that the
Railways may switch back to the old system of multiple cut off and qualifying status for Aptitude
Test with the existing system of adding marks of aptitude test with written examination
continuing for deciding the eligibility for empanelment amongst those candidates who score the
minimum cut off marks and above in all the sub tests of the Aptitude Test. This has been
considered by the Board and the recommendations of the Advisory Committee accepted. The
minimum cut off marks will be as may be decided by RDSO.

The IREM, Vol. I, 1989 is accordingly amended as in the ACS No.171 .
          INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME –I, 1989 EDITION

Chapter II, Section B, Rules governing promotion of Group C Staff
                                  Advance Correction Slip No.171

I.      In the existing Note (v) below para 219(g) for the qualifying marks “NIL” substitute the
        words “Minimum cut-off as may be decided by RDSO”
II.     In the existing Note (ii) below para 219 (j) against item (b) for the qualifying marks
        “Nil” substitute the words “Minimum cut off as may be decided by RDSO”
[Authority: Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/31 Dated 9-9-2003 & 29.3.05]




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 64 /2005
                            No.P( R)563/VI  Date: 04-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 30.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 20.8.93 and 31.3.05
quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.90/93 and 180/01, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 30.3.05 (RBE No.58/05)

           Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling
                up of 25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Gr.C categories
                – extension of currency of scheme.
                                               ****

        The scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)
introduced vide Board’s letter No.E(NG)II-92/PM2/16 dt.20.8.1993 was last extended up
to 31.3.2005 vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM2/12 dt.21.8.2001.

       The Board have decided that the scheme may be extended further for a period of
one year up to 31.3.2006, as an interim measure on the existing terms and conditions.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 65 /2005
                            No.P(R )436/ IRMM Date:09-05-2005

Copy of Board's letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

        Copy of Board's letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05 (RBE No. -)

      Sub: Permission to treat Attested Photocopy of RELHS card as a valid document.

In terms of provisions contained in para 626(1) of Indian Railway Medical Manual, 2000, it is
necessary to produce medical identity card for availing of facilities in Railway Hospitals. It has
been brought to the notice of Board that retired railway employees/their eligible family members
find it difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family members moves out of
station carrying RELHS card.
The issue has been considered by Board and the following has been decided:-

i)       for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):- Attested copy of the medical identity card
    will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway
    Hospitals and Health Units. However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be allowed
    on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private recognized
    hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15 days.
ii)      for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing
    authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

                                     S.No.1/Health 2005
                   Advance Correction Slip to Para 626(1) of IRMM, 2000.

Add the following under Para 626(1)
i)      for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):- Attested copy of the medical identity card
    will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway
    Hospitals and Health Units. However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be
    allowed on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private
    recognized hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15
    days.
ii)     for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing
    authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.
    [Authority: Board's letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05]



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 66 /2005
                       No.P(PC)487/V/IMP/97/V Date: 28-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 23.3.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letters dated 1.10.1999 and
19.2.2002 quoted therein were circulated as SC No.276/99 and 42/02.

 Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 23.3.2005.(PC-V/450 RBE No.
50/05).

        Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway Servants -
              Clarification regarding.
                                 …
        In terms of the provisions of the Assured Career Progression (ACP)Scheme issued
vide Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated 01.10.99, the extension of the
benefits of higher pay scales under the ACP Scheme, in accordance with the existing
hierarchy, is subject to fulfilment of certain conditions enumerated in Annexure-I of the
said letter, Condition number 6 of the Annexure provides for fulfilment of the normal
promotion norms (bench-mark, departmental examination, seniority-cum-fitness in cases
of Gr.D employees etc) prescribed in the Recruitment Rules. It has further been clarified
in reply to point of doubt number 46 of Annexure to Board’s letter No. PC-99/I/1/1 dated
19.2.2002 that various conditions specified in the Recruitment Rules for promotion to the
next higher grade, including the higher/additional educational qualification, if prescribed,
would needs to be met even for consideration under the ACP Scheme.
2.       A doubt has been expressed as to whether the requirement of fulfilment of all
promotional norms even for ACP Scheme will include the requirement of fulfilment of
minimum eligibility service prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for promotion to next
higher grade in the hierarchy.

 3.           In this regard, it is pointed out that, in terms of condition number 4 of the
Annexure-1 to the letter dated 1.10.99, the first financial upgradation shall be allowed
after 12 years of regular service and the second financial upgradation after 12 years of
regular service from the date of the first financial upgradation, subject to fulfillment of
the prescribed conditions. Condition number 5.1. of the Annexure-I to the letter dated
1.10.99 further provides that two financial upgradations under the ACP Scheme shall be
available only if no regular promotions during the prescribed periods ( 12 and 24 years)
have been availed by an employee. If an employee has already received one regular
promotion, he shall qualify for the second financial upgradation only on completion of 24
years of regular service under the Scheme. Condition number 15 of the annexure-I to the
letter dated 1.10.99 provides that, subject to condition number 4, where the employees
have already completed 24 years of regular service, with or without a promotion, the
second financial upgradation under the Scheme shall be granted directly.

4.          It is, therefore, clear from harmonious reading of condition number 6 of the
Annexure-I to the letter dated 1.10.99 with the other conditions and stipulations of the
ACP Scheme that, while a person has to be eligible in all other aspects (Educational
qualification, departmental examination, skill/trade test, bench mark etc) to hold the
higher post, in terms of the Recruitment Rules, the scale of which is being considered
under the ACP Scheme, insofar as the requirement of “eligibility service” is concerned,
the only requirement is that he should have completed the prescribed 12 or 24 years’
regular service , as the case may be, counted from the direct entry grade without
insistence on further completion of residency period in any particular grade.

5.      In fact, this condition has been further relaxed in respect of cases where an
employee has moved from one post to another post on direct recruitment/absorption
basis or on deputation basis, followed by absorption. In such cases, as clarified in reply
to point of doubt number 4-6 of Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated
11.5.2000, past service in the same grade can also be counted towards the regular service.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 67 /2005
                    No.P(PC)487/V/Imp/97/Vol.V Date:20-04-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/1/7/18 Dated 28.3.05             is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board's letter dated 28.5.98 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.143/98.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/1/7/18 Dated 28.3.05(S.No.PC-V/451, RBE No.53/05)

       Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to trainee JE-II/ Design on Railways.
       Ref: Ministry of Railways’ letter of even number dated 28.5.98
            (S.No.PC-V/85, RBE No.115/98)
        Staff Side had raised the issue of revision of rate of stipend @ Rs.4000-100-4100
being paid to trainee JE-II(Design). The issue has been examined and it has been decided
that the trainee JE-II(Design) would also be paid stipend @ Rs.4500-125-4625 equivalent
to trainee JE-II in other departments.

2.       Item No.36 and 37 in the schedule attached to the above referred letter may thus,
be read as under:
 Sl.    Category                        Training        Revised scale Revised Rates
 No.                                    period          of the post     of stipend
        Drawing Office
 36. Draftsman’B’ in                    Eighteen        5000-8000       4500-125-4625
        Mech./Elect.and S&T Deptts. months
        (Diploma holders)
 37. Draftsman ‘B’ in Civil             Eighteen        5000-8000       4500-125-4625
        Engg.Deptt.(Diploma holders) months

11.    These orders will have immediate effect.
4.     This has the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 68 /2005
                            No.P(R )500/XX Date: 10-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/57/Vol.II dated 18.3.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. . Board’s letters dated 25.2.02 and
20.5.03 quoted therein were circulated under SC No.42/02 and 108/2003 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2000/PN1/57/Vol.II dated 18.3.05 (RBE No.47/05)

         Sub: Payment of difference of gratuity to pre 1996 Central
              Government Pensions – clarification regarding.

       A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.38/42/2005-
P&PW(F) dated 17th February,2005 on the above referred subject, is enclosed for
information and guidance of the Railways.

        Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OMs dt.4.12.2001 and 18.2.2003
referred to in the DOP&PW’s enclosed OM dt.17.2.2005, have been adopted/circulated
on the Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/97/PN1/22 dated 25.2.2002 and
No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/57 dated 20.5.2003, respectively.

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.38/42/2005-
P&PW(F) dated 17th February,2005

              Sub: Payment of difference of gratuity to pre 1996 Central
                   Government Pensioners – clarification regarding.

       The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations have been
received seeking confirmation whether in pursuance of Supreme Court judgement, vide
this Department’s OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Pt.I dated 4.12.2004, pre-1996 pensioners
have been made eligible for receiving additional gratuity. They have asked the concerned
pensioners to apply to their respective Departments by furnishing details of PPO number,
date of retirement, Bank details etc. It also contains a portion of the OM purported to
have been issued by this Department but does not indicate the name of Officer under
whose signature it has been issued.

2.      In view of the above, the factual position in the matter is as under:

(i)     This Department has not issued any OM on 4.12.2004 granting additional gratuity
to pre 1996 pensioners as there is no such Supreme Court Judgement in that respect; and

(ii) The extracts of OM reproduced by them purported to have been issued on 4.12.2004
is in fact a portion of this Department’s OM dated 4.12.2001 bringing out certain
modifications to OM dated 27.10.1997. In that OM, the Government consequent upon
acceptance of the 5th Pay Commission recommendations, inter-alia, prescribed that 100%
of DA be added to the pay and on this the retirement/death gratuity be calculated. This
was made effective from 1.1.196. It did not change any provisions regarding percentage
on DA for those who retired before 1.1.1996. Vide OM dated 4.12.2001 the Government
clarified that the addition to DA for calculation of gratuity would be applicable for
calculation of all types of gratuities like death/retirement/service gratuity. In this OM
also there is no change in other provisions of OM dated 27.10.1997 including the cut off
date of 1.1.1996. This was further clarified vide para (ii) of OM dated 18.2.2003. Hence,
prior to 1.1.1996, only basic pay was reckoned as emoluments for computation of
gratuity. It has not been agreed to extend the benefits to retirees prior to 1.1.1996 as for
grant of any benefit, prescription of a cut off date is essential keeping in view various
constraints including financial constraints.



                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 69 /2005
                             No.P(R )473/VI Date: 09-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/10 dated 8.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 18.6.02 and 26.9.02
quoted therein were circulated under SC No.121/02 and 220/02 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/10 dated 8.4.05 (RBE No.--)

             Sub: Procedure for issue of duty passes to eligible railway employees/GRP.

It has come to the notice of Board that in the absence of proper procedure on the issue,
renewal and cancellation of duty passes issued to railway employees, the same are being
misused even by outsiders. In order to keep a strict vigil on the duty passes issued, the
following procedure may be followed in issue, renewal and cancellation of the duty
passes issued by the railways:-

i)      Instructions contained in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,
      1993) below schedule I, under item II(7) should be followed strictly.

ii)      Bronze, metal pass/card pass with all-India validity below JAG officers/staff not
      to be issued by the railway administration. In case of exigency, Duty Card Passes
        with all India validity may be issued to below JAG officers in the entitled class with
        the personal approval of GM. This power should not be delegated further (Ref.
        Board’s letter No.E(W)2000PS5-1/21 dt.26.9.02)

iii)       Duty Card passes to eligible railway employees should be issued affixing
        photographs excepting in the case of card passes issued to IRPOF, AIRPF and to
        both the recognised federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR (Ref.Board’s letter
        No.E(W)2002PS5-1/10 dt.18.6.02, Board’s 1982 PS5-1/1 dt.23.6.82, 24.12.82,
        4.5.83 and 30.7.93). Vigilance inspectors may also be exempted from filling up the
        entries in the card passes (Ref. Board’s letter No.E(W)1981 PS5-1/2 dt.7.8.82) One
        photograph of the person whom Duty Card Pass has been issued should be pasted in
        the relevant page of the register alongwith other details.

iv)        Duty Card passes to GRP personnel should be issued strictly in accordance with
        the provision contained in Board'’ letter No.E(W)86PS5-13/1 dt.21.2.86.

v)         Duty Card passes to GRP may be issued on the basis of requisition received from
        DIG/IG of Police and recommended by the CSO. In case of railway employees Duty
        Card passes may be issued on recommendation from the concerned HOD. It may be
        ensured that railway employees, whose nature of duties involve, frequent journeys,
        only are recommended for issue of Duty Card Passes. Duty Card passes should be
        issued normally for a validity period of one year only excepting card passes issued to
        audit officers.

vi)        A proper register should be maintained for the purpose of issue of duty card pass
        and a separate page should be allotted for each card pass and necessary entries
        should be made therein whenever fresh Duty Card pass is issued for the first time
        and subsequent renewal thereafter. The scrutiny of the register should be made every
        month to find out whether any card pass is due for renewal and if the card pass is not
        renewed after expiry of its validity the concerned official should be called for
        surrendering the card pass. No official should be allowed to keep the card pass with
        him after expiry of its validity.

vii)      Periodical review should be undertaken to destroy the card pass, after expiry by
        burning into ashes in the presence of a committee of three members including a
        gazetted officer nominated for the purpose. Till destruction of the card pass, all
        documents, i.e. requisition, recommendation of HOD/CSO, as the case may be,
        approval of the competent authority, for issue/renewal etc., should be kept in safe
        custody for verification at any stage. Entry regarding destruction of Duty Card Pass
        should be made in the register maintained for the purpose.

viii)      In the case of loss/theft of card pass./metal pass the same should be immediately
        reported to police and acknowledgement should be obtained. The fact of theft/loss
        should also be immediately advised to commercial department to prevent its
        subsequent use. Duty Card pass/metal pass against loss/theft should be issued only
        after completing the requisite formalities including recovery of fines.

    The above instructions are not exhaustive, but for general guidance. All out
precautions should be taken to prevent fraudulent use of the Duty Card Pass/metal pass
issued to Railway employees /GRP.
                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 70 /2005
                          No.P(R )414/A/III Date: 10-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(MPP)2004/3/41 dated 31.3.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 24.1.91 and 27.1.2002
quoted therein were circulated under letter No.P[R]464/MC-15 dt.22.3.91 and SC No.24/02,
respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2004/3/41 dated 31.3.05 (RBE No.59/05)

               Sub: Observance of six days week for training centres.

The issue of observing 5 days week for training centres/institutes was raised in the meeting
of ZRTI held on 16th and 17th September 2004. This matter has been examined and it is
clarified that training centres like ZRTIs/ STCs/ S&TTC/ETC/CETC/BTC, etc are field units
and hence do not come under the purview of 5 days week and Staff/faculty in all training
centres will observe 8 days Casual Leave, in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)2001LE1/7
(Master Circular) dated 24.1.91 and 27.1.2002.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 71 /2005
                             No.P(R )563/ VI Date: 10-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2 (KW) dated 15.4.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 2.1.04 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No.12/04, respectively


Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2 (KW) dated 15.4.05 (RBE No.64/05)

         Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme – Drivers and Gangmen.
         Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2 (KW) dated 2.1.2004.

Pursuant to the introduction of Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) vide above
referred    Board’s    letter,   a    number    of    proposals     mooting     further
amendments/improvements/extensions to Safety Related Retirement Scheme were
received from Zonal Railways and Federations. After considering the various
suggestions, the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided that suitability for
recruitment of wards of employees opting for retirement under this scheme will be
assessed through a Committee at the level of Zonal Headquarters instead of RRB. For
this purpose a Committee of three SAG officers may be constituted by the Zonal Railway
consisting of one Officer from Personnel, one from mechanical/Electrical Engineering
(depending upon the stream in which recruitment is being done) and one SAG officer
from Civil Engineering Department.

Other terms and conditions of the scheme as stipulated in Board’s above referred letter
dated 2.1.2004 remains unchanged.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 72 /2005
                              No.P(R )531/I Date:10-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 7.4.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. . Board’s letter dated 22.9.2003 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No.185/2003.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 7.4.2005 (RBE No.60/2005)

             Sub: Procedure for holding selection for promotion from Group D
                  to Group C posts.

In para 3 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.9.2003 it has been conveyed
that for promotion from Group D to Group C posts, the selections will henceforth consist
of written test and record of service of 85 and 15 marks respectively. In the procedure for
promotion against 33 1/3% quota it has been provided that assessment under the heading
Record of Service will be based on entries in the Service Book/Personal file regarding
academic/technical qualifications, awards/punishment, etc. It is clarified that in the
selections for promotion of Group D staff to Group C posts against 16 2/3% quota also
the same procedure for assessment under the heading record of service will be followed.

                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 73 /2005
                       No.P (PC ) 487/V/97/DA Date: 10-05-2005

      Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 1.11.2004,18.8.98,
2.8.2004, 31.1.97, 27.1.98 & 5.8.99 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.
204/94, 234/98, 176/2k, 20/98, 44/98, and 212/99 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.2005 ( PC-V/454RBE No. 69/05).

        Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner-
             Revised rate effective from –1.1.2005.

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 04.04.2005 of Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’
Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.
As stated in para-2 thereof, these orders will apply to Railway pensioners also. A
concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office
memorandum with reference to corresponding Railway instructions is indicated below:-

S.No.    Para No.      No.& date of Deptt. of Pension     No. & date of Corresponding
                       & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.       orders issued by Railway
                                                          Board
1.       1             42/2/2004-P&PW(G)                  PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 01.11.2004
                       dated 24.9.2004.                   (RBE No.230/2004,S.NO.PC-V/434)
                                                          (SC No. 204/04)
2.       2             23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.98      N.A.
3.       3             4/59/97-P&PW (D) dt. 14.7.98.      F (E) III/96/ON1/9 dt. 18.8.98 (SC
                       4/29/99-P&PW(D) dt.12.7.2000       No. 234/98)
                                                          F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dt. 2.8.2000 RBE
                                                          No.138/2k (SC No. 176/2k).
4.       4&5           45/52/97-P&PW(E) dt. 16.12.97      (i)       F(E)III/97/PNI/Ex-gratia/3
                                                                   dt. 31.12.97 (RBE No.
                                                                   194/97. S.No.PC-V/28) (SC
                                                                   No. 20/98)
                                                          (ii)     F(E)III/97/PNI/Ex-gratia/5
                                                                   dt. 27.1.98 (RBE No. 19/98,
                                                                   S.No.PC-V./38) (SCNo.
                                                                   44/98)
5.      7            45/73/97-P&PW(G) dt. 2.7.99          F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dt. 5.8.99 (SC No.
                                                          212/99).


Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, DOP & PW’s O.M.
No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 04-04-2005

                               OFFICE MEMORANDUM

       Subject: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/ family
                  pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.01.2005.
                          …
         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department‘s OM No.42/2/2004-
P&PW(G) dated 24.09.2004 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief admissible from
01.07.2004 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that dearness relief shall be
paid to the Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for
the rise in cost of living at the rate of 17% w.e.f. 01.01.2005 in supersession of the rate
mentioned in the OM dated 24.09.2004 referred to above.
2.       These orders apply to (I) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family
Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the
Defence Service Estimates (iii) All India Service pensioners (iv) Railway pensioners and
(v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of
displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving
pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia
allowance of Rs.1275/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B)
dated 23.02.1998.
 3.      Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption
 in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted
 portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this
 department’s OM No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the
 payment of DR @ 17% w.e.f. 01.1.2005 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which
 the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn
 lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness pension subject to fulfilment of the
 conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection,
 instructions contained in this Deptt.’s O.M. No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated 12.07.2000
 refers.

4.      The surviving CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service between the period
18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. with effect
from 01.11.1997 under this Department’s O.M.No.45/52/97P&PW (E) dated 16.12.1997
are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 17% w.e.f. 01.01.2005.

5.     The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of Ex-gratia
payment in terms of this department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW (E) dated 16.12.1997
will be paid DR @ 9% w.e.f. 01.01.2005.
(i)    The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had
       retired from service prior to 01.01.1986 or who had died while in service prior to
       01.01.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs,.605/-. p.m.
(ii)   Central Government Employees who had retired on CPF benefits before
       18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-,
       Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

  6.    Payment of dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to
the next higher rupee.

7.     Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief in respect of employed family
pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in
accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No.45/73/97-
P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where
pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

8.      In the case of retired Supreme Court and High Court judges necessary orders will
be issued by the Department of justice separately.


9.     It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authority, including the
nationalised banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of dearness relief payable in each
individual case.

10.    The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are
requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioner etc on the basis of above instructions
without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of
India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. L528-TA, II/84-8—II dated
23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant
Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No.GANB No.2958/GA—64(ii)(CGL)/81
dated 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all
Nationalised Banks.

11.   In their application to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts
Department these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

12.   This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure vide their U.No.126/EV/2005 dated 1st April, 2005.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 74 /2005
                          No.P(R )182/IV Date: 25-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2005/GS 1-1 dated 12.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2005/GS 1-1 dated 12.4.05 (RBE No.62/05)

         Sub: Conduct of a Railway servant in relation to the proper
              maintenance of his family.
        Instances of failure of Railway servant to look after the proper maintenance of
their families have come to notice of the Board. It has been noticed that in most cases,
Railway avoid to investigate these instances/complaints and to take suitable action
thereon on the ground that these are private/personal affairs of the Railway servant and
railway administration cannot interfere as such.

2.      In this connection it is clarified that it is the responsibility of the railway
employees to look after their families, failing which they can be taken up for violating
RS(Conduct) Rules,1966 for such conduct as ‘unbecoming of a railway servant’. Neglect
by a railway employee of his wife and family in a manner unbecoming of railway servant
should be regarded as a good and sufficient reason to justify action being taken against
him under Rule 6 of RS(D&A) Rules,1968.

3.     Instances/complaints of the failure of Railway employees to look after their
families may, therefore, be investigated invariably and suitable action be taken in all
those cases where the complaints are prima facie established during the investigation.


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 75 /2005
                           No.P(R )473/VII Date:28-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-1/20 dated 12.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-1/20 dated 12.4.05 (RBE No.63/05)

               Sub: Issue of Special passes on sports account.

In terms of item (2) under Column 2 below Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway
Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition,1993), whereas special passes on privilege
account are to be issued to the employees or his family members or dependents who are
participating in the sports events, the class of pass to be issued to railway servants
traveling alone or with a team as an official or a coach has not been specified. It has also
been noticed that no provision exists to grant pass, higher than first class, to those
Railway servants who are entitled for the same when participating in sports events.
Board has, therefore, decided that item (i) and (ii) under column 3 below Schedule VII
(Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition,1993) may be
replaced as under:-

(i)      Special pass will be issued to the Railway employee himself or his family
members/dependents who are actually participating in the sports events for the class of
entitlement of the Railway servant on privilege account. A higher class pass not higher
than first class may be issued to a team when they travel together and at least one member
of the team is ordinarily entitled to travel by the higher class. However, pass higher than
first class may be issued to those railway employees whose entitlement under privilege
pass account is higher than first class. A pass for a bicycle may also be issued for
participating in cycling events.
(ii)    Railway servants, when detailed on duty, and traveling either alone or with a team
as official or a coach may be issued a duty pass of their entitlement while on duty.

2.     In view of above decision, Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second
Edition,1993) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip no.48 (copy enclosed).

3.     This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Advance Correction Slip No.48        to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second
Edition,1993)

Replace item (i) & (ii) under column 3 against item (2) ‘on sports account’ below
schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second Edition,1993) as under:

(i)    Special pass will be issued to the Railway employee himself or his family
       members/dependents who are actually participating in the sports events for the
       class of entitlement of the Railway servant on privilege account. A higher class
       pass not higher than first class may be issued to a team when they travel together
       and at least one member of the team is ordinarily entitled to travel by the higher
       class. However, pass higher than first class may be issued to those railway
       employees whose entitlement under privilege pass account is higher than first
       class. A pass for a bicycle may also be issued for participating in cycling events.
(ii)   Railway servants, when detailed on duty, and travelling either alone or with a
       team as official or a coach may be issued a duty pass of their entitlement while on
       duty.

[Authority: Board's letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-1/20 dated 12.4.05]


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 76 /2005
                         No.P(R )605/IX Date:26-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/16 dated 20.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 20.10.99 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 320/99.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM1/16 dated 20.4.05 (RBE No.--)

            Sub: Guidelines for Personnel Officers and Members of Selection
                  Boards constituted for conducting selections for promotion
                  to posts classified as “selection”.

       Reference Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-98/PM1/17 dt.20.10.1999 forwarding
therewith guidelines for Personnel Officers and Members of Selection Boards constituted
for conducting selections for promotion to posts classified as “selection”.

2.      The existing note (5) below para 9.1 of the aforesaid guidelines should be
substituted with the following:-

Note 5: “There should be absolutely no cutting, erasing, overwriting etc. of the marks
once awarded to answers to multiple-choice objective type of questions. In case of
questions requiring narrative type of answers also while there should not be any over-
writing, erasing, corrections of marks, if genuinely warranted, may be made by striking
the marks originally given and entering the fresh marks duly attesting the correction”.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 77 /2005
                          No.P(R )633/I Date: 25-05-2005

     Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A/I-2001/JCM/DC-2 dated 19.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 9.10.98 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 287/98..

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A/I-2001/JCM/DC-2 dated 19.4.05 (RBE No.65/05)

            Sub: Special Pay (Special Allowance) to the Train Superintendents/
                 Deputy Train Superintendents of Rajdhani Trains.
            Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-98/SP-1/Genl.-1 dated 09.10.1998.

        The Staff Side in the Forum of DC/JCM, had raised a demand for grant of Special
Allowance to the Train Superintendents/Deputy Train Superintendents of Rajdhani
Trains, working in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000/6500-10500.                 After careful
consideration, the Board have decided to grant Special Allowance @ Rs.300/- p.m. to the
staff drawn for manning Rajdhani Express Trains from the scale of Rs.5500-9000 also in
addition to the scale of Rs.5000-8000 specified in the letter dated 09.10.1998.

2.     These orders would be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

3.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 78 /2005
                          No.P(R )633/I Date: 25-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(P&A)1-2003/FE-2/1 dated 15.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 10.8.98 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 211/99.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)1-2003/FE-2/1 dated 15.4.05 (RBE No.66/05)

       Sub: Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Decision
            relating to grant of PCO Allowance (known as Special Pay prior
            to IV CPC recommendation) to staff of Production Control
            Organisation.
       Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-99/SP-1/WS-1 dated 10.08.1999.

AIRF had raised a demand in the PNM to review the stipulation of the words “On tenure
basis” appearing in 2nd line of para 3 of the Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-99/SP-1/WS-1
dated 10.08.99. The issue has been examined by Board and it has been decided that
tenure for SE/SSEs posted to PCOs, will henceforth be decided by the concerned
Railway/Production Units with the personal approval of the General Manager depending
upon their local conditions.
                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 79 /2005
                           No.P(R )420/V Date: 26-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/CPC/LE-1 dated 15.4.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/CPC/LE-1 dated 15.4.05 (RBE No.67/05)

            Sub: Requirement of taking permission by Government servants
                  for leaving Station/headquarters.

A copy of O.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5.10.2004 received from the Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) on the
above subject is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel
& Training)’sO.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5.10.2004

      Sub: Requirement of taking prior permission by Government servants
           for leaving Station/headquarters.

       The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.11013/7/94-
Estt.(A) dated the 18th May,1994 in which it has, inter alia, been clarified that the
Government servant should take permission for leaving station/headquarters specially for
private visits abroad. It has also been clarified in O.M.No.11013/8/2000-Estt(A) dated
the 7th November,2000 that the leave sanctioning authority while granting leave shall take
prior approval, if required, for permitting the officer to go abroad as per the existing
instructions. Despite these instructions, instances have come to the notice of the
Government where Government servants have left their headquarters without taking prior
permission and proceeded abroad.

2.      The High Court of Delhi, in its judgment dated the 28th May 2004 in the Criminal
Writ Petition No.1004/03 (Chandra Kumar Jain Vs.Union of India) has observed that a
Government servant who had visited some foreign countries 161 times on private visits
without permission was never questioned and no one in the customs and the other
departments suspected why a Government servant was so frequently (161 times) making
private visits without permission. The High Court has, therefore, directed the Central
Government to frame guidelines on foreign private visits of the Government servants.

3.      Keeping in view the observation of the High Court the Ministries/Departments are
requested to bring the existing instructions on the subject matter to the notice of all
concerned and ensure that Government servants take prior permission before leaving for
visits abroad as required under these instructions. When such permission to visit abroad
is sought the Government servant is required to furnish information relating to the
proposed and previous private visits as per the proforma (enclosed).

                              PROFORMA
(See O.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5th October,2004)
1.       Name
2.       Designation
3.       Pay
4.       Ministry/Department (Specify Centre/State/PSU)
5.       Passport No.
6.       Details of Private foreign travel to be undertaken.
Period of abroad              Names of        Purpose      Estimated   Source of                 Remarks.
From           To             Foreign                      Expenditure funds
                              Countries to                 (Travel;
                              be visited                   board/
                                                           lodging,
                                                           visa,
                                                           misc.etc.)

7.      Details of previous private foreign travel, if any undertaken during the last four years (as under
        item No.6).

                                                            Name
                                                            Designation:
                                                            Date

                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 80 /2005
                             No.P(R )240/DR Date:30-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2005 ED 2/1 dated 5.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 11.3.2004 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No. 36/04.



Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2005 ED2/1 dated 5.5.2005(RBE No.)

             Sub: Clarification regarding para 8.2 of Master Circular No.l7
                     i.e. school uniform.
                                      ….
       With reference to Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.3.2004 in
which instructions regarding merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance /Dearness Relief
with basic pay/pension w.e.f. 1.4.2004 have been conveyed, a clarification has been
sought as to whether pay limit regarding eligibility for supply of free uniform as
mentioned in para 8.2 of the Master Circular would be revised or not.

       In above context it is clarified that the eligibility condition of basic pay of
Rs. 5,000/- P.M. for supply of free uniforms to wards of Railway employees would also
be enhanced on effecting such merger to Rs.7,500/-(i.e. Rs. 5,000/- basic pay + 50%
D.P.).

        This issues in consultation with Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

(This disposes RDSO’s letter No.WS/School Uniform dated 21.12.04.).


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 81 /2005
                               No.P(R )563/VI Date: 30-05-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-2/3 dated 3.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 4.5.2000 , 19.6.2000
and 19,.11.2003 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos, 126/2000, 144/2000 and
215/2003, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-2/3 dated 3.5.2005 (RBE No 71/05)

        Sub: Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts & Guides Quota.
                            ….
        Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters
No.E(NG)II/99/RR-2/3 dated 4.5.2000, E(NG)II/90/RR-2/1 dated 19.6.2000 and
E(NG)II/2003/RR-2/3 dated 19.11.2003, inter alia laying down the detailed guidelines for
recruitment against Cultural and Scouts & Guides Quota.

        It has recently come to the notice of this office that a number of Zonal
Railways/PUs are either not resorting to recruitment authorised against aforesaid quota
and even if they are resorting the same is not being finalized within the stipulated
period.

       In view of the above, Board desires that all Zonal Railways/PUs should fill up the
Cultural and Scouts & Guides quota during respective year as per circulated guidelines.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 82 /2005
                           No.P(R )66/NDA/IV Date: 28-05-2005

               Copy of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 04-05-05 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 10-11-04
and 08-04-05       quoted therein were circulated as S.C.Nos. 202/04 and 57/05,
respectively.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 04-05-05 (RBE No.72/05)

                Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2005.

       Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide
this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 08-04-05, the President is pleased to
decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexure A and B of
Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HW-1 dated 10.11.2004 stand revised with effect from
1.1.2005 as indicated at Annexure A in respect of ‘Continuous’, ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’
categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure B in respect of
‘Essentially Intermittent’ categories respectively.

2.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

ANNEXURE ‘A’
Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2005 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and
‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2,
and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.
S.No. Pay slabs in Vth A-1              A            B-1           B-2          Ordinary
      Pay Commission’s                                                          localities
      scales                                                                    including
                                                                                ‘C’ class
                                                                                cities
1     2550-2605           21.60         21.50        21.35         21.20        21.05
2     2606-2790           22.60         22.45        22.35         22.20        22.00
3     2791-3230           25.50         25.30        25.05         24.90        24.60
4     3231-3440           28.15         27.95        27.70         27.55        27.25
5     3441-4125           31.80         31.60        31.35         31.20        30.90
6     4126-4270           35.65         35.40        35.10         34.80        34.25
7     4271-4480           37.10         36.85        36.55         36.30        35.70
8     4481-4630           38.60         38.30        38.05         37.75        37.20
9     4631-4870           40.20         39.90        39.60         39.35        38.80
10    4871-5165           42.35         42.10        41.80         41.50        40.95
11    5166-5465           44.80         44.50        44.25         43.95        43.40
12    5466-6210           49.05         48.75        48.50         48.20        47.65
13    6211-6655           53.90         53.65        53.35         53.05        52.50
14    6656-6955           56.95         56.65        56.40         56.10        55.55
15    6956-7850           61.85         61.55        61.25         61.00        60.45
      & above

ANNEXURE ‘B’
Rate of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2005 for Essentially Intermittent
categories at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities
including ‘C’ Class Cities.
S.No.  Pay slabs in Vth A-1              A             B-1          B-2          Ordinary
       Pay                                                                       localities
       Commission’s                                                              including
       scales                                                                    ‘C’ class
                                                                                 cities
1      2550-2605           14.40         14.35         14.25        14.15        14.05
2      2606-2790           15.05.        14.95         14.90        14.80        14.65
3      2791-3230           17.00         16.85         16.70        16.60        16.40
4      3231-3440           18.75         18.65         18.45        18.35        18.15
5      3441-4125           21.20         21.05         20.90        20.80        20.60
6      4126-4270           23.75         23.60         23.40        23.20        22.85
7      4271-4480           24.75         24.55         24.35        24.20.       23.80
8      4481-4630           25.75         25.55         25.35        25.15        24.80
9      4631-4870           26.80         26.60         26.40        26.25        25.85
10     4871-5165           28.25         28.05         27.85        27.65        27.30
11     5166-5465           29.85         29.65         29.50        29.30        28.95
12     5466-6210           32.70         32.50         32.35        32.15        31.75
13     6211-6655           35.95         35.75         35.55        35.35        35.00
14     6656-6955           37.95         37.75         37.60        37.40        37.05
15     6956-7850           41.25         41.05         40.85        40.65        40.30
       & above
                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 83 /2005
                             No.P(R )535/V Date: 28-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2003/UPG/2 dated 3.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 27.1.03, 9.10.03, 13.7.04,
2.8.04 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.40/03, 191/03, 121/04 and 131/04
respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2003/UPG/2 dated 3.5.2005 (RBE No. 73/05).

        Sub: Filling up the post of Gateman (Engg.) in scale Rs .2750-4400.
                                  …
        In para 12 of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 it was
stipulated that the post of Gateman (Engg.) should be operated in grade Rs.2750-4400 and
the Trackmen etc. at the time of their promotion to this grade should be posted as Gatemen
(Engg.) subject to their fulfilling the requirement of prescribed medical standard and
literacy level etc. Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated
13.07.2004 which was kept in abeyance by this Ministry’s letter of even number dated
02.08.2004.

2.      The matter has been reviewed by the Board. It has been decided that the instructions
regarding operation of the post of Gateman (Engg.) in grade Rs.2750-4400 as per para 12 of
this Ministry’s letter dated 09.10.2003 should stand. However, the stipulation therein
regarding Trackmen, etc. at the time of their promotion to this grade being posted as
Gatemen (Engg),should be deleted. Accordingly, para 12 of this Ministry’s letter dated
09.10.2003 should be modified to read as under:-

“ As a result of implementation of this restructuring, more number of additional posts will be
available in the highest grade of this category. Henceforth, therefore, the posts of Gatemen
(Engg.) should be operated in grade Rs. 2750-4400.”

3.     It is also reiterated that the Gatekeepers posted on difficult gates; the number of such
gates not exceeding 50% of all the manned engineering gates, will continue to get special
allowance of Rs. l50/- per month as per instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter
No.E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/CE-1 dated 27.1.2003.

4.     This issues in consultation with Civil Engineering & Establishment Directorates &
with concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 84 /2005
                            No.P(R )673/VI Date: 26-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2002/3/31 dated 06-05-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2002/3/31 dated 06-05-05 (RBE No.74/05)

               Sub:- Jurisdiction of Electrical Training Centres.
        In order to provide training for the staff on the newly created zones or zones from
which training centres would be transferred to the newly created zones, it has been
decided to assign specific Divisions to each ETC, inter-alia indicating the administrative
control of the zones . The distribution of the divisions is as under :-


Name of ETC                         Railway/Division                      Zones having
                                                                          Admn/ Budgetary
                                                                          Control.
ETC/Thakurli     Mumbai(CST),Bhusawal, Nagpur,Pune & Solapur              Central Railway
                 Divisions of CR Jabalpur, Kota & Bhopal Divisions
                 of WCR Agra & Jhansi of NCR

ETC/Asansol   Howrah,Malda, Sealdah & Asansol Divisions of ER             Eastern Railway
              Dhanbad, Danapur & Mughalasarai Divisions of
              ECR
 ETC/Ghaziaba Delhi, Firozpur,Lucknow,Ambala & Moradabad                  Northern Railway
 d            Divisions NR
 ETC/Gorakpur Lucknow, Varanasi & Izzatnagar Divisions of NER             N.E. Railway
              Sonepur & Samastipur Divisions of ECR
 `ETC/Avadi   Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy & Trivandrum              Southern Railway
              Divisions of SR Bangalore, Mysore & Hubli
              Divisions of SWR
 ETC/         Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntkal, Guntur, Nanded            S.C.Railway
 Vijayawada   & Vijayawada Divisions
 ETC/
 Lallaguda
 ETC/Tata     Kharagpur,Chakradharpur, Adra & Ranchi Divisions            S.E.Railway
 Nagar        of SER
              Khurda Road, Waltair & Sambalpur Divisions of
              ECOR
              Raipur, Nagpur & Bilaspur Divisions of SER
ETC/Vadodara Mumbai(Central), Baroda, Ratlam,Amedabad,                    Western Railway
ETC/Mahalaxmi Rajkot, Bhavanagar Diisions of WR
              Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur & Bikaner Divisions of
              NWR
 ETC/Kanpur   Allahabad Division of NCR                                   North Central
              Delhi, Firozpur, Lucknow, Ambala & Moradabad                Railway
              Divisions of NR ( for drivers)


2      The budgetary allocation and necessary funding to the ETCs will be provided by
       the controlling zone despite the fact that the training center will be catering to the
       training needs of the staff of other zones.
3      The jurisdiction and administrative control of ETCs as shown in para-1 above
4      CEE of the zone as highlighted in para-1 above be the controlling Officer of ETCs
       respectively
5      Posting of the principals and instructors will be from any of the divisions assigned
       to the ETC in consultation with the concerned CEE.
6      The posting of administrative staff will be from the zone controlling the ETC in
       consultation with the concerned CEE.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 85 /2005
                        No.P(R )563/VI Date:30-05-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 6.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 30.5.2005 quoted
therein was circulated under SC Nos, 64/05.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG) I-2005/PM 2/1 dated 6.5.2005(RBE No. 76/05).

       Sub:- General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)for
             filling up of 25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in
             Gr ‘C’ categories- extension of currency of scheme.

       Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dt: 30.03.2005 extending the
scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for a period of one
year upto 31-03-2006, as an interim measure. It has now been decided to extend the
currency of this scheme up to 31-03-2008 on the existing terms and conditions.


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 86 /2005
                        No.P(R )171/IV           Date: 25-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.99-E[SCT]1/25/13 dated 6-5-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 07-08-02 and 20-06-
03 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 152/02 and 116/03, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. .99-E[SCT]1/25/13 dated 6-5-05 (RBE No.77/05)

       Sub: Reservation in promotion – Treatment of SC/ST candidates
            promoted on their own merit
          Ref: Board’s letter No. 99-E[SCT]1/25/13 dated 07-08-02 & 20-06-03
                                           ***
        Please refer to Board’s letters quoted above wherein it has been clarified that
SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit will be adjusted against unreserved
points. In this connection it is further clarified that instructions contained in Board’s
letters of even number dated 07-08-02 and 20-06-03 shall take effect from 07-08-02.
However, the cases where SC/ST candidates promoted on their merit before 07-08-02
have been adjusted against unreserved points need not be reopened.

2.     It is also clarified that since in the case of promotions by Non-Selection,
promotions are made on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness and the concept of merit is not
involved in such promotions, instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 07-08-02 and
20-06-03 referred to above do not apply to the promotions made by Non-Selection
method.
                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 87 /2005
                               No.P(R )568/ Date: 28-05-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 26.4.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 25.1.2002 quoted therein was
circulated under SC No. 23/02.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 26.4.2005 (RBE No. 67/05)

            Sub: Recognition of qualification of Prathama Examination conducted
                 by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad.
                                      ….
       Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)-II/2002/RR-1/7 dated 25.1.2002
forwarding therewith a copy of the Notification No. F.24-4/2001-TS-III dated 27.7.2001
issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher
Education on the subject quoted above.

        Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher
Education have issued a further notification of same number dated 14.5.2004 extending the
provisional recognition granted to the Prathama Examination conducted by Hindi Sahitya
Sammelan, Allahabad for the purpose of employment under the Central Government for the
post for which the desired qualification is a pass in matriculation for a further period of 03
(three) years from 27.7.2004 to 27.7.2007. A copy of the same is enclosed for guidance and
compliance.

  Copy of Notification No.F 24-4/2001-TS-III dated14th May, 2004 of Ministry Of Human
        Resource Development, Department Of Secondary & Higher Education.
                   [To be published in Gazette of India Part I, Section I]

                                         NOTIFICATION.
F 24-4/2001-TS-III. In continuation of this Department’s Notification of even number dated
27.07.2001, the Government of India has decided to extend the provisional recognition granted to
the Prathama Examination being conducted by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad for the
purpose of employment under the Central Govt. for the post for which the desired qualification is
a pass in matriculation for a further period of 3 years from 27.07.2004 to 27.07.2007, after which
the Committee will review the recognition granted. This has the approval of the Competent
authority.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 88              /2005
                      No.P(R )436/REM/VII.               Date:03-06-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-99/PM8/2 dated 29-04-05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 22-05-02 quoted therein was circulated under SC
No.101/02 .

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2           Dated : 29-04-05 (RBE No.70/05)

        Sub:- Promotion of Group ‘D’ staff in the S&T Department as ESM Gr.III,
              MSM Gr.III. TCM Gr.III and WTM Gr.III in scale Rs.3050-4590 –
              Educational qualification for.
        In terms of the provisions contained in paras 149, 150 and 151 of Indian Railway
Establishment Manual, Volume-I (1989 Edition), the vacancies in the categories of ESM
grade III, MSM grade III, TCM grade III and WTM grade III all in the pay scale of
Rs.3050-4590 are filled as under :-

       i)       50% by direct recruitment ; and
       ii)      50% by promotion of departmental staff.

2        As the Railways are aware vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22-05-
2002 pursuant to acceptance of recommendation of Railway Safety Review Committee
qualification of Class X Board Examination was prescribed for promotion of group ‘D’
staff in the S&T Department to the posts of ESM Grade III, MSM Grade III, TCM Grade
III and WTM Grade III all in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 with the stipulation that the
existing Group ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not possessing the qualification of
Class X Board Examination may be allowed two chances to appear in the two
consecutive trade tests conducted after the issue of the letter ibid.

3       The Federation in the PNM-AIRF have represented that the existing Group ‘D’
staff should be allowed promotion without insisting on enhanced qualification of Class X
Board Examination. The matter has been discussed in successive PNM-AIRF Meetings in
which the Federation have been insisting on their demand that the condition of
qualification should not be applicable to existing staff. Pursuant to these discussions the
Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and have decided that the condition of
qualification of Matriculation having been accepted pursuant to RSRC’s
recommendations and sophistication in S&T equipment/technology, the qualification
cannot be done away with altogether. However, keeping in view the aspirations of
existing Group ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of
Matriculation, it has been decided that 50% of the quota earmarked for promotion of
Group ‘D’ staff in the categories mentioned above may be filled from amongst existing Group
‘D’ staff in      service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board
Examination. The balance of 50% of quota earmarked for promotion should continue to be filled
from amongst Group ‘D’ staff in S&T Deptt. possessing the qualification of Class X Board
Examination. Accordingly the posts of ESM/ MSM Gr.III TCM Gr.III and WTM Gr.III all in
the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 will henceforth be filled as under:

       i) 50% by direct recruitment; and
       ii) 50% by promotion of S&T Group ‘D’ staff as under :-
           (a)     50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff
               having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and
           (b)     50% by promotion from amongst existing Gr.’D’ staff in service as on 22-
               05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

4     The Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I 1989 Edition is accordingly
amended as in the ACS Nos.172 enclosed.


INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOL.I 1989 EDITION
                                  ACS NOS.172
       Chapter I Section ‘B’ Sub-section III containing rules regarding Recruitment Training etc.
                                             Para 149[1][ii]
                   1.      Substitute the following or the existing para 149[1][ii] :-
     50% by promotion of Department staff as under:
      [a]         50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff     having the
      qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

      [b]  50% by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having
           the qualification of Class X Board Examination.
2.      Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.
                                               Para 150[1][ii]
 1.     Substitute the following or the existing para 150[1][ii] :-
        50% by promotion of Department staff as under:
           [a] 50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff having the
                 qualification of Class X Board Examination; and
           [b] 50% by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not
                 having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.
2.      Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.
                                         Para 151[1][ii]
                  1. Substitute the following or the existing para 151[1][ii] :-
         50% by promotion of Department staff as under:
            [a] 50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff having the
                 qualification of Class X Board Examination; and
            [b] 50% by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not
                 having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.
2. Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.
[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2 Dated : 29-04-05]



                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 89/2005
                             No.P(R )676/III Date:03-06-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/7 dated 10.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 1.10.71, 6.1.88, &
6.12.96 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.282/71, 39/88, 32/96 and 60/98,
respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/7 dated 10.5.2005(RBE No. 80/05)

        Sub: Posting of husband and wife at the same station -
            instruction in respect of Group-C & D Railway employees.
                                   …

        The extant instructions regarding posting of husband and wife at the same station
are contained in the Ministry of Railways’ letter No. E(NG)II/71/TR/14 dated 1.10.71 as
reiterated in their letters No .E(NG)I-86/TR/14 dated 6.1.88 and as part of the
consolidated instructions vide letter No.E(NG)I-96/TR/28 dated 6.12.96. Further
detailed instructions on the subject have been issued pursuant to recommendation of the
Fifth Central Pay Commission under this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)I-97/TR/28 dated
5.11.97. One of the guidelines incorporated in the last letter viz. 5.11.97 is to the effect
that posting of husband and wife may be ensured at one place even by considering
sympathetically the request for change of category.

2.     All India Railwaymen’s Federation have brought it to the notice of this Ministry
that Government’s above directives to keep husband and wife at the same station are not
being followed in the Railways. Ministry of Railways desire that extant instructions on
the subject as referred to in the preceding para may be followed scrupulously and a
suitable mechanism to ensure the same put in place.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 90 /2005
                         No.P(R ) 500/XXI Date:14-06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/5 dated 9.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/5 dated 9.5.2005(RBE No. 79/2005).

                       Sub: Grant of compassionate allowance.
                                             ….
        Reference s are being received from Zonal Railways, etc., seeking clarification as
to whether, compassionate allowance can be sanctioned to the removed/dismissed
Railway servants and family pension to the eligible members of the family on the basis
of representations received from them and the family after a lapse of many years from the
date of removal/dismissal and death, respectively of such removed/dismissed Railway
servants. In this respect, attention is invited to Rule 65 of Railway Services (pension)
Rules, 1993. In terms of this rule, if the case of a removed/dismissed Railway servant is
deserving of special consideration, the authority competent to dismiss or remove the
Railway servant from service may sanction a compassionate allowance not exceeding
two-thirds of pension or gratuity or both, which would have been admissible to him if he
had retired on compensation pension. The power to sanction or otherwise compassionate
allowance is a discretionary power vested in the authority competent to remove/dismiss
the Railway servant, to be exercised by that authority suo-motu, at the time of passing
orders of dismissal or removal from service or immediately thereafter. Hence past cases
where the competent authority, in exercise of its discretionary powers, had not sanctioned
compassionate allowance at the time of passing orders of removal/dismissal or
immediately thereafter, cannot be reopened for review on the basis of representations
received from the removed/dismissed employees and members of their family at a later
date.

2.      The existing guiding principles and procedures for grant of compassionate
allowance or gratuity or both are reiterated hereunder or compliance by the concerned
authorities.


   i)         The decision for grant of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both, or
   otherwise, shall be taken at the time of passing orders of removal/dismissal keeping in
   view the guidelines given in para 310 of the Manual of Railway Pension Rules, 1950.

   [ii] If no mention about the compassionate allowance, etc. is made by the Competent
   authority while passing orders of removal/dismissal, the Concerned Head of Office
   shall resubmit the case file along with relevant information/guidelines to the
   concerned competent authority and obtains decision for or against sanction of
   compassionate allowance or gratuity or both.
   [iii] If the decision is for grant of compassionate allowance, etc., necessary action to
   implement the same shall be taken by the Head of Office based on the decision of the
   appellate authority on the penalty orders passed by the disciplinary authority.

        [iv]   If no appeal is preferred within the target date, sanction order shall be
issued immediately thereafter.

   [v] If the appeal is preferred within the target date and a decision has already been
   taken for or against sanction of compassionate allowance, etc., and the same is not
   turned down by the appellate authority, such a decision shall be treated as final and no
   representation in this respect shall be entertained at a later date.

   [vi] The decision to grant compassionate allowance, etc., shall be communicated
   through a separate order. This decision shall not form part of the order under which
   the penalty of removal or dismissal is imposed.

3.       Recently, a case has come to the notice of the Board, wherein the competent
authority, while imposing the penalty of removal from service on a Railway servant,
sanctioned compassionate allowance without verifying the qualifying service rendered by
the latter. Compassionate allowance being one of the classes of pensions and a minimum
qualifying service of ten years is a prerequisite for sanction of any class of pension, before
sanctioning compassionate allowance, it is absolutely necessary for the competent
authority intending to sanction compassionate allowance to a person on whom the
punishment of removal/dismissal is imposed, to satisfy itself that such a person had
rendered not less than 10 years of qualifying service. Board, therefore, desire that the
Head of Office should place before the competent authority the information about the
qualifying service and other relevant facts concerning the Railway servant either at the
time of imposing the penalty of removal/dismissal or immediately thereafter to facilitate
that authority to take a decision as regards sanction of compassionate allowance in terms
of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,. 1993 and guidelines given in para 310
of Manual of Railway Pension Rules, 1950.

4.     Zonal Railway administration are requested to take note of the position for
guidance and compliance.

                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 91            /2005
                      No.P(R )170/Computers          Date: 22-06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)Spl.2005/ADV4/1 dated 11.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 26.12.97 and
26.3.2001quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 9/98 and 68/01, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)Spl.2005/ADV. 4/1 dated 11.5.2005(RBE No. 82/05.)

               Sub: Grant of advance for purchase of Personal Computer.
               Ref: Board’s letters No.F(E)Spl.97/ADV.2/2 dated 26.12.1997 and
                    F(E)Spl.2000/ADV/4/1 dated 26.3.2001.
                              …
       Under the extant rules, as modified from time to time, the maximum limit that
had been prescribed for grant of Computer Advance was Rs. 80,000/- on the 1st occasion
and Rs. 75,000/- on the second and subsequent occasions in terms of Board’s letter dated
26.12.1997.

       In view of the prevailing funds crunch and the fact that computers were available
in the market at much lower rates, the maximum limit of PC advance for Railway
employees was reduced to Rs. 60,000/- on the first occasion and Rs. 55,000/- on the
second and subsequent occasions vide Board’s letter dated 26.3.2001.

         Since cost of PCs in the market has scaled down considerably, Ministry of
Railways have decided to reduce the maximum limit of PC advance for Railway
employees further to Rs.50,000/- on the first occasion & Rs. 40,000/- on the second and
subsequent occasions or the anticipated/actual price of the personal computer, which ever
is less, till further orders.

       All other terms and conditions governing the grant of Personal Computer advance shall
remain unaltered.

       The above mentioned modification takes effect from the date of issue of the letter.

                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 92 /2005
                    No.P(PC) 487/V/IMP/97/Vol.IV Date 30-05-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 9.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 1.10.99 and 19.2.2002
quoted therein were circulated as SC No. 276/99 and 41/02.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 9.5.2005 PC-V/455RBE No
78/2005.

  Sub: Financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme – Clarification regarding.
                                …

        Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 1.10.1999 regarding the
Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) and subsequent amendments/clarifications
that have been issued from time to time.

2.      The issue of reckoning the past service and promotions before/after medical
decategorization for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under the ACPS has
been raised by some of the Zonal Railways

3.      The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel
& Training and it has been decided that cases where the persons are medically de-
categorized and were appointed to some other posts for which they are suitable in terms
of medical conditions could be decided on the basis as that of the persons declared
surplus and re-deployed viz. by counting the past service. However, while in the case of
surplus employees, if the re-deployment is to a lower post, the last pay scale is protected
as personal to the employee and, therefore, in terms of clarification no. 36 of Board’s
letter No.PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated 19.2.2002, the two financial upgradations are allowed in
the hierarchy of a new organization with reference to the protected pay scale to the
fulfillment of the promotional norms, in the case of de-categorized employees, there
appears to be no provision for protection of pay scale in the event of transfer to a lower
post. If so, in such cases, past service may also be counted towards ACP Scheme and the
benefit of financial upgradation allowed as per the hierarchy of the re-deployed posts.
Even where a person had earned one financial upgradation prior to medical
decategorization and appointment to a lower post, since the transfer is not on own
volition, there is no objection to counting of the past service including for the period he
held a higher service on promotion, for deciding the two financial upgradations as per the
hierarchy of the new post.




                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 93 /2005
                   No.P (PC)487/V/IMP/97/Vol.V Date: 30-05-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 11.3.2005 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 50/05.

Copy of Board's letter No . PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.5.2005 PC-V/456. (RBE No.
81/05).

     Sub : Pay fixation of staff of Accounts deptt. posted against the ex-cadre post in
           EDP Centre, Vigilance Branch and Zonal Training School.
                             …

        Consequent upon upgradation of pay scales of Accounts staff, SO(A)s/TIAs/ISAs
working against the ex-cadre post of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing
Cell have been allowed to draw pay in the pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500 vide Ministry of
Railways’ letter of even number dated 11.3.2005 (S.No.PC-V/448, RBE No. 42/2005), if
they have already been promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent cadres. On
the same analogy, it has been decided that SO(A)s/TIAs/ISAs working against the ex-
cadre posts of Input Output Supdt. in EDP Centre, Vigilance Inspectors and Instructors in
Zonal Training School, should be allowed to draw pay in the pay scale of Rs. 7450-
11500, if they have already been promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent
cadres.

       This has the approval of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 94 /2005
                          No.P(R )563/VI Date: 14-06-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 18.5.2005 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 19.6.2000 quoted
therein was/were circulated under SC No. 152/2000.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 18.5.2005(RBE No.)

       Sub: Recruitment of Sportspersons in Skilled Cadre in the Production
           Units.
       Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.
                           …..

        As per Para 3.2.1 of Board’s policy letter No. E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated
19.06.2000, Production Units/Workshops can recruit sportspersons, as per the quota
allotted to them, in the category of Skilled Artisans (in the initial recruitment grade),
waiving the prescribed training period.

        The matter of waiving the prescribed training period in case of sportspersons, for
recruitment in the category of Skilled Artisans has been reviewed in Board’s office and it
has been decided that henceforth, the sportspersons recruited against sports quota in the
category of Skilled Artisans should undergo through the prescribed training. The stipend
admissible during the training period and confirmation of service after training period
will be the same as in the case of normal recruitment.



                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 95 /2005
                           No.P(R )54/VI Date 09-06-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.5.2005 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 28.1.2005 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No. 12 / 05.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.5.2005(RBE No. 84/05)

        Sub: Re-classification of cities/ towns on the basis of 2001
             Census - grant of House Rent Allowance and
             Compensatory (City) Allowance to Railway employees.
                          …..

        Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 28.1.2005 on the above
subject. The cities/towns which have been placed in a lower classification in the lists
enclosed as Annexure-I & II to the said letter, as compared to their existing classification,
shall continue to retain the existing classification until further orders and the Railway
employees working therein will be entitled to draw the rates of House Rent Allowance
and Compensatory (City) Allowance accordingly.

2.      These orders shall be effective from 1.4.2004. All other conditions governing
grant of House Rent Allowance/Compensatory (City) Allowance under existing
rules/orders shall continue to apply.
3.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 96              /2005
                               No.P(R )673/ V     Date: 09-06-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 12.5.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 31.1.2005 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No. 25/05.
Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 12.5.2005(RBE No. 83/05)

               Sub: Refresher courses for safety categories.

       In partial modification of Board’s letter of even number dated 31.1.05 (RBE
No.20/2005) the medical classification in column 5 of item No.3 Track Machine
Maintainers/Technicians may be corrected as B-1. Other things remain unchanged.

             MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)
                           Advance Correction Slip No.3/2005.
Para I of the Appendix-III of the Manual on Management of Training
(Edition-1998) may be replaced as under.
Sl.     Category                           Duration of the     Periodicity   Medical
No.                                        Course                            Classification
1.      JE/SE/SSE                          18 working days     Once in 5     A-3
        Bridges                            (3 weeks)           years
2.      JE/SE/SSE                          12 working days     Once in 5     A-3
        P.Way                              (2 weeks)           years
3.      Track Machine                      12 working days     Once in 5     B-1.
        Maintainers/Technicians            (2 weeks)           years
4.      Gate Keeper                        12 working days     Once in 5     A-3
        Trolleymen                         (2 weeks)           years
5.      PWMs,Mate                          12working days      Once in 5     B-1
        Keyman, Gangman                    (2 weeks)           years
6.      JE/SE/SSE                          12 working days     Once in 3     A-3.
        Track Machines                     (2 weeks)           years
[Authority : E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 12.5.2005]


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 97                /2005
                           No.P(R )8      Date: 02-06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I/2004/RE-3/9 dated 31-5-2005 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated
29-4-99, 31-7-2001 and 1-7.2003 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.
138/99, 170/2001 and 139/2003, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I/2004/RE-3/9 dt. 31-5-2005 ( RBE No.93/2005)

               Sub: The Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities,
                   Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995-
                   Absorption of disabled/medically decategorised Staff in
                  alternative employment –Date of effect of the revised
                  scheme – Question regarding.
                                          …
     Chapter XII of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I,
1989 incorporating the scheme for absorption in alternative
employment of medically de-categorised staff has been amended
pursuant to Section 47(1) of the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal
Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act,
1995, vide ACS No.77 issued under this Ministry’s letter number
E(NG)I/96/RE3/9 (2) dt. 29-4-99 read with ACS Nos.122 and 148
issued under their letters No.E(NG)I/2000/RE3/5 dt. 31.7.2001
and E(NG)I/2001/RE-3/8 dt. 1.7.2003, respectively.

2.     The scheme so revised is being implemented in the Railways
from the date of issue of the relevant instructions viz 29.4.99.
Representations have been received to the effect that since the Act
came into force with effect from the date on which it was notified in
the Govt. of India Gazette viz 7.2.96, the benefit of revised scheme
should be made available from 7-2-96. The matter has been
considered carefully by this Ministry. It has now been decided that
the scheme contained in this Ministry’s letter of 29-4-99 as
modified may be made effective from 7-2-96.            Accordingly in
respect of cases in which the disabled / medically de -
categorised
employees on or after 7-2-96 and upto 28-4-99 were absorbed in
alternative employment in accordance with the earlier scheme in
grade[s] lower than the grade[s] held by them on regular basis at
the time of disablement / medical decategorisation may be
reviewed on representations received in this regard and decided at
the level of the General Manager as per the revised scheme. In
other type of cases wherein disabled/ medically de-categorised
employees had opted to retire asking for appointment of eligible
ward on compassionate ground, the question of review does not
arise.

3.   This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of
the Ministry of Railways.


                       SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 98 /2005
                       No.P(R )473/VII Date: 09-06-2005

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71 dated 20.5.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 9.12.04 and 26.4.05 quoted therein
were circulated under SC Nos. 216/04 and 73/05, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71 dated 20.5.05 (RBE No.85/05)
            Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –
                 Raising the income ceiling.

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 9.12.2004 on the above
mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f.
01.07.2004 as Rs.2565/- p.m. i.e.Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus + Rs.750 (DP)
+ 14% of Rs.2250/- (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is
more.

Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f.
01.01.2005 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 26.4.05 a dependent
relative in relation to a Railway servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,
1986, shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the Railway servant only if his/her
income w.e.f. 01.01.2005 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of
Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 26.4.2005 does not exceed Rs.2633/- i.e. Rs.1500/-
(Pension/family pension) + Rs.750 (DP) +17% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay
of Railway servant, whichever is more.


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 99          /2005
                       No.P(PC)487/V/97/DA Date:16-06-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 13.9.04 and 22.2.05
quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 56/04 and 39/05, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.05 (RBE No.65/05, PC V/ 453)

     Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding conversion of 50%
          Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension – Clarification regarding.
         Ref: Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 22.2.2005 (R.B.E.No.33/2005).

A copy of Corrigendum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.02.2005 of Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Department of Pension & Pensioners’
Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

A copy of Corrigendum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.02.2005 of Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pension (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)
                                     CORRIGENDUM

     Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding conversion of
          50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension – Clarification regarding.

In this Department’s OM No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27th January,2005, on the
subject mentioned above, the date mentioned in line 4 of clarification No.1, as 1.1.2004
may be substituted as 1.4.2004.

In point 2, the words ‘if not entitled for Dearness Relief on their pension’ may be added
after ‘whether re-employed / absorbees are eligible for Dearness Pension?’.
                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.100 /2005
                              No.P(R )227XII         Date: 20 -06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)/2003/RG 6-8 dated 27.5.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)/2003/RG 6-8 Dated 27.5.05 (RBE No.88/05)

GSR – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the
Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the
Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules,1968, namely:-

1.    (1) These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal)
          (Amendment) Rules,2005.

      (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.       In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, in rule 9, in sub-
         rule (13), in clause (b), for Note 2, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“Note 2: (i) Nomination of an assisting railway servant or an official of a recognised
Railway Trade Union, who is a full time union worker, shall be made within twenty days
from the date of appointment of the inquiring authority.

      (ii)    The nomination shall not be accepted if the person assisting has three pending
              disciplinary cases on hand in which he has to assist:

     Provided that an official of a recognised Railway Trade Union may assist in more
     than three pending disciplinary cases”.
Foot Note: Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Part II, Section 3,
Sub-Section [ii], vide number S.O. No. 3181 dated the 14th September, 1968 and
subsequently amended by –

Sl.    Notification No.                Date               Published in the Gazette of India Part II
No.                                                              Section 3 Sub-section (i)
                                                           GSR/SO No.       Date of Publication
1.     2.                              3.                       4.                        5.
1.     E(D&A)66RG 6-9                  10.4.69                 1531                   24.6.1969
2.     E(D&A)67 RG 6-13                7.4.71                  1925                    8.5.1971
3.     E(D&A)70 RG 6-63                9.6.71                  2501                    3.7.1971
4.     E(D&A)70 RG 6-60                19.10.71                5078                   6.11.1971
5      E(D&A)70 RG 6-41                21.10.71                4050                  30.10.1971
6      E(D&A)70 RG 6-43                12.11.71                5264                   4.12.1971
7      E(D&A)70 RG 6-52                25.3.72                 9467                    8.4.1972
8      E(D&A)70 RG 6-69                17.11.72                3918                    25.11.72
9      E(D&A)69 RG 6-60                5.2.73                    -                         -
10     E(D&A)71 RG 6-60                13.7.73                 2897                   6.10.1973
11     E(D&A)751 RG 6-35               5.4.77                  1413                   14.5.1977
12     E(D&A)77 RG 6-46                7.7.78                  2193                   29.7.1978
13     E(D&A)78 RG 6-54                29.11.78                0364                  23.12.1978
14     E(D&A)77 RG 6-30                7.4.78                    -                         -
15     E(D&A)79 RG 6-26                17.8.79                 3057                    8.9.1979
16     E(D&A)79 RG 6-12                25.10.79                3777                  17.11.1979
17   E(D&A)78 RG 6-61              22.11.79                -                  -
18   E(D&A)79 RG 6-39              31.12.79              0143             19.1.1980
19   E(D&A)78 RG 6-11              6.2.80                0441             23.2.1980
20   E(D&A)81 RG 6-72              31.8.82                 -
21   E(D&A)81 RG 6-63              10.8.83             GSR/982           17-12-1983
22   E(D&A)81 RG 6-54              31.5.84             GSR/632            23.6.1984
23   E(D&A)82 RG 6-29              30/3/85               1822             27.4.1985
24   E(D&A)83 RG 6-45              13.6.85               5667              6.7.1985
25   E(D&A)80 RG 6-25              20.1.86             GSR/667            22.2.1986
26   E(D&A)85 RG 6-16              20.3.87             GSR/241             4.4.1987
27   E(D&A)83 RG 6-14              28.8.87             GSR/708            19.9.1987
28   E(D&A)87 RG 6-47              26.10.87            GSR/869           21.11.1987
29   E(D&A)87 RG 6-146             10.5.88             GSR/420            21.5.1988
30   E(D&A)88 RG 6-43              12.8.88             GSR/759            17.9.1988
31   E(D&A)84 RG 6-44              20.10.89            GSR/850           11-11-1989
32   E(D&A)88 RG 6-38              16.11.89            GSR/900           02-12-1989
33   E(D&A)84 RG 6-44              22.11.90            GSR 734           08-12-1990
34   E(D&A)90 RG 6-112             16.11.90            GSR/723           11-12-1990
35   E(D&A)91 RG 6-42              8.6.91                  -
36   E(D&A)90 RG 6-117             19.9.91             GSR/568            5.10.1991
37   E(D&A)89 RG 6-80              20.1.92              GSR/86            22.2.1992
38   E(D&A)90 RG 6-112             22.10.92            GSR 504           14-11-1992
39   E(D&A)92 RG 6-148             9.11.92                 -                   -
40   E(D&A)92 RG 6-166             11.1.93              GSR/63            30.1.1993
41   E(D&A)93 RG 6-94              23.6.94             GSR/327            16-07-94
42   E(D&A)95 RG 6-68              13.8.97             GSR/422            27-12-97
43   E(D&A)92 RG 6-151             6.11.97             GSR/106             6.6.1998
44   E(D&A)94 RG 6-10              16.2.99              GSR/87            20.3.1999
45   E(D&A)98 RG 6-42              11.10.99                -                   -
46   E(D&A)2001 RG6-29             31.10.01            GSR/617           24.11.2001
47   E(D&A)87 RG6-151              8.8.02              GSR/342           24-8-2002
48   E(D&A)98 RG 6-52              16-01-2003           GSR/50            1-2-2003
49   E(D&A)2002/RG6-1              10-03-2003          GSE/134           29-3-2003
50   E[D&A)2004/RG6-30             13-10-2004          GSR 376           30-10-2004
51   E[D&A]2003/RG 6-33            10-12-2004           GSR 62           19-02-2005




                      SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 101 /2005
                   No.P(R )438/CHS/III Date: 23-06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.2004/H/PNM/NFIR dated 03-06-2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2004/H/PNM/NFIR dated 03-06-2005 (RBE No.-)

                Sub: Counting of temporary service rendered as Casual
                       Labour for joining RELHS – 97.
                                     ***
        Arising out of demands made by AIRF and NFIR the subject of reckoning of 50%
of service rendered as Temporary Casual Labour for computing the qualifying period of
service for eligibility under RELHS has been under the consideration of Board for some
time.
        After careful examination of the matter it has been decided to reckon 50% of the
period from the date of ‘Temporary Status’ to the date of ‘regularisation’ in respect of
Ex-casual labours for the purpose of 20 years qualifying service for joining RELHS – 97.

      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 102 /2005
                           No.P(R )521/IV Date:20-06-2005

                                     CORRIGENDUM
             Sub: Delegation of powers to Senior Subordinates/
                   Supervisory Officials for sanction of LAP/LHAP
                   to staff working under them – Amendment to SOP.

       Ref: PERSONNEL BRANCH SERIAL CIRCULAR No. 13/2005 issued
                under letter of even number dated 4-2-2005
                                      <><>
    Reference this office letter of even number circulated under PERSONNEL
BRANCH SERIAL CIRCULAR No. 13/2005 .

       The last sentence of para 1 therein may be modified as under:

                     For                                          Read
 “This is subject to the condition that            “This is subject to the condition that
 relief is not required and payment of             payment of OT is not involved.”
 OT is not involved.”

      This issues with the approval of CPO.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.103 /2005
                           No.P(R )473/VII Date: 22-06-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/17 dated 7.6.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 31.1.2003 and 9.12.
2004 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 48/2003 and 217/04 respectively. It is
reiterated that Sr. Subordinates in grade Rs.5000-8000 and above and who are in direct and
independent charge of the establishment and who have been identified and recommended by
the DRMs only are authorized to issue / sign post retirement complimentary passes to retired
railway employees/officers.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS 5-1/17 dated 7.6.2005(RBE No. 96/05)

            Sub: Delegation of powers to Senior Subordinates in Grade Rs.5000-
                  8000 and above to issue/sign Post Retirement Complimentary
                  Passes.
                                  …
        Instructions were issue vide Board’s letter of even number dated 31.1.2003
delegating powers to Sr. Subordinates in grade Rs. 5000-8000 and above and who are also in
direct and independent charge of the establishment to issue/sign First Class Post Retirement
Complimentary passes to retired Railway Officers instead of First ‘A’ passes, if the retired
officers opt for the same in writing. The scheme introduced purely on an experimental basis
was subsequently made on a permanent basis beyond 30.9.2004 vide Board’s letter of even
number dated 9.12.2004.

2.      The extant instructions have put retired railway employees in great inconvenience
because instead of first ‘A’ passes they are now getting only first class passes which are
lower in status and facility. Board have, therefore, decided that Sr. Subordinates, who are in
Gr. Rs. 5000-8000 and above and holding direct and independent charge of the
establishment, may be delegated the power to issue/sign 1st ‘A’ passes to retired railway
officers, instead of 1st class pass as hitherto before.

3.      This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 104 /2005
                            No.P(R )299/IV Date: 22-06-2005


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004/HO1/15 dated 3.6.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 HO1/15 dated 3.6.2005(RBE No. 95/05)

               Sub: Enhancement in the rates of honorarium payable to
                     various functionaries engaged by the RRBs for
                     conducting examinations.
                               ….
       Ministry of Railways have reviewed the existing rates of honorarium payable to
various functionaries engaged by RRBs in connection with holding of examinations. The
rates of honorarium payable to various functionaries have been revised as detailed
hereunder:-

Functionary                                    Rates in (Rupees)
                One           Two             Three                 Norms for payment
               session        sessions        sessions
Town-in-       450(850)       600(1000)       600(1000)       Remuneration      for    actual
Charge                                                        session/day plus one day
                                                              payment of Rs. 400/- for
                                                              making arrangements etc.
Coordinating   300(700)       400(800)        450(850)        Remuneration      for    actual
Supervisor                                                    session/day plus one day
                                                              payment of Rs. 400/- for
                                                              making arrangements etc.
Assistant      210            300             375             Remuneration      for    actual
Supervisor                                                    session/day of exam/test only.
Centre-in-     250(500)       350(600)        450(700)        Remuneration      for    actual
charge                                                        session/day plus one day
                                                              payment of Rs. 250/-n for
                                                              making arrangements etc.

Invigilator    170            250             300             Remuneration      for    actual
                                                              session/day of exam/test only.
Group-D        90            135             150              Attached to Supervisor for
Staff/Daily                                                   stitching/sealing and despatch
wagers.                                                       etc may be paid for actual day
                                                              of     examination/test   plus
                                                              payment @ Rs. 135/- for two
                                                              days.
                                                              Waterman may be paid for
                                                              actual      session/day     of
                                                              exam/test only.

Clerks      110(290)         180(360)        225(405)          Remuneration      for    actual
attached to                                                    session/day of exam/test plus
Supervisor                                                     two days payment @ Rs. 180/-
                                                               per     day     for    making
                                                               arrangements and preparation
                                                               of accounts.
Director       Rs. 160/- for the first dictation and Rs./ 80/- Remuneration      for    actual
               for each subsequent dictation subject to a session/day of exam/test only.
               maximum of Rs. 400/- per day.
Time           Rs. 140/- per day of single session and Rs. Remuneration          for    actual
Keeper/Text    200/- per day for double session.               session/day of exam/test only.
Checker
Official        Rs. 400/- per day of meeting of the When the official member
members of interview Board.                            actually attends at the place at
interview                                              which he/she has been
committee                                              involved by the RRB to be
                                                       present.
Setting      of Rs.10/- per question (Objective type)
question
paper
Evaluation      Rs.10/- per script of Stenography test
of      Steno-
graphy
scripts
Evaluation      Rs. 9/- per script of type test.
of       typing
scripts.

2.     The above rates will apply to all examinations conducted by RRBs viz. mass
categories, technical and others.

3.     The revised rates would take effect from the date of issue of the order.

4.     The above has the sanction of the President of India & issues with the concurrence
of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 105 /2005
                        No.P(R )500/XXi Date: 29-06-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. E[P&A]II-2005/RS-15 dated 03-06-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 25-11-92 and 11-03-04
quoted therein were circulated under letter No. P[R]535 dated 07-01-93 and SC No.
36/04, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E[P&A]II-2005/RS-15 dated 03-06-05 (RBE No.94/05)

             Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic
                   pay with the basic pay w.e.f. 01-04-2004 - PNM/NFIR
                   Item No. 3/2005
                                           ***
       The Staff side in the cited Agenda Item have stated that on some of the Zonal
Railways, the pay element for determining emoluments of Loco Inspectors for the
purpose of computation of their pensionary benefits is not being allowed on Dearness Pay
admissible in terms of Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11-03-2004.

2.      It is advised that the correct method for determining emoluments of Loco
Inspectors / Sr. Loco Inspectors, governed by the scheme contained in Board’s letter No.
E[P&A]II-83/RS-10[iv] dated 25-11-92, for computing their pensionary benefits with
effect from 1-4-2004 is as under:
        Basic Pay [BP]               =      Rs.6,500
        Dearness Pay [DP]            =      Rs.3,250 [50% of BP]
        Pay element [@ 30%]          =      Rs.2925 [on BP+DP]
        Emoluments                   =      Rs.12,675/-

3.    This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 106 /2005
                      No.P(R )438/CHS/ III Date: 30-06-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS/Cont. dated 24.6.2005 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated
28.1.2005 quoted therein was circulated under SC No. 10/05.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS/Cont. dated 24.6.2005

              Sub: Clarification for joining RELHS – Contribution towards
                  Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme [RELHS-97]
                  Re-opened on 28-1-05.
             Ref: Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-05.
                                            ***

       In view of the clarification sought by Zonal Railways regarding
contribution for joining Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme [RELHS-
97] for retired railway employees joining the scheme after 28-1-05, it has been
decided by Board that the contribution shall be calculated as under:
Pre-96 retirees / Spouses of deceased employees:

i] Those who retired prior to       A sum equivalent to double the amount of
1-1-96 and will become              revised basic pension after implementation of
member now                          the V CPC recommendations.

ii] Family pensioners               A sum equivalent to double the amount of their
                                    revised normal family pension after
                                    implementation      of    the     V      CPC
                                    recommendations.
Iii] SRPF Optees                    A sum twice the amount of ex-gratia monthly
                                    payment sanctioned on the basis of
                                    recommendation of V CPC



Post-96 retirees / Spouses of deceased employees:

i] Employees who retired after Revised last pay drawn of the employee [ after
 1-1-96 but prior to 01-04-04 implementation of V CPC scales]

ii]Family pensioner/ spouses Revised last pay drawn of the employee [ after
   of the    deceased Railway     implementation of V CPC scales]
   employees expired after
   1-1-96 but prior to 01-04-04
iii]Employees who retired after   Last pay drawn of the employee plus Dearness
    01-04-04                      Pay
iv]Family pensioner/spouses of    Last pay drawn of the employee plus Dearness
    the   deceased      Railway   Pay
    employees expired after
    01-04-04

       Members of RELHS who joined the scheme after 28-01-05 and have
contributed more than the requisite amount are entitled to claim reimbursement of
the amount paid in excess or vice-versa.

      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 107      / 2005
                    No.P(R )535/VI           Date: 08 -07-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.6.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 9.10.2003 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No.191/03.
Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.6.05 (RBE No.102/05)

           Sub Introduction of LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II scale
               Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector scale Rs.6500-10500.

        In terms of para 11 of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.PC-
III/2003/CRC/6 dt.09.10.2003, an element of direct recruitment to the extent of 20% of
the posts in the categories of Office Superintendent (OS) Gr.II in the pay scale of
Rs.5500-9000, Personnel Inspector (PI) in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 and Depot
Material Superintendent (DMS) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500, has been introduced
to be filled through Railway Recruitment Boards. The staff side in the PNM-NFIR and
PNM-AIRF as also in the DC-JCM have represented that orders for direct recruitment
quota as introduced in the above categories may be revised. A suggestion has also been
made that instead of direct recruitment the posts may be filled by LDCE.

2.      The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways. In order to motivate
the serving graduates amongst ministerial staff at various levels in the Railways, it has
been decided to do away with direct recruitment as introduced in the categories of OS-II
in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspectors (PI) in the pay scale of
Rs.6500-10500 and in lieu introduce a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
(LDCE) quota to the extent of 20% of posts in these categories. However, direct
recruitment of Graduates at the level of Sr.Clerk in grade Rs.4500-7000 in Ministerial
Cadre will continue.

3.      The LDCE as introduced above in the categories of OS-II and PI will be governed
by the following conditions:-

Eligibility criteria

      i) Office Supdt. Gr.II: Serving ministerial staff of all departments (except Accounts
      & RPF) possessing the qualification of graduation and fulfilling the following
      conditions will be eligible to volunteer to appear in the LDCE.

     Seven years’ regular service as Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 and Sr.Clerk
     in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 put together.

                                            OR
     Three years’ regular service as Sr.Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000.

                                            OR

     Three years’ regular service as Sr.Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 and Head
     Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 put together.

     ii)   Personnel Inspectors (PI) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500: Serving Graduate
           Personnel Inspectors with a minimum of three years regular service in grades
           Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 put together will be eligible to appear in the
           LDCE.
The procedure for holding LDCE

i)     The examination should be held combined for all departments for a Zonal
       Railway/PU by Railway Recruitment Boards catering to Zonal Rlys/PUs as
       nominated      for    conducting     GDCE      vide     this    Ministry’s   letter
       No.E(RRB)2001/25/31 dated 8.8.2003. For this purpose the Zonal Railway/PU
       should club vacancies of all Deptts./Units against this quota and forward
       applications of eligible employees to RRB concerned as per procedure already
       being followed by them for GDCE.
ii)    The selection shall consist of a written examination and assessment of service
       record. While 85% weightage will be given to the performance in the written
       examination, 15% weightage will be given to service records.
iii)   There will be one question paper each for OS-II examination and PI examination.
       It should be of a standard as for direct recruitment to equivalent level of posts.
       The syllabus for examinations for these posts is also enclosed as Annexure I (for
       OS II) and Annexure II (for PI).
iv)    The selection shall be based entirely on merit with reference to marks obtained by
       the candidates in the written examination and service records. Subject to usual
       relaxation for SC/ST staff those securing less than 60% in the aggregate will not
       be considered eligible for inclusion in the panel. Further, the service records of
       only those candidates who secure a minimum of 60% marks in the written
       examination shall be assessed.
v)     Based on (iv) above the RRB will furnish the panel of successful candidates in
       order of merit, equal to the number of total vacancies intimated by the Zonal
       Railway/PU concerned. While it will be preferable to post the successful
       candidates in their respective Departments/Units, there is no bar to their being
       posted elsewhere if the number of successful candidates does not match the
       number of already assessed vacancies in the respective Deptt./Unit

4.     Training of the successful candidates:- All such persons who are selected as OS II
or PI against LDCE quota will be required to undergo three months’ training in a
Personnel Training School followed by 15 days tour to other Zonal Railways/PUs etc.
All such candidates will have to successfully complete the training/course before they are
put on a working post, for which a prescribed examination at the end of the training
course will be conducted. Exact modalities of the training etc. will follow.

                                  ANNEXURE I
Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.06.2005.
                         Syllabus for the post of OS Gr.II

1.     Office procedure.
       a)     Dak handling
       b)     Maintenance of files
       c)     Record keeping
       d)     Maintenance of statistics.

2.     Writing skill.
       a)    Letter/DO writing
       b)    Notifications.
       c)    Note writing
       d)      Speaking orders

3.     Award of works in works programme
4.     Procedure for stores procurement
5.     Railway Organizational structure
6.     Railway Housing (Rly.Qtrs. Allotment) Policy
7.     Uniform policy
8.     Booking of Running staff and non-running travelling staff.
9.     Discipline & Appeal rules and Conduct Rules.
10.    Recognition of Trade Unions. Facilities to office bearers of recognised
       unions/Associations. Dealing with Unrecognised unions/Associations.
11.    Medical examination and facilities available to Railway employees.
12.    Audit and Accounts narrative report. Draft Paras and their disposal
13.    Cannons of financial propriety.
14.    Classification of demands of grants.
15.    Man-Power Planning
             Vacancy Bank register
             Creation of posts
             Bench Marking
             Supernumerary posts
             Redeployment of surplus staff.

16.    Pay and allowances
17.    Pay Rules
18.    Leave Rules
19.    Railway Pension Rules
20.    General Conditions of service
21.    Hours of Employment Regulations.

Note: Questions set in the paper will be normally to assess the writing and analytical
power of the candidates w.r.t. various topics as above which circumscribe various
ministerial staff. Efforts should be not to tilt the balance in favour of one particular
discipline.

                                  ANNEXURE II
Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.06.2005.
                 Syllabus for the post of Personnel Inspector Gr.I

1.     Writing skills
2.     RLT Award & Hours of Employment regulations.
3.     Welfare activities for Railway employees:

       a)      Staff Benefit Fund
       b)      School policy on railways
       c)      Cultural activities
       d)      Recreation Centres and Clubs
       e)      Handicraft Centres.
       f)      Canteens
       g)      Co-operative Stores/societies
       h)      Sports activities
       i)      Scouts & guides
       j)      Holiday Homes

4.     Employment on Compassionate Grounds
5.     Medical examination of Railway employees, Medical decategorisation and
       absorption of medically decategorised staff.
6.     Loan and Advances available to Railway employees
7.     Man-Power Planning
            Vacancy Bank Register
            Bench Marking
            Creation of posts
            Supernumerary posts
            Redeployment of surplus staff.

8.     Uniform Policy
       a.    Eligibility of staff
       b.    Periodicity of supply of uniform
       c.    Procedure for change in classification

9.     Pay and allowances
10.    Pass Rules
11.    Railway Pension Rules
12.    Leave Rules
13.    Grievances Redressal Machinery
14.    Recognition of Trade Unions Permanent Negotiation Machinery, Dealing
       with unrecognized Unions/Associations, Facilities to Office bearers of
       Recognised Unions/Associations.
15.    General Conditions of service.
16.    RELHS

Note: Questions set in the paper will be normally to assess the writing and analytical
power of the candidates w.r.t. various topics as above.



                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 108 /2005
                             No.P(R )228/I Date: 08-07-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 17.06.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 17.06.05 (RBE No. 101/05)
              Sub: Re-engagement of retired running staff on daily remuneration basis.

        In view of the acute shortage of crew viz. Loco Pilots and Senior Assistant Loco
Pilots (Diesel/Elec)/Asst. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec.) and Guards, being faced by Zonal
Railways and to meet the increased loading target, Railway Board have decided to permit
re-engagement of such retired running staff who fulfill the following conditions:

a)       Such staff should not have availed of Safety related Retirement Scheme;
b)       Such staff should be examined for PME as per standard of A-1 (Aye-One) before
         re-engagement.
c)       The above medical examination shall be conducted after every six months;
d)       They should be re-engaged with the personal approval of DRM under acute
         administrative exigencies only and not as a matter of routine.
e)       Competent authority should satisfy himself of the track record of the ex-employee.
f)       In no case should a candidate engaged on a daily rate basis be more than 62 years
         of age during the course of his engagement.

2.      The rates of remuneration for such staff are being reviewed and will be advised
shortly.

3.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

4.       These orders will be in force till 31.3.2006.




                                     SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 109 /2005
                                   No.P(R )563/VI Date: 15 -07-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports)2005/Policy/2(S.posts) dated 27.6.05 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 30.11.94
and 7.8.95 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 8/95 and 121/95 respectively.

  Copy of Board's letter No. .E(Sports)2005/Policy/2(S.posts) dated 27.6.05 (RBE No.108/05)

            Sub: Out of turn promotion and recruitment of Sportspersons in
                 intermediate grades – Creation of supernumerary posts for.

        As the Railways are aware instructions were issued vide this Ministry’s letter
No.E(NG)I/93/SR6/9 dated 30.11.1994 as modified/clarified vide letter dated 7.8.95 that
special supernumerary posts with matching surrender may be created for accommodating
sportspersons who are promoted on out of turn basis or are recruited on sports grounds in
Intermediate grades having no element of direct recruitment.
2.       It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that these instructions are not being followed on
some of the Railways resulting in hardships to the employees promoted on out of turn basis on sports
account as also to existing employees in the cadre on account of such promotion. The Board, accordingly
desire that extant instructions regarding creation of supernumerary posts for recruitment and out of turn
promotion of sportspersons in Intermediate grades having no element of direct recruitment should be
scrupulously followed so that the staff concerned do not suffer on this account. This may be brought to the
notice of all concerned for strict compliance.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 110 /2005
                              No.P(R )227/XIV Date: 18 -07-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)98/RG6-52 dated 23.6.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. . E(D&A)98/RG6-52 dated 23.6.05 (RBE No.105/05)

G.S.R. – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution,
the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Servants
(Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, namely:-

1.      (1)      These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline
                 and Appeal)(Second Amendment) Rules, 2005.
        (2)      They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official
                 Gazette.

2.      In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, in Schedule III, after
Note 2, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“Note 3: Disciplinary powers of Principal Heads of Departments under this Schedule shall
also be exercised by Senior Executive Directors and Executive Directors who are in
independent charge, in Research, Designs and Standards Organisation; Coordinating Heads
of Departments in Senior Administrative Grade or by the Heads of Departments in Senior
Administrative Grade who are in independent charge, in Metro Railway, Kolkata, Central
Organisation Railway Electrification, Allahabad, Central Organisation for Modernization of
Workshops, New Delhi; and Chairman of respective Railway Recruitment Boards, in respect
of officers in Junior scale and Group B who are under their administrative control.”
                                                                      Sd/-
                                                               [M.K. Agrawal]
                                                          Secretary/Railway Board
Foot Note: Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Notification No.
E[D&A]66/RG6-9 dated 22nd August, 1968 in Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section [ii], vide number
S.O. No. 3181 dated the 14th September, 1968 and subsequently amended by –
Sl.   Notification No.                     Date                Published in the Gazette of India Part II
No.                                                                   Section 3 Sub-section (i)
                                                                GSR/SO No.        Date of Publication
1.    2.                                   3.                          4.                     5.
1.    E(D&A)66RG 6-9                       10.4.69                    1531               24.6.1969
2.    E(D&A)67 RG 6-13                     7.4.71                     1925                8.5.1971
3.    E(D&A)70 RG 6-63                     9.6.71                     2501                3.7.1971
4.    E(D&A)70 RG 6-60                     19.10.71                   5078               6.11.1971
5     E(D&A)70 RG 6-41                     21.10.71                   4050              30.10.1971
6     E(D&A)70 RG 6-43                     12.11.71                   5264               4.12.1971
7     E(D&A)70 RG 6-52                     25.3.72                    9467                8.4.1972
8     E(D&A)70 RG 6-69                     17.11.72                   3918                25.11.72
9     E(D&A)69 RG 6-60                     5.2.73                       -                     -
10    E(D&A)71 RG 6-60                     13.7.73                    2897               6.10.1973
11    E(D&A)751 RG 6-35               5.4.77                  1413               14.5.1977
12    E(D&A)77 RG 6-46                7.7.78                  2193               29.7.1978
13    E(D&A)78 RG 6-54                29.11.78                0364              23.12.1978
14    E(D&A)77 RG 6-30                7.4.78                    -                     -
15    E(D&A)79 RG 6-26                17.8.79                 3057                8.9.1979
16    E(D&A)79 RG 6-12                25.10.79                3777              17.11.1979
17    E(D&A)78 RG 6-61                22.11.79                  -                     -
18    E(D&A)79 RG 6-39                31.12.79                0143               19.1.1980
19    E(D&A)78 RG 6-11                6.2.80                  0441               23.2.1980
20    E(D&A)81 RG 6-72                31.8.82                   -
21    E(D&A)81 RG 6-63                10.8.83               GSR/982             17-12-1983
22    E(D&A)81 RG 6-54                31.5.84               GSR/632              23.6.1984
23    E(D&A)82 RG 6-29                30/3/85                 1822               27.4.1985
24    E(D&A)83 RG 6-45                13.6.85                 5667                6.7.1985
25    E(D&A)80 RG 6-25                20.1.86               GSR/667              22.2.1986
26    E(D&A)85 RG 6-16                20.3.87               GSR/241               4.4.1987
27    E(D&A)83 RG 6-14                28.8.87               GSR/708              19.9.1987
28    E(D&A)87 RG 6-47                26.10.87              GSR/869             21.11.1987
29    E(D&A)87 RG 6-146               10.5.88               GSR/420              21.5.1988
30    E(D&A)88 RG 6-43                12.8.88               GSR/759              17.9.1988
31    E(D&A)84 RG 6-44                20.10.89              GSR/850             11-11-1989
32    E(D&A)88 RG 6-38                16.11.89              GSR/900             02-12-1989
33    E(D&A)84 RG 6-44                22.11.90              GSR 734             08-12-1990
34    E(D&A)90 RG 6-112               16.11.90              GSR/723             11-12-1990
35    E(D&A)91 RG 6-42                8.6.91                    -
36    E(D&A)90 RG 6-117               19.9.91               GSR/568              5.10.1991
37    E(D&A)89 RG 6-80                20.1.92                GSR/86              22.2.1992
38    E(D&A)90 RG 6-112               22.10.92              GSR 504             14-11-1992
39    E(D&A)92 RG 6-148               9.11.92                   -                     -
40    E(D&A)92 RG 6-166               11.1.93                GSR/63              30.1.1993
41    E(D&A)93 RG 6-94                23.6.94               GSR/327               16-07-94
42    E(D&A)95 RG 6-68                13.8.97               GSR/422               27-12-97
43    E(D&A)92 RG 6-151               6.11.97               GSR/106               6.6.1998
44    E(D&A)94 RG 6-10                16.2.99                GSR/87              20.3.1999
45    E(D&A)98 RG 6-42                11.10.99                  -                     -
46    E(D&A)2001 RG6-29               31.10.01              GSR/617             24.11.2001
47    E(D&A)87 RG6-151                8.8.02                GSR/342              24-8-2002
48    E(D&A)98 RG 6-52                16-01-2003             GSR/50               1-2-2003
49    E(D&A)2002/RG6-1                10-03-2003            GSE/134              29-3-2003
50    E[D&A)2004/RG6-30               13-10-2004            GSR 376             30-10-2004
51    E[D&A]2003/RG 6-33              10-12-2004             GSR 62             19-02-2005
52    E[D&A]2003/RG6-8                27-05-2005

                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 111 /2005
                           No.P(R )500/XXI Date: 19 -07-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2005/PN1/16 dated 23.6.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 27.4.98, 9.9.99 and 11.9.2000
quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.115/98, 262/99 and 203/2000, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/16 dated 23.6.05 (RBE No.104/05)

       Sub: Grant of family pension to dependent parents – clarification regarding.

        In terms of DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/51/97-P&PW(E) dated 21st July,1999 circulated
vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 9.9.1999, admissibility of family pension to
parents is subject to the conditions, inter-alia, that parents were wholly dependent on the
Government servant when he/she was alive and that the Government servant has not left
behind a widow/widower, eligible son or daughter or a widowed/divorced daughter, who will
have a prior claim to family pension in the order indicated. Reiterating these stipulations,
further clarifications were issued vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 11.9.2000.

2.      In the wake of a Court case, the matter regarding admissibility of family pension to
dependent parents of the deceased Railway servants, whose spouse has either remarried or
died leaving behind no eligible child for grant of family pension, has been re-examined in
Board’s office in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
(DOP&PW).        It is    accordingly clarified that parents of the deceased Railway
servants/pensioners, who were wholly dependent on the Railway servant/pensioner when he
/she was alive, shall be eligible for family pension if the spouse of the deceased Railway
servant/pensioner dies or re-marries and no children, who will have a prior claim for family
pension have been left behind. The grant of family pension to such parents shall, however,
be subject to fulfillment of the income criterion stipulated in Board’s letter
No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 27.4.98.

3.      Past cases may also be considered for sanction of family pension subject to fulfilment
of all the conditions laid down in the scheme for grant of family pension to dependent
parents. Family pension shall be payable from 1.1.1998 or from the date it becomes due,
whichever is later.

                                   SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 112 /2005
                                No.P(PC)487/V/97/DA Date: 11-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 18.6.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 16.3.05 quoted therein was circulated under
SC No. 49/05.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 18.6.05 (PC-V/457,RBE No.103/05)

           Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Railway employees
                of who have continued to draw their pay/emoluments in the
             pre-revised scales of pay – effective from 1.1.2005 – regarding.


        In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 16.3.2005 (S.No.PC-V/449,
RBE No.43/2005) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2004 in respect of Railway servants
who continue to draw their pay and emoluments in the pre-revised scale of pay, the revised rate of Dearness
Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2005 would be as follows:-
                                   Rates of Dearness Allowance
Date from which        Pay up to Rs.3500 Pay above Rs.3500 and up to Pay above Rs.6000
payable                p.m.                     Rs.6000 p.m.                     p.m.

1.1.2005                 315%                     237%(Rs.11060)                   205%(Rs.14220)

NOTE: Amount within brackets represent the minimum amount payable per month as Dearness Allowance
to employees in the different pay ranges.

2.    All other conditions as laid down in the letter dated 16.11.2000 will continue to apply.


                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 113 /2005
                            No.P(PC )487/VPC/CRC/Vol.V Date: 20 -07-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/17 dated 28.6.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 21.2.94 and 9.10.2003 quoted therein were circulated
under SC No.18/94 & 191/03 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/17 dated 28.6.05 (PC-V/NIL,RBE
No.109/15)
                  Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.

        One of the Railways has sought clarification whether Motor Vehicle Drivers may be given the
same percentage distribution as provided to Artisan staff in the recent restructuring.

          In this context, it is advised that it had already been clarified vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-
79/FE/4/2 dated 11.04.1980 that all the categories of Drivers of Motor Vehicles including Truck Drivers,
Road Roller Drivers, EOT Crane Drivers, Fork Lift Drivers, Tractor, Jeep, Ambulance Drivers, Staff Car
Drivers etc., whether working in the Workshops/sheds or in the Administrative Establishments and who are
subjected to the prescribed Trade Test for promotion, should be classified as Artisan Staff. This had further
been clarified vide Board’s letter No.PC-III/93/Misc./3 dated 21.2.1994. This position still holds good and
it is clarified that Motor Vehicle/Staff Car Drivers should be classified as Artisan Staff and percentage
distribution as prescribed for Artisan staff in Annexure’E’ of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated
09.10.2003 may be made applicable to all Motor Vehicle/Staff Car Drivers provided the pre-revised
percentages of the Artisan categories were applicable to these categories.

         This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.



                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 114 /2005
                                  No.P(R )227/XIV Date: 21-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(D&A)2005/RG 6-19 dated 24.6.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-19 dated 24.6.05 (RBE No.106/05)

           Sub: Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B Railway officers
                Officiating in Senior Scale.

        It has come to the notice of this Ministry that disciplinary powers in respect of
Group B officers, officiating in Senior Scale, are being exercised by the authorities
mentioned in Schedule III to RS(D&A) Rules, 1968, by treating these officers as Group
‘B’ officers.

2.        The above procedure is not correct. In this connection, attention is invited to provisions contained
in Rule 7(3) of RS(D&A) Rules which clearly state that the Disciplinary Authority in the case of a Railway
servant officiating in a higher post, shall be determined with reference to the officiating post held by him at
the time of taking action. Thus, in terms of the above provisions, the Disciplinary Authority in the case of a
Group B officer officiating in Senior Scale is required to be determined with reference to the officiating
post (i.e. Senior scale) held by the delinquent officer at the time of taking action. The delegation of powers
under Schedule III has to be read with the provisions in the main rules as brought out above and not in
isolation.

3.      It may please be ensured that the correct procedure is followed in the above types
of cases.



                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.115 /2005
                                No.P(R )500/XXI              Date:25-07-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/22 dated 5.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/22 dated 5.7.05 (RBE No.112/05)

         Sub: Furnishing the details of family in terms of Rule 75 (15) of Railway
             Services (Pension) Rules,1993.

        In terms of Rule 75(15) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, as soon as a
railway servant enters Railway service, he shall furnish details of his family in Form 6 to the
Head of Office and if he has no family, he shall furnish details in Form 6 as soon as he
acquires a family. The Head of Office shall keep Form 6 filled in by the non-gazetted
railway servants in safe custody and make necessary additions and alterations in the form on
the basis of subsequent information furnished by the Railway servant. In the case of gazetted
railway servants, the Head of Office shall pass on the details of family in Form 6 as also
subsequent additions and alterations thereto, to the Accounts Officer for updating the
particulars and keeping the same in safe custody.

2.       It has been observed that above instructions are not being followed scrupulously by
some of the Zonal Railways which leads to difficulties while processing cases for grant of
family pension, particularly cases of death while in service. Recently, a case has come to the
notice of Board, wherein for want of records of the family of a former railway servant, family
pension was wrongly sanctioned to a person, impersonating himself as the son of a deceased
railway servant whereas the railway servant died as a bachelor. Board, therefore, desire that
the Railway Administrations should ensure that the procedure laid down in Rule 75(15) of
the Pension Rules, is followed strictly by the concerned Head of Office and Accounts
Officer. The Railway Servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003 and are governed by the
Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993 should be advised to fill in Form 6, if not already
filled in, and that it is their duty to communicate to the Head of Office whenever any change
takes place in the size of their family.




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 116 /2005
                               No.P(R )554/VI Date: 15-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. F[X]I-92/10/2 dated 27.6.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F[X]I-92/10/2 dated 27.6.05   (RBE No. - )

                 Sub: Recovery of water charges from the Non-Gazetted
                     staff occupying Railway Quarters

         The question of recovery of water charges from non-gazetted staff occupying railway quarters
had been under consideration of Board for some time past. Board have decided that while Group ‘D’ staff
may be exempted from paying water charges, in case of Group ‘C’ staff occupying railway quarters and
having the facility of piped water supply, water charges would be recoverable at the following rates:

        Type   I                           Rs.5/- per month
        Type   II                          Rs.15/- per month
        Type   III                         Rs.25/- per month
        Type   IV[For Group C]             Rs.35/- per month
          Recovery from Officers [Group ‘A’ & ‘B’] will continue to be on the basis of extant
instructions, which, in no case should be less than the charges mentioned above.

       These instructions will come into force from 01-07-2005.



                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 117 /2005
                                No.P(R )554/VI Date: 25-07-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 30.6.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 2.9.02 and 24.3.05 quoted
therein were circulated under SC Nos. 176/02 & 60/05, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 30.6.05 (RBE No.110/05)

         Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of
              posting in favour of officers/staff posted to new zones.

Pursuant to issue of instructions vide Board’s letter of even number dated 24.3.2005 on
retention of Railway accommodation on transfer/posting to new zones, queries have been
received from various Railway Units as to whether in the light of the fact that letter
No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002 has been withdrawn, a Certificate of non-availability of
accommodation at the new place of posting would still be required for permitting retention
of Railway quarter upto 31.3.2006 (permitted vide instructions dated 24.3.2005). In this
regard it is clarified that the instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 2.9.2002 although
stand withdrawn vide letter dated 24.3.2005, the special dispensation for retention of quarter
continues to be effective till 31.3.2006. As such, so long as the special dispensation remains
effective (i.e. 31.3.2006), the conditions attached to the grant of such dispensation will also
remain valid. In the circumstances, for the purpose of grant of permission for retention of
Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting on posting to new Zones/Divisions
in relaxation of the normal rules, the Certificate required to be given by the SDGM of the
new zone (as provided in the instructions dated 2.9.2002), stating non-availability of Railway
accommodation at the new place of posting will be necessary. It is further clarified that the
ground for grant of continued retention at the previous place of posting is non-availability of
Railway accommodation at the new Zones/Divisions. Therefore in the event, allotment is
offered to a Railway officer/staff at the new place and he/she refuses to accept such allotment
of accommodation, such refusal would make the employee ineligible for retention of Railway
accommodation at the old place of posting.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.




                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 118 /2005
                           No.P(R )464/GAZ/1 Date: 28-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(GP)2000/2/84 dated 24.6.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 25.7.01 quoted therein was circulated under
SC No.161/01.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2000/2/84 dated 24.6.05 (RBE No.107/05)
        Sub: Ad-hoc promotion of Private Secretaries in scale Rs.7500-12000
             to scale Rs.8000-13500 (Group B).
                                             ***
        Para 2.1 of Board’s letter No.2000/2/84 dated 25.07.01 states as follows:

“The posts in grade Rs.8000-13500 may be filled from amongst the Stenographers who are in
grade Rs.7500-12000 with minimum one year of non-fortuitous service in the grade and
volunteer for the post. Suitability for the post shall be assessed through personal interview
and assessment of record of service only, by the Additional General Manager. Those found
suitable will be appointed to the grade with the approval of General Manager. The selection
for this post will be processed by the Personnel Branch. Till such time candidates with
minimum one year’s non-fortuitous service in grade Rs.7500-12000 are available, the posts
in grade Rs.8000-13500 may be operated in the lower grade of Rs.7500-12000”.

3. In modification of the above instructions, it has been decided by the Board that those
Private Secretaries in scale Rs.7500-12000 who have been appointed on adhoc basis pending
finalisation of the Recruitment Rules but through normal process of selection consisting of
written examination, viva-voce (including assessment of record of service), may be
considered for further adhoc promotion to the higher grade of Rs.8000-13500 provided they
have rendered not less than two years of service in scale Rs.7500-12000 after due selection
as referred to above.

3.0    The following course of action may be adopted for filling up the posts in scale
Rs.8000-13500 on adhoc basis:

i)      The selection will be based on seniority cum suitability.
ii)     Record of service/ACR dossier may be the basic input and last 5 ACRs may be taken
into account. In case 5 ACRs in the feeder grade of Rs.7500-12000 are not available, ACRs
in the next lower grade may be considered.
iii)    The DPC may consist of AGM and 2 other HODs including the CPO.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 119 /2005
                                No.P(R )535/V Date: 28-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 4.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 4.7.05 (RBE No.113/05)

        Sub: Procedure for conducting typewriting test on computers.

1.      As the Railways are aware, in terms of extant procedure, in case of promotion
from Group D to Group C in the Ministerial cadre and promotion of Clerks as Sr.Clerks
against L.D.C.E./Graduate quota the employees are required to pass the typewriting test at
the speed of 30 words per minute in English or 25 words per minute in Hindi within a
period of two years of their promotion on provisional basis.

2.     AIRF have raised a demand in the PNM with the Board that instead of requiring
the employees to pass the typewriting test, computer training should be imparted to them
within one year of selection. The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of
Railways. While it has not been found feasible to accept the demand regarding imparting
of training, it has been decided that instead of testing the typewriting skill on typewriters,
the same may be tested on Personal Computers (PCs) at the speed of 40 words per minute
in English or 35 words per minute in Hindi.

3.      The procedure for taking the test on PCs and its evaluation as detailed in the Annexure, may be
followed.

4.      In case of difficulty in conducting the Test on computers, the existing procedure regarding
conducting the Typewriting Test on Typewriters will remain in force.

                                                                                          ANNEXURE
                     [Encl: to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 4.7.05 ]
       CONDUCTING OF TYPING PROFICIENCY TEST ON COMPUTERS (PC)-
                   EVALUATION ETC. -PROCEDURE FOR

 (1) Candidates will be issued with a printed passage containing a minimum of 400 words or
2000 strokes in English or 350 words or 1750 strokes in Hindi. The passage may preferably be
the one being regularly used in the day-to-day office working like a D.O.letter, proposal for
creation of a post etc. The passage should indicate the number of strokes at the end of each line,
each para and at the end of the passage.

 (2) The duration of the test will be 10 minutes subject to (3) below. Candidates will be
required to type the given passage on the computer in a word processing software within 10
minutes at the rate of 40 words per minute for English or 35 words per minute for Hindi. To
arrive at the number of words typed by a candidate, 5 strokes which include spacing between
words, shifting for capital letter, should be treated as one word.

 (3) Candidates will be given additional time to the extent of 5 minutes to format the typed
passage in the same way as it is in the supplied hand-out and to print the passage in the printer.
The following formatting features used in routine should be tested.

 i. indenting of paragraphs
 ii. selected text in Bold
 iii. underline
 iv. italics
 v. using different font type
 vi. using different font size.
 vii. Inserting of paragraph numbers
 viii. Center, left, right, justification
 ix. Setting of left/right margin
 x. Line spacing of the passage, viz. Single, double.

 (4) The test should carry 50 marks out of which 10 marks should be given to quality of the
formatting of final out-put and remaining 40 marks should be given to error-free printed
matter/passage.

 (5) 10 features of formatting, as listed at Para (3) above, should be tested with 1 mark each for
every feature of formatting.

 (6) There is no bar to candidates:
 i] correcting the mistakes by use of editing tools while typing the passage; and
 ii] repeating the passage within the allotted 10 minutes time if he has finished typing the
passage before time.

 7. The speed, accuracy and mistakes should be evaluated as under:
 i] for one omission/addition of word, one mark will be deducted
 ii] for each spelling mistake, one mark will be deducted.

 Note: Mistakes to the extent of 3% of the total number of works typed in the passage will only
be allowed. In case the mistakes exceed 3%, the matter should not be evaluated.

 iii]In case of formatting features if the candidate carries out the formatting as per the specimen,
one mark each should be given. Otherwise, no marks should be given. Out of the 10arks for the
formatting features, a candidate should secure at least 6 marks to qualify.
 iv] In order to qualify the Test the candidate should secure at least 6 out of 10 marks for
formatting features and a speed of 40 words per minute in English or 35 words per minute in
Hindi.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 120 /2005
                            No.P(R )435/IREM/VII Date: 28-07-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 1/25 dated 6.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 21.9.04 quoted in the
ACS was circulated under SC No.180/04.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 1/25 dated 6.7.05 (RBE No.114/05)

                Sub: Amendment to IREM.

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989 Edition may be amended as per Advanced
Correction Slip No.173 enclosed.

                   Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989 Edition
                                      Chapter-II, Section ‘B’
                   RULES GOVERNING PROMOTION OF GROUP ‘C’ STAFF
                                 Advance Correction Slip No.173.

The following may be inserted as clause (iii) below Para 219(c):

“(iii). The question paper for the written test should have practical bias i.e. it should be
designed to test the ability of the candidates to tackle the practical problems they are
likely to face rather than their theoretical knowledge”.




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 121 /2005
                             No.P(R )583/IV Date: 09 -08-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II –2004/PLB-6 dated 12.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 14.1.05 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 15/05.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II –2004/PLB-6 dated 12.7.05 (RBE No.115/05)

               Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Apprentices –
                   PNM/NFIR Item No.46/2004.

The last sentence of Para 2 of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.1.2005 may be
deleted.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

                                                                                                   .

                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.122 /2005
                                  No.P(R )535/VDate: 09-08-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2002/PM1/23 dated 11.7.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/23 dated 11.7.05 (RBE No.--)

            Sub: Calculation of vacancies for ‘Non-selection’ posts.

       Reference South Central Railway’s letter No.P(R )535/V dt.30.6.2005 on the
above subject.

2.     Instructions providing for taking into account the vacancies anticipated to occur
during the next one year instead of six months in respect of Non-selection posts,
promotion to which is based on scrutiny of Record of Service/Confidential Reports were
valid upto 30.6.2004. Since the instructions have not been extended further, the same
have automatically lapsed w.e.f. 1.7.2004.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 123 /2005
                        No.(PC)487/V/97/Pension/Vol.II Date: 01-08-2005



       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2002/PNI/29 dated 20.07.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 24.4.2003 and
26.3.2004 quoted therein were circulated under SC No. 96/03 and 55/04 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No.. F (E) III/2002/PNI/29 dated 20.07.2005 (RBE No. 122/2005.)

        Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the
            5th Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre and post – 1986
            pensioners/Family pensioners etc – Extension of date of submission of
            application for revision of pension/family pension.
                                         ….
        In continuation of Board’s letter No F(E)III/2002/PN1/29 dated 26.3.2004 extending the
date of submission of application for revision of pension/family pension of pre and post –1986
pension/family pensioners upto 30.09.2004, a copy of DOP&PW’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)
Part III dated 7.6.2005 extending the date of submission of application further upto 31st
December, 2005 is circulated for information and guidance . These instructions will apply
mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2.       DPO&PW’s O.M. No (1) 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part IV dated 8.5.98, 30.11.l98 and 17.12.98 and
O.M. No. 45/86/97/P&PW(A)-Part III dated 18.7.2001, 2.4.2002, 26./3.2003 and 15.3.2004 were
circulated /adopted on the Railways vide Board’s letters No.F(E)III/98/PN1/11 dated 5.6.98,23.12.98,
F(E)III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.1.99 and letters No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/61 dated 23.8.2001 and
F(E)III/2002/PN1/29 dated 3.9.2002, 24.4.2003 and 26.3.2004 respectively.
                   Copy of DOP&PW’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part III dated 7.6.2005


        Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the
             Recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Compassion –
           Revision of Pension of pre and post –1986 pension/family
           pensioners etc – Extension of date of submission of
           application for revision of Pension/Family pension.
                                                   ….

        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number
dated 15.-3.2004 extending the date of submission of applications for revision of
pension/family pension of pre-1986 pension/family pensioners upto 30.09.2004.
Representations have been received in this department for extending the date for
submission of applications beyond 30.09.2004. The matter has been considered in this
department and it has been decided to extend the date of submission of application for
revision of pension/family pension in such cases upto 31.12.2005. However, Defence
civilian pensioners will continue to be governed by orders issued by the Ministry of
Defence.

2.       Similarly it has also been decided to extend the date of submission of applications for
revision of pension/family pension with reference to this department’s OM No.(1) 45/86/97-
P&PW(A)-Part IV dated 08.05.1998 read with OM dated 30.11.1998 and dated 17.12.1998 for
submission of applications by the pensioners covered under these OM upto 31.12.2005.


3.          Ministry of Agriculture etc are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the
notice of Departments/Controller of Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officer and attached and
Subordinate Offices under them on top priority basis. All Pension Disbursing Authorities are also
advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of the
pensioners/family pensioners.


                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.124 /2005
                                 No.P(R )563/VI Date: 09 -08-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19.7.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19.7.05 (RBE No.119/05)

        Sub: Filling up of posts in Para- medical categories in Group ‘C’ on
            contract basis.

In view of the shortage of Para-medical staff being faced by Zonal Railways, Ministry of
Railways (Railway Board) have decided to permit filling up of posts in Para-medical
categories in Group C on contract basis, on the following terms and conditions.

i)      These engagements should be done with the personal and prior approval of the General Manager
        subject to fulfillment of eligibility and other conditions governing such engagements:
ii)     Educational qualifications and Age Limit of such contract engagements should be in accordance
        with those prescribed for direct recruitment;
iii)    These contract engagements should be made against clear vacancies for a maximum period of one
        year or up to 31.7.2006 or availability of a regular selected candidate, which ever is earliest;
iv)     Such engagements should be made by inviting applications and screening by a selection committee
        of Senior Scale/JAG Officers;
v)      Representation of SC/ST and OBC categories as per vacancies reserved for them should be
        ensured as per the guidelines inforce.

2.      It should be a full time contract and their remuneration should be on monthly basis as given
hereunder:

               Posts in Scale (Rs.)                   Rate of remuneration
                                                      Per month (consolidated)
i)             2610-3540                              Rs.4,581/-
ii)            2650-4000                              Rs.4,651/-
iii)           2750-4400                              Rs.4,826/-
iv)            3200-4900                              Rs.5,616/-
v)             4000-6000                              Rs.7,020/-
vi)            4500-7000                              Rs.7,898/-
vii)           5000-8000                              Rs.8,775/-
viii)          5500-9000                              Rs.9,653/-
ix)            6500-10500                             Rs.11,408/-
x)             7450-11500                             Rs.13,075/-

3.     This scheme is being launched on an experimental basis and will be valid till
31.7.2006.

4.    The provisions for engaging retired staff and for engaging Substitutes in Para-
medical categories stand withdrawn till further orders.


1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                              SCR SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.125 /2005
                               No.P(R )436/IREM/VIII Date: 09-08-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM5/8 dated 14.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 9.10.03 and 22.2.05
quoted therein were circulated under SC No. 191/03 and 31/05, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM5/8 dated 14.7.05 (RBE No.117/05)

        Sub: Avenue of promotion of Artisan staff in Works Department to the
            posts of Junior Engineer (Works) II.
                                 ….
      In terms of para 145 of IREM, Vol. I, 1989 Edition , posts in the category of
JE(Works)II in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 are filled up as under:-

        i)       67.5% by direct recruitment through RRBs.
        ii)      7.5% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from
                 amongst Supervisor (Works) in grade Rs.4500-7000 (RSRP) having the
                 minimum qualification prescribed for direct recruitment, the short fall, if
                 any , being added to (i) above; and
        iii)     25% by promotion by selection of supervisor (Works) in grade Rs. 4500-
                 7000 (RSRP).

2.     Consequent upon the upgradation of the posts of Supervisors (Works) which earlier
used to be filled up by promotion by seniority cum-suitability from amongst the Skilled
Artisans Grade-I (re-designated as Technicians(Trade) Grade-I), as Junior Engineer
(Works) II in terms of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 9.10.2003
instructions for filling up of 25% promotion quota posts of JE-II in all Departments
including JE(Works)II as referred to in para 1(iii) above were issued vide this Ministry’s
letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM7/3 dated 22.2.2005 stipulating inter-alia that the posts of JE-II
earmarked for promotion by selection (hitherto from amongst Mistries) will be filled from
amongst Sr. Technicians in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 subject to the condition that the
existing Technicians Gr.I as may be senior to those fitted as Sr. Technicians as per procedure
in force till 22.2.2005 will also be considered for selection for promotion as JE-II.

2. The Federation in the PNM-NFIR have represented for improvement in the avenue of
promotion of Artisan staff subsequent to the upgradation of the posts of erstwhile
Supervisors as JE-II. The matter has been carefully considered by the Board and it has been
decided that the LDCE quota of 7.5% as referred to in para 1(ii) above hitherto earmarked
for promotion of Supervisor (Works) possessing the qualifications of direct recruitment may
be increased to 10% and filled from amongst the skilled staff of Works Branch possessing
the qualifications prescribed for recruitment as JE(Works) II and having three years service
in the Skilled grades. As a consequence to this posts of Junior Engineer (Works)II in the pay
scale of Rs. 5000-8000 will henceforth be filled as under:-

    i)       65% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board.
    ii)      10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from
             amongst Skilled Artisans with three years service in Skilled grades and
             having the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment
             as JE(Works)II, the short fall, if any, being added to (i) above; and
    iii)     25% by promotion by selection of Sr. Technicians in Grade Rs. 5000-8000
             subject to the condition that the existing Technicians grade-I as may be senior to
             those fitted as Sr. Technicians as per procedure in force prior to issue of
             instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)1-99/PM7/3 dated
             22.2.2005 will also be considered for selection for promotion as JE(Works)II.

3. The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol .I 1989 Edition is accordingly amended
as in the ACS No. 174 enclosed.

              INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLI, 1989 EDITION.
                          ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.174.

Chapter 1 Section ‘B’ Sub-Section-III containing rules regarding Recruitment Training etc.
1.      Substitute the following for the existing clauses (i)(ii) & (iii_) under para (1) of para 145:-
        i)       65% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards.
        ii)      10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from
                 amongst Skilled Artisans with three years service in Skilled grades
                 and having the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment as JE
                 (Works)II; the short fall, if any, being added to (i) above; and
        iii)     25% by promotion by selection of Sr. Technicians in grade Rs. 5000-8000.

(Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. E(NG)I/99/PM7/3 dt. L22.2.2005 & E(NG)I/2004/PM5/8 dated
14.7.2005).




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 126 /2005
                                  No.P(R )564/V Date: 09-08-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 27/11/01 and 10.8.04
quoted therein were circulated under SC No.270/01 and 154/04 respectively.

                                                                                                             .
Copy of Board's letter No. . E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.05 (RBE No.121/2005)

         Sub: Procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways.

          In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/11 dated 27.11.2001,
recruitment to Group ‘D’ in the Railways were to be done through Railway Recruitment Boards. Detailed
guidelines/procedure for such recruitment were circulated under this Ministry’s letter No.E(RRB)2004/33/2
dated 10.8.2004 (RBE No.178/2004). In the light of Hon’ble MR’s directions as also announcement made
by him in his Budget (Railway) Speech for 2005-06, the issue has been reviewed and it has been decided by
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) that recruitment to all Group ‘D’ posts will henceforth be done
directly by the Zonal Railways.

2.      It is also clarified that indents from Zonal Railways/Production Units and other
units on which action has been initiated by way of issue of Employment Notice, the
recruitment shall be completed by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) concerned and
the uninitiated indents shall be sent back to the concerned Zonal Railway/Production Unit
etc.

3.       A ‘Recruitment Cell’ should be created in the Headquarters Office for handling this work. The
Cell would be headed by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment ) in JA grade or Selection grade and
Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment) along with Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ staff. Necessary
creation/sanction for these posts may be done by General Manager under his own powers. No posts should
be created in categories where there are surplus/supernumerary posts in the Headquarters Office.

4.      General Managers may delegate powers to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) to
ensure smooth functioning.

5.       Broad guidelines for recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts are enclosed as Annexure-I. However, in case
any further clarification is required, the Railways may consult Chairman/Railway Recruitment Boards and
Manual for Railway Recruitment Boards, 2000 published by the Railway Board. Certain shortcomings,
which have been noticed in Railway Recruitment Board’s selections, have been listed out at Annexure II.
These may be guarded against in the selections to be done through this scheme.

6.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board.).

                                                                                             ANNEXURE-I
Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.05

           GUIDELINES FOR RECUIRTMENT OF GROUP ‘D’ STAFF BY RAILWAY
                               ADMINISTRATION.

1.   RECRUITMENT UNIT:

1.1      Unit of recruitment shall be a Zonal Railway. Requirement of all Divisions/Workshops/Production
Units and other organizations falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zonal Railway will be clubbed
together for the purpose of recruitment.

2.   PERIODICITY OF RECRUITMENT:

2.1      Recruitment shall be done at intervals of two years.
2.2      Vacancies shall be counted as those existing on 1st January or 1st July of the year of recruitment
plus those anticipated over the next two years. The number of posts to be filled up should be got vetted by
Associate Finance.
3.       ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

3.1      The educational qualification for recruitment to all posts in Group ‘D’ in the Railways shall be
Class 8th passed, as already stipulated in Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)II/98/RR-1/107 dated
4.12.1998.

3.2      The age limits for recruitment shall be as per extant instructions, with relaxation for specified
categories as admissible under specific orders issued by the Ministry of Railway’s from time to time.

4.0      EMPLOYMENT NOTICE:

4.1       A detailed Employment Notice shall be published in leading local newspapers and an ‘Indicative
Notice’ be published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and national newspapers giving reference
of the advertisement given in the local newspapers. A detailed vacancy notification shall also be sent to the
nearby Employment Exchanges and recognized associations of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. A
copy of the Employment Notice shall be supplied to the Resettlement Directorate of the Ministry of
Defence and the Rajya and Zila Sainik Boards for the purpose of employment of ex-servicemen by the
Railway Administrations. Copies of the notice should also be exhibited on Notice Boards outside railway
offices situated in the area of recruitment.

4.2      Whereas an indicative notification shall be published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar
and national newspapers, a detailed notification shall be advertised in the local dailies giving the following
details.

         a)       Recruitment Unit
         b)       Name and number of posts for which recruitment is to be conducted along with
                  reservation details.
         c)       Qualification.
         d)       Age limits, including relaxation provisions.
         e)       Scale of pay.
         f)       Names of the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units/other Organizations for which
                  recruitment is being held.
         g)       Examination Fees.
         h)       Procedure for submission of applications.
         i)       Closing date for submission of applications.
         j)       Choice of language for question paper (Hindi, English or regional (official) language(s) as
                  specified in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India, prevalent in the
                  Division/Workshop/Production Unit/Other Units for which recruitment is being made.
                  Question paper shall be set in Hindi, English and the regional language(s).
         k)       Physical Efficiency Test standards.
         l)       Medical test standards.
         m)       Railways right to hold additional/supplementary examination or re-examination for all or
                  some of the candidates.
         n)       Any other relevant information.

5.0      HOW TO APPLY.

5.1     Candidates shall apply on plain paper, as per format indicated in the employment notice, directly to
Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment). Fees may be charged @ Rs.40/-(forty only) per candidate.
However, no fee is to be charged from candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. In his/her application, the
candidate should mention the recruitment unit & posts applied for . Candidates should be asked to give
option (maximum three) in order of preference for the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units/Other
Organizations etc. within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zone. If a combined examination is being held
for more than one category of Group ‘D’ post then the candidate should specify his preference for the posts
also. No change of options shall be permitted at any stage subsequently.


6.0      PRE-EXAMINATION PROCEDURE:

6.1      Each recruitment shall be conducted under the overall supervision of Deputy Chief Personnel
Officer (Recruitment).
6.2       Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment ) shall have the discretionary powers (delegated by
General Manager) in matters relating to issues like outsourcing of work viz. Data entry work, preparation of
lists, despatch of call letters, printing of question papers etc. and shall be responsible for overseeing the
selection process (pre-examination as well as post examination). He/she shall have the right to reject any
application, the reasons for which would have to be recorded on the application. Deputy Chief Personnel
Officer (Recruitment) may requisition the assistance of Division(s) Workshops etc. for conduct of the
examination as is done at present also.

6.3      Applications are to be called against vacancies of various categories by issue of notification etc. as
specified in para 4 above. Only one application should be submitted even if the candidate wishes to be
considered for more than one category of posts. Applications so received are to be sent to the nominated
agency for processing of applications as also for dispatch of the Call Letters.

6.4     Simultaneous preparations will be made for conducting examination in various towns. Depending
upon the number of applications received, Divisions/Workshops etc. will be approached by Deputy Chief
Personnel Officer (Recruitment) to hire examination centres (Schools and colleges) to conduct the written
examination.

6.5       A Town In-charge (JA grade officer) for each town will be nominated by the GM/AGM of the
Railway. In addition, an overall In-charge for a Division (normally ADRM) for the towns falling in the
territorial jurisdiction of the Division will be nominated by the GM/AGM.

6.6      Question Paper will be set by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and sent to Private
Agencies (Specialized in confidential printing) for printing. Such agencies should be of good reputation
and proven integrity and proof of having conducted similar jobs for RRBs, JEE, CAT etc.

6.7     Duplicate type OMR sheets shall be procured from the printer (specialized in such printing) in
which answers to questions are to be given by the candidates.

6.8      Question paper shall be printed with questions jumbled in four to five series. Sealed Question
Papers (town and centre wise) be delivered by the Agency to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment)
in sealed packets/boxes which shall be distributed to respective Town In-charges where examination is to be
held or alternately by the Agency directly to the Town In-charges as may be decided in advance.

6.9      Name, Father’s name, address and community of each candidate should be entered in a computer
database along with any other information considered relevant.

6.10    Roll Numbers may be generated on the computer and call letters should also be generated through
Computers. Call letters should be posted under certificate of posting, at least one month prior to the date of
examination.

6.11     Instructions to candidates containing detailed guidelines on how to fill the answers, roll numbers
etc. and a sample OMR (Optical Mark Reader) answer sheet printed on a plain paper should be enclosed
with the call letter.

7.0      SELECTION PROCEDURE;

7.1    The selection shall consist of a Written Test followed by Physical Efficiency Test and Medical
Examination.

7.2      Question paper for the Written Test shall be based on Class 8th standard consisting of 150 multiple
choice (four) objective type questions aimed to assess general knowledge/awareness, mathematics and
reasoning etc. No question shall be asked for checking proficiency in language. Question paper should be
entirely objective and shall be printed in Hindi, English and regional language(s). The duration of the
Written Test shall be 2(two) hours.

7.3       Answer scripts shall be readable on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) and evaluation of answer scripts
shall be on computers. After the examination, original OMR sheets will be sent to the Evaluating Agency
(identity of which is known only to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment). Duplicate OMR sheets
will be kept in the custody of GM/AGM.
7.4       Result of Written Examination will be declared based on the Evaluation Agency’s Report and
scrutiny of the records. Minimum pass marks will be 40% for General candidates, 30% for SC/ST and
OBC candidates. In order to eliminate the advantage of guesswork, one mark shall be deducted for three
wrong answers (assuming choice of answers in objective type question papers is four in each question).
Result of written examination should be tabulated in order of merit of candidates. While preparing the
merit list of the written test, due care should be taken to ensure adequate availability of candidates to meet
the requirement of reservations prescribed for SC, ST and OBC.

7.5      Candidates to the extent of 10(Ten) times the number of vacancies in order of merit out of those
who have obtained the prescribed minimum pass marks in the written test as in para 7.4 above will be called
for being subjected to PET as per standards mentioned in para 7.6 below. Candidates will be called for
PET in order of merit separately for each group of General, SC, ST and OBC. Applications of all
candidates to be called for PET should be scrutinized carefully in order to check their eligibility.

7.6     PET should be of the standard prescribed vide letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/11 dated 4.9.2002. It will
be ONLY a qualifying test. Physical Efficiency Test should be video recorded. Passing of PET is
mandatory. Result of PET will be declared on the same day.

7.7      PET shall be supervised by different teams at different places of three Assistant Officers
nominated by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment), one of whom should be a medical officer.
One of these three officers will be nominated as the Convener. List of candidates qualifying in the PET
will be displayed on the Notice Board after finalization of the result on that day. Officers conducting the
PET shall advise the result of the test to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) immediately after
completing the tests. Convener of the Committee shall be the final authority for deciding then and there,
any dispute/representation preferred during the course of PET.

7.8      Medical examination of the candidates who have passed the written examination and PET shall be
done before their empanelment. Accordingly, only those who have passed the medical examination will be
included in the final merit list.

7.9      Existing provisions of verification of the original educational/caste certificate(s) and other relevant
documents of the candidates, mentioned in Para 6 of Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/2 dated 18.3.99, will
be applicable.

7.10.   Panel shall be formed by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) for the entire Zonal
Railway on the basis of merit of the candidates in the Written Test and their qualifying the PET and
Medical Examination. Thereafter, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) shall allot each successful
candidate the Division/Unit after taking into account his merit position and preference of Division/Unit etc.

7.11   Currency of the panel shall be for a period of two years from the date of publication.          General
Manager may extend the life of the panel by one year in case of administrative exigencies.

8.0      Budget requirement:

8.1      Expenses for a Group ‘D’ recruitment shall be calculated on the basis of the table below:

Advertisement for calling applications                   Rs.4,00,000
Processing of Applications and dispatch of Call          Rs.12/- per application
letters
Seating arrangement for conducting Written Test          Rs.4/- per seat
OMR Answer Sheets                                        Rs.2.5/- per set
Question Paper                                           Rs.20/- per set
Evaluation of Answer Sheets                              Rs.2.5/- per set
Vehicle                                                  Rs.1000/- per vehicle per day.

9.0      Financial Powers of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment):

9.1     For the purpose of incurring expenditure, the same procedure as was adopted by Railway
Recruitment Boards prior to issue of these orders should be followed.
9.2      Accounts officer for each Recruitment Cell will be the FA & CAO of the Railway or the Accounts
Officer nominated by him.

9.3      Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) is authorised to draw the required amount in cash
from the concerned Accounts Officer/Chief Cashier after giving a certificate that the amount is required in
connection with the recruitment for Group ‘D’ posts for which funds are available with him.

9.4.     Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) will arrange payment to the coordinating
supervisors of the centers to meet the expenditure connected with the conduct of examination.

9.5      Accountal of Expenditure: The Pay Order in favour of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer
(Recruitment) will be passed by debiting “Miscellaneous Advance Revenue– Recruitment Cell”. On receipt
and verification of all the vouchers in support of the exendititure incurred by Deputy Chief Personnel
Officer (Recruitment), the amount of advance standing as debit to Miscellaneous Advance Revenue
(Recruitment Cell) will be cleared by debiting to the appropriate final head’

9.6.     It is to be ensured that all vouchers & other documents required for the accountal of the amounts
drawn in advance are kept in safe custody of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and submitted
to the FA & CAO/Accounts Officer nominated by FA & CAO promptly and positively within one month of
the drawal of the Advance.

9.7       For expenditure incurred for confidential work, only a declaration by Deputy Chief
Personnel Officer (Recruitment) stating that the amount of expenditure incurred on confidential
work, shall be treated as a valid voucher for submission to Accounts Office. For this purpose,
confidential work would be processing of application forms & related data; setting, printing & supply of
question papers and answer sheets; evaluation of answer sheets, processing of results etc. or any other
activity the disclosure of which (names/addresses of the persons or agency) may lead to malpractices and
influence the conduct of free and fair recruitment. The original bills /vouchers related to confidential work
will be retained in the custody of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) for the period of their codal
life.

9.8      A separate accommodation of office with sufficient secured storage space with necessary lockers
and furniture should be made available to the Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and the Cell
under him.

9.9      Since the exercise involves movement of highly sensitive and confidential material, adequate
transport facilities should be made available.

9.10     Communication facilities including Railway and MTNL/BSNL Telephones with STD facilities,
both in office and residence of the Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Fax facility, internet
connection, web-site, Mobile telephones and adequate number of Computers with all peripherals and LAN
shall have to be provided.
ANNEXURE-II.
Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)-II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.07.2005.

SHORTCOMINGS TO BE GUARDED AGAINST BY DEPTY CPO (RECTT). WHILE RESORTING
TO GROUP ‘D’ RECTT.

        Some of the pitfalls which may lead to major problems and, therefore, need to be kept in mind and
guarded against are:

1.       Ambiguous and incomplete Employment Notice including format of the application form.
2.       Selection of pre and post examination & printing agencies without adequate care.
3.       Fixing of unsuitable dates for examination that conflict with other major examinations, festival
         season, social functions, adverse local weather conditions etc.
4.       Not arranging adequate funds in advance.
5.       Poor or lack of co-ordination with the agencies that can lead to inaccuracies in call letters etc.
6.       Inadequate arrangements at inquiry window for the candidates before the examination.
7.       Inadequate/ambiguous Directions to Divisions and examination centers.
8.      Late setting up of question papers and inadequate/confusing directions to printer regarding
        delivery.
9.      Failing to hand over confidential material to the concerned personnel in time. Distribution of
        wrong material in cases of written examination of more than one category on same date.
10.     Leakage of question paper before examination.

The above list is only indicative and is not exhaustive. Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) has
to be a person with sufficient experience and skill to guard against these pitfalls.


                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.127 /2005
                                 No.P(R )227/XIV Date: 09-08-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(D&A)2005/RG 6-23 dated 18.7.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 28.7.62, 1.3.67 &
16.10.73 quoted therein were circulated under SC No.115/67 & 201/73, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-23 dated 18.7.05 (RBE No.120/05)

             Sub: Exercise of disciplinary powers in respect of railway servant
                 transferred from one Railway/Division to another Railway/
                 Division or Unit etc. – Clarification regarding.

        A case has come to the notice of this Ministry where disciplinary proceedings
against a Railway officer working in Railway Claims Tribunal was instituted by the
General Manager of the parent Railway because the alleged misconduct was committed
by the officer while working on the Zonal Railway. The exercise of disciplinary powers
as above was not correct because at the time of taking disciplinary action the concerned
officer was working under the control of the Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal who has
also been vested with the disciplinary powers in respect of staff/officers working in the
Railway Claims Tribunal, in terms of Notification bearing No.GSR 845/E dated
19.9.1989. Since the disciplinary proceedings had been instituted by an authority who was
not competent to do so, the proceedings against the concerned officer had to be dropped
subsequently.

2.      In this connection, attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter
No.E(D&A)60/RG 6-30 dated 28.7.1962 read with their letters No.E(D&A)65/RG 6-6
dated 1.3.1967 and No.E(D&A)72/RG 6-13 dated 16.10.1973 wherein it had, inter-alia,
been laid down that it would be procedurally wrong for an authority to initiate and
finalise the disciplinary proceedings against an employee who is not under its
administrative control. These instructions also deal with the situations where a Railway
servant commits an offence while working in one Railway administration but the same
comes to light only after his transfer to another Railway administration or another
division and it comes necessary to take disciplinary action against him for the offence.
Disciplinary action in such cases should be taken by the Railway/Division on which the
person concerned might be working at the time of taking disciplinary action in
consultation with the Railway/Division where the offence was committed. The
consultation with the parent Railway however, would be limited to obtaining the relevant
information/documents which may be required for processing the disciplinary action. In
a rare case where it is considered necessary that action should be taken by the Railway/
Division where the offence was committed, the Railway servant concerned should be
transferred to that Railway/Division which should thereafter only initiate and finalize the
disciplinary action. In other words, disciplinary action by an authority in the parent
Railway should be taken only after the Railway servant concerned has been brought under
the administrative control of the authority proposing to take action.

3.      Further, Rule 15 of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968 specifically provides about the course
of action to be taken in respect of Railway employees who are on deputation to
Central/State/Local Government or other authority. Similarly, Rule 16 makes provision
about officers on deputation from other Central/State Governments etc. to the Railways.
Roles of Lending Authority and the Borrowing Authority have been clearly specified in
these rules. Provisions contained in these Rules should be kept in view while initiating
disciplinary proceedings against the Railway employees on deputation to other
departments, etc. or employees belonging to other departments taken on deputation to the
Railways.

        The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned
authorities for their guidance and compliance and it may be impressed upon them that
they should carefully ascertain their jurisdiction before instituting disciplinary
proceedings in a case so that the unfortunate type of situation as has occurred in the case
referred to in Para 1 above, could be avoided.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 128/2005
                         No.P(R )171/IV Dt: 1-8-2005.

        Copy of Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/4 dated 18.7.2005 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 11.1.2002
quoted therein was circulated under S.C.No.77/2002 dated 5.6.2002.

Copy of Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/4 dated 18.7.2005( RBE No.118/2005)

       Sub: Regarding reservation in a single post cadre.
       Ref : Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/4 dt. 11.1.2002.
                                            …
       It has since been decided that reservation will not apply to single post cadre.
Accordingly, promotions made on ad hoc basis without applying reservation in terms of
this Ministry’s letter of even No. dated 11.1.2002 may now be regularized subject to the
condition that such promotions were made after following due process of selection or
non-selection, as the case may be. Otherwise promotions may now be made on regular
basis without applying reservation.

       Necessary action may be taken accordingly.




                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 129/2005
                        No.P(R )563 /VI Dt: 11-8-2005.

     Copy of Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 02-08-05
is published for information, guidance and necessary action.
Board’s letters dated 10.5.1999 and 09-09-04 quoted therein were
circulated under S.C.No.145/99 and 169/04, respectively.

Copy of Board’s letter No.                 E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 02-08-05            ( RBE
No.126/2005)

                    Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’
                        posts on the Railways.
                   Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 09-09-04 (RBE No.199/04).
                                                         ***

       Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the
currency of the relaxation contained in letter of even number dated 10.5.99 (RBE
No.99/99) was extended for a period of one year i.e. upto 03.08.2005.

        The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided that the relaxation of
03 (three) years above the prescribed upper age limit for recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’
posts including engagement of Substitutes stands withdrawn w.e.f. 04.08.2005.


                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 130/2005
                            No.P(R )227/XIV Date: 19 -08-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E[D&A]2004/RG6-37 dated 29-07-2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 21-1-93 [A &B] quoted
therein were circulated under SC Nos. 16/93 and 12/93, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E[D&A]2004/RG6-37 dated 29-07-2005 (RBE No.123/2005)

             Sub: Promotion and grant of consequential benefits to Railway servants
                   who are considered for promotion during the pendency of
                   departmental / criminal proceeding and are found suitable and
                   are also subsequently exonerated / acquitted.
                                       ****
                 Attention is invited to para 3.5 of Board’s letter No. E[D&A]92/RG6-149 [A]
dated 21-01-93 which deals with the situation where the disciplinary / criminal proceedings
etc. against a non-gazetted railway servant, for whom vacancy had been reserved, is finalised
and he is exonerated / acquitted in the proceedings.

2.      Para 3.5 referred to above inter-alia provides that, on exoneration or acquittal in the
disciplinary / criminal proceedings, the railway servant may be empanelled, enlisted and
promoted in his turn. His pay on promotion should be fixed by allowing the intervening
period during which he could not be promoted due to pendency of disciplinary / criminal
proceedings etc., to be counted for increments in the higher grade. It further states that the
promoting authority will also have to consider the case of the railway servant concerned for
grant of arrears of pay with reference to notional promotion given to him and where the
promoting authority denies arrears of salary or part of it, it will have to record its reasons for
doing so.

2.1    Similar provisions also exist in respect of gazetted Railway servant in para 3 of
Board’s letter No. E[D&A]92/RG6-149 [B] dated 21-01-93.
3.      As desired by the staff side, in the Departmental Council meeting under the JCM
Scheme held recently, the above provisions, especially those relating to grant of arrears with
reference to notional promotion, are reiterated to the railways. The Railway administrations
may please take necessary action to give wide publicity to the above provisions.




                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 131/2005
                             No. P[R] 268/I Dated: 22 -08-05

        Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/98/RC-1/64/Pt. dated 04-08-05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 30-07-02 quoted
therein was circulated under S.C. No. 154/02.

         The position of pending cases as on 01-08-05 and the fortnightly progress report
called for vide para 2 therein may please be sent to SPO/Res/HQrs direct.


Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/98/RC-1/64/Pt. dated 04-08-05[ RBE No. 127/05]

            Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Special Drive to
                 clear the backlog and holding of “Adalat for Pending
                 Compassionate Appointment Cases”.

        Hon’ble Minister for Railways in a recent meeting has expressed his concern over
the large number of pending compassionate ground appointment cases as also the large
number of representations being received in Railway Board’s office from different
quarters regarding the delay taking place in finalization of such cases on the Zonal
Railways. It has also been observed that in many cases wherein compassionate ground
appointments could have been easily considered as per extant rules, the same was not
given for years together resulting in such references being made and dealt at the Railway
Board’s level. In Board’s letter of even number dated 30-07-02, railways have already
been advised that the compassionate ground cases should be monitored by Sr.DPO at the
Divisional level and the CPO at the Headquarters level. There is however, an urgent need
to give far more focused attention in resolving such pending / current cases with speed, to
alleviate the suffering of such families.

2.      Hon’ble Minister for Railways has stressed upon the need for personal attention to
be paid by the General Managers for timely and expeditious disposal of such cases. It
has, therefore, been decided to launch a “Special Drive to clear the backlog CG
Appointment Cases” so as to ensure that all such cases are finalized latest by 15th Sept.
2005. The position of pending cases as on 01-08-2005 should be sent immediately to this
office. A progress report should be sent thereafter every fortnight.

3.      It has also been decided that on the same lines as “Pension Adalat”, the
Railways/Pus should hold “Adalat for Pending Compassionate Appointment Cases”.
This Adalat should be held by ADRM & Sr.DPO at the Divisional level and AGM &
CPO at the Headquarters level for pending compassionate ground appointment cases. To
start with, this Adalat may be held on 10th November 2005. Necessary publicity to this
Adalat may also be given through Newspapers and official notices. Needless to say an
effort should be made to consider such cases with more compassion, keeping in view the
financial status of the ex-employee as also his dependencies.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 132/2005
                               No.P(R )500/XX I           Date:25-08-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.F[E]III/2003/PN1/43 dated 10-08-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 05-11-97 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No.181/97.

Copy of Board's letter No. F[E]III/2003/PN1/43 dated 10-08-05 (RBE No.133/05)

         Sub: Grant of life long family pension to mentally retarded or
             physically crippled or disabled MARRIED sons and daughters of
             deceased Railway servants – Clarification reg.

          In terms of Explanation [2] below Rule 75[6] of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 read with
para 7.2 [b] of Board’s letter No. F[E]III/97/PN1/22 dated 05-11-1997 dependent sons and daughters of
deceased Railway servants shall be eligible for family pension in their turn till they attain the age of 25
years or upto the date of their marriage / remarriage, whichever is earlier. However, as per the proviso to
the said rule, such of the sons or daughters as are suffering from any disorder or disability of mind including
mentally retarded or are physically crippled or disabled so as to render them unable to earn a living even
after attaining the age of 25 years, family pension shall be payable to them for life subject to fulfilment of
certain conditions stipulated thereunder. In this context, a query has been raised by one of the Railways
about admissibility of family pension to a mentally retarded MARRIED son. The matter has been examined
in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified that the MARRIED
sons and daughters, who are suffering from any disorder or disability of mind, including mentally retarded
or are physically crippled or disabled shall NOT be eligible for family pension.

                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 133/2005
                                  No.P(R )54/VI Date: 25-08-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E[P&A]II-98/HRA-6 dated 09-08-2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 09-03-04 & 24-03-05 quoted therein were circulated
under SC Nos.43/04 and 60/2005, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E[P&A]II-98/HRA-6 dated 09-08-2005 (RBE No.129/05)

         Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to
              new Zones/ new Divisions - Regarding

         The question of extending the currency of the sanction contained in this office
letter of even number dated 09-03-2004 has been considered by the Board subsequent to
issue of letter No. E[G]2003 QR1-6 dated 24-03-2005 and it has been decided to extend
currency of the instructions contained in letter dated 09-03-2004 ibid upto 31-03-2006.

2.       This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 134/2005
                        No.P/LE/389/HER/P          Date: 23.08.2005

         A copy of Railway Board’s letter No.E(LL)2001/HER/9, dated 9.08.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of the Railway Board’s letter No.E(LL)2001/HER/9, dt.9.08.2005 (RBE No.131/2005)

       Sub:    Revision of Railway Servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961

                                            ***

       Copy of notification (GSR No.75) dated 28.02.2005 in Hindi and English version
containing Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005 to amend the
Railway Servant (Hours of Employment)Rules, 1961 is sent herewith.

                              MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
                                   (Railway Board)
                            New Delhi, the 28th February, 2005

G.S.R. 75.---In exercise of the powers conferred by section 136 of the Railway Act, 1989
(24 of 1989) the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

                                           PART-I
1. Short title, commencement and application---

       (1) These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Hours of Work and Period of Rest)
           Rules, 2005.
       (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
       (3) The shall apply only to those railway servants to whom Chapter XIV of the Act
           applies.

2. Definitions:-

          (1) ‘Act’ means the Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989);
          (2) ‘full-night’ means the period between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
          (3) ‘long-on’ means a period of duty over eight hours in the case of ‘intensive’
              workers, over ten hours in the case of ‘continuous’ workers and over twelve
              hours in the case of ‘essentially intermittent’ workers;
          (4) ‘ordinary rate of pay’ includes ---
               (a) pay as defined in rule 1303 (F.R.9) of the Indian Railway
                     Establishment Code volume-II (1990 Edition) and includes element
                     of running allowance to the extent of 30 per cent of basic pay in the
                     case of running staff as defined in Rule 1507 of the aforesaid Code;
               (b) Dearness Allowance, Additional Dearness Allowance and Dearness
                     Pay, if any; and
               (c) Compensatory (City) Allowance;

          (5) “Railway servants employed in confidential capacity” includes—
               (a) Stenographers working either in a separate confidential cell or
                    attached to the officers in Administrative Offices;
               (b) Cipher Operators;
               (c)   Confidential Assistants and Personal Assistants; and
               (d)   Any other railway servant who may be specified by the Head of the
                     Railway Administration to have been employed in confidential
                     capacity;
          (6) ‘Regional Labour Commissioner’ means an officer appointed as such by
              the Government of India in the Ministry of labour by notification in the
              official gazette;

(7)        ‘Roadside station’ means a station other than ---
           (a)              an important junction station;
           (b)              a station with marshalling yard;
           (c)              an important terminal station;
           (d)              a station from which trains are ordered as a regular measure;
           and
           (e)              a station where a separate goods office under a supervisory
           Goods Clerk, in the grade of Chief Goods Clerk or of higher rank sanctioned
           on the basis of workload in that Goods Office has been provided :

           Provided that the Head of the Railway Administration or the authority to
           whom he may delegate this power, may draw up a list of road-side stations
           keeping in view the above definition.
(8)        ‘roster’ means a document which shows the hours that a railway servant is
           expected to be on duty every day, the daily as well as weekly rest and break
           between spells of duty in a day besides other necessary particulars;
(9)        ‘running staff’ means the staff who are defined to be so in Rule 1507 of Indian
           Railway Establishment Code Volume II (1990 Edition);
(10)       ‘Section’ means a section of this Act;
(11)       ‘short off’ means a period of rest which is –
           (a)               in the case of intensive workers:--
               (i)    less than 12 hours in a roster of six hour duty; and
               (ii) less than 14 hours in a mixed roster of 6 and 8 hours duty.

           (b) in the case of continuous worker-less than 10 hours.
           (c) in the case of essentially intermittent workers – less than 8 hours.

(12)      ‘Split duty’ means duty in two or more spells with intervening breaks each of
          half or more hour necessitated by exigencies of work and when the employee
          is free to leave his place of duty. Intervals for rest and meals shall not be
          breaks for the purpose of split-duty;
(13)      ‘sustained attention’ as used in sub-section(b), section 130 implies mental
          effort.
Explanation: A Pointsman waiting for the arrival of a train after setting points is
          required to give sustained attention. Similarly a Station Master or an Assistant
          Station Master is generally required to pay sustained attention from the time
          he gives line clear to the Station in rear till the time the train arrives and again
          from the time the line clear is asked for to the time the Block Section ahead is
          cleared. Wherever circumstances justify a different treatment, the period
          involving sustained attention may be decided by the Controlling Authority. In
          case of any doubt, the decision of the Head of the Department shall be final.
           (14)       All other words and expressions used but not defined in these rules
          shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Indian Railway
          Establishment Code or the Act.

                                         PART-II
3. Prescribed authority to classify the employment of railway servant ---

       (1) The power to declare the employment of railway servants as ‘intensive’ or
           ‘essentially intermittent’ within the meaning of section 130 shall vest in the
           Head of the Railway Administration:
       Provided that the Head of the Railway Administration may, in his discretion,
           delegate the power vested in him under this sub-rule to the Chief Personnel
           Officer:
       Provided further that during the period of emergency such as flood, accident, the
           power vested in the competent authority can be exercised by an officer not
           below the rank of senior scale.
       (2) A copy of every declaration made by the prescribed authority under sub-rule
           (1) shall, as soon as may be, sent to the Regional Labour Commissioner
           concerned and, in case the declaration is made by an Officer other than the
           Head of the Railway Administration, to the head of the Railway
           Administration or the Chief Personnel Officer, as the case may be.
4. Appeals against classification ---
      (1) Any railway servant aggrieved by the declaration of classification made under
          rule 3 may, within ninety days from the date of such declaration, prefer an
          appeal to the Regional Labour Commissioner, who after scrutiny or relevant
          documents of if considered necessary, after a fresh job analysis, may order for
          a change in the classification.
      (2) Any railway servant or Railway Administration aggrieved by a decision of the
          Regional Labour Commissioner may, before the expiry of ninety days from
          the date on which the decision of the Regional Labour Commissioner is
          communicated to him, prefer an appeal to the Secretary to the Government of
          India in the Ministry of Labour who will dispose it of after hearing the parties
          concerned.
5. Supervisory Staff ---
   (1) The Ministry of Labour shall, by order in writing, specify the railway servants or
        classes of Railway servants who shall be treated as supervisory staff under sub-
        clause (iv) of clause (c) of Section 130 on the ground that the Railway servants
        holds a position of responsibility, is employed on duties mainly of a supervisory
        character and is, from the nature of his work and position, comparatively free to
        adjust his hours of duty or work during such hours:
   Provided that the railway servants who on the date of publication of these rules are
        treated as supervisory staff under the rules shall continue to be treated as such
        until the orders specifying the railway servants or classes of railway servants as
        supervisory staff is issued under this sub-rule.
   (2) A copy of every such order issued under sub-rule (1) shall be furnished to the
        Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi.
6. Excluded staff:

   The following categories of staff of the Health and Medical Department shall be
   treated as ‘excluded’ under sub-clause(v) of Section 130, names:-
       (a)     Matrons;
       (b)     Sisters-in-charge;
       (c)     Midwives who are not posted on regular shift duty in Railway Hospitals;
       (d)     Health Educators and District Extension Educators (Male and Female)
       (e)     Family Planning Field Workers (Male and Female);
       (f)     Lady Health Visitors;
       (g)     Auxiliary Nurses-cum-Midwives;
       (h)     Projectionists;

   In addition to the above, the Ministry of Railways may be by order in writing specify
   any other category of railway staff in any of the Departments of the Indian Railways
   who shall be treated as “Excluded” on the consideration that such staff are available
   on call.


7. Criteria for determining classification of railway servants:-
   (1) Continuous: All employments of Railway servants except those excluded from
       the purview of the Hours of Employment Regulations are assumed to be
       ‘Continuous’. Thereafter, on the basis of factual job analysis the employment
       may be classified either as ‘intensive’ or ‘essentially intermittent’, as the case may
       be.
   (2) Intensive: The two important factors in declaring an employment as ‘Intensive’
       under Clause (d) of Section 130 of the Act are :--
       (a)        strenuous nature of the work tending to cause mential or physical strain;
             and
       (b)        continuous application to such work with little or no periods of
             relaxation.
       Explanation I: The term ‘continued concentration’ in clause (d) of the Section 130 is
            intended to convey that the attention demanded of the Railway servant concerned
            for a particular nature of job should be exclusive not to allow any other thought or
            idea to enter the mind and must be such nature as to cause strain (physical or
            mental or both) upon the Railway servant concerned as a result of continuous
            application to such work over certain period without reasonable periods of respite.
            Thus, having regard to the entire period of duty and nature of work, the prescribed
            authority shall, before declaring any employment as ‘Intensive’, satisfy itself that
            the above factors are present in the job concerned. In other words, the prescribed
            authority shall consider whether the job is of such a character that it demands
            continued concentration without any reasonable periods of relaxation.


           Explanation II: Factor (ii) should be considered to have been satisfied where
           the periods of rest, inaction or relaxation do not aggregate 6 hours or more in a
           cycle of 24 hours or one hour or more in a shift of 8 hours.

          (3) Essentially Intermittent:
               The work of an employee is to be regarded as ‘essentially intermittent’ if
               his daily duty hours which should be assumed to be twelve hours per day
               include—
               (a)     one period of inaction of not less than one hours, or two such
                       periods of not less than half an hour each, and
               (b)     various periods of inaction including the period of inaction
                       specified in Clause (a) aggregating 50 percent or more, during
                       which he is not generally called upon to display either physical
                       activities or sustained attention.
               Note: In assessing the work-load of the ‘essentially intermittent’
               classification in accordance with sub-section(b) of Section 130, periods of
               inaction of less than 5 minutes shall be ignored.

8. Fixation of hours of work---
       The hours of a Railway servant as per roster (hereinafter referred to as the rostered
hours of work) may be continuous or may have short interval for rest, or breaks due to
exigencies of service or deployment.
          (1) Subject to the limit specified in section 132 and having regard to the
              requirements of the service and the nature of work, the Railway
              Administration shall fix the normal rostered hours of work for the various
              categories of railway servants in the matter indicated in these rules.

          (2) The rostered hours of work of Railway servants shall consist of ---

                        (a)  standard hours of duty;
                        (b)  additional hours as may be prescribed in the case of certain
                             categories classified as essentially intermittent; and
                     (c)     time required to do preparatory or complementary work or
                             both for those who are required to do such work.
          (3) The standard hours of duty for different classes of employment of Railway
              servants shall be as under:-
               (a) Intensive                   ….      42 hours week;
               (b) Continuous                  ….      48 hours a week; and
               (c) Essentially Intermittent ….         48 hours a week;


          (4) (a) Railway servants having essentially intermittent class of employment
              shall be called upon to work as per rule 8(2) (ii) additional hours as
              indicated below:-
                (i)    Gatemen ‘C’, Caretakers of Rest
                       Houses      and      Reservoirs   etc.,
                       Chowkidars and Saloon Attendants.
                (ii) Railway servants posted to work in            24 additional hours
                       Essentially Intermittent employment at      per week
                       road-side stations and provided with
                       residential quarters within 0.5 Kms.
                       From their place of duty.

                (iii)     Rest of the employees posted to work in -   12 additional hours
                          Essentially Intermittent class of           per week
                employment

(b) Such additional hours of work shall be reflected in the duty rosters of the Railway
     servants concerned.

  (5) The time required by various categories of staff to do preparatory or
      complementary work or both, which includes the work of handing over and
      taking over charge, must necessarily be carried out outside the limits laid
      down for general working of an establishment, branch or shift and shall be
      determined by means of job analysis of such work in respect of
      representative posts in respective categories.
  (6) The time determined under sub-rule (5) shall be added to the standard hours
      of duty of the staff in all the various classifications subject to maximum
      limit prescribed below:-
               (a) when employment is intensive …            3 hours a week;
               (b) when employment is continuous …           6 hours a week;
       (c) when employment is essentially intermittent:--
             (i) Gatemen ‘C’, Caretakers of Rest Houses              3 hours a week;
                   and Reservoirs, Chowkidars, Saloon
                   Attendants and those posted at road-side
                   stations and provided with residential
                   quarters within 500 metres from their
                   place of duty

              (ii) Railway servants other than           those       4 ½ hours a week;
                   mentioned in sub-clause (i)


  (7) The time required for preparatory or complementary work by the running
      staff shall be deemed to be 4 hours a week.
  (8) Where Railway servants are required to perform split-duty, such duty shall
      be subject to the following conditions, namely:---

             (a)    The spells of duty shall not exceed three and the number of
                    breaks shall be limited to two.
             (b)    In the case of an employment of ‘continuous’ nature, the
                    railway servant whose place of residence is beyond 1.6
                    kilometers from the place of duty, seven hours of split-duty
                    shall be treated as equivalent to eight hours of normal duty.
  (9) While preparing rosters, ‘long on’ or ‘short off’ shall, accordingly, be
      avoided.
  (10) Where, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4) of Section 132
      or sub-section (3) of section 133 and in the circumstances mentioned
      therein, a Railway servant is called upon by an order of temporary
      exemption made under Rule 9 below by the competent authority to render
      duty beyond the hours of work fixed in accordance with the foregoing sub-
      rules or beyond the hours prescribed in Sub-section (1), (2) and (3) of the
      Section 132, it shall be the duty of the Railway Servant concerned to render
      such extra hours as duty.
9. Power to make temporary exemption –

          (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) of Section 132 and of sub-
              section (3) of Section 133, Head of a Railway Administration may by order
              in writing make temporary exemption of any Railway servant or class or
              Railway servants from the provisions of sub-section (1), (2) and (3) of
              Section 132 and sub-section (1) of Section 133.
          (2) The Head of Railway Administration may by order in writing delegate his
              powers under sub-rule (1) to any officer subordinate to him and whom he
              may deem fit to exercise the powers.
          (3) A copy of every order of delegation made sub-rule (2) shall be sent to the
              Regional Labour Commissioner concerned.

10. Principle of averaging and payment of overtime allowance---

          (1) Where a Railway servant is required to render extra hours of duty beyond
              the rostered hours fixed in accordance with rule 8 or beyond the limits
              specified for different classes of Railway servant under section 132, he
              shall be paid overtime for such extra hours of work, subject to the principle
              of averaging as specified in sub-rule (2).
          (2) Averaging shall be done by averaging of the hours of work over the periods
              as specified in Section 132 which has been adopted to provide a reasonable
              measure of clasticity as essential in railway working for certain classes of
              Railway servants and it shall apply to ---
                       (i)     running staff;
                       (ii)    operating staff;
                       (iii) shift workers; and
                       (iv)    those other Railway servants whose work is connected with
                               the work of any of the categories of Railway servants
                               mentioned in clause (i), (ii) and (iii).

          Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section 132, payment of overtime
          for excess hours of work shall be made as under:-

          (i) For the excess hours of work rendered by a Railway servant between the
              limits of prescribed rostered hours of work and the hours prescribed in
              Section 132, during the relevant averaging period, payment shall be made
              at 1 ½ times the ordinary rate of pay; and
                  (ii)    for the excess hours of work rendered beyond the limits
                          prescribed in Section 132, payment shall be made at two times
                          the ordinary rate of pay.

       (4)    The hourly rte of overtime shall be worked out on the basis of rostered
       hours over the relevant averaging period as under:-

             (i)   Hourly rate of Pay      Period of averaging          1/30 of monthly
                   (for staff government   No. of rostered hours X      ordinary rate of pay
                   by Averaging            of work in the
                   Principle)              averaging period
              (ii) Hourly rate of pay (for             1                X    1/30 of monthly
                   those not governed by   No. of daily rostered             ordinary rate of pay
                                           hours of work
                   Averaging Principle)




    11. Register of extra hours of work:

        The particulars of all extra hours of work done by a Railway servant beyond the
        prescribed roster hours of duty shall be recorded in a register to be maintained in
        Form`A’ appended to these rules by the officer authorized in this behalf by the
        Head of the Railway Administration.

12.Periodic Rest:

1. Railway servant whose employment is Intensive or Continuous shall be granted every
week commencing on a Sunday, rest of not less than thirty consecutive hours and whose
employment is Essentially Intermittent, shall be granted rest of not less than twenty four
consecutive hours including a full night.
2. No Railway Servant classified as Intensive, Continuous or Essentially Intermittent shall
be called on duty unless one has had a rest of not less than 12, 10,8 consecutive hours
respectively after completion of the previous tour of duty. Such rest shall be given as far
as possible through the employment of rest givers and the rest givers so provided shall be
separate for Continuous and Essentially Intermittent categories.

3. Locomotive or traffic running staff shall be granted, each month, a rest of atleast five
periods of not less than twenty-two consecutive hours each, or a rest of four periods of
not less than thirty consecutive hours each including a full night. The hours of work for
this purpose shall be calculated from “Signing On” to “Signing Off”.

4.The locomotive and traffic running staff shall not normally be away from headquarters for
more than three or four days at a stretch and the periodic rest for such staff shall be given at
headquarters. Rest at headquarters shall always include a night in bed, and as far as possible be
once in every ten days.

5.Staff on duty in running trains, other than locomotive and traffic running staff such as
Travelling Pay Clerks and Catering Staff attached to Restaurant Cars shall be given periodic rest
on the scale and in the manner laid down for the locomotive and traffic running staff. Some
portion of the periodic rest may, however, be given away from their headquarters having regard
to their length of trips.

6. The working hours and periodic rest of marine staff, other than those who are governed
by the Factories Act shall be regulated in the same manner as those of running staff.

7. In accordance with clause (ii) of sub-section (2) of Section 133 of the Act, the Head of
the Railway Administration may, with the prior approval of the Ministry of Railways,
specify the categories of railway servants to whom the periods of rest on scales less than
those laid sown under sub-section (1) of the said section can be prescribed.

13. Compensatory periods of rest:
No railway servant in respect of whom an exemption has been made under rule 9 shall be required to work
for more than fourteen days without a period of rest and shall be provided with compensatory rest within
this period.

                                              PART III

AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER XIV OF THE ACT AND THE RULES

14 Appointment of Supervisors:-
 The supervisors of Railway labour shall be appointed by the Ministry of Labour. The
manner of their appointment and the educational qualifications etc., prescribed for the
purpose will be as laid down by the Ministry of Labour from time to time.


15. Display of rules and notices_

     Ever;y Railway Administration shall display in a conspicuous place-
   (a)   Where the railway servant work, notices specifying the classification of
         employment of railway servants, the duration of their hours of employment,
         their period of rest and rosters; and
   (b)   In each station or other establishment, a copy of Chapter XIV of the Act and
         these rules in English, Hindi and in local language.

16. Annual Return:

   Ever;y Railway Administration shall send each financial year a return in Form `B’
appended to these rules, so as to reach the Regional Labour Commissioner not later than
the 15th day of May following the end of the financial year to which it relates.


                                              PART-IV

17.   Power to make modification in special cases-

        (1)        notwithstanding anything provided in these Rules, in the interest of
                   efficient working of the Railways, there are certain conditions of special
                   nature necessitating an immediate modification of any conditions laid
                   down under these rules to suit local conditions, such modifications
                   which are not inconsistent with any provisions of Chapter XIV of the
                   Act, may be effected with prior approval of the Ministry of Railways.

        (2)      A copy of each such modification shall be sent to the Regional Labour
                   Commissioner concerned.
        (3)      If any railway servant is adversely affected by any such modification made
                   under sub-rule (1), he may prefer an appeal before the expiry of 90 days
                   from the date of effecting such modification to the Ministry of Railways
                   whose decision thereon shall be final.

                                                 PART-V
                                             Repeal and saving
18. The Railway servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961 and any orders issued
    thereunder in sofar as they are inconsistent with these rules, are hereby repealed;
    provided that

       (1) such repeal shall not affect the previous operation of the said rules or any orders
           made or anything done or any action taken thereunder;
       (2) nothing in these rules shall be construed as depriving any person to whom these
           rules apply, of any right of appeal which had accrued to him under the rules or
           orders in force before the commencement of these rules.
       (3) An appeal pending at the commencement of these rules against an order made
           before such commencement shall be considered and orders thereon shall be
           made in accordance with these rules as if such orders were made and the
           appeals preferred under these rules.
       (4) As from the commencement of these rules any appeal or application for review
           against any orders made before such commencement, shall be preferred or made
           under these rules as if such orders were made under these rules.


                                                               (File No.E(LL)2001/HER
                                                                   V.N.MATHUR,
                                                                 Secy.Railway Board

 Footnote: The Railway Servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961 were published
 vide G.S.R. 40 dated 6.01.1962 and amended vide G.S.R. 430 dated 26.03.77.



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 135 /2005
                             No.P(R )39/V Date:08-09-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(G)2005 EC 2-3 dated 3.8.05 is published for
 information, guidance and necessary action.

  Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005 EC 2-3 dated 3.8.05 (RBE No.124/2005)

                 Sub: Creation of the post of Ticket Checking staff.

 The issue of filling up of vacancies and creation of additional posts of Ticket Checking
 Staff has been under consideration of Board for quite some time. The matter was
 discussed in the full Board Meeting held on 23.6.2005 wherein the following decision
 was taken:

 “Board approved for filling up of the existing vacancies in Ticket Checking staff
 following the extant rules and procedures. Board also approved that surplus staff among
 departments may be screened by a Committee of officers headed by Sr.DCM to fill up the
 vacancies in Ticket Checking staff.

 In regard to creation of additional posts of Ticket Checking staff, Board agreed to the
 proposal of finding 50% matching surrender from the vacancy banks of the respective
 GMs and rest 50% to be provided by the Railway Board”.
As per the above decision, in the event of difficulty in finding matching surrender for the
purpose sof creation of post of Ticket Checking staff as per the yardsticks laid down, the
required number of posts can be created by utilizing 50% of the matching surrender from
the vacancy bank of the Zonal Railway and for the remaining 50% matching surrender, a
proposal should be sent to Railway Board requesting for providing the remaining 50% of
the matching surrender from Board’s vacancy bank.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 136 /2005
                         No.P(R )240/DR/III Date: 08-09-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(W)95/UN1/19 dated 8.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 21.3.02 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No.58.02 .

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)95/UN1/19 dated 8.8.05 (RBE No.125/05)

                           UNIFORM CIRCULAR No. 2/2005

           Sub: Supply of cloth and payment of stitching charges to
                Public Image Categories.

        Instructions prescribing length of cloth to be supplied to the Public Image
Categories were issued vide Board’s letter of even No.dt.21.3.02. The length of cloth for
overcoat has been indicated therein as 1.850 meters for normal size and 2.20 meters for
special size.

2.      Arising out of demand from Zonal Railways and the Federations that length of
cloth of 2.20 meters being provided for overcoat is quite inadequate and that the length of
cloth should be 2.50 meters, the case has been examined by Board and it has been
decided that length of cloth for overcoat may be supplied to the eligible Public Image
Category employees as under:-

Overcoat                       1.850 Meters                   2.50 meters
                               (normal size)                  (Special size)

3.      Other terms and conditions for supply of cloth and payment of stitching charges
will remain the same as indicated in the Dress Regulations, 2004.

4.    This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.




                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 137 /2005
                        No.P(R ) 673/V Date: 9 -09-2005
       Copy of Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dated 05.08.2005 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 25-1-2005
quoted therein was circulated as S.C.No.23/2005.


Copy of Board’s Lt. .No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dt:5.8.2005 (RBE No.128/2005)
Training Manual Correction slip No.4/2005

                Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

                                    ***
       In continuation of Board’s letter .of even number dated 25-1-2005 issued under
RBE No. 14/2005, the following two training centres included under ‘ Other Training
Centres’ at S.Nos. 171 and 216 have been deleted.

         i]     Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SC Rly. [S.No. 171]
         ii]    Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/E. Rly [ S.No. 216]

        The above two training centres already exist under ‘Main Training Centres’ as Electric
Training Centre, Asansol/E. Rly [S.No. 30] and Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SC
Rly. [S.No. 43], respectively.

       Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the ‘Manual of
Management on Training’ [Edition 1998] as per Correction Slip No. 4/2005 and the
revised list of training centres [Appendix I] is enclosed with the correction slip. This
supersedes all other lists issued earlier.

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING [JUNE 1998]

                            Advance Correction Slip No. 4/2005

        Appendix-I of the Manual on Management of Training [Edition – 1998] may be replaced with
       the attached list.
{Authority: Board’s Lt. .No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dt:5.8.2005]


(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.4/2005)
         NAMES OF MAIN TRAINING CENTRES AND OTHER TRAINING CENTRES
MAIN TRAINING CENTRES:
    1.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhusawal/CR
    2.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhuli/ER
    5.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Chandausi/NR
    6.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Muzaffarpur/ECR
    5.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
    6.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR
    7.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR
    8.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER
    9.   Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR
    10. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE
    11. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
      12. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR
      13. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
      14. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR
      15. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
      16. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
      17. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
      18. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
      19. S&T Training Centre/Byculla/CR
      20. S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER
      21. S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER
      22. S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
      23. S&T Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
      24. S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR
      25. S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR
      26. S&T Training Centre/Maula-Ali/SCR
      27. S&T Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
      28. S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati/WR
29.        Electrical Training Centre/Thakurli/CR
30.        Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
31.        Electrical Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
32.        Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
33.        Electrical Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
34.        Electrical Training Centre/Avadi/SR
35.        Electrical Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
36.        Electrical Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
37.        Electrical Training Centre/Tatanagar/SER
38.        Electrical Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
39.        Electrical Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
40.        Electrical Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR

41.        Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
42.        Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
43.        Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
44.        Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
45.        Civil Engineering Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
46.        Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
47.        Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
48.        Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
49.        Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
50.        Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
51.        Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
52.        Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
53.        Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
54.        Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
55.        Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
56.        Jagjivan Ram RPF Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
                                OTHER TRAINING CENTRES:

      1.     Area Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
2.    Area Training Centre/Bhusawal/CR
3.    Area Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
4.    Area Training Centre/ Lower Parel/WR
5.    Area Training Centre/Bandra/WR
6.    Area Training Centre/Junagadh/WR
7.    Area Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
8.    Area Training Centre/Mhow/WR
9.    Area Training Centre/Valsad/WR
10.   Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
11.   Area Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
12.   Area Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
13.   Area Training Centre/Bandikui/NWR
14.   Area Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
15.   Area Training Centre/Kota/WCR
16.   Area Training Centre/Damoh/WCR
17.   Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
18.   Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
19.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mathunga/CR
20.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mumbai/CR
21.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Bhusawal/CR
22.   Basic Training Centre(Electr)/Mathunga/CR
23.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Bhusawal/CR
24.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Parel/CR
25.   Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Kurla/CR
26.   Basic Training Centre/Manmad/CR
27.   Basic Training Centre/Nasik/CR
28.   Basic Training Centre(ELW)/Bhusawal/CR
29.   Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
30.   Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
31.   Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Kalyan/CR
32.   Basic Training Centre(Car shed)/Kurla/Mumbai/CR
33.   Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
34.   Basic Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
35.   Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
36.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Alambag/Lucknow/NR
37.   Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Amritsir/NR
38.   Basic Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
39.   Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
40.   Basic Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
41.   Basic Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
42.   Basic Training Centre/Erode/SR
43.   Basic Training Centre/Perambur/SR
44.   Basic Training Centre/Engg/Arakkonam/Sr
45.   Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
46.   Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
47.   Basic Training Centre/Tiruchhirapalli/SR
48.   Basic Training Centre(Elec/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
49.   Basic Training Centre/Guntupalli/SCR
50.   Basic Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
51.   Basic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
52.    Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
53.    Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
54.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Lower Parel/Mumbai/WR
55.    Basic Training Centre/Dahod/WR
56.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
57.    Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mantreswar/ECOR
58.    Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jhansi/NCR
59.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Jhansi/NCR
60.    Basic Training Centre(WWS)/Jhansi/NCR
61.    Basic Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
62.    Basic Training Centre/Bikaner./NWR
63.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajmer/NWR
64.    Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ajmer/NWR
65.    Basic Training Centre(TRD)/Ajni/SECR
66.    Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/SECR
67.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajni/SECR
68.    Basic Training Centre/Hubli/SWR
69.    Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
70.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
71.    Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jabalpur/WCR
72.    Basic Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
73.    Basic Training Centre(TRS)/Itarsi/WCR
74.    Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
75.    Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
76.    Basic Training Centre/Kota/WCR
77.    BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
78.    BOXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR
79.    C&W Training Centre/Tikiapara/ER
80.    C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
81.    C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
82.    C&W Training Centre/Ambala/NR
83.    C&W Training Centre/Amritsar/NR
84.    C&W Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
85.    C&W Training Centre/Rewari/NR
86.    C&W Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
87.    C&W Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
88.    C&W Training Centre/Izatnager/NER
89.    C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
90.    C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER
91.    C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
92.    C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
93.    C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
94.    C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
95.    C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
96.    C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
97.    C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
98.    C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
99.    C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
100.   C&W Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
101.   C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
102.   C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
103.   C&W Training Centre/Visakpatnam/ECOR
104.   C&W Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
105.   C&W Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
106.   C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
107.   C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
108.   C&W Training Centre/Miraj/SWR
109.   C&W Training Centre/Dharwar/SWR
110.   Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
111.   Bridge Staff Training Centre/Tuglakabad/NR
112.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Sadulpur/NR
113.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Shamli/NR
114.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Haridwar/NR
115.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
116.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Jalandhar/NR
117.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
118.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Lzatnagar/NER
119.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
120.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Palghat/SR
121.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
122.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
123.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
124.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
125.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
126.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
127.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
128.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
129.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
130.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
131.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
132.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
133.   Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
134.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
135.   Transportation Training Centre/Ferozpur/NR
136.   Transportation Training Centre/Kalka/NR
137.   Transportation Training Centre/Kurukshetra/NR
138.   Transportation Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
139.   Transportation Training Centre/Shajahanpur/NR
140.   Transportation Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
141.   Transportation Training Centre/Shoranur/SR
142.   Transportation Training Centre/Erode/SR
143.   Transportation Training Centre/Adra/SER
144.   Transportation Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
145.   Transportation Training Centre/Subedargani/Allahabad/NCR
146.   Transportation Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
147.   Transportation Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
148.   Traffic Training Centre/Madupur/ER
149.   Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
150.   Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
151.   Traffic Training Centre/Shrirangapattana/SWR
152.   Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
153.   Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
154.   Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR
155.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhusawal/CR
156.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Daund/CR
157.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Nagpur/CR
158.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Kamak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
159.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Beliaghata/ER
160.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Aishbag/NER
161.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Tinsukia/NFR
162.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg./Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
163.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
164.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Lumding/NFR
165.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Ajmer/NWR
166.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bandikui/NWR
167.   Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhopal/WCR
168.   Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
169.   Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
170.   Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
171.   Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
172.   Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
173.   Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
174.   Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
175.   Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
176.   Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
177.   Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
178.   Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
179.   Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
180.   Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
181.   Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR
182.   Diesel Drivers’ Training   Centre/Jamalpur/ER
183.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Patratu/ER
184.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Andal/ER
185.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Burdwab/ER
186.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Howrah/ER
187.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/ Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
188.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Ludhiana/NR
189.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Shakur Basti/Delhi/NR
190.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
191.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Gonda/NER
192.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Malda/NFR
193.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Guwahati/NFR
194.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Siliguri/NFR
195.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Ponmalai/SR
196.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
197.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Kazipet/SCR
198.   Diesel Traction Training   Centre/Guntakal/SCR
199.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
200.   Diesel Training School/Rourkela/SER
201.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Sabarmati/Ahmedabad/WR
202.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
203.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Bandra/WR
204.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
205.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Abu Road/WR
206.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR
207.   Diesel Training Centre/Visakhapatnam/ECOR
208.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
209.   Diesel Traction Training Centre(NG)/Nagpur/SECR
210.   Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
211.   Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
212.   Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
213.   Diesel Traction Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
214.   Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR
215.   Electric Training Centre/Perambur/SR
216.   Electric Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
217.   Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
218.   Electrical Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
219.   Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
220.   OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
221.   Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
222.   Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
223.   Traction Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
224.   TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
225.   TRD Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
226.   Technical Training Centre(Electrical)/Hubli/SWR
227.   Divisional Training Centre/Moradabd/NR

228.   RPF Training Centre/Kurduwadi/CR
229.   RPF Training Centre/Ddhanbad/ECR
230.   RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
231.   RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR
232.   RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR
233.   RPF Training Centre/Maula-ali/SCR
234.   RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER
235.   RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR
236.   RPSF Training Centre/Gorakhpur
237.   Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
238.   Thermit Welding Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
239.   Technical Training Centre/Metro Rail/Kolkata
240.   NDT Training Centre/RDSO/Lucknow.
                                   ***

                    SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 138 /2005
                    No.P(R )473/VII Date: 06-09-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No.E[W]2003/PS5-8/1 dated 12-08-05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 01-01-04 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No.09/04.


Copy of Board's letter No. E[W]2003/PS5-8/1 dated 12-08-05 (RBE No.-)

                Sub: Family Identity Cards to retiring / retired railway employees
                Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 01-01-04
                                            ***
         As per extant instructions regarding issue of Family Identity Card to retiring/retired
railway employees in case railway employees have not been issued Family Identity Card at the
time of retirement, the present pass issuing section have been authorised to issue Family Identity
Card on the basis of details available with them. Complaints have been received that in the
absence of Family Identity Card with the widows, they are being called to headquarters office for
completing the requisite formalities for issue of Widow Passes. It has, time and again, been
reiterated that railway employees should be issued Family Identity Cards invariably at the time of
their retirement to enable them/ their widows to obtain Post Retirement Complimentary Pass /
Widow Pass from the station from where they opt to take the passes.

2.       The matter has again been considered and it is advised that in case there are still widows
without Family Identity Card, Personnel Inspector / Welfare Inspector should be deputed to their
residences for completing the formalities for issue of Widow Pass instead of calling them to
headquarters’ office. It may also please be ensured that retired employees / widows do not face
any difficulty in getting their Post Retirement Complimentary Pass / Widow Pass from the place
of their choice.

3.     The above instructions may please be given wide           publicity so as to mitigate the
avoidable grievances of the retired / retiring employees.


                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 139 /2005
                             No.P(R )673/V Date: 09-09-2005


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)91 AL6-1 dated 16.8.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)91 AL6-1 dated 16.8.05 (RBE No.130/05)

Sub: Messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railway.
     General Guidelines.

The question regarding issue of fresh guidelines on messing facilities in the Centralised
Training Institutes on the Railways has been under consideration of the Ministry of
Railways. A Committee was also constituted by the Board to make recommendations in
this behalf. After considering the recommendations of the Committee, Board have taken
the following decisions:-

(i)     The system of fixation of ceiling on expenditure and recovery of messing charges
        from the probationers and in service officers undergoing training in the CTIs
        should be discontinued.
(ii)   The mess in the CTIs should function as a private establishment, self-managed
       and self-financing. The plant & machinery and equipment required by the mess in
       the CTIs should be provided by the Administration. While petty repairs and
       contingencies costing upto Rs.500/- per item should be met from the mess fund,
       expenditure on repairs and contingencies costing above Rs.500/- per item should
       be undertaken by the Administration. No charges towards water, cess, rent and
       overheads should be recovered. These may be considered as part of the
       infrastructure.
(iii) A subsidy of Rs.200/-p.m. probationer undergoing training shall be granted
       uniformally in all CTIs including RSC, Vadodra towards establishment overheads.
       In the case of in service officers, such a subsidy is not permissible since they are
       in receipt of T.A. The element of establishment overheads should be collected at
       the same rate from the in service officers on proportionate basis for the duration of
       their stay in the CTIs.
(iv)   All officers should pay the messing charges directly to the mess before being
       relieved from the training courses. In the case of in service officers, 100% T.A.
       claim may be allowed.
(v)    The entire set up of staff should be engaged and managed by a contractor. No
       departmental staff such as Cooks, Bearers, Cleaners etc. should be made available
       to the mess. IRICEN, Pune and IRIEEN, Nasik in which a large and major
       compliment of staff, and IRIMEE, in which a portion of the staff in the mess are
       departmental should review the present system and resort to contract leasing as in
       the case of other CTIs.
(vi)   The departmental staff wherever engaged in the mess in the CTIs should be
       suitably re-deployed.
(vii) The management of the mess should be the responsibility of the Mess Committee,
       which should consist of duly elected probationers to the extent of 2/3rd and the
       balance 1/3rd should be from the faculty. The Head of the CTIs should nominate
       the Faculty representatives.
(viii) Guest charges should be fixed by each CTI on cost plus basis.
(ix)   A six monthly Audit of the mess accounts should be ensured through Associate
       Finance of the CTIs concerned and suitable honorarium paid. The rates of the
       honorarium should be worked out by RSC/Vadodara in consultation with their
       associate Finance and applied uniformally in all CTIs. The mess should function
       on no-profit no loss basis taken on annually basis and profits, if any, left over
       should be transferred to Railway earnings.

The above guidelines are issued in super-session of all existing instructions on the
subject.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.140 /2005
                           No.P(R )605/X Date: 12 -09-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG) I-2005/PM1/31 dated 12.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 18.8.87, 22.7.88 and
4.12.03 quoted therein were circulated under SC No.         167/87, 131/88 and 218/03
respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG) I-2005/PM1/31 dated 12.8.05 (RBE No.134/05)

       Sub: Timely filling up of non-gazetted promotional posts – maintenance of
            Calendar for selections/suitability/trade test – filling up of
            promotional quota vacancies in Safety categories.

In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-87/PM1/4
dt.18.08.1987 and letter No.E(NG)I-87/PM1/14 dt.22.7.1988 Zonal Railways are required
to draw up a calendar for conducting selections for various grades to help them plan
various activities connected with selections and to ensure better compliance of Board’s
orders regarding holding of selections at regular intervals. These instructions have been
reiterated by this Ministry from time to time and lastly vide letter
No.E(NG)I/2003/PM1/35 dt.04.12.2003.

In the General Managers’ Meeting held on 14.6.2005 concern has been expressed on the
large number of vacancies in safety categories which are as high as 21% on one of the
Zonal Railways. It has been emphasized that urgent priority should be accorded to filling
up of vacancies in safety categories.

Board accordingly desire that the extant instructions regarding drawing up of a calendar
for holding selections/suitability/trade test should be followed scrupulously by the
Railways so that the vacancies in the promotional grades in general and Safety Categories
in particular are filled up in regular manner as per the prescribed procedure.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 141 /2005
                         No.P(R )227/XVI Date: 08-09-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No.E(D&A)2004/RG6-26 dated 12.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. .E(D&A)2004/RG6-26 dated 12.8.05 (RBE No.135/05)

         Sub: En-masse transfer of Catering staff from Railways to IRCTC
             on deemed deputation – pending DAR cases – regarding.

         Ref: IRCTC’s letters No.2003/IRCTC/HRD/D&AR dated 9.6.2004 and
              13.7.2005.

The issue as to how to deal with the disciplinary cases of Railway servants; who have
been transferred en-masse to IRCTC on deemed deputation in respect of the alleged
offences committed by them during their service on their parent Railway, has been
considered by the Board. It has been decided that IRCTC should take disciplinary action
against Railway servants who are on deemed deputation to IRCTC even in respect of
offences committed by them during their service on the Railways. IRCTC should
therefore, take further action in accordance with Rule 15 of RS(D&A0 Rules. In case no
chargesheet has yet been issued, the same may be issued by the appropriate authority in
IRCTC. Necessary action may be taken accordingly.


                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.142 /2005
                        No.P(R )436/IREM/VII Date: 26-09-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM9/6 dated 16.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 30.12.94 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No. 15/95respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. .E(NG)I-2004/PM9/6 dated 16.8.05 (RBE No.136/2005)

       Sub: Promotion of App.III (IREM) passed candidates as SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA –
          Relaxation of 2 years minimum service for promotion.

In terms of para 171(6) of IREM Vol.I, 1989 as modified vide ACS No.17 issued under
this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-91/PM9/13 dated 30.12.1994, the posts in the category
of SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA in grade Rs.6500-10500 are required to be filled by promotion of
App.III qualified Accounts Assistants in the pay scale of Rs.1400-2600/Rs.5500-9000
after they have put in a minimum of two years service in the grade (according to the
group for which they opt). Whenever such App.III qualified Accounts Assistant become
due for promotion, persons who might have passed in earlier examinations but who did
not satisfy the condition of the minimum two years service in the immediate lower grade
are also considered eligible for promotion direct from the grade in which they are
working. However, if no junior is eligible for promotion because of non-fulfillment of
condition of two years in the immediate lower grade, the seniors have to wait for
completion of requisite service.

It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that the above provisions are resulting in
a situation in which even though the posts are lying vacant in grade Rs.6500-10500 and
Appendix III qualified staff are also available they can not be promoted because they are
not working in the immediate lower grade of Accounts Assistant in the pay scale of
Rs.5500-9000 but are working in grade (s) lower than the grade of Accounts Assistant
e.g. JAA in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 or Accounts Clerks in pay scale of Rs.3050-
4590 and none of their junior having passed App.III Exam. Later is also eligible for such
promotion.

The matter has been considered by this Ministry and it ahas been decided that in order to
avoid the above anomalous situation App.III qualified staff may be promoted to the post
of SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA( according to the group for which they opt) direct from the grade in
which they are working strictly according to position in the Appendix III panel.

Accordingly, para 171(6) of IREM, Vol.I,1989 Edition is amended as per ACS No.175
enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME I 1989 EDITION
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.175
CHAPTER I, SECTION B, SUB-SECTION-III

1.     Substitute the following for the existing para 171(6):-

       “171(6): The posts in the next higher grade of Section Officers (Accounts),
       Inspector of Store Accounts (ISA) and Traveling Inspector of Accounts (TIA) in
       the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 will be filled by promotion of App.III qualified
       staff (according to the group for which they opt) strictly according to order in the
       Appendix III panel and direct from the grade in which they are working”.



                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 143 /2005
                          No.P(R )563/V Date: 12-09-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E[NG]II/94/RR-1/29 dated 26-08-2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 02-08-2005 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No129/2005.

Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]II/94/RR-1/29 dated 26-08-2005 (RBE No.140/2005)

            Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’
                   posts on the Railways.
                                           ****
       Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 02-08-2005
[RBE No. 126/2005], withdrawing the relaxation of 03 [three] years above the prescribed
upper age limit for recruitment to all Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts including engagement of
Substitutes with effect from 04-08-2005. The matter has been reviewed and it has been
decided that the currency of relaxation contained in Board’s letter of even number dated
10-05-99 [RBE 99/99] may be extended further for a period of 06 [six months] i.e. up to
03-02-2006. These orders will take effect from 04-08-2005.

       It has also been decided that indents placed after issuance of Board’s letter dated
02-08-2005 ibid may be suitably amended.




                         SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 144 /2005
                           No.P(R ) 673/V Date: 09-09-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/13/2 dt. 22.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 29-06-01, 24-1-03 and
11-03-03 quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos. 141/01, 45/2003, and 68/03,
respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/13/2 dt. 22-08-05 (RBE No.139/05)
         Sub: Monetary incentive in the form of Training Allowance to faculty
              members deputed to Training Centres for Group 'C' & 'D' staff.

        Kindly refer to this Ministry's letter No. E(MPP)2002/13/3 dated 24.1.2003
(RBE No. 21/2003) wherein sanction of the Ministry of Railways was communicated
for grant of training allowance to the various training centres.

2.      The Ministry of Railways had been considering extending the benefit of grant of
training allowance to the Faculty Members of other training centres. It has now been
decided that faculty members, both gazetted and non-gazetted, drawn from the field for
the purpose of imparting training in the following 114 training centres may be granted
Training Allowance @ 15% in terms of extant orders:-



                                        CENTRAL RAILWAY
1)         Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
2)         Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhuwasal/CR
3)         Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/CR
4)         Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/CR
5)         Basic Training Centre(ELW/Bhusaval/CR
6)         Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
7)         Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
8)         Basic Training Centre(ELS/Kalyan/CR
9)         Basic Training Centre/Kurla Car Shed/Mumba/CR
10)        Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Bhusawal/CR
11)        Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Daund/CR
12)        Divisional Training Centre /Karnak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
13)        Divisional Engineering Training Centre/Nagpur/CR
                                       EASTERN RAILWAY
14)        Engineering Training Centre/Beliaghata/ER
15)        BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
16)        Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
17)        C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
18)        C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
19)        Diesel Traction Training Centre/Andal/ER
20)        Diesel Traction Training Centre/Burdwan/ER
21)        Diesel Traction Training Centre/Howrah/ER
22)        Traffic Training Centre/Madhupur/ER
                                      NORTHERN RAILWAY
23)        Bridge Staff Training Centre /Tuglakabad/NR
24)        Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
                                   NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
25)        Engineering Training Centre/Aishbag/Lucknow/NER
26)        Permanent Way Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
27)        Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
28)        C&W Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
29)        C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
30)        C&W Training Centre/Barelly city/NER
31)        C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
32)   RPSF Trg.Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
                          NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY
33)   Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Tinsukia/NFR
34)   Divisional Training Centre (Engineering/Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
35)   Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Alipurduar Jn./NFR
36)   Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Lumding/NFR
                                  SOUTHERN RAILWAY
37)   Basic Training Centre(Engg)Arakkonam/SR
38)   Basic Training Centre(Loco)Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
39)   Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
40)   Basic Training Centre/Tiruchirapally/SR
41)   Basic Training Centre(Elec./Mech.)Royapuram/SR
42)   TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
43)   Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
44)   Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
45)   Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
46)   Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
                               SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
47)   Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
48)   C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
49)   Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
50)   Engineering Training Centre/Miryalguda/SCR
51)   Engineering Training Centre/Rajahmundry/SCR
52)   Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
53)   Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupathi/SCR
54)   C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
55)   C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
                               SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
56)   Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
57)   Diesel Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
58)   Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
59)   Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
60)   Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur /SER
61)   C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
62)   C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
63)   C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
      WESTERN RAILWAY
64)   Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
65)   C&W Training Centre/Baroda/WR
66)   C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
67)   Basic Training Centre (C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
68)   Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central./WR
69)   Engineering Training Centre/Baroda/WR
70)   Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
71)   Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
72)   Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagar/WR
      EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
73)   Electric Traction Training Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR
74)   B0XN Training Centre(DSL)/Mughalsarai/ECR
75)   OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
76)   C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
77)       Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
78)       Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
79)       C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
80)       Traffic Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
                                       EAST COAST RAILWAY
81)       Diesel Traction Training Centre/Vishakapatnam/ECOR
82)       Basic Training Centre [CRW]/Manchswar/ECOR
83)       C&W Training Centre/Vishakapatnam/ECOR
                                   NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
84)       Electrical Training Centre [ TRD]/Jhansi/NCR
85)       BTC[Wagon W/S]/JHS/NCR
86)       Permanent Way Training Centre/ Jhansi/NCR
                                   NORTH WESERN RAILWAY
87)       C&W Training Centre / Jodhur/NWR
88)       Traffic Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
89)       C&W Training Centre / Lalagarh/NWR
90)       Permanent Way Training Centre / Lalagarh /NWR
91)       Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Ajmer/NWR
92)       Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Bandikui/NWR
          SOUTH EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
93)       Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
94)       Permanent Way Training Centre DGG/Nagpur/SECR
95)       Staff Training Centre[Operating]/Bhilai/SECR
96)       Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
97)       Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
98)       Loco Training Centre/Bezonobagh/SECR
          SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
99)       Traffic Training Centre/Srirangapattana/SWR
100)      Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
101)      Basic Training Centre[C&W]Mysore/SWR
102)      Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
103)      Civil Engineering Training Centre/ Dharwad/SWR
104)      Technical Training Centre[Electrical]/Hubli/SWR
105)      Electrical Training Centre / Mysore/ SWR
106)      Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
107)      Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
          WEST CENTRAL RAILWAY
108)      Basic Training Centre(TRS)/ITARSI/WCR
109)      Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
110)      Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
111)      Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
112)      Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR
113)      Divisional Engineering Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
114)      Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

3.     The Head of the training centre would be eligible for grant of training
allowance only if the post is held by him/her on full time basis and the selection is
held in the manner as detailed in para 5(g) below.
4.      With a view to enable the Principals of these training centres to give due
attention to training and to exercise proper supervision, it is necessary that these
Principals should be posted full time, with office in the training centre itself.

5.    The following guidelines should be observed for sanction of the Training
Allowance:-

(a)    Faculty members, both gazetted and non-gazetted, who are drawn from the
field and whose duty is to impart training/education to the trainees may be granted
"Training Allowance" at the rate of 15% of the basic pay in the revised scales of
pay;

(b)    Consequent to the grant of "Training Allowance" as mentioned in para (a)
above, the existing training allowance, special pay, deputation pay and allowances
thereon will not be admissible to the faculty members posted to these training
centres.

(c)     Faculty means "An employee" of the Government who joins a training
institute meant for training government officials as a faculty member and whose
work is to impart training/teaching. This will also include the principals of these
training institutes. However, Faculty members recruited directly and specifically
for the training institutions are not eligible for this "Training Allowance".

(d)    Staff, whether drawn from the field or transferred or locally recruited, who
are not directly engaged in imparting training/education will not be eligible for the
"Training Allowance"

(e)    Training Allowance will be admissible to the faculty members without any
ceiling and will not form the part of pay as defined in FR(9)(21)(2003(21)-R-II,
but however, will count for purpose of leave salary.

(f)   Tenure period of faculty Members shall not exceed eight years in any case
and under any circumstances.

(g)     The admissibility of the allowance in each individual case will be examined
by a Committee at appropriate level to be constituted as per Board's letter
No.E(MPP)2001/19/3-Recommendation              No.37     dated     29.6.2001    (RBE
No.127/2001). These committees would adopt a strict selection process to find
excellent trainers for such appointments. The guidelines for such selection should
not only take into account the outstanding service records but also good training
capability and aptitude for the job. Regard should also be given for participation
in trainers training course, keenness of interest taken by the officials in providing
requisite training to their subordinates in the various jobs held by them and to their
performance in their earlier assignment, if any, in posts relating to training. The
above instructions should be read with Board's letter No.E(MPP)99/19/1/Pt dated
11.03.2003 [RBE No. 49/2003]. It should be ensured that before the training
centre/institute and trainers are sanctioned this allowance, they must satisfy the
above guidelines. The trainers not recommended by the Committee should be
repatriated to their respective parent cadres. Adhoc appointees will not be allowed
this Training Allowance till they are regularised.

6.     These orders will take effect from 1.4.2005.

7.     It is clarified that until such time the screening is done and the Faculty
Members not found fit are repatriated to their respective parent cadres, such
persons who have worked as Faculty Members may be allowed Training
Allowance from the date of joining or 1.4.2005 whichever is later, till the date of
reversion.

8.      It is further clarified that Railways have no authority to start a training
institute/centre without Board’s prior approval.

9.      This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of
the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 145 /2005
                          No.P(R )500/XXI Date: 08-09-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 8.8.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 8.8.2005 (RBE No.132/2005)

        Sub:     Ceiling on two family pensions admissible to
               child/children of deceased Railway servants under Rule
               75 (11) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993.

        Consequent upon the revision of the rates and minimum and maximum limits of
the family pension following the implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth
Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of the maximum of ceilings on two
family pensions admissible under sub-rule (11) of Rule 75 of the Railway Services
(Pension) Rules, 1993 to child/children, where both of his/her/their deceased parents were
Government/Railway servants and governed by the said rules or the corresponding
provisions of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, has been under
consideration of the Government in the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.
After careful consideration it has been decided by the Government to revise the existing
limits on two family pensions as follows:-

i)     The existing maximum limit of Rs.2500 (Rupees two thousand five hundred) per
       month laid down in sub-rule (11)(a)(i) revised upwards to Rs.15000 (Rupees
       fifteen thousand) per month.
ii)    The existing maximum limit of Rs.2500 (Rupees two thousand five hundred) per
       month laid down in sub-rule (11)(a)(ii) revised upwards to Rs.15000 (Rupees
       Fifteen thousand) per month.
iii)   The existing maximum limit of Rs.1250 (Rupees one thousand two hundred and
       fifty ) per month laid down in sub-rule 11(b) revised upwards to Rs.9000 (Rupees
       nine thousand) per month.

        These orders shall be deemed to have taken effect from the Ist January, 1996. The
relevant rules under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 will be amended suitably
in due course.


                        SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 146 /2005
                    No.P(R ) 227/XIV      Date: 06-09-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2003/RG 6-31 dated 2.8.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 23.1.2005 quoted
therein was/were circulated under SC No. 2/95 respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2003/RG-6 dated 22.8.2005 (RBE No. 137/05).

               Sub: Procedural drawbacks noticed during the conduct of
                   Disciplinary proceedings.
                                 …
        It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry by the staff side in the DC/JCM
Meeting that procedural drawbacks are noticed in the conduct of the disciplinary
proceedings in a number of cases resulting in denial of natural justice to the Charged
Official.

The procedure that should be followed in the conduct of disciplinary proceedings has
been elaborately laid down in the Railways servants (Discipline land Appeal) Rules,
1968 and the instructions issued thereunder. Failure to follow the procedure not only
causes avoidable hardship to the innocent officials but it also but it also affords an
opportunity to the unscrupulous and dishonest officials to escape penal action on the plea
of denial of a reasonable opportunity of defense. It is, therefore, necessary that these
rules and instructions are followed scrupulously in all disciplinary cases as these are
quasi-judicial proceedings. In this connection, attention is also invited to Board’s letter
No. E(D&A)94/RG6-87 dated 23.1.1995 wherein it has inter-alia been laid down that an
officer discharging judicial or quasi-judicial duties is amenable to departmental inquiry
into his conduct in discharge of his duties.

3.      It is, therefore, impressed upon all concerned to follow the Railway servants
(Disciplinary and Appeal) rules and the instructions issued thereunder scrupulously. Any
deliberate violation of rules, if noticed , will be viewed seriously and suitable action will
be taken.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 147 /2005
                               No.P(R )673/IV Date: 26 -09-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No.E(MPP)2005/3/43 dated 29.8.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 10.8.2000 quoted
therein was circulated under SC No.189/2000.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/43 dated 29.8.05 (RBE No.141/05)

                Sub: Training of Apprentices/Trainees – Repeat course.

       In continuation of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2000/3/10 dated 10.8.2000 on the
above subject it is clarified that the instructions issued in the above mentioned letter is in
supercession of Board’s earlier instructions issued vide letter No.E(NG)62RR1/39 dated
15.12.1962.



                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 148 /2005
                              No.P(R )554/V Date: 26-09-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 1.9.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 16.3.04 quoted therein was circulated under
SC No. 50/04.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 1.9.05 (RBE No.143/05)

                Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation on medical grounds in
                    relaxation of the rules – powers to relax.

      Ministry of Railways have reviewed clause 3(v) of Railway Board’s instructions
contained in letter No.E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 16.3.2004 in its Meeting held on 29.7.2005.
It has been decided to substitute para 3(v) of letter No.E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 16.3.2004 as
under.

            3(v) “Severe illness” in such cases means illness of the nature of acute
            debilitating disease, which requires hospitalization and /or prolonged
            indoor medical treatment or repeated indoor treatment to the Railway
            employee or any member of his/her family, which must be duly
            certified by the concerned Chief Medical Director of the Railway
            recommending such retention of Railway accommodation.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.




                          SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 149 /2005
                              No.P(R )554/V Date:26-09-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No.E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 2.9.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 1.6.01, 14.2.02 quoted therein were
circulated under SC No.119/01 and 35/02, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 2.9.05 (RBE No.145/05)
           Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by Group A & B officers appointed as
                the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central
                Govt.

        Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2000
QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 and 14.2.2002 and No.E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 19.4.2004 providing for
retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation of Railway officers under Central
Staffing Scheme to Central Ministries, Govt. Bodies like UPSC, CVC, etc. Central Govt.
Statutory/Autonomous/other bodies not covered under Central Staffing Scheme but are eligible
offices for allotment of accommodation from General Pool and Group ‘A’& ‘B’ officers on
deputation with Ministers/VVIPs in Central Govt. on co-terminus basis. These instructions have
been reviewed by Board in its meeting held on 29.7.2005 and it has been decided that Group A
and B Railway officers appointed in the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers
in Central Govt. may be separated from the above group of officers on deputation to Central
Govt. Ministries/Department and be permitted to retain Railway quarter for the entire tenure of
the posting with President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Govt. without the
requirement of registering for allotment of General Pool accommodation for which they are
otherwise eligible.

        This has the approval of President and issues with the concurrence of Finance
Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 150 /2005
                              No.P(R )563/VI Date23-09-2005


      Copy of Board's letter No.E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 5.9.05 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter
dated 19.6.2000 quoted therein was circulated under SC No.151/2000.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 5.9.05 (RBE
No.146/05)

              Sub: Norms for recruitment against the sports quota.

              Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

      Attention is invited to Para 4.2 & 4.3 of Board’s letter dated
19.6.2000 wherein norms are laid down for recruitment of sportspersons
in Group C & Group D category.

2.    After reviewing the matter, Board have now decided that
henceforth, in the discipline of Rifle Shooting, the individual medal
winning performance of the Shooter in the National Championships will
only be considered for recruitment purpose. The performance in the All
India G.V.Mavlankar Shooting Championships may not be considered for
recruitment against the sports quota.

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                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 151 /2005
                               No.P(R )605/X Date: 28 -09-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2003/PM3/5 dated 5.9.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 2.4.04 quoted therein was circulated under letter
No.P[R]535/IV dt.8.6.04.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM3/5 dated 5.9.05 (RBE No.147/05)

                    Sub: Transfer of Catering Services to IRCTC alongwith staff
                        Promotions in Railways and in IRCTC.

        As the Railway are aware it was clarified in para 2(ii) of this Ministry’s letter of
even number dt.02.04.2004 that catering staff on their transfer to IRCTC on deemed
deputation basis are also required to be extended the benefit of promotion in the normal
course by IRCTC in accordance with the procedure applicable to Railway employees.
Subsequently on a reference received from Eastern Railway these instructions were
modified vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.15.06.2004 to the effect that in
cases where seniority of catering staff is maintained centrally, Zonal Railways may hold
selections etc. to effect promotion of staff on deemed deputation to IRCTC.
        IRCTC have now expressed difficulties in conducting selections etc. in terms of
para 2(ii) of this Ministry’s letter of even No. dated 02.04.2004 stating that even while the
catering activities of some divisions on the railways have been transferred to IRCTC,
service records, seniority lists etc are still with the Railways and not all units have been
transferred to IRCTC.
          The matter has been reconsidered by the Board. It has been decided that selections/suitability/trade
tests for promotion of catering staff whether still working with the Railways or transferred to IRCRC on
deputation/deemed deputation basis may continue to be conducted by Zonal Railways till the date of their
absorption in IRCTC

         This issues with the concurrence of Tourism and Catering Dte.of Ministry of Railways.




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 152/2005
                               No.P(R )605/X Dt: 20-9-2005.


      Copy of Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2003/PM7/10 dated 06.09.2005 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated
7-8-2003 quoted therein was circulated under S.C.No.144/2003 .


Copy of Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2003/PM7/10 dated 06.09.2005 ( RBE
No.148/2005)

         Sub: Procedure for holding selection for promotion to the posts
               classified as ‘selection’ – Modified procedure in case of loco
               running staff.
                                      …
       In terms of extant procedure the posts of Goods Driver and Passenger
Driver are required to be filled up by a positive act of selection. After
elimination of viva-voce from departmental selections in terms of instructions
contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt. 07.08.2003
written test has been made mandatory as part of selection process to assess
professional ability of the candidates as against written test and /or viva-voce,
earlier.

2.     It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry by one of the Zonal
Railways and the Federations that there will be difficulty in holding written test
in terms of revised procedure for promotion as Goods Drivers and Passenger
Drivers as sparing all the eligible staff at the same time to appear in the written
test will affect train operations.

3.     The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railways
after obtaining views of the Railways. It has been decided that while written
test may be continued for promotion as Goods Driver, for promotion as
Passenger Driver selection may be on the basis of viva-voce after passing the
prescribed promotional course.

4.     The revised procedure for filling up the posts of Passenger Drivers will be
applicable to selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.




                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 153 /2005
                               No.P(R )436/R.II/III       Date:26 -09-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No.E[P&A]I-2004/HL-1 dated 13-09-05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 22-12-98, 24-03-99, 12-10-99 and 30-11-04 quoted
therein were circulated under SC Nos. 29/99, 121/99, 219/99, & 215/04, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E[P&A]I-2004/HL-1 dated 13-09-05 (RBE No.150/05)

                       Sub: Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of National
                            Holiday Allowance.
                      Ref: Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-98/HL/1 dated 22-12-1998,
                           24-03-1999, 12-10-1999 and E[P&A]I-2004/HL/1 dated
                           30-11-2004
                                                    ***
         In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President
is please to direct that Rule 1424 in Chapter 14 of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, 1987
Edition may be amended as per the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 56.

2.       The issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME
                                  II, 1987 Edition.
                  Advance Correction Slip No. 56 R.II / 1987 Edition.
                    Rule 1424 – NATIONAL HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE
        Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, the pay range slabs for
determining the eligibility limit for grant of National Holiday Allowance stand revised as follows:

                 Revised pay range by adding DP [Rs.]               Rate [Rs.]
                 3825-4758                                              85
                 4759-6306                                             106
                 6307-15750                                            140
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2004/HL-1 dated 30-11-2004 and 13-09-05]
                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 154 /2005
                             No.P(R )436/IREM/VII Date: 23-09-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 12.09.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 07-08-2003 quoted therein was circulated under SC
No.144/2003.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 12.09.2005 (RBE No.154/2005)

              Sub: Procedure for holding selections for promotion to posts
                   classified as ‘Selection”-Restoration of viva-voce in a few
                   categories in departmental selections.

     As the Railways are aware, instructions for elimination of viva-voce in departmental
selections, except in the case of selection for promotion to the posts in the categories of
Law Assistants, Physiotherapists, Telephone Operators and Teachers, were issued vide
this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.07.08.2003. With the change in procedure,
written test has been made mandatory as part of the selection process to assess the
professional ability of the candidates as against written test and/or viva-voce earlier.
Accordingly, 15 marks earlier allotted to viva-voce have been added to written test
making it for 50 marks; weightage under other factors remaining unchanged.

2.       Pursuant to a demand raised by the Staff Side in the DC-JCM for restoring the status quo ante and
references received from Zonal Railways for restoring the earlier practice of holding of viva-voce in some
categories for which capability of a person to discharge the duties of the post cannot be conclusively
adjudged by written test alone, the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways. It has been
decided that following eight categories may be added to the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants,
Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators where viva-voce is to be conducted in addition to the written
test:-

                                         i.   Instructors in Zonal Training Schools etc.
                                        ii.   Stenographers;
                                      iii.    Chief Typists,
                                       iv.    Protocol Inspectors;
                                        v.    Receptionists;
                                       vi.    Publicity/Advertising Inspectors;
                                      vii.    Photographers/Cameramen;
                                     viii.    Hostel Superintendents.

3.      The revised procedure as applicable in the above eight categories will be applicable to
selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

3.1     All the remaining provisions as mentioned in this Ministry’s letter of even number
dt.07.08.2003 will remain unaltered.

4.      Accordingly the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I,1989 is also amended
as per ACS No.177 enclosed.
             Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I,(1989 Edition)
                                    ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.177

Chapter II, Section ‘B’ – Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.

In the existing sub-para (a) of Para 215 in the second sentence for the
words
‘except in the case of selection for promotion to posts in the categories of Teachers, Law
Assistants, Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators’
                                                     Read

“except in the case of selection for promotion to the posts in the categories of Teachers, Law
Assistants, Physiotherapists, Telephone Operators, Instructors in Zonal Training Schools etc.,
Stenographers, Chief Typists, Protocol Inspectors, Receptionists, Publicity/Advertising
Inspectors, Photographers/Cameramen and Hostel Superintendents”

Add the following proviso to sub-para(a) of Para 215 as amended above:

“Provided that the positive act of Selection for promotion to the post of Loco Pilot (Passenger)
will consist of viva-voce only to assess the professional ability of the candidates, after passing
the prescribed promotional course”
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM7/10 dated 06.09.2005 and E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41
dated 12.09.2005]




                                   SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 155 /2005
                                     No.P(R )436/RII Date 03-10 2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2005/RS/11 dated 20.6.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action..

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2005/RS/11 dated 20.6.05 (RBE No.100/05)

              Sub: Amendment to the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II
                    1987 edition.

        In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the
Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 1510 of the Indian Railway
Establishment Code, Volume II,1987 edition may be amended as in the Advance
Correction Slip No.55 enclosed.

      This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.
                  Advance Correction Slip No.55- R-II/1987 Edition
 Rule 1510 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II,1987 Edition may be amended as
indicated below:

In sub-rule (2), the words “staff rendered surplus due to change in traction”, may be inserted in the 20 th line
between the words ‘examinations, and ‘or’.

[Authority: Board's letter No. E(P&A)II/2005/RS/11 dated 20.6.05           ]

                                                                                                                   ,

                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.156 /2005
                                  No.P(R )554/VI Date: 03 -10 -2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(G)2005 RN5-8 dated 9.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 1.6.01 quoted therein was
circulated under SC No.119/01.
Copy of Board's letter No. .E(G)2005 RN5-8 dated 9.9.05 (RBE No.152/05)

           Sub: Allotment/retention of Railway accommodation in favour of
               Railway employees on deputation to CRIS.

         Railway Board have reviewed the instructions contained in para 3 of Railway
Board’s letter No.E(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 regarding retention of Railway
accommodation in favour of Railway officers/staff posted on deputation to CRIS.
Considering the fact that CRIS is a Society which cannot make profit and its all expenditures
are charged to the Railway Projects, CRIS has been separated from the group of other PSUs
for the purpose of allotment/retention of Railway accommodation. It has been decided that
in the event of a Railway employee proceeding on deputation to CRIS retention of Railway
accommodation at the previous place of posting will continue to be governed by para 3 of
Railway Board’s instructions dated 1.6.2001 permitting retention of Railway quarter for a
period of only two months. In the event the deputationist Railway employee is posted by
CRIS at the same station (from where the employee has proceeded on deputation to CRIS)
where he/she is in allotment of Railway accommodation, on a request from CRIS with a
certificate that no accommodation is available in its pool for allotment to the concerned
employee, the deputationist Railway employee to CRIS may be allowed to retain the Railway
accommodation under his occupation so long as the employee continues to be on deputation
to CRIS and posted at the same station. In case the deputationist Railway employee to CRIS
is posted at a different station, Railway accommodation as per the entitlement of the said
employee may be allotted for the entire period of deputation to CRIS.
        All cases under consideration may be dealt with accordingly.

       This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of Finance
Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 157 /2005
                                 No.P(R )554/VI     Date: 03- 10-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 28.6.02 quoted therein was
circulated under SC No.128/02.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.9.05 (RBE No.151/05)

               Sub: Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting
                     by Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier
                     Railway.
      Instructions have been issued from time to time regarding grant of permission for
retention of Railway accommodation on payment of normal rent at the previous place of
posting in favour of officers posted to N.F.Rly. The existing instructions issued vide letter
No.E(G)2002 QR1-9 dated 28.6.2002 were valid upto 30.6.20005. The question of further
extension of this facility beyond 30.6.2005 has been considered and it has now been decided
to extend these instructions for a period of three years upto 30.6.2008 or till revised orders
are issued whichever is early.
      Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of the officers
who have been transferred and posted to N.F.Railway is allowed for bonafide use of the
dependent family of transferred Railway officer, he/she will furnish certificate on 1 st July and
1st January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing
in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting. Such a certificate will also have
to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.
     If no such certificate is received by 31st January and 31st July every year respectively,
the quarter controlling may cancel the allotment of the quarter in question.
     The request for retention of entitled accommodation should be received within a period
of one month from the date of relinquishing of charge at the last station of posting.
     This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 158/2005
                              No.P(R )240/DR /III        Date:04 - 10-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(W) 95 UNI/19 dated 10.5.05 is published for information, guidance
and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 28.8.03 quoted therein was circulated under SC No.175/03.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W) 95 UNI/19 dated 10.5.05 (RBE No.75/05)

                 Sub: Supply of helmets to Gangman category.

       In continuation to Board’s letter of even number dated 28.8.03 Board have since
decided that Helmet may be issued as a T&P item to 10% of the strength of the Gangman
category who are required to work at bridge construction sites in tunnels and for working
around track machines. The standard specification of helmet should be IS:2925/1984.

        This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 159 /2005
                          No.P(R )500/XXI                     Date:07-10-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-10 dt. 04.09.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 25.11.92, 05.11.97,
29.10.99,not 29.9.99 and 27.08.03 quoted therein were circulated under letter No.P(R)
535 dt.7.1.93, SC Nos. 181/97, 314/99 and 160/03, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-10 dt. 4.09.05 (RBE No111/05).

        Sub : Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations
           of the Vth Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension/
           Commutation of pension of Loco Inspectors/Sr.Loco Inspectors-
            PNM/AIRF Item No.17/2005.
                                  ….

        In the PNM/AIRF Meeting held on 16th & 17th May,2005, the staff side mentioned
in the above item that on some of Zonal Railways, emoluments of Loco Inspectors who
retired during the period from 01.01.1996 to 30.9.96 were not reckoned properly while
computing their pension.

2.      The matter has been examined by the Board and it is clarified that in respect of
Loco Inspectors/Sr.Loco Inspectors governed by the scheme contained in Board’s letter
No.E(P&A)II-83 /RS-10(iv) dt.25.11.1992, who had opted to come over to the revised
scales of pay and retired within a period of 10 months from the date of coming over to the
revised scales, the average emoluments based on the basic pay of the preceding ten
months shall be calculated as follows for the purpose of determining their pension
entitlement -
        a) For the period during which pay was drawn in the pre-revised pay scales :
             The total emoluments for the number of months for which pay was drawn in
             the pre-revised pay scales shall be calculated after taking into account the
             following:

        i)       Basic pay (including increments, if any drawn during the intervening
             period)
        ii)      Dearness allowance upto CPI 1510 i.e. @148%, 111% and 96% of the
             Basic Pay, as the case may be.
        iii)     The first and second instalments of Interim Relief appropriate to the basic
             pay drawn during the relevant period.
        iv)      Notional increase of the basic pay by applying the Fitment Benefit of 40%
             on the basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale;
        Provided that whenever the emoluments calculated as at (i) to (iv) above exceed
        the maximum of the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 01.01.1996, the same
        should be restricted to the maximum of the said revised scale of pay.

        v)      30% of the sum of (i)(ii),(iii),& (iv) above.”

        b)   For the period during which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales : The
             aggregate of the Basic Pay + 30% of Basic pay for the number of months for
             which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales is to be taken into account.

3.      The other terms and conditions stipulated in Board’s letter No. F (E)III/97/PN1/22
        dated 5.11.1997, 29.9.1999 and 27.08.2003 remain unchanged.
4.      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
        Railways.



                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 160 /2005
                           No.P(R )407/CL/IX        Date:07 -10-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/SB/6 dated 12.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2005/SB/6 dated 12.9.05 (RBE No.144/05)

                Sub: Engagement of Substitutes on the Railways.

                 Ref : Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/90/SB/10 dt.29.01.1991, 04.11.1992
                       and E(NG)II/2001/SB/2 dt.04.01.2001.
                                              ***
        Instructions have been issued from time to time on the subject of engagement of
Substitutes. However, following irregularities have been noticed by the Vigilance Directorate in
the engagement of Substitutes under the discretionary powers of the General Managers:
i)      No proper system is being followed for verification of educational qualifications,
certificates, etc. before obtaining General Manager’s approval;
ii)     A candidate whose application had been rejected earlier due to submission of a
fictitious certificate was considered again with a ‘fresh’ Certificate.
iii)    Proper records of the applications were not kept.

To avoid the recurrence of such cases, it has been decided that while engaging ‘Substitutes’
on the Railways, verification of certificates, educational qualifications, age etc. should be
completed in all respects before obtaining approval of the General Manager. Records of the
applications, etc. which are no longer required to be retained should be shredded/weeded out,
only after obtaining clearance from the Vigilance Department.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.161 /2005
                                  No.P(R )605/X         Date:29-09-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM1/25 dated 23.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 15.6.04 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No.140/2004 .

Copy of Board's letter No. .E(NG)I-2004/PM1/25 dated 23.9.05 (RBE No.162/05)

            Sub: Selections conducted for promotions within Gr. ‘C’ and Gr. ‘D’
                  to Gr. ‘C’ – allowing candidates to take the question papers with them after the
                  examination is over.
                                                *****

         In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No. E[GP]2002/2/88 dated 15-6-2004
candidates taking the written examination as part of selections / LDCE for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts
are allowed to take the question papers with them after the examination is over.

2.      The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have requested that these provisions may also be
made applicable to all other selections / promotions where written test is held as a part of the selection.

3.       The matter has been carefully considered by the Board. The practice being followed by the
Railways and the Production Units in this regard and their views on this have also been taken in to account.
It has been decided that the candidates who take the written examination as part of selection / LDCE for
promotions to and within Group ‘C’ may be allowed to take the question papers with them after the
examination is over.


                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 162 /2005
                                              P.C.No.423
                               No. P (PC )487/V/97/DA Date: 27-09-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.PCV/97/1/9/6 dated 30/8/2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 13.4.2004 and 05.11.1997 quoted therein
was/were circulated under SC No. 56/04 and 181/97 respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 30.8.2005 (PC-V459 (RBE No 142/05.)

         Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner –revised
              Rates effective from 01.01.l2004.
                                     …..
        A copy each of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2004-P&PW (G) dated 21.06.2004
Corrigendum No.42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 4.11.2004 of Ministry of Personnel, Public
Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above
subject are sent herewith for your information and necessary action.
2.      A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office
memorandum and the Corrigendum thereto with reference to corresponding Railway
instructions is indicated below:

S.No.     Para No. No. & date of Deptt. of Pension                     No. &date of Corresponding
                   & Pensioners’ Welfare ‘s O.M.                       orders issued by Railway Board.
1.        1        42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt.15.3.2004                      PC-V/97/I/96 dt. 13.4.2004(RBE
                                                                       83/04 PC-V/409 (SC No.56/04).
2.        1            45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part I                         F(E)III/97/PNI/22 dt. 5.11.1997
                       dated 27.10.1977                                (SC No. 1181/97_
3         1            43/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt. 15.3.2004                 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dt. 13.4.l2004 –
                                                                       (SC No.56/04)
4         2                   Do-                                           Do-
5         2            45/86/97-P&PW(A)        Part I                  F(E)III/97/PNI/22 dt. 5.11.1997
                       dated 27.10.1997.                               (SC No. 181/97)
                               CORRIGENDUM.
6         1            O.M.. No.42/2/2004-P&PW (G) dt.                 The instant letter.
                       21.6.l2004.



Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners
welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 21.6.2004


         Sub: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family
              Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.0-1.l2004.
                                             …..
         In continuation to this Department’s O. M. of even No. Dated 15 th March, 2004 on the Above
subject, the undersigned is directed to say that it has been brought to the notice of this Department that
some     of the pension sanctioning authorities have doubts about allowing pension beyond Rs.15,000/- in
view of Para 5 of OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) part I dated 27th October, 1997 despite the fact that this Para
stands amended vide Para 3 of this Office O.M.No. 43/2/2004-P&PW (G) dated 15th March, 2004-
P&PW(G) dated 15th March 2005.

2.       Para 3 of the O.M. dated 15th March, 2004 clearly says that “ Since 50% of dearness allowance
converted into dearness pay is counted for retirement benefits, pension/family pension shall be calculated at
50% and 30% respectively of the pay plus dearness pay subject to minimum of Rs.1913/- and maximum of
50% on the 30% respectively of the highest pay plus dearness pay in the Government. Provisions
contained in Para 5 and 7.1 of this Department’s O.M. dated 27.10.97, therefore, stand amended to this
extent.”

3.       The above position means that Pension would now be calculated at 50% of the average
emoluments in all cases subject to 50% of the highest pay in the Government plus highest Dearness pay.
The highest pay in the Government w.e.f. 1.1.96 Rs.30,000. As per the provisions of OM dated 15.3.2004,
the highest Pension , as of now, comes to Rs.22,500/- (i.e. Basic Pension Rs.15,000+ Dearness Pay Rs.7500
=Total Pension Rs.22,500.)




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 163 /2005
                                   No.P(R ) 554/VI     Date:07-10-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No.E(G)2004 RN5-11 dt.4.02.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters 01.06.05 & 31.05.02
quoted therein were circulated as SC No.119/01 and 115/02, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 RN5-11 dt. 4.2.05 (RBE No. 23/05)

               Sub : Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place
                      of posting in favour of Railway officers on deputation to
                      RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. (RCIL).
                             ….
        In terms of the policy contained in Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2000 QR1-23
dt.1/06/2001, Railway officers/staff on deputation to RailTel Corporation of India
Ltd.(RCIL) were permitted to retain Railway accommodation at their previous place of
posting for a period of 5 years from the date of incorporation of RCIL, i.e. from
26.9.2000 to 25.09.2005 vide Board’s letter of even No.dt.31.05.2002 subject to payment
of rent as specified in the said letter.

       RCIL have requested Railway Board for grant of further permission to retain
Railway accommodation in favour of deputationist officers/staff to RCIL. Keeping in
view the position brought out by the Corporation, Board have decided to extend the
period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour
of Railway employees posted on deputation to RCIL by a further period of one year from
26.9.05 to 25.9.06 on the terms and conditions laid down in the letter dated 31.05.2002.

        This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.



                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 164 /2005
                                  No.P(R )541/IV     Date: 14-10-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2003/PF1/1 dt.30.05.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)111/2003/PF1/1 dt.30.05.05 (RBE No.91/05)

        Sub : Rate of interest on the accumulations at the credit of the subscribers
              to the New Pension System.
                                            …..

        The accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to New Pension System for the
period from 1st January,2004 to 31st March,2004 and for the financial year 2004-2005
shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) per annum.

2.     In this connection, a copy of Resolution No. F.5(1)-PD/2003 dt. 21st April, 2005
received from Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) is enclosed for
information and guidance.

3.     Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs Notification
F.No.5/7/2003-WCB&PR dated 22nd December,2003 and Resolutions dated 12th
March,2003 and 22nd July,2004 referred to in the Ministry of Finance (DEA)’s enclosed
Resolution dated 21st April,2005, have been circulated on the Railways vide Board’s
letters No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/24 dated 31.12.2003, F(E)III/2003/PF1/1 dated 02.05.2003
and 17.08.2004 respectively.

 Copy of Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Economic Affairs/New Delhi’s Resolution dt.
                                       21.4.2005.
                                     RESOLUTION
It is announced for general information that accumulations at the credit of the subscribers
to the New pension System (Defined Contribution Pension Scheme) for all new recruits
to the Central Government service with effect from January 1,2004 (except the armed
forces in the first stage) announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic
Affairs Notification F.No.5/7/2003-ECB &PR, dated December, 22,2003, shall carry
interest at the rate of 8% (eight percent) per annum for the period January,01,2004 to
March 31, 2004 as announced vide Resolution of even number dated March 12,2003.

For the financial year 2004-2005, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the said
subscribers shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (eight percent) per annum as announced
vide Resolution of even number dated July, 22,2004.

Ordered that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 165 /2005
                                No.P(R )227/XII Date:17 -10-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(D&A)2005/RG 6-5 dt.26.5.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 03-06-71 quoted
therein was circulated under latter No. P[Con]227 dated 18-6-71.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-5 dt.26.05.05 (RBE No.89/05)

       Sub : Promotion of persons undergoing a penalty – Clarification regarding.

        Attention is invited to Board/s letter No.E(D&A)70/RG 6-71 dt.03.06.1971 inter-
alia laying down that the fact of imposition of the penalty of ‘withholding of increments’
or ‘reduction to lower stage in the time scale of pay’ on a railway servant does not stand
in the way of his consideration for promotion. Such a Railway servant should also be
considered for promotion by the Departmental Promotion Committee which meets after
the imposition of the said penalty and after due consideration of full facts leading to
imposition of the penalty, if he is still considered fit for promotion, the promotion may be
given but only after the expiry of the currency of the penalty.

2.      Ministry of Railways have since considered the question of pay fixation and date
of commencement of eligibility service in such cases, in the light of clarification issued
by the Department of Personnel & Training, and have decided that since the promotion is
to take effect only from a date subsequent to the expiry of the currency of the penalty, the
employee would be entitled to pay fixation in the promotional grade w.e.f. the date of
actual promotion only. Even if a person junior to him in the panel is promoted earlier, it
will have no bearing on the pay to be allowed on promotion to the employee on whom a
penalty was imposed and there shall be no stepping up of his pay with reference to his
junior. Similarly, as the employee undergoing penalty is not to be promoted during the
currency of the penalty, the eligibility service in the promotional grade for further
promotion shall also commence only from the date of actual promotion and in no case it
may be related, even notionally, to the date of promotion of the junior in the panel.
However, his late promotion will not have any effect on his seniority which would be
fixed according to his position in the panel on the basis of which he is promoted on
expiry of the period of currency of the penalty.




                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 166 /2005
                                     No.P(R )75/VII Date:24-10-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)I/2005/AL-28/7 dt.21.09.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)I/2005/AL-28/7 dt.21.9.05 (RBE No.157/05)

         Sub : Journeys by Air – Audit Objection –Regarding.
                              …
         During the course of an Audit Inspection, it has been pointed out that Zonal Railways approach
Board’s Office for post-facto sanction to the expenditure already incurred by them beyond their
powers/limits for air travel.

2.   The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that henceforth no proposal for post facto
     sanction, save in exceptional cases, will be entertained. It is, therefore, desired that prior approval of
     the Board for undertaking air journey in respect of non entitled officers may be sought/obtained and
     that too only in cases of extreme urgency where saving of public time is necessary in the administrative
     interest, with the personal approval of General Manager & concurrence of the FA&CAO. In this
     connection, attention is also invited to Para 1636(6) of IREC (Vol. II) and Office Order No.46 of 2003
     circulated under letter No. F(E)I/2003/AL-28/7 dated 16.09.2003.


                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 167 /2005
                                     No.P(R ) 605/X Date: 24 -10-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2005/2/42 dt.21.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2005/2/42 dt.21.9.05 (RBE No.161/05)

         Sub : Selection for promotion from Group “C” to Group “B” –
             cut off date for reckoning eligibility for group “B” selections.
                                   …

        It has been observed that there is no uniformity amongst various Railways/PUs in
fixing the cut-off date for reckoning eligibility of the candidates for appearing in
Selections (70% selection & 30% LDCE), for promotion to Group “B” posts. The matter
has been considered by the Board and it is clarified that the date of commencement of the
vacancy period should be taken as the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of
candidates for appearing in selections (both 70% selection & 30% LDCE) for promotion
from group “C” to Group “B” posts, against the vacancies to be filled in the said period.
2.0     However, Selections/LDCEs already initiated by the Railways/PUs, with the cut-
off date having been determined in a manner other than the one referred to above, may be
proceeded with undisturbed.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 168 /2005
                                 No.P(R )531/I    Date:05 -10-2005


        Copy of this Railway’s letter of even number dated 20-04-2005 and Board's reply
thereon under their letter No. E(NG)I-96/CFP/27 dated 21.9.05 are published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 10-10-2000 quoted therein
was circulated under SC No.218/2000.


Copy of S.C.Rly’s letter No. P(R )531/I dated 20-04-2005 addressed to Railway Board

          Sub: Promotional prospects of Group ‘D’ staff with no regular
                avenues of promotion to specified Group ‘C’ posts
                                                 ***
        Board in their letter No. E(NG)I-96/CFP/27 dated 10-10-2000 [RBE No. 176/2000]
have decided that the existing 33.1/3% Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ promotion quota be increased to
50%. While the existing quota of 33.1/3% remains the same, the enhanced quota of 16.2/3 %
may be filled from Matriculate Group ‘D’ employees with minimum 2 years regular service
through selection, consisting of a written test and interview of Matriculation standard and the
panel against 16.2/3 % shall be drawn strictly on the basis of merit.

        A doubt has now arisen as to whether while filling up the post against 16.2/3% quota, the
concept of best among the failed candidates is to be followed in case of shortfall against reserved
vacancies or only merit should be observed, keeping the reserved vacancy unfilled in case
reserved candidates with merit do not come up for consideration in the selection.

       As it has been mentioned in Para 3 of Board’s letter dated 10-10-2000 that the panel
would be formed strictly on the basis of merit, this Railway presumes that it is to be treated on
par with selections against LDCE quota and for General posts and the unfilled reserved
vacancies will be diverted to direct recruitment quota.

        Board are requested to examine the issue and clarify in the matter early.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-96/CFP/27 dated 21.9.05

         Sub: Promotional prospects of Group ‘D’ staff with no regular
               avenues of promotion to specified Group ‘C’ posts
                                             ***
       Reference S.C. Railway’s letter No. P[R]531/I dated 07-06-05 on the above subject.
2.     The presumption made in the penultimate para of your letter dated 20-04-05 is
confirmed.



                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 169 /2005
                              No.P(R )563/VI           Date: 14-10-2005
        Copy of Board's letters No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 4-09-01, 4-1-02 and 11-4-
02 since obtained from RRB are published for information, guidance and necessary
action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 4-09-01

         Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.

         It has been reported by the RRBs that a large number of candidates, selected for
critical safety categories of Assistant Drivers and Assistant Station Masters are being
found medically unfit after empanelment. Some candidates appear for selection to these
categories even while they are aware that they do not conform to the medical standards
required for the job. Perhaps they do so because of the provision of alternative
employment in the event of failure. However, this leads to vacancies for long period in
these important critical safety categories which is not desirable from safety point of view.

2.       The issue has been considered in the light of the above situation in RRCB meeting and it has been
decided that, for the categories of Assistant Drivers and ASMs, the candidates may be asked to enclose a
medical certificate from an eye specialist regarding vision in a prescribed Proforma when they apply for
these posts. Only those candidates who conform to notified standards of vision need apply.

3.        It has also been decided that at the time of certificate verification, the selected candidates may be
sent to nearest Railway hospital for a vision test. Those who fail in the vision test, need not be empanelled.

4.        Candidates selected for the category of Assistant Driver /ASM / Motorman will also not be
eligible for any alternative appointment if they fail in the final medical examination conducted by the
Railway before appointment, for any reason.

5.        The fact that candidates who fail in the medical examination for these categories will not be
eligible for any alternative appointment on the Railways should be mentioned clearly in the employment
notice so as to discourage those candidates who do not fulfill the medical requirements, from applying.

Proforma for Medical Certificate from an Eye Specialist to be obtained by candidates
applying for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in response to RRB
advertisements .

        I have checked up Shri ____________________________________ who has applied for the post
of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in Railways.             Acuity of vision of Shri
___________________ has been tested in view of the following standards required for appointment on the
Railways.

Post                  Class            Distant Vision                         Near Vision
Assistant   Station   A-2              6/9, 6/9 without glasses [ No          Sn. 6/9, 6/9 without glasses
Masters                                fogging test]
Assistant Driver      A-1              6/6, 6/6 without glasses     with      Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses
                                       fogging test {Must not accept + 2
                                       D]

         Shri _____________________ fully conforms to the above vision standards.

                                                                             [ to be signed by Eye Specialist ]



                                                                                                 Stamp
Place:                                                          Name of the Doctor_________
Date:                                                           Registration No.
               Copy of Board's letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 4-01-02
         Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.

        It has been mentioned in Para 2 of Board’s letter of even number [RRCB No.5/2001] dated 04-09-
2001 that the candidates applying for the post of Assistant Drivers / ASMs may be asked to enclose a
medical certificate from an Eye Specialist regarding vision in a prescribed proforma. The format of the
medical certificate has now been modified to include the test for ‘colour vision’ also. A copy of the
modified format of the medical certificate is enclosed.

1.    It is advised that the candidates may be asked to furnish a medical certificate in the modified
proforma while notifying the vacancies for the post of Assistant Drivers and ASMs whereas other
instructions issued vide orders dated 04-09-2001 remain the same.

Proforma for Medical Certificate from an Eye Specialist to be obtained by candidates
applying for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in response to RRB
advertisements .

        I have checked up Shri ____________________________________ who has applied for
the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in Railways. Acuity of vision of Shri
___________________ has been tested in view of the following standards required for
appointment on the Railways.

Post                  Class       Distant Vision               Near Vision           Colour Vision on
                                                                                     Ishihara
Assistant   Station   A-2         6/9, 6/9 without glasses [   Sn.    0.6,     0.6   Normal
Masters                           No fogging test]             without glasses
                                                               *
Assistant Driver      A-1         6/6, 6/6 without glasses     Sn.    0.6,     0.6   Normal
                                  with fogging test {Must      without glasses
                                  not accept + 2 D]


         Shri _____________________ fully conforms to the above vision standards.

                                                                             [ to be signed by Eye Specialist ]


                                                                                                 Stamp
Place:                                                          Name of the Doctor_________
Date:                                                           Registration No.
        Revised specification.

              Copy of Board’s letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 11-04-02
                                            CORRIGENDUM
         Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.
         Ref: RRCB No. 1/2002 issued vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 4-1-2002.
                                                   ***
         In column 4 of Proforma for Medical Certificate i.e. ‘Near Vision’ sent under letter of even
number dated 4-1-2002 quoted above, for A-2 classification of Assistant Station Master [ASM], ‘SN 6/9,
6/9 without glasses’ may be corrected as ‘SN 0.6/0.6 without glasses’.

         It is requested that necessary correction may please be made in the Proforma for medical certificate
to avoid any confusion.
                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 170 /2005
                                     No.P(R )500/XXI      Date:24 -10-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/35 dated 26.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 8.4.85 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 70/85.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/36 dated 26.9.05 (RBE No. 163/05)

              Sub:Counting of past service on submission of technical resignation on or after
                   1.1.2004 by employees governed by Railway Services (Pension)
                   Rules,1993/ Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972.
                                                   ***
          References have been received from certain Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications from Board
whether the employees appointed on or before 31.12.2003, who were governed by old pension scheme
under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993/Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972, will be
eligible for counting of their past service under Rule 41 (2)/Rule 26(2) respectively of the said rules or
under the provisions of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.1985 (based on DP&AR’s
O.M.No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984), as amended from time to time, in the situation where such
employees submit technical resignation, on or after 1.1.2004 to take up new appointment in the new
Ministry/Department/Central Autonomous Body.

2.      The matter has been considered in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’
Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and it is clarified as follows:

i)          All the employees who entered into Railway Service/Central Government service or in the service
       of an Autonomous Body set up by Central Government satisfying the conditions laid down in para 4 of
       Board’s letter dated 8.4.1985/DP&AR’s O.M. dated 29.8.1984 on or before 31.12.2003 and who were
       governed by old pension scheme under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 or Central Civil
       Services (Pension) Rules,1972 will continue to be governed by the same pension scheme and same
       rules, for the purpose of counting of their past service under the said rules or under the provisions of
       Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.1985/DP&AR’s OM No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984, as
       amended from time to time, if such employees submit technical resignation on or after 1.1.2004 to take
       up new appointment in another Ministry or Department of the Government of India or an Autonomous
       Body set up by the Central Government, in which the pension scheme under Railway services (Pension)
       Rules, 1993/Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 already exists for the employees who entered
       into service on or before 31.12.2003.

ii) The employees who entered into service on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed by
    CPF/SRPF[C] scheme or any pension scheme of Central or State Government, other than the pension
    scheme under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972/Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, on
    submission of technical resignation to take up new appointment on or after 1.1.2004, cannot be allowed
    to join the old pension scheme under Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993/Central Civil Services
    (Pension) Rules,1972 because entry to the said scheme ceased w.e.f. 31.12.2003 and no new entry can
    be allowed in the old pension scheme under above Rules. However, such employees can seek
    pensionary/terminal benefits, from the previous organization/Department, if admissible under the rules
    of that organization/Department, for the period of service rendered under that organisation/Department.

iii)    All the employees who entered into Railway service/ Central Government service or the service of an
        autonomous body set up by the Central Government on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed
        by old pension scheme under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993/ Central Civil Services
        (Pension) Rules,1972 and who submit technical resignation on or after 1.1.2004, to take up new
        appointment under State Government, will be eligible for grant of pro-rata pensionary benefits for the
     period of Railway/Central Government or Central Autonomous Body service, on the lines as provided
     in Rule 53 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 or Rule 37 of Central Civil Service (Pension)
     Rules,1972, as the case may be, and related orders.

3.     Para 3(A) (ii) 3 (B)(ii) of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.85, which
corresponds to the DP&AR’s OM No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984 may be treated as
deleted w.e.f. 1.1.2004. Further, the provisions of the Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4
dated 8.4.85 or any other related order shall, insofar as it provides for any of the matters
contained in this letter, cease to operate.




                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 171 /2005
                                  No.P(R )563/VI Date:24-10-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(RRB)2001/25/31 dated 29.9.05        is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 11.01.02 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 13/02.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(RRB)2001/25/31 dated 29.9.05 (RBE No.164/05) [RRCB 10/05]

        Sub: Scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)-
            Conduct of examination through Railway Recruitment Boards.
        Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 11.01.2002 as
             modified by their letter of same number dated 08.08.2005.
         Pursuant to a demand raised by the staff side in the DC-JCM the question of allowing
staff to send advance copy of application to RRBs in response to notification for GDCE, has
been considered by the Board. It has been decided that in order to ensure that the process of
GDCE is not delayed on account of late receipt of applications through proper channel,
RRBs may entertain advance copy of applications from serving staff in response to
notifications for GDCE issued by RRBs. This will be subject to the condition that No
Objection Certificate(s) in favour of applicant(s) along with the application(s) after verifying
the eligibility is issued by Zonal Railway concerned and sent to RRBs concerned so as to
reach them well before the date on which written test is held. A copy of the signed No
Objection Certificate may be endorsed to the individual applicant so that he can produce the
same at the time of written examination just in case the same is not received by RRB in time.
2.      RRBs while sending call letters to the candidates based on advance copy of the
application for appearing in written examination will also indicate the fact that they should
ensure that application through proper channel must reached the RRB before the date of
written examination. RRB will also clearly bring out in the call letter that in case wrong
declaration/particulars given by the candidate, he is liable to be taken up under D&AR also.
3.     The above is in replacement of para 2(3) of Board’s letter dated 11.1.2002 referred to
above.




                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 172 /2005
                      No. P (PC )487/VPC/6 CRC/Vol.IV   Date: 13 -10-2005
                                            P.C.No.424

        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/II dated 14.09.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/II dated 14.09.2005 (PC-V Nil (RBE No 156/05.)

         Sub: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent staff in
              Centralised Training Institutes.

          The issue of extension of benefits of cadre restructuring to the Group ‘C’& ‘D’ permanent staff
(cadre posts_) of Centralized Training Instates has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways
for some time past. The Ministry of Railways, have now decided that benefit of cadre restructuring on the
lines of cadre restructuring done on the Railways /Pus may be extended in respect of regular posts of Group
‘C’ &’D’ cadres, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Training Institutes, chargeable to
Revenue and identical in AVC , Grade Structure, Designation & Recruitment pattern to that of same
categories on the Zonal Railways. Accordingly, regular posts of Group ‘C’ &’D’ cadres borne on the
permanent establishment of Centralised Training Institutes, chargeable to Revenue & identical in AVC,
Grade Structure, Designation & Recruitment pattern to that of same categories on Zonal Railways may be
given benefit of cadre restructuring as per the revised percentage distribution of posts indicated in the
enclosed Annexure ‘A’ to Annexure ‘F’ . While implementing these orders, the following detailed
instructions should be strictly and carefully adhered to-

Date of effect        1.      This restructuring of cadres will be with reference to the sanctioned cadre
(hereinafter                  strength of categories borne on the permanent establishment of Centralized
referred to as cut-           Training Institute & chargeable to Revenue with AVC, grade structure,
off date)                     designation & recruitment pattern identical to same categories on Zonal
                              Railways ass on the date of issue of these orders. The Staff who will be
                              placed in higher grades as a result of implementation of these orders will
                              draw pay in higher grades from the date of issue of these orders.
Applicability to      2.      These orders will be applicable on the permanent regular cadres (Excluding
various cadres                surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Centralised Training Institutes.
                      2.1.    These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts/ posts
                              temporarily transferred from Zonal Railways/posts filled on
                              deputation/Tenure basis from staff on Zonal Railways, which will continue
                              to be based on worth of charge.
                      2.2     Temporary posts may be taken into account for the purpose of cadre
                              restructuring subject to certification that these posts are meant for regular
                              activities which will continue and not for any sporadic requirements.

Pay Fixation (Rule    3.      Staff selected and posted against the additional higher grade posts as a result
1313 (FR22)-RII).          of restructuring will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1)-
                           RII w.e.f the date of issue of these orders with the usual option for pay
                           fixation as per extant rules. The benefit under this rule will, however, no
                           longer be available in the case of movement from lower grade to higher
                           grade in the non-functional situation where there is no change in duties and
                           responsibilities.

Existing             4.    The existing classification of the posts covered by these orders as ‘selection’
classification and         and ‘non-selection’ , as the case may be remains unchanged. However, for
filling up of the          promotion to all posts classified as a ‘selection’ post, the existing selection
vacancies.                 procedure will stand modified in such a case to the extent that the selection
                           will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports
                           without holding any written and / or viva-voce test. Naturally under this
                           procedure the categorization as ‘outstanding’ will not figure in the panels.
                           This modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of
                           Railways as a one time exception by special dispensation, in view of the
                           numbers involved, with the objective of expediting the implementation of
                           these orders. Similarly for posts classified as ‘non-selection’ at the time of
                           this restructuring the promotion will be based only on scrutiny of service
                           records and confidential reports. In the case of Artisan staff, the benefit of
                           restructuring under these orders will be extended only on passing the
                           requisite Trade Test.

                     4.1   All vacancies arising out of the restructuring should be filled up by senior
                           employees who should be given benefit of the promotion from the date of
                           issue of these orders whereas for the normal vacancies existing on the date of
                           issue of these orders, junior employees should be posted by modified
                           selection procedure but they will get promotion and higher pay from the
                           date of taking over the posts as per normal rules. Thus the special benefit of
                           the promotion from the date of issue of these orders is available only for
                           vacancies arising out of cadre restructuring and for other vacancies, the
                           normal rules of prospective promotion from the date of filling up of vacancy
                           will apply.

                     4.2   In case where percentage have been reduced in the lower grade and no new
                           post becomes available ass a result of restructuring, the existing vacancies
                           on the date of issue of these orders should be filled up by normal selection
                           procedure.

                     5.    Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance will be applicable for effecting
                           promotions under these orders with the reference to the cut-off date.

Minimum years of     6.    While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding
service in each            minimum period of service for promotion issued from time to time should be
grade.                     followed.


Basic functions      7.    Since the cadres as detailed in the Annexures to this letter are being
duties and                 restructured on functional and administrative considerations, the posts being
responsibilities.          placed in higher scales of pay as a result of restructuring should include the
                           duties and responsibilities of greater importance.

Adjustment of        8.    If prior to issue of these instructions the number of posts existing in any
excess number of           grade in any particular cadre exceeds the number admissible on the revised
posts.                     percentages, the excess may be allowed to continue to be phased out
                           progressively with the vacation of the posts by the existing incumbents.

                     9.    While implementing these orders, specific instructions given in the foot-
                           notes for the relevant categories in the enclosed annexures should be strictly
                           and carefully adhered to.
Filling up the         10.    Benefit of promotion against Chain/resultant vacancies should also be given
Chain/Resultant               w.e.f cut-off –date i.e. date of these orders, if the same would arise purely
vacancies.                    due to the cadre restructuring.

Upgradation of the     11     Subject to provisions of Para-11.1 below, all the posts of Supervisors
posts of Supervisor           (erstwhile Mistries) in grade Rs. 4500-7000+Rs. 100 Special Allowance
(erstwhile Mistries)          (Excluding Supervisors (P. Way) should enbloc be upgraded to the posts of
                              Junior Engineer Gr. II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and merged with the
                              respective cadre of Technical Supervisors with its spread effect in higher
                              grades Rs.5500-9000, 6500-10500 & 7450-11500 respectively, as per the
                              revised percentages prescribed for Technical Supervisors in these orders.

Procedure for          11.1   The placement of the existing incumbents will regulated as per the procedure
fitment.                      given below.

                       (a)    The existing regular incumbents of the posts of Supervisors will be placed in
                              grade Rs.5000-8000 without subjecting them to normal selection procedure.
                              Their suitability shall be adjudged by following modified selection procedure
                              according to which the selection will be based on scrutiny of service records
                              and confidential reports only.

                       (b)    The Supervisors (other than P.Way) who do not get promoted to grade
                              Rs.5000-8000 shall continue to hold the post in the existing grade Rs.4500-
                              7000+Rs.100 SA as personal to them. To this extent, the posts upgraded to
                              grade Rs.5000-8000 will be operated in the lower grade Rs.4500-7000 +
                              Rs.100 SA till the existing incumbents vacate the same by way of promotion
                              etc. On vacation of the posts, the same shall automatically be operated in
                              grade Rs.5000-8000

Restructuring of       12.    Restructuring of posts of Typists if covered under instructions given above,
Typist cadre                  may be allowed on the basis of inter-grade ratios (as per the prescribed
                              percentage distribution of the posts given in the Annexure ‘E’) limited to
                              only those grades which are under operation in the cadre on the Centralized
                              Training Institutes. For example,if there are only four higher grades
                              available on a Centralized Training Institutes, sanctioned strength should be
                              distributed in these four grades in the ratio of 12:16:29:23. If there are only
                              three higher grades in operation then the distribution my be allowed in these
                              grades in the ratio of 12:16:29. The lowest grade(s) which has/have
                              substantially been phased out (say to the extent of more than half of the
                              original strength), may be ignored and restructuring may be effected in the
                              higher grades, as per prescribed strength of these higher grades only.

Provision of           13.    The existing instructions with regard to reservation of SC/ST wherever
reservation                   applicable will continue to apply.

Direct recruitment     14.    Direct recruitment percentage will not be applicable to the additional
percentage                    vacancies arising out of these restructuring orders. The direct recruitment
                              percentage will apply for normal vacancies arising on or after the date
                              following the cut-off date. Also the direct recruitment quota as on the date
                              preceding the cut-off date will be maintained.

Refusal of             15.    Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issue of these orders and
promotion                     stand debarred for promotion may be considered for promotion, in relaxation
                              of the extant Provisions as a one time exception, if they indicate in writing
                              that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against the
                              vacancies existing on the cut-off date and arising due to restructuring on the
                              date. This relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the cut-
                              off date.
Matching Savings.   16.     Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure
                            neutral proposition. Financial implications should be worked out taking into
                            account the mid points of the scales of pay of the respective posts (mean of
                            the minima & maxima of the scale), existing number of posts and revised
                            number of posts in the grade on the basis of the revised percentage
                            distribution of posts. After working out the financial implication, the
                            matching savings should be effected from the category itself. Wherever it is
                            not possible to do so from the category itself, the matching savings should be
                            arranged from the department at the Training Institute level. But before
                            restructuring the cadre as per the revised percentage distribution of posts,
                            matching savings will have to be ensured and if the Department/Training
                            Institutes are not able to provide the matching savings, the particular
                            category/department will not be restructured. While effecting surrender of
                            posts of equivalent financial value, the existing vacant posts available in the
                            categories on the cut-off date should be considered for the purpose of off-
                            setting the cost of restructuring/financial effects of restructuring. Board
                            desire that the Directors (Director General in case of RSC/BRC)(Head of the
                            Training Institutes) should ensure that the restructuring is implemented
                            expeditiously with matching saving without any exception and difficulty. It
                            is reiterated that there would be no restructuring without matching
                            savings by surrender of posts.


                                                           ANNEXURE’A’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT

                 Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Category                      Grade (Rs.)                    Existing %age         Revised %age
Chemists/Lab.Supdts.          7450-11500                               5                   9
                              6500-10500                              15                  25
                              5500-9000                               45                  36
                              5000-8000                               35                  30

Pharmacists                   7450-11500                                 5                      10
                              6500-10500                                 5                      10
                              5500-9000                                 30                      35
                              5000-8000                                 30                      25
                              4500-7000                                 30                      20

Nurses                        7450-11500                                 5                      10
                              6500-10500                                30                      35
                              5500-9000                                 35                      35
                              5000-8000                                 30                      20

X-Ray                         5500-9000                                 15                      24
                              5000-8000                                 15                      28
                              4500-7000                                 50                      33
                              4000-6000                                 20                      15

Cooks (Medical)               5000-8000                                  5                       9
                              4000-6000                                 20                      31
                              3050-4590                                 35                      30
                              2650-4000                                 40                      30

Hospital and Conservancy      2750-4400                                  5                      15
Staff (Medical)               2650-4000                                 15                      30
                              2610-3540                                 45                      30
                              2550-3200                                 35                      30
Hospital Attendants/Ayahs        2650-4000                                25                     44
                                 2610-3540                                40                     39
                                 2550-3200                                35                     17
Note:
Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary
posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.
                                                                         ANNEXURE’B’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF COMMON TO ALL
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

                  Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Sl.No.       Category                     Grade (Rs.)         Existing %age         Revised %age

1            Technical Supervisor            7450-11500                    17                    18
             (where posts of Mistries in     6500-10500                    28                    29
             scale   Rs.4500-7000      +     5500-9000                     25                    24
             Rs.100 SA are available)        5000-8000                     30                    29

2            Technical Supervisor            7450-11500                    17                    21
             (where posts of Mistries in     6500-10500                    28                    29
             scale   Rs.4500-7000       +    5500-9000                     25                    24
             Rs.100 SA are not available)    5000-8000                     30                    26

3            Artisan Staff                   5000-8000                      5                    8
             (including Vehicle/Staff Car    4500-7000                     35                    41
             Drivers                         4000-6000                     30                    26
                                             3050-4590                     30                    25

4            Artisan Helpers (Including      2610-3540                     80                    87
             C&W Safaiwalas)                 2550-3200                     20                    13

5            Drawing /Design.Staff           7450-11500                    4.5                   15
                                             6500-10500                   35.5                   30
                                             5500-9000                     20                    25
                                             5000-8000                     30                   **30
                                             4000-6000                    10*                    --

Foot Note:

1.   ** These percentages will be with reference to cadre strength as on the cut-off date. The percentage of
     30 in the grade Rs.5000-8000 shall be reached when all posts in grade Rs.4000-6000 have been worked
     off as per the procedure outlined in Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/31/3 dated 28.09.98 & 26.04.2000.

2.   * to be surrendered (Grade to be abolished)

3.   Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
     Centralised Trg.Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
     grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, workcharged, supernumerary
     posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.


                                                 ANNEXURE’C’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF SIGNAL &
TELECOMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

                 Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Category                      Grade (Rs.)                    Existing %age         Revised %age
Telephone Operator            6500-10500                              4                    8
                                 5500-9000                             11                   21
                                 5000-8000                             25                   28
                                 4000-6000                             35                   26
                                 3050-4590                             25                   17

Cipher Operator                  5500-9000                             50                   65
                                 5000-8000                             50                   35

Note:
Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary
posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

                                                                             ANNEXURE’D’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING                       OF    GROUP         ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF         OF
CIVIL/MECHANICAL ENGINEER DEPARTMENT

                  Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Category                       Grade (Rs.)                    Existing %age         Revised %age
Chief           Metallurgial 7450-11500                                30                  37
Superintendent/Assistant.      6500-10500                              30                  33
                               5500-9000                               25                  20
                               5000-8000                               15                  10

Mails*                           2610-3540                              -                   65
                                 2550-3200                              -                   35

Note:
1.       * Malis working in various departments should be placed under the control of Civil Engineering
Department.
Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary
posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.


                                                       ANNEXURE’E’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF COMMON TO
MORE THAN ONE DEPARTMENT

                   Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Category                        Grade (Rs.)                    Existing %age         Revised %age
Ministerial Staff               7450-11500                               2                   4
(Estt.and      other     than 6500-10500                                 6                   8
Estt.excluding       Accounts 5500-9000                                 12                  16
Staff)                          5000-8000                               25                  29
                                4500-7000                               35                  23
                                3050-4590                               20                  20

Typists*                         6500-10500                             8                   12
                                 5500-9000                             12                   16
                                 5000-8000                             25                   29
                                 4000-6000                             35                   23
                                 3050-4590                             20                   20

Record                           2750-4400                              -                   50
Sorters/Lifters/Suppliers/Find   2650-4000                                                  50
ers
Packers                          2750-4400                              -                   50
                                  2650-4000                               -                     50

Misc.Group ‘D’ Staff              2610-3540                               65                    77
                                  2550-3200                               35                    23

Safaiwalas       (Excluding       2650-4000                               20                    45
Hospital & Conservancy Staff      2610-3540                               45                    30
& C&W Safaiwalas)                 2550-3200                               35                    25

Peons/Jamadar Peons (All 2610-3540                                      40                    55
Departments)                   2550-3200                                60                    45
Note:
1.      * Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/92/CD/1 dt.17.07.92 should be kept in view while restructuring.

2.       Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary
posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.



                                                 ANNEXURE’F’
STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF GENERAL
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

                   Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005
Category                        Grade (Rs.)                    Existing %age         Revised %age
Hindi Staff                     6500-10500                              14                  25
                                5500-9000                               21                  30
                                4500-7000                               65                  45

Note:
Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of
Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations &
grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary
posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 173 /2005
                                  No.P(R )288/I        Date: 24-10-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 26.9.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 17.6.05 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 108/05.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 26.9.05 (RBE No.158 /05)

               Sub: Re-engagement of retired running staff on daily remuneration basis.
               Ref: Board’s order of even number dated 17.6.2005.

          In continuation of the orders referred to above, it has been decided by the Board that re-engaged
retired running staff should be paid remuneration as per the following rates:
Sl.No.        Grade                           Remuneration per month
         1.        Rs.3050-4590                          Rs.7,569/-
         2.        Rs.4000-6000                          Rs.9,908/-
         3.        Rs.4500-7000                          Rs.11,394/-
         4.        Rs.5000-8000                          Rs.12,880/-
         5.       Rs.5500-9000                             Rs.14,366/-
         6.       Rs.6000-9800                             Rs.15,654/-

2.       The retired running staff should be engaged only against vacancy of a post whose grade is either
equal to or lower than the grade from which he had retired.

3.      It has been noticed that the crew links are not being regularly reviewed on some of the Railways
due to which the sanctioned strength and vacancies get artificially inflated. Board desire that such reviews
should be regularly done so as to rationalize the utilization of manpower.

4.        Working hours for re-engaged retired running staff should be the same as for regular running staff
(as stipulated under H.O.E.R.) including their rest period at home and out station.

5.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.




                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.174 /2005
                                             P.C.No.425
                                No.P(PC)487/V//97/DA Date: 17 -10-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 13.10.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 16-10-97 and
08.4.2005 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos. 171/97 and 57/2005, respectively .

       Action should be taken to draw the revised rate of Dearness Allowance in the
salary bill of the mechanised unit of General Pay Roll, Running and Workshops staff
including Gangmen of SC and HYB Divisions for the month of July 2005 in respect of
employees belonging to Group A, B, C and D.

       DA Arrears: The D.A.arrears payable from 1.7.05 to 30.09.2005 in respect of all
the employees will be drawn in the regular bill for the month of Oct.2005.

        CWM/LGDS, GTPLS to ensure payment of DA and arrears as indicated above to
the staff of LGD & GTPL Workshops.

      DRMs/BZA, GNT & NED to ensure payment of DA and arrears to the staff of
BZA, GNT and NED.

         DRM/GTL to ensure payment of revised DA and arrears indicated above to the
staff of GTL and Workshops of TPTY.

      APO/Bills/HQrs/SC to ensure payment of revised DA and arrears to staff of
HQrs.Office. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for Oct.2005 and no
honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

                                                                                                           .
Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 Dt 13.10.2005 (PC-V/460, RBE No.172/05)

          Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees –
              Revised rates effect from 1.7.2005.

         Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 8.04.2005 (S.No.PC-V/452, RBE
No.61/2005) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness
Allowance payable in Railway employees with effect from Ist July,2005 shall stand modified as follows:-
         Date from which payable           Rate of Dearness Allowance per month
               1.7.2005                                             21% of pay

         The provisions contained in Paras 3 and 4 of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/07/I/7/14 dated
16.10.1997 (S.No.PC-V/3, RBE No.139/97) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness
Allowance under these orders.

          The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in
cash to all Railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary Bills for October,2005 and no
honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

         The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paise and above may be
rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.




                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 175 /2005
                                   No.P(R )676/II Date: 02 -11-2005


          Copy of Board's letter No.E[NG]I-2005/TR/22 dated 06-10-05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]I-2005/TR/22 dated 06-10-05 (RBE No.170 /05)

                Sub: Inter Zonal request transfers on bottom seniority.

        In terms of extant procedure request transfer from one Railway / Division / Unit
to another Railway /Division/Unit are considered in recruitment grades on bottom
seniority subject to the condition that the employee seeking transfer fulfills the condition
of qualification for recruitment to the posts in the grade to which transfer is sought.

        2.     It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that inter zonal request
transfers are being withheld on account of existence of vacancies. Since requests by
Railway servants for transfer on bottom seniority are made on grounds of special cases of
hardship, it has been decided that requests for inter zonal transfers may not be withheld
on account of existence of vacancies. If, however, request for transfer are withheld in the
exigency of service on account of existence of vacancies, a time bound programme
should be chalked out to fill up the vacancies by direct recruitment or promotion, as the
case may be.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 176 /2005
                                   No.P(R )564/VI. Date: 11-11-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dt.29.09.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action   Board’s letter dated 18.07.05 and quoted therein was circulated as SC
No.126/05.


Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dt.29.09.05 (RBE No.166/05)

        Sub : Procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways.
        Ref : This office letter of even No. dt.18.07.2005 (RBE No.121/2005).
                                   ***
         One of the Zonal Railways has sought certain clarifications/ modifications in the procedure for
recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways circulated vide this office letter under reference. The
procedure for group ‘D’ recruitment has since been reviewed and following changes may be incorporated in
Annexure-I of the aforesaid procedure.


Substitution for Par 5.1 :
5.1      Candidates shall apply on plain paper, as per format indicated in the employment notice, directly to
Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment). Fees may be charged at Rs.40/- (Rs. Forty only) per
candidate. However, no fee is to be charged from candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. In his/her
application, the candidate should mention the recruitment unit & posts applied for. Candidates should be
asked to give all available options in order of priority i.e. all the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units for
whom the recruitment is being made. In case, a candidate gives only some of the options and if as per his
merit there is no vacancy available to accommodate him/her in the Division/Workshop/Production Unit of
his/her choice, then it will be the discretion of the administration to allot him/her against any of the
available vacancies. No change of options, once exercised, shall be permitted at any stage.


Substitution for Para 6.5 :
6.5       A Town In-charge (JA Grade Officer) for each town will be nominated by CPO/ADRM of the
Railway. In addition, an overall In-charge for a Division (normally ADRM) for the towns falling in the
territorial jurisdiction of the Division will be nominated by Chief Personnel Officer.

Substitution for Para 7.5 :
7.5 Candidates to the extent given below, in order of merit, out of those who have obtained the prescribed
minimum pass marks in the written test as in Para 7.4 above will be called for being subjected to PET as per
standards mentioned in Para 7.6 below. Candidates will be called for PET in order of merit separately for
each group of General, SC, ST & OBC. Applications of all candidates to be called for PET should be
scrutinized carefully in order to check their eligibility.

(i)      If the number of vacancies is less than or equal to 1500 (One thousand Five hundred), number of
         persons to be called for PET should be 04 (four) times; and
(ii)     If the number of vacancies is greater than 1500 (One thousand five hundred), the number of
         persons to be called for PET should be 03 (three) times.

          It is further clarified that the rates shown in the table in para 8 of Annexure-I of letter quoted
above are only for guidance of the railways and that the actual rates may be at variance with those given in
the table, as such, the railways shall follow the usual procedure of tendering and finalize the rates in terms
of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E(RRB)/2002/16/3 dated 04.12.2002 (RRCB No.15/2002).



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 177 /2005
                              No.P(R )583/Bonus/IV Date: 07-11-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/PLB/11 dated 04.10.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/PLB/11 dt. 04.10.05. (RBE No.167/05)
        Sub : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to non-gazetted Group ‘B’, ‘C’
               & ‘D’ Railway employees for the financial year 2004-2005.
                                    …
        The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 59 (Fifty
Nine) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2004-2005 to
all non-gazetted group ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel).
Where wages exceed Rs.2500/- (Rupees Two thousand & Five hundred only) per month,
Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages” are Rs.2500/- p.m.
2       In the revised (Fifth Central Pay Commission) Scales of pay, ‘Wages’ for the purpose of
Productivity Linked Bonus actually drawn during the financial year, shall include ‘pay’ as
defined in Rule 103(35)/R-I (1985 Edition) and dearness allowance sanctioned in the revised
scales during the financial year 2004-2005. In the case of Running staff, the term ‘pay’ shall
include 30% of pay constituting the pay element in Running Allowance payable on leave salary.
Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages etc. as prescribed in this
Ministry’s instructions and clarifications from time to time, shall remain unchanged.
3.      It has been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para-1 above who
were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the middle of the
financial year 2004-2005 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that
admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.4849/- towards Productivity
Linked Bonus for the financial year 2004-2005. In the case of employees other than those
mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance
with the extant instructions on the subject.
4.      The Ministry of Railways have also decided that in relaxation of the provisions in Rule
905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of
R.I/1985 edition, such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked
Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the
Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.
5.     Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees
mentioned in Para 1 above should be completed before commencement of the Durga
Puja/Dussehra holidays, duly combining it with existing salary payments, as far as possible.
6.      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.




                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 178 /2005
                             No.P(R )500/XXI          Date:15-11-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2004/CN-1/4 dated 10.10.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action      Board’s letter dated 19.11.90 quoted therein was circulated under
letter No.P.140/GL/Vol.II dated 23.11.90.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)2004/CN-1/4 dated 10.10.05 (RBE No.169/05)

           Sub: Counting of past service of canteen employees for pensionary benefits and
                  post retirement complimentary passes.

        In terms of para 3(iii) of Board’s letter No.E(W)90/CN-1/8 dated 19.11.1980,
service rendered by employees of statutory canteens and 11 Delhi based non-statutory
canteens, and employees of other non-statutory subsidized recognized canteens prior to
22.10.80 and 1.4.1990 respectively, will be taken into account for pensionary benefits to
the extent it qualifies for the purpose as per rules. It has come to the notice of Board that
some confusion is prevailing on the Zonal Railways, etc. about determining the quantum
of qualifying service out of pre 22-10-1980 and 1.4.1990 service for being taken into
account along with the post 22.10.80 and 1.4.90 service of such employees for the
purpose of pensionary benefits and post retirement complimentary passes.
2.       The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to clarify that the entire
period of past service rendered prior to 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 respectively by the above two categories
of canteen employees, excluding such of the portions of past service as may not qualify in terms of Rule 14
and various Rules under Chapter III of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, may be counted along with
the post 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 period of qualifying service for pensionary benefits and post retirement
complimentary passes.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.179 /2005
                                    No.P(R )563/VII Date: 11-11-2005

       Copy of Board's letter No.E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 20.10.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated       19.6.2000 and
05.09.05 quoted therein were circulated as SC No. 152/2000 & 150/2005, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 20.10.05 (RBE No.176/05)

              Sub: Norms for recruitment against the sports quota.
              Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

        Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 05.09.2005 wherein it was advised
that henceforth, in the discipline of Rifle Shooting, the ‘individual medal winning
performance’ of the Shooter in the National Championship will only be considered for
recruitment purpose.

2.       After reviewing the matter again, Board have decided that the norms i.e. ‘Individual Medal
Winning Performance’ of the Shooter will also be followed/considered henceforth, in the under mentioned
Tournaments/Championships for the recruitment purpose, against the sports quota, in the Shooting
discipline.

        For Group ‘C’
        i)      All India Inter University Championship
        ii)     National School Games for Schools

                                             For Group ‘D’
        i)         Junior/Senior State Championship


                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.180 /2005
                                    No.P(R )299/V     Date: 11-11-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 FE 1-4 dated 18.10.04 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 29.4.88 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No.79/97.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2004 FE 1-4 dated 18.10.04 (RBE No.175/05)

             Sub: Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee –
                  inclusion of International Society of Nephrology in the list of recognized
                  Institutes.

       Ministry of Railways have decided that International Society of Nephrology having its
global Headquarters at Avenue de Tervueren, 300, B-1150 Brussels, Belgium, Tel +
3227431546, FAX +3227431550 be included in Annexure ‘B’ circulated alongwith Board’s
letter No.E(G)83 FE 1-4 dated 29.4.88. This will entitle Railway officials to 90% reimbursement
of annual membership fee towards membership of International Society of Nephrology subject to
all other conditions stipulated under extant instructions.

         This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 181 /2005
                                    No.P(R )227/XIV Date:18-11-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.2005/V-I/DAR/1/3 dated 6.10.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 16.8.04 quoted therein
circulated letter No.P[R]227/XIV dt.30-09-2004, is enclosed herein.


Copy of Board's letter No. 2005/V-I/DAR/1/3 dated 6.10.05 (RBE No.--/05)

   Sub: Representation against Administrative Action – Procedure regarding.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even No.dated 16.08.2004 (RBV No.19/2004) laying down that a Railway
servant has a right to appeal against an order of recorded warning.

Since the word ‘appeal’ is liable to be equated with the Appeal admissible under the Railway Servants
(Discipline & Appeal) Rules, which is not the intention, it has now been decided that the word ‘appeal’ may
be read as ‘representation’.

Accordingly, the last line of Para 2 of Board’s letter ibid may be replaced as “The person also has a right to
represent against an order of recorded warning”.

It may also be noted that the superior authority, authorized to issue Recorded Warning, Counseling,
Admonishing etc. proposed to be placed in the CR dossier of the employee, should be the Reporting
Officer. The employee, however, would be entitled to represent against such administrative action.

Copy of Board's Confidential letter No. 2004/V-I/DAR/1/3 Dated 16.8.04 (RBV No.19/04)

                  Sub: Administrative actions.

The Administration has the right to caution, warn, counsel, admonish, reprimand any officer for any act of
negligence, omission, commission of minor nature for which no action as prescribed in the D&AR rules is
considered necessary. Such actions are termed as administrative actions.

In para No.1312 and 1313 of the Vigilance Manual, the procedure for administrative actions has been
explained. It may be seen that in case of recorded warning, a show cause notice has to be served on the
person and his representation has to be properly considered by the competent authority. The person also
has a right to appeal against an order of recorded warning.

For other administrative actions like admonishing, counseling, cautioning, warning, reprimanding etc., there
is no necessity of issuing show cause notice as explained in para 1313[c].

However, if any of the above actions has to be mentioned in the character roll of the officer, it should be
done after issuance of show cause notice.

The format for issuing memorandum of admonishing/counseling/cautioning/warning( as the case may be) is
enclosed for guidance.

The contents of this letter may be noted by all concerned and the procedure indicated be strictly followed in
future.
         Memorandum of admonishing/ counseling/cautioning/ warning (as the case may be )
Shri/Smt._______(Name of the official and present designation) while functioning as
__________(designation at the time of irregularity) during the year _______was responsible for
__________________________(the name of the activity for which the official is being held responsible).
While discharging above duties, the following lapses have been noticed on his/her part:-

(The substance of the lapses for which the official is being counseled to be given here)

Thus, Shri/Smt.__________(Name of the official and present designation) has been found deficient while
discharging the duties which were expected of him her.

Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to admonish/counsel/caution/warn (as the case may be)
Shr/Smt._______ so that he/she may be more careful in future, while dealing such matters.

                                                         Name and Designation of the superior authority.


                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.182 /2005
                                  No.P(R )Misc./V Date 15 -11-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005 AL 4/16 dated 14.10.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 26.5.05 quoted therein is
also enclosed.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005 AL 4/16 dated 14.10.05 (RBE No.173/05)
           Sub: Entitlement for replacement of staff cars – inclusion of
               SDGM in the list of officers entitled for replacement of staff cars.

        As the Railway administration are aware, in terms of instructions contained in Board’s
letter No.E(G) 2000 AL 4/13 pt. Dated 26.5.2005, the General Managers, Additional General
Managers, Principal Heads of Departments/Co-ordinating Heads of Departments and Divisional
Railway Managers are entitled for replacement of their staff car on condemnation.
      It has now been decided by the Board that SDGM is also included as a PHOD/CHOD for
             replacement of staff car on condemnation.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2000 AL 4/13 pt. dated 26.5.05 (RBE No.90/05)
                    Sub: Replacement of staff cars.
The issue regarding entitlement of officers to staff cars and replacement thereof in the light of the
instructions issued by Ministry of Finance vide their O.M.No.7(5).Coord/2004 dated 24.9.2004
relating to austerity in expenditure was reviewed by Board at their meeting held on 28.2.2005
and it was decided as under.
(i)      General Managers, Additional General Managers, Principal Heads of Departments/Co-
ordinating Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers be entitled for replacement
of staff cars. The staff cars used by these officers, if originally procured under revenue, may be
replaced by a new staff car on the basis of 1:1 against condemnation of the old vehicle.
Wherever a vehicle was procured under Construction estimates, it may be replaced on the basis
of 1:2 by condemnation of the vehicle being replaced and one more vehicle within the
department.
(ii)    For Officers in the SAG, when the existing vehicle become due for condemnation, one
vehicle may be hired for use by two officers. For hired vehicles, the General Manager should fix
a ceiling limit on monthly usage in consultation with the FACAO based on functional
requirements and local conditions. For every such vehicle hired in lieu of the condemned vehicle,
one post of Driver should be surrendered from the Headquarter pool/strength.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.




                      SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 183/2005
                     No.P(R )438/CHS/IV Dt:02-11-2005.


      Copy of Board’s letter No.2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 21.10.2005 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters
dated 23.10.97,17.5.99,27.12.99 and 28.1.2005 quoted therein were circulated
under S.C.Nos.195/97,120/99 and 10/2005, respectively .


        Copy of Board’s letter No.2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 21.10.2005

        Sub: Re-opening of Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme ( RELHS-
97)
        Ref: Board’s letter of even Number dated 28.1.2005
                                     …
       Vide Board’s letter under reference, RELHS-97 has been re-opened
for those retired employees who have not joined the RELHS-97 earlier as
a last and final chance.

       A demand has been raised by the Federations that spouses of
railway employees who die after superannuation may also be permitted
to join RELHS-97.

      It is clarified that as per para 2 under Heading “Mode of joining” of
Board’s letter Number 97/H/28/1 dated 23.10.97, surviving spouses of
the deceased retired railway employees who died after superannuation
have already been made eligible to join RELHS-97, subject to fulfillment
of other relevant conditions.

       Railways may therefore act accordingly and permit surviving
spouses of deceased retired employees, who intend to join the RELHS-97,
till 31.12.2005.

      All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter
No.97/H/28/1 dated 23.10.97 and subsequent orders No.97/H/28/1
dated 17.5.99 and 27.12.99 and also in the letter under reference will
remain unchanged.

      The above has the sanction of the President and this issues with
the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.184 /2005
                             No.P(R )563/VI        Date: 11 -11-2005
          Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 13.10.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 13.10.05

              Sub:     General Departmental Competitive Examination
                      (GDCE) for filling up of 25% net direct recruitment
                      quota vacancies in Gr.C cadres.

        Reference IRISET’s letter No.ESB/V dt.26.07.2005 on the above subject.

2.     The matter has been considered carefully. Board have approved of your
proposal for allowing staff borne on IRISET cadre to apply for GDCEs notified
and conducted by RRB/Secunderabad against requirement of S.C. Railway along
with staff of S.C.Railway. IRISET may also send their requirement, if any, against
GDCE to S.C.Railway which may incorporate the same in the indent that may be
placed by it on the RRB.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 185 /2005
                                    No.P(R )673/V Date:11 -11-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 3.10.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 29.6.01, 25.7.01,
11.3.05and 12.9.05 quoted therein were circulated as SC No. 141/01, 68/03 & 154/05
respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 3.10.05 (RBE No.168/05)

           Sub: Procedure for holding selection for the post of Instructors/Lecturers.
           Ref: Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt.12.9.05.

        Kindly refer Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2001/19/3-Recomm.37 dated 29.6.01 (RBE
No.127/2001), 25.7.01 (RBE No.143/2001) and No.E(MPP)99/19/1/Pt. dated 11.03.03
(RBE      No.49/2003)      advising      therein   the    process     of    selecting    the
Instructors/Trainers/Principal . In continuation of Board’s letter quoted above, it has been
decided that while holding the selection of instructors/trainers/principals, the candidates
will have to undergo viva-voce in addition to the written examination.

         The revised procedure is applicable to selection notified on or after the date of issue of Board’s
letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt.12.9.05.

       The Ministry of Railways have decided that the Manual on Management of Training 1998 may be
amended as per the attached Advance Correction Slip No.5/2005.

                           Manual on Management of Training(June 1998)
                               Advance Correction Slip No.5/2005.
The following line may be added under para 6.2 of item No.6 of the Manual on
Management of Training (June 1998):-
“While holding the selection of instructors/trainers/principals, the candidates will have to undergo viva-
voce in addition to the written examination”.




                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 186 /2005
                                    No.P(R )563/VI      Date: 11-11-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 2/3 dated 20.10.05 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated
05.08.04 quoted therein was circulated as SC No. 144/04.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 2/3 dated 20.10.05 (RBE No.177/05)

          Sub: Introduction of General Departmental Competitive Examination
                for filling 25% Direct Recruitment quota vacancies in certain
                group C categories – debarring the employees working in same
                grade to appear in the examination.

       In partial modification of para 3 of this Ministry’s letter of even number
dt.05.08.2004 as a result of further review of the matter it has been decided that
only the employees working in grades lower than the grades for which GDCE is
held, should be allowed to appear in the GDCE.

2.     The revised eligibility condition will come into effect from the date of issue
of these instructions.

                                  SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 187 /2005
                            No.P(R )438/CHS/III            Date: 09 -11-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No.2005/H/28/1/RELHS dated 31-10-2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 23-10-97, 17-5-99, 27-12-99, 28-1-2005, 24-6-2004
quoted therein were circulated under SC Nos.195/97, 120/99, 4/2000 10/2005 and 106/2005 ,
respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS dated 31-10-2005 (RBE No.-)

               Sub: Issuance of medical card for joining Retired Employees
                    Liberalised Health Scheme [ RELHS-97]
                                 ****
       Difficulties have been expressed by retired railway staff and Association of
Pensioners etc. in regard to early issuance of RELHS Card. Keeping in view the
problems faced by such retired railway staff and with a view to minimize the time
taken to issue such RELHS Cards etc., Board have decided that such retired staff
who may opt for the scheme [ last date being 31-12-05] may be allowed to have /
issue RELHS Card from the Personnel Department of division from which the
retiree is drawing post retirement passes. The way-side station supervisors from
where too such retirees may be drawing post retirement passes should better get
such requests for RELHS Cards, collected and validate the last pay draw etc. from
the records available with them and adduced by retirees and arrange to send the
same to Personnel Department of the Division for arranging a RELHS Card. An
advice to the zonal railway / division, from which the retiree staff actually retired
about the issuance of this RELHS Card by some other division etc. may also be
sent separately.

       All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No. 97/H/28/1
dated 23-10-97, 17-5-99 and 27-12-99 and letters No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated
28-1-2005 and letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS/Cont. dated 24-6-2005 will remain
unaltered.

       The RELHS Card should also be signed by the incharge of the pass issuing
authority ie. AEN/Area Manager/ASTE etc. as the case may be.

      Bank statement /certificate regarding the amount of pension and allowance
drawn by the retiree may be considered as a valid document.

       This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

                           SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.188/2005
                           No.P(R )473/VII Dt: 16-11-2005.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 20.1.2005
quoted therein was circulated under S.C.No.17/2005 .


Copy of Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 ( RBE No.180/2005)

              Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.
              Ref : Board’s letter of even no. dt. 20-01-05.
                                        …
       Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to retired railway
servants is regulated in terms of provisions contained in Schedule IV of Railway
Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993). Item No.(iv) under column
3 of Schedule IV provides as under:-
       “ (iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those railway
servants who are dismissed from service.”
2.    Subsequently, it was decided by the Board that retired railway
employees in whose cases the whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld
permanently as a result of D&A proceedings shall not be entitled to Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes and accordingly, item no.(iv) under column
3 of Schedule IV of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 was amended vide
Advance Correction Slip No.47 ( circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(W)2002
PS5-8/5 dated 20.1.2005) as under:-
       “(iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
railway servants who are dismissed from service and to those retired railway
servants whose whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently
as a result of D&A proceedings.”
3.     The entire gamut of issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to
dismissed/removed railway employees has again been reviewed by the Board
and it has been decided as under:-
      i)     Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to
             those Railway servants who are dismissed from service.
      ii)    Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to
             those Railway servants who are removed from service on or after
             the date of issue of this letter.

      iii)   Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to
             those retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent
             percent cut in pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after
             20.01.05
      iv)    Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those
             railway servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or
             after the date of issue of this letter but are granted compassionate
             allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension)
             Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be
             issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from the date
             of grant of compassionate allowance and after their death, their
             widows would also be entitled to widow pass in terms of
             provisions contained in Schedule V of Railway Servants (Pass)
             Rules,1986.
      v)     The Railway servants, who were removed from service before the
             date of issue of this letter, shall continue to be entitled to Post
             Retirement Complimentary Passes as personal to them, and after
             their death, their widows shall also be entitled to widow pass.
4.     In view of the above position, item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes)of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( Second
Edition,1993) stand amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.49.
5.     This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway
Board.
Advance Correction Slip No.49 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( 2nd
                             Edition 1993)
Item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass)
may be replaced by the following:-

(iv) (a) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
         Railway servants who are dismissed from service.
   (b) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to those
       Railway servants who are removed from service on or after 26.10.2005.
    (c) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
       retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent percent cut in
       pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after 20.01.05.
    (d) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those railway
       servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or after 26-10-
       2005 but are granted compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of
       Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary
      Passes shall be issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from
      the date of grant of compassionate allowance.
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 ]


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 189           /2005
                              No. P (PC )487/V/97/DA Date: 14-11-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No.PC/V/97/1/9/6 dated 27.10.2005 is published for information, guidance
and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 30/8/2005 ,13.4.2004 and 05.11.1997 quoted therein was/were
circulated under SC No.162/05, 56/04 and 181/97 respectively.
                                                                                                        .
 Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 27.10..2005 (PC-V /461 (RBE No 182/05.)

         Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner –revised
              rates effective from 01.07.2005.
                                     …..
         A copy each of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2005-P&PW (G) dated 14.10.2005 of Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above
subject are sent herewith for your information and necessary action. As stated in para 2 thereof, these
orders will apply to Railway pensioners also.

1.   A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memorandum with
     reference to corresponding Railway instructions is indicated below:

S.No.     Para No.    No. & date of Deptt. of Pension                No. &date of Corresponding orders
                      & Pensioners’ Welfare ‘s O.M.                  issued by Railway Board.

1.        1           42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt.4.4.2005                  PC-V/97/I/96 dt. 26.4.2005 (RBE
                                                                     69/2005, PC-V/454

2.        2           23/I/97-P&PW(B) dt.23.2.98                     N.A.

3         3           4/59/97-P&PW(D) dt. 14.7.98                    F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dt.18.8.98
                      4/29/99-P&PW(D) dt.12.7.2000                   F(E)III/PN1/9 dt.2.8.2000(RBE
                                                                     No.138/2k

4         4&5         45/52/97-P&PW(E) dt.16.12.97                   i)      F(E)III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/3
                                                                             dt.31.12.97 (RBE
                                                                             No.194/97, S.No.PC-V/28)
                                                                     ii)     F(E)III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/5
                                                                             dt.27.1.98 (RBE No.19/98,
                                                                             S.No.PC-V/38)

5         7           45/73/97-P&PW(G)                               F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dt. 5.8.99
                      dated 2.7.99


Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners
welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 14.10.2005

         Sub: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family
             Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2005.
                                             …..
         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O. M. No. 42/2/2005-P&PW(G) Dated
4.04.2005 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief admissible from 01.01.2005 and to say that the
President is pleased to decide that dearness relief shall be paid to the Central Government
Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for the rise in cost of living at the rate of 21% w.e.f.
01.07.2005 in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OA dated 4.4.2005 referred to above.
2.       These orders apply to (I) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The
Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India
Service pensioners (iv) Railway pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and
pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but
receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of
Rs.1275/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No.23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.02.1998.

3.       Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a
PSU/Automonous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3 rd commuted portion of pension as
well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this department’s OM no.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated
14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 21% w.e.f. 01.07.2005 on full pension i.e. the
revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not
drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid
down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Deptt.’s
O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000 refers.

4.       The surviving CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to
31.12.1985 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. with effect from 01.11.1997 under this
Department’s O.M.No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 21%
w.e.f.01.07.2005.

5.       The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment in terms of
this department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 will be paid DR @ 13% w.e.f. 01.07.2005.

(i)      The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service
         prior to 01.01.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 01.01.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-
         gratia payment of Rs.605/-p.m.
(ii)     Central Government Employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in
         receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/-, and Rs.965/-.

6.       Payment of dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher
rupee.

7.       Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief in respect of employed family pensioners and
re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained
in this Department’s OM No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999. The provisions relating to regulation
of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

8.     In the case of retired Supreme Court and High Court Judges necessary orders will be issued by the
Department of Justice separately.

9.        It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authority, including the nationalised banks,
etc. to calculate the quantum of dearness relief payable in each individual case.

10.       The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange
payment of relief to pensioner etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further
instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of
letter No.528-TA,II/84-80 II dated 23.04.1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed
to all Accountants Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No.GANB No.2958/GA-64 (ii)(CGL)/81
dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

11.      In their application to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department these
orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

12.    This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their
U.O.No.400/E.V/2005 dated 13th October,2005.
                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 190 /2005
                            No.P(R )66/NDA/IV         Date: 23-11-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 25.10.05 is
published for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated
4.5.05 and 13.10.05 quoted therein were circulated as SC No.82/05 and 174/05,
respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 25.10.05 (RBE No.179/05)

                Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2005.

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide
this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/14, dated 13.10.2005, the President is
pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide
Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter of even number dated 4.5.2005 stand
revised with effect from 1.7.2005 as indicated at Annexure ‘A’ in respect of
“Continuous’, ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’ categories and workshop employees, and as
indicated at Annexure ‘B’ in respect of ‘Essentially Intermittent’ categories
respectively.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

                                                                            ANNEXURE ‘A’
Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.7.2005 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and
‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2,
and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

S.No. Pay slabs in Vth A-1                  A              B-1           B-2          Ordinary
      Pay Commission’s                                                                localities
      scales of pay                                                                   including
                                                                                      ‘C’ class
                                                                                      cities
1      2550-2605            22.35           22.20          22.05         21.95        21.75
2      2606-2790            23.35           23.20          23.10         22.95        22.80
3      2791-3230            26.35           26.10          25.90         25.75        25.40
4      3231-3440            29.10           28.85          28.65         28.45        28.15
5      3441-4125            32.85           32.65          32.40         32.25        31.95
6      4126-4270            36.85           36.55          36.25         36.00        35.45
7      4271-4480            38.35           38.05          37.80         37.50        36.95
8      4481-4630            39.85           39.60          39.30         39.00        38.45
9      4631-4870            41.50           41.25          40.95         40.65        40.10
10     4871-5165            43.75           43.50          43.20         42.90        42.35
11     5166-5465            46.25           46.00          45.70         45.45        44.90
12     5466-6210            50.70           50.40          50.10         49.85        49.30
13     6211-6655            55.70           55.45          55.15         54.85        54.30
14      6656-6955           58.85          58.55         58.30          58.00       57.45
15      6956-7850           63.90          63.60         63.35          63.05       62.50
        & above



                                                                       ANNEXURE ‘B’
Rate of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.7.2005 for Essentially Intermittent
categories at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities
including ‘C’ Class Cities.
S.No.    Pay slabs in Vth   A-1            A             B-1            B-2         Ordinary
               Pay                                                                  localities
          Commission’s                                                              including
          scales of pay                                                             ‘C’ class
                                                                                    cities
1       2550-2605           14.90          14.80         14.70          14.65       14.50
2       2606-2790           15.55          15.45         15.40          15.30       15.20
3       2791-3230           17.55          17.40         17.25          17.15       16.95
4       3231-3440           19.40          19.25         19.10          18.95       18.75
5       3441-4125           21.90          21.75         21.60          21.50       21.30
6       4126-4270           24.55          24.35         24.15          24.00       23.65
7       4271-4480           25.55          25.35         25.20          25.00       24.65
8       4481-4630           26.55          26.40         26.20          26.00       25.65
9       4631-4870           27.65          27.50         27.30          27.10       26.75
10      4871-5165           29.15          29.00         28.80          28.60       28.25
11      5166-5465           30.85          30.65         30.45          30.30       29.95
12      5466-6210           33.80          33.60         33.40          33.25       32.85
13      6211-6655           37.15          36.95         36.75          36.55       36.20
14      6656-6955           39.25          39.05         38.85          38.65       38.30
15      6956-7850           42.60          42.40         42.25          42.05       41.65
        & above




                            SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 191 /2005
                                  No.P(R )554/VI Date: 22-11-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR 1-6 dated 28.10.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action.      Board’s letters     dated
24.3.05 and 30.6.05 quoted therein were circulated as SC No. 60/05 and 117/05,
respectively.


                                                                                .
Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2003 QR 1-6 dated 28.10.05 (RBE No.183/05)

        Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of
             posting in favour of officers/staff posted to new zones –
             clarification.
     Under Railway Board’s instructions contained in letter of even number dated
30.6.2005 it was provided that “in the event allotment of accommodation is offered
to a Railway officer/staff at the new place and he/she refuses to accept such
allotment, such refusal would make the employee ineligible for retention of
Railway accommodation at the old place of posting”. In this regard it is clarified
that only refusal for acceptance of entitled category of accommodation by an
employee shall disqualify the employee and make him/her ineligible for retention
of accommodation at the old place of posting, as provided for in letter of even
number dated 24.3.2005.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 192 /2005
                                  No.P(R )563/VII Date: 23-11-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 28.10.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action     Board’s letter dated 19.6.2000 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No.152/2000.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 28.10.05 (RBE No.184/05)

          Sub: Norms for recruitment against sports quota in the Railways.
          Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dt.19.6.2000.

1.    Please refer to Para 4.2.1(v)                            of      Board’s      policy    letter
No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dt.19.6.2000.

2.      Since there is a dispute between the two factions of the National School
Games Federations and the matter is sub-judice, it has been decided by the Board
that till further orders, any sports achievements in the National School Games,
organized by any of the Federation, should not be considered for recruitment
against sports quota in the Railways. Therefore, Para 4.2.1(v) of above referred
policy letter should be treated as deleted, till further orders.


                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 193 /2005
                               No.P(R )436/RI/Vol.V Date: 22 -11-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PF1/2 dated 2.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action

Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PF1/2 dated 2.11.2005 (RBE No.188/05)

               Sub: Amendment to IREC Vol. I (Fifth Edition 1985) (Second Reprint
               Edition 2003) – Rules 925 (3), 925 (4) and 925 (5) thereof raising
               the ceiling limit for final withdrawal.
       In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to article 309 of the
Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 925 (3), 925 (4) and 925
(5) of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, Fifth Edition 1985 (Second
Reprint Edition 2003) may be modified as per Advance Correction Slip No.94
enclosed.

    INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE – VOLUME I FIFTH EDITION
                    1985(Second Reprint Edition 2003)
      CHAPTER 9- STATE RAILWAY PROVIDENT FUND RULES
      ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.94
Rule 925(3)(b)(I)

Replace clause (b)(i) of sub-rule (3) of Rules 925 by the following:-
(i)   Six months pay in the case of betrothal/marriage of subscriber or his/her son
    or daughter, or any other female actually dependent on him/her”.

Rule 925 (3)(b) Note 2:

       Replace Note 2 below clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of Rule 925 by the
following:-

Note:2 – In special cases, the sanctioning authority may relax the limit at (I) above
for marriage of subscriber’s daughter keeping in view the status of the subscriber
and the amount standing to his/her credit in the Fund, but in no case should more
than 15 months’ pay be sanctioned”.

Rule 925(4)
Insert the following as clause [c] below clause (b) of sub-rule (4) of Rule 925 and
the existing clause (c) may be renumbered as clause (d):-
“[c] In special cases, keeping in view the course of study, status of the subscriber
and the amount standing to his/her credit in the Fund, the sanctioning authority
may relax the limit of three months pay or half the amount standing to the credit of
the subscriber in the Fund, whichever is less, as laid down in proviso to Rule 923,
but in no case should more than three fourths of the amount standing to the credit
of the subscriber in the Fund be sanctioned”.

Rule 925(5)
Insert the following as clause (b) below clause (a) of sub-rule (5) of Rule 925 and
the existing clauses (b) & (c) may be renumbered as clause (c) & (d):-
“(b) In special cases, keeping in view the type of illness, status of the subscriber
and the amount standing to his/her credit, the sanctioning authority may relax the
limit laid down in proviso to Rule 923, but in no case should more than three
fourths of the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber in the Fund be
sanctioned”.
(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.F(E)III/2005/PF1/2 dated 2.11.2005).



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 194 /2005

                     No.P(PC)487/V/PC/6/CRC/Vol.V             Date: 21-11-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No.PC-III/2004/CRC/7 dt.06.04.04 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 09.10.03 and 06.01.04 quoted therein were
circulated as SC No. 191/03 & 07/04.


Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2004/CRC/7 dt.06.04.04 (RBE No.78/2004)

               Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.
                                        - --
         Please refer to this Ministry’s letter Nos. PC.III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 &
06.01.2004 and PC-III/2003/CRC/7 dt.03.03.2004 (applicable to RDSO only) on the above
subject.

          2.     ICF have raised doubts regarding the modified selection procedure as detailed in
 Para 4 of Board’s letter dated 06.01.2004 and have sought further elaboration of this aspect.
 The issue has been examined and it is clarified that the existing selection procedure should be
 modified to the extent that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and
 confidential reports without holding any written and/or viva-voce tests. In this procedure, the
 Selection Board is supposed to consider the claims of the eligible staff one by one in order of
 their seniority. It will scrutinize the service records and confidential reports of staff beyond the
 number equal to the number of posts calculated in terms of para 4.1 of Board’s restructuring
 order dated 06.01.2004 only to the extent the number of staff is found unsuitable for promotion.
 Further, while implementing the restructuring on the basis of the above procedure, introductions
 contained in Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-92/CR/3 dated 08.10.93 should be kept in view.

1. Railway were also advised vide Para 3 of Board’s letter dated 06.01.2004 that benefit
under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a) (1) R-II will no longer be available in the case of movement from
lower grade to higher grade in the non-functional situations where there is no change in duties
and responsibilities e.g. in the case of movement from Goods Guards to Sr.Goods Guards and
Goods Drivers to Sr.Goods Drivers etc. In the case of such movement, the pay will be fixed
under Rule 1313 (FR-22) (I) (a) (2) R-II and the benefit of fixation under Rule 1313 (FR-
22)(I)(a)(1 R-II will not be admissible on functional promotion though in identical scale.
Railways are further advised that where an employee has already got the benefit of fixation under
Rule 1313(FR-22)(I)(a)(1) R-II on non-functional movement under the earlier scheme in vogue
prior to implementation of above restructuring orders, such an employee gets benefit of fixation
under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1) R-I twice on such type of movement.
The words “ parivahan (Vidyut) Vibhag” appearing in Annexure ‘B’ (Anubandh) of Hindi
version of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt.09.10.2003 may be corrected to read as
“Parivahan (Power) Vibha.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 195 /2005
                                 No.P(R )676/II   Date: 01-12-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 9.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action      Board’s letters dated 04-12-98 and 08-02-2000 quoted therein were
circulated as SC No. 110/99 and 46/2000, respectively.
Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 9.11.2005 (RBE No.190/05)

               Sub: Transfer on request from one seniority unit to another
                     Unit against direct recruitment quota.

      In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter
No.E(NG)I/99/TR/15 dated 8.2.2000, transfer on request of
Railway employees from one Railway/Division/Unit to another
Railway/Division/Unit in grades having an element of direct
recruitment against DR quota post is accepted on bottom seniority
if the employee possesses the educational qualification prescribed
for direct recruitment to the post to which transfer is sought for.

      1.1 Prior to issue of instructions contained in Board’s letter
No.E(NG)II-98/RR1/107 dated 4.12.98, prescribing the minimum
educational qualification for recruitment to Group D posts in the
pay scale of Rs.2550-3200 (RSRP) and Rs.2610-3540 (RSRP) as
class VIII pass, no qualification for induction in Group D was in
force except in the case of Diesel/Electric/EMU sheds and TMO for
some time.

2.    In a few cases, qualifications for recruitment to Group C posts
have also been revised in the recent past e.g. Junior Engineer Gr.II
(Signal) and (Telecommunication) and Supervisor (P.Way). In case
of recruitment to the post of Technician for Gr.III in the pay scale of
Rs.3050-4590 the qualification of Matriculation has been retained
only for appointment on compassionate ground.

2.     The question whether Group D employees recruited prior to 4.12.98 without
the condition of qualification and those recruited to Group C posts with pre-
revised qualification wherever the qualifications have been revised, should be
made eligible for transfer on request on bottom seniority in grades having element
of direct recruitment, has been considered carefully by the Board. The issue has
been raised in the PNM NFIR and by AIRF as well. It has been decided as
follows:-

(i)    Group D staff recruited prior to 4.12.98 without the condition of
       qualification and those recruited after 4.12.98 with relaxation of
       qualification will be eligible to seek transfer on request in recruitment grade
       on bottom seniority.

(ii)   In Group C in cases where qualification for recruitment has been revised,
       those recruited with pre revised qualification will be eligible to seek transfer
       on request on bottom seniority in recruitment grade. However, in case of
       Technician Gr.III since qualification of Matriculation has been retained,
       though only for appointment on compassionate ground a person having the
        qualification of Matriculation irrespective of whether he is a promotee or
        direct recruit, will be eligible to seek transfer on request on bottom seniority
        as Technician Gr.III against direct recruitment quota post.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 196 /2005
                                No.P(R )53/IV Date: 01 -12-2005

      Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-28 dated
8.11.2005 is published for information, guidance and necessary
action      Board’s letter dated 30-06-2004  quoted therein was
circulated as SC No. 120/2004.

Copy of Board's letter No E(P&A)II-2005/RS-28 dated 8.11.2005 RBE No.189/05)

               Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay with the
               basic pay w.e.f. 1.4.2004 – PNM/NFIR agenda item No.57/2005.

      The Staff side vide their cited Agenda item have demanded
that consequent upon merger of DA with pay, Dearness Pay should
also be taken into account while calculating 30% of the basic pay of
running staff for the purpose of leave salary.

2.    Attention in this connection is invited to the instructions
contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/RS-13 dated
30.6.2004 wherefrom it is evident that for the purpose of
calculating 30% of the basic pay of running staff under Rule 8(a) &
Rule 25 of “The Rules for payment of Running and other
Allowances to the Running staff on Railways, 1981”, Dearness Pay
is also to be taken into account with effect from 1.4.2004

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the
Ministry of Railways.


                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 197 /2005
                               No.P(R )171/IV      Date: 30-11-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.2005-E[SCT]I/25/14 dated 16-11-2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action    Board’s letter dated 21-08-1997 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No. 156/97.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2005-E[SCT]I/25/14 dated 16-11-2005 (RBE No.194/05)

             Sub: Implementation of Post Based Rosters for promotion from
                   Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories.

       The matter regarding adoption of Post Based Rosters for promotion from Group
‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories had been under consideration of the
Board since long. It has been decided that instructions as contained in Board’s letter No.
95-E[SCT]I/49/5[2] dated 21-8-97 should also apply for promotions from Group ‘C’ to
Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories. Further instructions as regards fixation of
cadre strength in Group ‘B’ will follow.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 198 /2005
                             No.P(R )436/IREM/VII           Date: 13-12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/RSRP/4 dated 14.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action    Board’s letter dated 16-10-97 quoted therein was circulated as SC No.
170/97.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/RSRP/4 dated 14.11.2005 (RBE No.191/05)

              Sub: Revision of pay scales – Amendment in IREM, Vol.I.

On acceptance of the recommendations of V CPC by the Government, revised pay scales have been
implemented in Ministry of Railways vide Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.10.97.

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I (1989 Edition ) may be amended incorporating the above and
related changes as per Advance Correction Slip (ACS) No.176 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

Chapter-IV, Scales of pay applicable to Principal categories of Non-gazetted Staff.

                                    Advance Correction Slip No.176.

RSRP 1997 (V Central Pay Commission) may be incorporated for the categories mentioned in the Chapter.

[Authority: Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/RSRP/4 dated 14.11.2005]
            Categories of posts                 R.P.S.(IV Pay Commission)             RSRP 1997 (V Central Pay
                                                Rs.                                   Commission).
                                                                                      RS.

Para 401 Civil Engineering Deptt.

Senior Section Engineer(P.Way, Works,              2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500           7450-225-11500
Bridges)
Section Engineer(P.Way, Works, Bridges)            2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200            6500-200-10500
Junior Engineer-II(P.Way, Works, Bridges)          1400-40-1800-50-2300               5000-150-8000
Junior Engineer-I(P.Way, Works, Bridges            1600-50-2300-60-2660               5500-175-9000
Horticulture Mistry Gr.II(NR)                                                         4000-100-6000
Horticulture Mistry Gr.II(DLW)                                                        4000-100-6000
Horticulture Inspector                             1400-40-1800-50-2300               5000-150-80050
Worksmate                                          800-1500-1010-20-1150              2750-70-3800-4400
Mali                                               775-12-871-14-1025                 2650-65-3300-70-4000
Skilled Artisan Gr.III                             950-20-1150-25-1500                3050-75-3950-80-4590
Skilled Artisan Gr.II                              1200-30-1440-40-1800               4000-100-6000
Skilled Artisan Gr.I                               1320-30-1560-40-2040               4500-125-7000
Maistries                                          1400-40-1800-50-2300               5000-150-8000
Master Craftsmen                                   1400-40-1800-50-2300               5000-150-8000
Para 402 Mechanical Engineering Deptt.
Senior Section Engineer(C&W)                       2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500           7450-225-11500
Section Engineer(C&W)                              2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200            6500-200-10500
Junior Engineer-II(C&W)                            1600-50-2300-60-2660               5500-175-9000
Junior Engineer-I(C&W)                             1400-40-1800-50-2300               5000-150-8000
Lab Attendant III                                  750- 12-870-14-940         2550-55-2660-60-3200
Lab Attendant II                                   775-12-871-14-1025         2610-60-3150-65-3540
Lab Attendant I                                    -                          2650-65-3300-70-4000
Lab Assistant III                                  -                          3050-75-3950-80-4590
Lab Assistant II                                   -
                                                                              4000-100-6000
Lab Assistant I                                                               4500-125-7000
Junior Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant        1320-30-1560-40-2040       5000-150-8000
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant               1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-175-9000
Lab Superintendent                                 1640-60-2600-75-2900       6500-200-10500
Superintendent/industrial                          2000-60-2300-75-3200       7450-225-11500
Engineering/Spectography/X-ray
Chief Power Controller, Chief Traction Loco        2375-75-3200-100-3500      7450-225-11500
Controller, Chief Loco Inspector, Loco Foreman
‘A” Fuel Inspector”A’, Driving Inspector.
Loco Inspector ’B’ , Fuel Inspector ‘B’, Driving   2000-60-2300-75-3200       6500-200-10500
Inspector, Power Controller, Loco Foreman ‘B’,
Traction Loco Controller, Asstt. Loco Foreman
[R], Asst. Traction Loco Controller, Driving
Inspector, Power Controller
Para 403 Electrical Deptt.
Senior Section Engineer                  2375-75-3200-100-3500                7450-225-11500
Section Engineer                         2000-60-2300-EB-75-                  6500-200-10500
                                         3200
Junior Engineer-I                        1400-40-1800-50-2300                 5000-150-8000
Junior Engineer-II                       1600-50-2300-60-2660                 5500-175-9000
Chief Power Controller, Traction Loco 2375-75-3200-100-3500                   7450-225-11500
Controller, Chief Loco Inspector,Loco
Foreman,’A’, Fuel Inspector ‘A’, Driving
Inspector
Loco Inspector ‘B’, Fuel Inspector, ‘B’, Driving   2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200    6500-200-10500
Inspector, Power Controller, Loco Foreman ‘B’,
Traction Loco Controller, Asst. Loco
Foreman[R], Asst. Traction Loco Controller,
Driving Inspector, Power Controller.
________________________________
Para 404 Signal & Telecom Department.




Senior Section Engineer (Tele & Signal)            2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500   7450-225-11500
Section Engineer-II(Tele&Signal)                   2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200    6500-200-10500
Junior Engineer-II(Tele & Signal)                  1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Junior Engineer-I(Tele & Signal)                   1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Senior Telephone Operator                          1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Head Telephone Operator                            1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Cipher Operator Gr.II                              1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Cipher Operator Gr.I                               1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Cipher Inspector                                   1600-50-2300-60-           6500-200-10500    (without
                                                   2660(+Rs.200 Spl. Pay)     Special pay)
Sr. Wireless Operator/Inspector Wireless           1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Sr. Wireless Operator/Inspector Wireless           1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Chief inspector wireless (Traffic)                 2000-60-2300-75-3200       6500-200-10500
Chief wireless traffic                             1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Para 405 Transportation (Traffic)           and
Commercial Deptt.
Asst. Station Master                             1200-30-1560-40-2040       4500-125-7000
Asst. Station Master                             1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Asst. Station Master                             1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Station Master                                   1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Head Signaller                                   1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Inspector Wireless (Traffic) Gr.II               1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Section Controller (Traffic)                     1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-   5500-175-9000
                                                 2600
Chief Train Clerk                                1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Head Train Clerk                                 1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Train Clerk                                      1200-30-1560-40-2040       4000-100-6000
Train Clerk                                      950-20-1150-25-1400        3050-75-3950-80-4590
Traffic Inspector Gr.III                         1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Traffic Inspector Gr.II                          1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Asst. Yard Master                                1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Yard Master                                      1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Shunting Master Gr.I                             1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Head Commercial Clerk                            1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Chief Commercial Clerk                           1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Enquiry-cum-reservation Clerk                    1200-30-1560-40-2040       4500-125-7000
Enquiry –cum-Reservation Clerk                   1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Reservation Supervisor-II                        1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Commercial Inspector Gr. IV                      1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Commercial Inspector Gr .III                     1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Head Ticket Collector/Senior Travelling Ticket   1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Examiner/Conductor
Travelling Ticket Inspector(TTI)/Conductor       1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Rates Inspectors/Coal Inspector/Weigh Bridge     1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Clerks.
Rates Inspectors/Coal Inspector/Weigh Bridge     1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Clerks
Movement Inspector                               1400-40-1800-50-2300       5000-150-8000
Movement Inspector                               1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
            Para 406 Loco Staff
Asst. Guard/ Brakesman(80%)                      950-20-1150-25-1400        3050-75-3950-80-4590
Senior Asst .Guard/Senior Brakesman (20%)        1200-30-1560-40-2040       3050-75-3950-80-4590
Goods Guards (80%)                               1200-30-1560-40-2040       4500-125-7000
Senior Goods Guard(20%)                          1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-   5000-150-8000
                                                 2200
Passenger Guard (80%)                            1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-   5000-150-8000
                                                 2200
Senior Passenger Guard (20%_)                    1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-   5500-175-9000
                                                 2600
Mail/Express Guard (100%)                        1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-   5500-175-9000
                                                 2600
Second FM (80%)                                  825-15-900-20-1200         2750-70-3800-75-4400
Sr. Second FM(20%)                               950-20-1150-25-1400        3050-75-3950-80-4590
Asst. Loco Pilot(Diesel/Elec)                    950-20-1150-25-1400        3050-75-3950-80-4590
Sr.Asst.Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elec)                 1200-30-1560-40-2040       4000-100-6000
Loco Pilot (Shunting)Gr.II                       1200-30-1560-40-2040       4000-100-6000
Loco Pilot(Shunting) Gr.I                        1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-   5000-150-8000
                                                 2200
Loco Pilot(Goods) Gr.Il                          1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-   5000-150-8000
                                                 2200
Loco Pilot(Goods) Gr.I                           1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr.II                     1600-50-2300-60-2660       5500-175-9000
Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr.I                      1640-60-2600-75-2900       6000-190-9800
Loco Pilot (Mail)                                1640-60-2600-75-2900       6000-190-9800
     Para 407 Accounts Department
Accounts Clerk                                  950-20-1150-25-1500          3050-75-3950-80-4590
Finger print Examiner                           1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-     5000-150-8000
                                                2200
Sr/Finger Print Examiner                        1400-40-1800-50-2300         5500-175-9000
Head Shroff/Cashier Gr.I                        1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Asst.Divl.Cashier/Inspector of        Cashier   1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
(also selection grade for cashiers)
Jr.Accounts Assts.                              1200-30-1560-40-2040         4500-125-7000
Accounts Assts.                                 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-     5500-175-9000
                                                2600
Stock verifier                                  1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-     5500-175-9000
                                                2600
Sr.Stock Verifier                                                            6500-200-10500
Section Officers/Inspectors of Accounts/Cost    1640-60-2600-75-2900         6500-200-10500
Accounts (20%)
Sr.Section        Officers/Sr.Inspectors  of    2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200      7450-225-11500
Accounts/Sr.Cost Accountants (80%)

Para 408 Clerical Staff (other than Accounts)
Jr.Time keepers                                 950-20-1150-25-1500          3050-75-3950-80-4590
Sr.Time Keepers                                 1200-30-1560-40-2040         4500-125-7000
Head time keepers                               1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Chief time keepers                              1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
Superintendent                                  -                            6500-200-10500
Typists                                         1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Typists                                         1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
Jr.Clerk                                        950-20-1150-25-1500          3050-75-3950-80-4590
Sr.clerks                                       1200-30-1560-40-2040         4500-125-7000
Head clerks                                     1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Senior clerks                                   1200-30-1560-40-2040+Rs.70   5000-150-8000
                                                (Spl.pay)
Office Supdt.Gr.II                              1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
Office Supdt. Gr.I                              2000-60-2300-75-3200         6500-200-10500
Chief Office Supdt.                             -                            7450-225-11500
Stenographer             attached          to   -                            7500-250-12000
HAG/HODs/DRMs/Director (CTI)
Stenographers attached to SAG/SAG(CTI)          -                            6500-200-10500

Para 409 General Administration Deptt.
Personnel Inspector/Welfare Inspector/HOER      1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Inspector Gr.III.
Sr.Personnel Inspector/Welfare Inspector /      1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
HOER Inspector Gr.II
PI Gr.I/HOER Inspector Gr.I/WI Gr.I             2000-60-2300-75-3200         6500-200-10500
CPI/Ch.HOER Inspector/CLWI                      -                            7450-225-11500
Data entry operator                             1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Data entry operator/console operator            1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
Law Assistant                                   1600-50-2300-60-2660         6500-200-10500
Chief Law Assistant                             2000-60-2300-75-3200         7450-225-11500
Statistical Inspector                           1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Statistical Inspector                           1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000

Para 410 Stores Department.
Junior Engineer Gr.II                           1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Jr.Engineer Gr.I                                1600-50-2300-60-2660         5500-175-9000
Depot Store Keeper Gr.III                       1400-40-1800-50-2300         5000-150-8000
Depot Store Keeper Gr.II                   1600-50-2300-60-2660          5500-175-9000
Depot Store Keeper Gr.I                    2000-60-2300-75-3200          6500-200-10500
Depot Stores Supdt.                        -                             7450-225-11500
Shipping inspector                         1400-40-1800-50-2300          5000-150-8000
Senior Shipping Inspector                  1600-50-2300-60-2660          5500-175-9000
Chief Shipping Inspector                   2000-60-2300-75-3200          6500-200-10500
Head Shipping Inspector                    -                             7450-225-11500

Para 411 Printing Press staff.
Sr. Section Engineer (Printing)            2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500      7450-225-11500
Section Engineer (Printing)                2000-60-2300-75-3200          6500-200-10500
Junior Engineer -I (Printing)              1400-40-1800-50-2300          4500-125-7000
Junior Engineer II (Printing)              1600-50-2300-60-2660          5000-150-8000

Para 412 Medical Deptt.
Asst Cook                                  800-1500-1010-20-1150         2650-65-3300-70-4000
Cook                                       950-20-1150-25-1500           3050-75-3950-80-4590
Senior cook                                1200-30-1560-40-2040          4000-100-6000
Master cook                                -                             5000-150-8000
Auxiliary Nurse Cum Midwife                975-25-150-30-1540            4000-100-6000
Auxiliary Nurse Cum Midwife                1200-30-1560-40-2040          4500-125-7000
Staff nurse                                1400-40-1500-50-2300-60-      5000-150-8000
                                           2600
Nursing sister                             1640-60-2600-75-2900          5500-175-9000
Matron                                     2000-60-2300-75-3200          6500-200-10500
Chief Matron                               -                             7450-225-11500
Asst. Nursing officer                      2375-75-3200-100-3500-125-    7500-250-12000
                                           3750
Cardiac Cath Lab. Technicians/             -                             5000-150-8000
Dietician                                  1400-40-1800-50-2300          5500-175-9000
Sr. Dietician                              -                             6500-200-10500
Asst. Dietetics officer                    -                             7500-250-12000
Dresser III/OTA III                        800-1500-1010-20-1150         3050-75-3950-80-4590
Dresser II/OTA II                          825-15-900-20-1200/ 950-20-   4000-100-6000
                                           1150-25-1500
Dresser I/OTA I                                                          4500-125-7000
Extension educator                         1600-50-2300-60-2660          5500-175-9000
Dt. Extension Educator/Statistical Asst.   2000-60-2300-75-3200          6500-200-10500
Extension Educator                         -                             7450-225-11500
Asst. health education officer             -                             7500-250-12000
Heamodialysis Technicians                  1400-40-1800-50-2300          5000-150-8000
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.III(IV)    1200-30-1560-40-2040          5500-175-9000
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.III        1400-40-1800-50-2300          5500-175-9000
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.II         1600-50-2300-60-2660          6500-200-10500
Health And Maleria Inspector Gr.I          2000-60-2300-75-3200          7450-225-11500
Asst.Health Officer                        -                             7500-250-12000
Hospital Safaiwala                         750-12-870-14-940             2550-55-2660-60-3200
Conservancy Safaiwala                      775-12-871-14-1025            2610-60-3150-65-3540
Safaiwala Jamedar                          800-15-1010-20-1150           2650-65-330-70-4000
Sr.Safaiwala Jamedar                       825-15-900-20-1200            2750-70-3800-75-4400
Lab Attendant III                          775-12-871-14-1025            2610-60-3150-65-3540
Lab Attendant II.                          800-15-1010-20-1150           2650-65-330-70-4000
Lab Attendant I.                           -                             2750-70-3800-75-4400
Lab Asst.II                                975-25-150-30-1540            3200-85-4900
Lab Asst.I                                 1200-30-1560-40-2040          4000-100-6000
Lab Technician/Asst.Chemist                1320-30-1560-40-2040          4500-125-7000
Chemist/Laboratory Supdt. Gr.II            1400-40-1800-50-2300          5000-150-8000
Lab Supdt. II                              1640-60-2600-75-2900          5500-175-9000
Lab Supdt.I                                         -                           6500-200-10500
Chief Lab Supdt.                                    -                           7450-225-11500
Lady Health visitor                                 1200-30-1560-40-2040        4000-100-6000
Sr.Lady Health visitor                              1400-40-1800-50-2300        4500-125-7000
Head Lady Health visitor                            -                           5500-175-9000
Occupational therapist                              -                           5500-175-9000
Pharmacist Gr.III                                   1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-    4500-125-7000
                                                    2200
Pharmacist Gr.II                                    1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-    5000-150-8000
                                                    2600
Pharmacist Gr.I                                     1640-60-2660-75-2900        5500-175-9000
Chief Pharmacist Gr.II                              -                           6500-200-10500
Chief Pharmacist Gr.I                               -                           7450-225-11500
Asst. Pharmacy Officer                              -                           7500-250-12000
Physicist (BR Singh Hospital Eastern Railway)       1640-60-2660-75-2900        6500-200-10500
Physicist (BR Singh Hospital Eastern Railway)       -                           7500-250-12000[ACP]
Physiotherapist Gr.II                               1400-40-1800-50-2300        5500-175-9000
Physiotherapist Gr.I                                2000-60-2300-75-3200        6500-200-10500
Asst. Physiotherapy Officer                         -                           7500-250-12000
Radiographer Gr.III                                 975-25-150-30-1540          4000-100-6000

Para 413 Security Deptt.
               Inspector Gr.I                       2000-60-2300-75-3200        6500-200-10500+200     Spl.
                                                                                Pay
Inspector Gr.II                                     1640-60-2660-75-2900        6500-200-10500
Sub-Inspector                                       1400-40-1800-50-2300        5500-175-9000
Asst.Sub.Inspector                                  1320-30-1560-40-2040        4000-100-6000
Head constable                                      975-25-1150-30-1540         3200-85-4900+Spl Pay of
                                                                                Rs.50/-    for  existing
                                                                                incumbents only
Naik (will be designated as head constable)         950-20-1150-25-1500         3200-85-4900
Constable                                           825-15-900-20-1200+         3050-75-3950-80-4590
                                                    advance increments

Para 414 Technical Training Schools and
Basic Training Centres)
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster,               1400-40-1800-50-2300-80-    5500-175-9000
Primary School (Entry Scale)                        2600
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster,               1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-10500
Primary School(Sr.Scale)
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster,               2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
Primary School (Selection Scale)                    3500
Post Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Middle           1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-10500
School (Entry Scale)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Middle           2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
School (Sr.Scale)                                   3500
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I/ Craft            1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
Teacher/Dance Teacher/Demonstrator (Basic           2600
Grade)
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I /Craft Teacher/   1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-12000
Dance Teacher/Demonstrator (Sr.Grade)
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I /Craft            2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
Teacher/Dance       Teacher/        Demonstrator    3500
(Selection Grade)
Primary School Teacher (Entry Scale)                1200-30-1560-40-2040        4500-125-7000
Primary School Teacher (Sr.Scale)                   1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
                                                    2600
Primary School Teacher (Selection Scale)            1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-10500
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher ) (Basic             1200-30-1560-40-2040        4500-125-7000
Grade)
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher) (Sr.Grade)         1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5000-150-8000
                                                   2600
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher) (Selection         1640-60-2600-75-2900        5500-175-9000
Grade)
Head Of Technical Staff (Basic Grade)              2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
                                                   3500
House keeper in Oak grove school, Jharipani        1200-30-1560-40-2040        4000-100-6000
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher        1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
Gr.I/Music Teacher Gr.I language teacher           2600
(TGT) (Basic Grade)
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher        1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-12000
Gr.I Music Teacher Gr.I Language teacher
(TGT) (Sr.grade)
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher        2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
Gr.I/Music Teacher Gr.I Language Teacher           3500
(TGT) (Selection Grade)
Head Master/ Head Mistress Of Secondary High       2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-   7500-250-12000
School (Basic Grade)                               3500
Instructor Tech. Group/ Manual Instructor/ Asst.   1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
Instructor/Instructor for Workshop (Basic          2600
grade)
Instructor Tech. Group/Manual Instructor 1640-60-2600-75-2900                  6500-200-12000
/Asst. Instructor for Workshop (Sr.Grade)
Instructor Tech. Group/Manual Instructor 2000-60-2300-75-3200-                 7500-250-12000
/Asst. Instructor for Workshop (Selection 100-3500
Grade)
Commercial Instructor (Basic Grade)                1200-30-1560-40-2040        4500-125-7000
Commercial Instructor (Senior Grade)               1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5000-150-8000
                                                   2600
Commercial Instructor (Selection Grade)            1640-60-2600-75-2900        5500-175-9000
School Librarians (Basic Grade)                    1200-30-1560-40-2040        4500-125-7000
School Librarians (Sr.Grade)                       1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
                                                   2600
School Librarians (Selection Grade)                1640-60-2600-75-2900        6500-200-12000
School Librarians (Selection Grade)
Library And Information Assistant                  1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-    5500-175-9000
                                                   2600
Demonstrator Tutors                                1740-60-2700-EB-75-3000     5500-175-9000
Para 415 Drawing Office Staff (All Deptt.)
Draftsman/Design Asst,/Sr.Estimator     1400-40-1800-50-2300                   5000-150-8000
Head Draftsman/Head Design Asst. / Head 1600-50-2300-60-2660                   5500-175-9000
Estimator.
Jr.Design Asst.                         1400-40-1800-50-2300                   5000-150-8000
Sr.Design Asst.                         1600-50-2300-60-2660                   5500-175-9000
Draftsman                                          1400-40-1800-50-2300        5000-150-8000
Head Draftsman/Sr.Jig & Tool Designer              1600-50-2300-60-2660        5500-175-9000
           416 Misc. Categories
Khalasis In Diesel/Electric Loco/ EMU              -                           3050-75-3950-80-4590
Sheds
Traffic Supervisor (Metro Railway)                 1400-40-1800-50-2300        5000-150-8000
Sr.Traffic Supervisor (Metro Railway)              1600-50-2300-60-2660        5500-175-9000
Tower Wagon Drivers (Wr)                           1320-30-1560-40-2040        4500-125-7000
Catering Supervisor Gr.I/Inspector Gr.III          1400-40-1800-50-2300        5000-150-8000
Catering Inspector Gr.II                           1600-50-2300-60-2660        5500-175-9000
Safaiwala/Cleaner/ Washboy/ Watchman/              750-12-870-14-940           2550-55-2660-60-3200
Tea-Cofee Maker/Vendor Gr.III/ Kitchen
Asst.Gr.II
Bearer Gr.II/Vendor Gr.II/ Kitchen                775-12-871-14-1020                2610-60-3150-65-3540
Asst.Gr.II/ Salesman Gr.II
Vendor Gr.I                                       800-15-1010-20-1150               2650-65-3330-70-4000
Salesman Gr.I                                     825-15-900-20-1200                2750-70-3800-75-4400
Asst.Cooks/Assistant Halwai                       800-15-1010-20-1150               2650-65-3300-70-4000
Cook Gr.II/Halwai Gr.II                           825-15-900-20-1200                3050-75-3950-80-4590
Master Cook                                       -                                 5000-150-8000
Cook Grade I/Halwai Gr.I                          950-20-1150-25-1400               3200-85-4900
Halwai Gr.I                                       975-25-1150-30-1540               3200-85-4900
Sr.Cook.                                          1320-30-1560-40-2040              4000-100-6000
Stores Keeper Gr.II/Clerk/Asst. Canteen           825-15-900-20-1200                3050-75-3950-80-4590
Manager
Clerk/Cashier/Asst.Canteen Manager                950-20-1150-25-1400               3050-75-3950-80-4590
Stores Keeper Gr.I /Accountant/ Canteen           975-25-1150-30-1540               3200-85-4900
Manager Gr.II
Sr.Canteen Manager                                1600-50-2300-60-2660              5500-150-8000
Head Canteen Manager                              1640-60-2600-75-2900              5500-175-9000
Asst.Cook                                         -                                 2650-65-3300-70-4000
Cook                                              -                                 3050-75-3950-80-4590
Head Cook.                                        -                                 4500-125-7000



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 199       /2005
                         No. P (PC )487/VPC/6/CRC/Vol.V Date: 05 -12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 28.10.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 14.9.2005 quoted therein was circulated under SC
No.162/05.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 28.10.2005 (PC-Nil,RBE No 186/05.)

                  Sub: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent
                       staff in Centralised Training Institutes.
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         Reference Railway Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.09.2005 laying down the instructions
& percentage distribution of posts for cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent staff in Centralised
Training Institutes.

          The Board desire to incorporate the following instructions as para 17 below para 16 of Board’s
letter of even number dated 14.09.2005:-

Introduction of Multi skilling –   17.       The concept of Multi-skilling is to be introduced by merging the
merger of ESM & MSM                          categories of Electric Signal Maintainers (ESMs) and Mechanical
                                             Signal Maintaianers (MSMs) and a unified cadre of Signal
                                             Maintainers should be introduced. While the revised percentage
                                             distribution of posts as indicated below this para should be
                                             implemented in the unified cadre of Signal Maintainers based on the
                                             integrated seniority list, the duties, responsibilities and functions
                                             being performed by the employees of the respective cadres will be
                                             combined in a phased manner. Each member of the cadre will have
                                             to be equipped with necessary skills and functions through proper
                                             training and development. The categories of ESMs & MSMs will be
                                             merged by integrating the seniority of the employees working in
                                              respective grades with reference to length of non-fortuitous service in
                                              the relevant grade keeping the inter-se-seniority in the respective
                                              group intact. The recruitment and promotion pattern as applicable to
                                              the Electric Signal Maintainers will be followed in the unified cadre
                                              of Signal Maintainers.


        Further to the above, following percentage distribution of posts prescribed for Signal
Maintainers/TCMs & WTMs of Signal & Telecommunication Department may also be incorporated in
Annexure “C” of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.09.2005:-

CATEGORY                     GRADE (Rs.)                   EXISTING %AGE                 REVISED%AGE

Signal Maintainers*/         5000-8000                                     10                         16
TCMs/WTMs                    4500-7000                                     50                         53
                             4000-6000                                     25                         20
                             3050-4590                                     15                         11

*Foot Note : ( i) The revised percentage distribution of posts will be made applicable in the unified cadre as
per the provisions contained in para 17 incorporated in Board’s letter dated 14.09.2005 vide this letter.

(ii) Existing Note to Annexure ‘C’ as issued in letter dated 14.09.2005.




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 200 /2005
                               No.P(R )500/XXI             Date: 01 -12-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/37 dated 17.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action     Board’s letters dated 03-02-95 and 23-5-2000 quoted therein were
circulated as SC Nos. 42/95 and 124/2000, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/37 dated 17.11.2005 (RBE No.197/05)

        Sub: Acceptance of Legal guardianship provided under National Trust Act,1999 for
             grant of family pension to mentally retarded son/daughter of a railway servant.

       In terms of proviso to Rule 75(6) of Railway services (pension) Rules,1993 as
amended vide Gazette Notification No.F(E)III/94/PN1/31/Amendment dt.3.2.1995 and
No.F(E)III/99/PBN1/38/Modification dated 23.5.2000, family pension for life in respect
of mentally retarded son or daughter shall be payable to a person nominated by the
railway servant or the pensioner, as the case may be, and in case no nomination was
furnished to the Head of Office by such Railway servant or pensioner during his/her life
time, to the person nominated by the spouse of such Railway servant or family pensioner,
as the case may be, later on. In case no nomination was filed by the Railway servant or
the pensioner, as the case may be, or by the spouse or family pensioner later on, family
pension in respect of mentally retarded son or daughter shall be paid through the
guardian, as if he/she were a minor, on the basis of guardianship certificate or the
guardian appointed by a court.
         Instances of non-acceptance by certain Zonal Railways of the guardianship certificate issued by the
Local Level Committee headed by the District Collector constituted under the National Trust Act,1999 for
the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, have
come to the notice of Board. Board desire that in those cases where the Railway servant or the pensioner or
the spouse, or the family pensioner, as the case may be, did not nominate a person to receive family pension
for life in respect of his/her mentally retarded son or daughter, family pension may be sanctioned and
released through the person in favour of whom legal Guardianship has been provided duly stating the
purpose as for receipt of family pension, by the Local Level Committee, a statutory body constituted under
the National Trust Act,199, without insisting on guardianship certificate from a court.



                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 201 /2005
                                   No.P(R )268/I     Date: 02-12-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No.E[NG]II/2000/RC-1/Genl./16 dated 17-11-2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 03-08-2001   quoted therein was
circulated as SC No. 202/2001.


Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]II/2000/RC-1/Genl./16 dtd 17-11-2005 (RBE No.198/05)

              Sub: Appointment on compassionate ground of wards of
                   deceased/medical invalidation employees who are diploma
                   holders.
         Instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2000/RR-1/47 dated 3-8-2001
laying down the Educational qualification for recruitment to JE-II posts in scales Rs.5000-8000 as Diploma
in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics Engineering.

2.       In the above context, item No. 23/2005 has been tabled by the staff- side in the PNM/NFIR stating
that wards of deceased employees who are diploma holders are not being considered for the post of JE-II
and are being offered lower posts.

3.        The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that compassionate appointment of wards of
deceased employees, who are diploma holders should normally be considered for JE-II post subject to the
availability of vacancies and the candidate being found eligible and suitable for the post.




                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 202 /2005
                               No.P(R )219  Date: 02 -12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.F[E]II/2005/DE/2 dated 23-11-2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 05-12-94 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 21 /95.


Copy of Board's letter No. F[E]II/2005/DE/2 dated 23-11-2005 (RBE No.159/05)

        Sub: Extension of deputation / foreign service.
        Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. . F[E]II/2005/DE 1/1 dated 05-12-1994.
                                                   ***
         A copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions [Department of
Personnel and Training]’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt.[pay.II] dated 3rd November,
2004 on the above cited subject is sent herewith for information and guidance. The Cases of
extensions of deputation / foreign service may be processed in strict observance of the
instructions reiterated.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions [Department of Personnel
and Training]’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt.[pay.II] dated 3rd November, 2004
                                     OFFICE MEMORANDUM
                  Sub: Extension of deputation / foreign service
         The undersigned is directed to invite reference to para 8.4 of Department of Personnel
and Training O.M. No. 2/29/91-Estt [Pay.II] dated 5th January, 1994 and to say that above
instructions inter-alia provide that in cases where extension is beyond the fifth year or second
year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, the same would be allowed
only after obtaining the approval of the Department of Personnel and Training, whether Central
Government is the lending organization or the borrowing organization. The instructions lay
down that proposal in this regard should reach this Department with the approval of the Minister
of the borrowing Department at least three months before the expiry of the extended tenure
with full particulars. The prescribed check-list has to be annexed with the proposal.

2.      Instances have come to the notice of this Department where these instructions are not
being followed. The proposal for extensions/ regularizing the overstayal period of deputation /
foreign service beyond 5th year are sent in a routine manner although it is laid down that
extension should be granted only in rare and exceptional circumstances. Frequently cases are
received after the expiry of the period for which extension is to be given.

3.      It is reiterated that the proposals for extensions may be sent to this Department only in
rare and exceptional circumstances where extension in the period of deputation is considered
absolutely necessary. The proposals should reach this Department with the approval of the
Minister of the borrowing Department at least three months before the expiry of the extended
tenure, with full particulars.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 203 /2005
                               No.P(R )563/VI              Date: 02-12-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/14 dated 16-11-2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/14 dated 16-11-2005 (RBE No.195/05)

             Sub: Recognition of certificate of Madhyama / Prathama pass from Bihar
                   Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna for the purpose of recruitment on the
                   Railways.

        A number of Zonal Railways and Railway Recruitment Board’s have sought clarification as to
whether the certificate of Madhyama / Prathama pass awarded by Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna is
recognized for the purpose of recruitment on the Railways.

          The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and it is
clarified that Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna is not a recognized Institution and aforesaid certificates
awarded by them are also not recognized for the purpose of appointment / promotion in the Central
Government.



                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 204 /2005
                                No.P(R )473/VII            Date:02 -12-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71 dated 14-11-2005                    is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 20-05-2005 and              27-10-2005
quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos. 98/05 and 189/05, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71 Dated 14-11-2005 (RBE No. 192/05)

                  Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –
                       Raising the income ceiling.

         Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 20-05-2005 on the above mentioned
subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.01.2005 as Rs.2633/- p.m. i.e.
Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.750/- [DP] + 17% of Rs.2250 [1500+750] or 15% of the pay of
Railway servant, whichever is more.

2        Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f. 1.7.2005 in
terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 27.10.2005 a dependent relative in relation to a Railway
servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the
Railway servant only if his/her income w.e.f. 1.7.2005 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief
in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 27.10.2005 does not exceed Rs.2723/- i.e. Rs.1500/-
(pension/family pension)+ Rs.750 (DP) + 21% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway
servant, whichever is more.




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 205 /2005
                             No.P(R )563/VII                Date: 13-12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No.E(RRB)2003/25/7 dated 21.3.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action   Board’s letter dated 4-6-2003 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No. 109/2003


Copy of Board's letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dated 21.3.2005 (RBE No.48/05)

         Sub: Review of qualifying nature of Psychological Tests re-named as
              Aptitude Test on Indian Railways for direct recruitment of ASM,
              Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman.
         Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 4.6.2003 (RBE No.90/2003).

An Advisory Committee constituted by the Railway Board has reviewed “the relationship between the
Written Examination and the Aptitude Test in respect of Assistant Station Masters and Assistant Drivers
(Ref.RDSO’s Study Report No.PT-23 of Mary’2004)”.

Board has considered the recommendations of the Committee and has decided that the railways may switch
back to the earlier system of multiple cut off and qualifying status for the Aptitude Test. Low performers on
the Aptitude Test should not be empanelled even if they score high in the written examination. In other
words, if a candidate scores less than the cut off marks in any sub test of Aptitude Test, he should be
eliminated from the selection process. System of adding marks of Aptitude Test to the marks obtained in
the written examination will, however, continue for the purpose of preparing the merit list.

Revised instructions shall come into force with immediate effect and shall also cover the Aptitude Tests for
the post of ASM, Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman where employment notice(s) have already been
issued/written examination already conducted but the Aptitude Test is yet to be done.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 206 /2005
                                   No.P(R )227/XV Date: 07 -12-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No.E(D&A)2004/RG 6-40 dated 28.1.2005, obtained from Railway Board,
is published for information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 21-1-93, 17-1-96
& 16-6-2003 and quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos.12/93, 43/96 and 118/2003, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG 6-40 dated 28.1.2005 (RBE No.18/05)

                  Sub: Placement of Group ‘B’ Officers against whom disciplinary/
                      court proceedings etc. are pending, in the higher pay scale of
                       Rs.8000-13500/- - Procedure and guidelines to be followed.

          Attention is invited to Board’s letter No.E(GP)2003/2/22 dated 16.6.2003 outlining the procedure
to be followed for placement of 80% Group ‘B’ officers in scale Rs.7500-12000/-, in the higher Group ‘B’
scale of Rs.8000-13500/-.

2.       Board have decided that the sealed cover procedure as laid down in their letter No.E(D&A)92/RG
6-149(B) dated 21.1.1993 would be applicable also in respect of placement of Group B Officers in the
higher scale of Rs.8000-13500/-. Since the date of effect of placement in the higher scale is 1st January and
1st July every year, sealed cover procedure would apply only if the officer is under suspension or
disciplinary/court proceedings are pending against him as on 1 st Januar/1st July and not as on the date his
case for placement in higher scale is actually considered by the Committee of HODs. In case of initial
placement in the year 2003, application of sealed cover procedure in a case would depend upon the position
as on 25.4.2003 i.e. the date from which the placement in the higher pay scale was initially made effective .

3.       Board have also decided that the eligibility of a Group ‘B’ Officer; findings in respect of whom
were kept in sealed cover by the Committee, for placement in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500/- on
conclusion of disciplinary proceedings etc; shall be decided in accordance with the procedure contained in
para 3.2 of Board’s letter dated 21.1.1993 referred to ibid as modified by their letter No. E(D&A)95/RG –
6- 65 dated 17.1.96.



                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.207 /2005
                                 No.P(R )96/I            Date: 15-12-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/6/7 dated 22.11.05 is published for information, guidance
and necessary action


Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/6/7 dated 22.11.05 (RBE No.202 / 05)

        Sub: Cost of training for apprentices engaged under Apprentices Act,.1961 –
              Head of account for booking expenditure on –

        Ref: Board’s letter No.E(TRG)l76(33)/44 dated 20.3.79.

        The Railway Ministry have decided that the expenditure incurred on the training
of Apprentices recruited under Apprentices Act, 1961 who are imparted training in
Railway Establishments including the Railway Workshops, RDSO & Metro may be
booked under the sub-detailed Head K-12-512 under Demand No.12. Since demand
No.12 is not in operation in Production Units, the cost of training of Act Apprentices in
PUs may be booked under WMS head only. Reimbursement of the cost of related
instructions from the Government should be strictly ensured and should be taken as a
minus debit to the concerned Head of account. Necessary Budget provision may,
therefore, be made accordingly.
2.      This issues in consultation with the associate finance and the Budget Branch of the Railway Board.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 208 /2005
                                   No.P(R )171/IV Date:16 -12-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.E(GP)2005/2/61 dated 22.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action   Board’s letter dated 16-11-05 quoted therein was circulated as SC
No.197/05.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(GP)2005/2/61 dated 22.11.2005 (RBE No.200/05)

              Sub: Fixation of Group ‘B’ cadre for operation of post based
                   roster for promotion from Group C to Group B and within
                   Group ‘B’
         Please refer to Board’s letter No.2005-E(SCT)I/25/14 dated 16.11.2005 regarding adoption of post
based roster for promotions from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’. For operation of post
based roster, the Group ‘B’ cadre strength may be fixed as follows:

Fixation of Group B cadre for promotions from Group C to Group B

        The Group ‘B’ cadre strength in each of the 8 major departments may be fixed by the Railways by
adopting the following percentages on the combined cadre strength of Jr.Scale/Group ‘B’ in each
Department, as on 01.04.2005:

Department                                          Percentage of Group ‘B’ post

CIVIL                                                        78.42
TRAFFIC                                                      75.52
MECHANICAL                                          72.75
ELECTRICAL                                          66..60
S&T                                                          73.30
STORES                                                       73.49
ACCOUNTS                                                     77.08
PERSONNEL                                                    80.40

(These percentages are w.r.t. the revised Jr. Scale (Group ‘A’) Cadre strength as on 01.04.2005 for the
respective departments).

2.0      If, in any department, the total number of Group ‘B’ Officers working against the posts of Asst.
Officers is more than the Group ‘B’ cadre strength so fixed, the roster should be expanded and operated
accordingly till such time the excess number is worked off in future.

3.0      Any fresh creation of posts of Asst. Officers, whether work charged or revenue posts, may be
added to the fixed cadre strength of Group ‘B’ and the rosters expanded accordingly.

4.0     Since the Group B cadre strength is already fixed in Misc. Departments like Hindi, Law, Printing
& Sty. and Public Relations etc., post based rosters may be implemented while making promotions to the
Group B posts in these Departments.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 209 /2005
                                   No.P(R )673/V Date: 16-12-2005
       Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 22.11.05 is published
for information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 28-7-97, 29-
06-01 and 27-08-04 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos.142/97, 141/01 and
164/04, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 22.11.05 (RBE No.201/05)

        Sub: Posting of faculty members to training centre – their tenure.

       Kindly refer Board’s letter dated 27.8.04 (RBE No.191/2004) advising
therein the procedure for filling up and observance of tenure of ex-cadre posts in
Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff. The matter has been considered and it has been decided
that the tenure of the faculty members shall not exceed 8 years as stipulated in
Board’s letter No.E(MPP)93/12/13 dated 28.7.97 and E(MPP)2001/19/3-
Recom.37 dated 29.6.01 (RBE No.127/2001).



                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 210 /2005
                                    No.P(R )64/V      Date: 21-12-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/ALL/RPF/2 dated 29.11.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated 1-4-98 and 5-06-02 quoted therein were
circulated as SC Nos. 15/02 and 116/02, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/ALL/RPF/2 dated 29.11.2005 (RBE No.205/05)

       Sub: Grant of Ration Money in lieu of Ration subsidy and Extra Duty Allowance to
             Non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel with effect from 1st August 1997 on
             introduction of revised scales of pay on the recommendations of V Central Pay
             Commission – Revised thereof.

In terms of the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 5.6.2002
and 30.12.2004, the Ration Money Allowance @ Rs.681/- per head per month is
presently being granted to non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel on the Railways. The
Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) have now decided that the non-gazetted
RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade I (Rs.6500-10500) shall now be
entitled to Ration Money Allowance @ Rs.680/- per head per month w.e.f. 1.4.2005 to
31.3.2006.

The other terms and conditions as stipulated in Board’s letter No.E(P&AI-98/ALL/RPF/1 dated 1.4.1998
shall remain unchanged.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.



                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 211 /2005
                                    No.P(R )535/V     Date: 21-12-2005
         Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-90/PM7/34/Vol.III dated 2.12.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-90/PM7/34/Vol.III dated 2.12.2005 (RBE No.209/05)


              Sub: Filling up the posts of Diesel & Elec.Assistants in the pay
                    scale of Rs.3050-4590 earmarked for lateral induction
                    from maintenance staff of Diesel & Electric Loco Sheds.
                                                    ***
In terms of extant procedure 50% of the posts of Diesel/Elec.Assistants (since re-
designated as Asst.Loco Pilots/Diesel/Elec.) in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 are filled
by lateral induction by selection from amongst Skilled Grade III maintenance staff in
Diesel/Elec.Loco Sheds with three years’ service as Skilled Gr.III and possessing
qualification      of       course       completed      Act       Apprenticeship      in
Electrical/Mechanical/Electronics Engg. trades or Matriculates with ITI as an additional
preferable qualification in these trades with upper age limit not exceeding 35 years (40
years in the case of SC/ST); shortfall being made good from amongst Skilled Grade III
staff with less than 3 years’ service but with a total service of 6 years and
Diesel/Elec.Loco Group D staff with 6 years’ service fulfilling the conditions of
qualifications and age.

2.      NFIR in the PNM at Board’s level have brought to Board’s notice that the Zonal
Railways are not conducting selections regularly for filling up the promotion quota posts
in the category of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec) as a result of which staff in the
Diesel/Elec.Loco Sheds become over-aged and are thus rendered ineligible. They have,
therefore, demanded that:-
(i)     upper age limit should be enhanced as applicable for appearing in GDCE; and

(ii)     Zonal Railways should be directed to hold regular selections for filling up promotion quota posts
of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec.).

3.      The Board have considered the matter carefully. While it is not possible to
enhance the upper age limit as demanded by the Federation in view of the requirement of
service, Board have taken a serious note of delay in conducting selections for lateral
induction, etc. from amongst maintenance staff of Diesel/Elec.Sha QSZeds for filling up
the posts of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diese/Elec). Board, therefore, desire that selections for
filling up the promotion quota posts in the category of Asst. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec)
should be conducted regularly on yearly basis; the cut off date for fulfilling eligibility
conditions being the date of issue of notification inviting options for lateral
induction/selection. This should be ensured by appropriate monitoring at the level of
CPO and CME/COM.

                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 212 /2005
                                   No.P(R )535/V    Date: 21 -12-2005

         Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-24 dt.1.12.2005. is published for information,
guidance and necessary action    Board’s letter dated 25-11-92 quoted therein was circulated under
letter No. P[R]535 dated 7-1-93.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-24 dt.1.12.2005. (RBE No.206/05)
                 Sub: Filling up posts of Loco Inspectors.

        Doubts have been raised by some of the Zonal Railways regarding eligibility and selection of
medically decategorised drivers to the post of Loco Inspector.

2.       It is clarified that in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-83/RS-10(iv) dated 25.11.1992, Drivers
in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and above, who are medically decategorised upto Class “A-3”, are eligible
to be considered for the post of Loco Inspector. For them, it will be a case of absorption in alternative
employment in the post of Loco Inspector for which the same procedure as is applicable to any other
medically decategorised staff viz. by a process of screening by a Committee as provided in the scheme of
absorption in alternative employment of medically decategorised staff, will be applicable.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 213 /2005
                                    No.P(R )673/V    Date:21-12-2005


       Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/18 dated 23.11.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 15-2-05 quoted therein
was circulated as SC No. 32/05.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/18 dated 23.11.05 (RBE No.203/05)

                 Sub: Principals meet of the various training centres by CTIs.

In terms of para 2(1) and 2(v) of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)98/9/1/Pt dated 15.2.05 the
Centralized Training Institutes were requested to carry out:-
a)      continuous analysis of training needs of all categories of staff; and
b)      monitoring of Training functions at Training Centres.

In view of above, the CTIs are requested to organize the Principals meet of the training centres
catering to the training needs of Group ‘C’ &’ ‘D’ staff once a year at a convenient place decided
by the CTIs as under:-
a)      IRIMEE/Jamalpur will organize the Principals meet of Supervisors Training Centre;
b)      IRIEEN/Nasik will organize the Principals meet of Electrical Training Centre.
c)      IRICEN/Pune will organize the Principals meet of Civil Engg.Training Centres and some
        ZRTIs which organize training for staff of Civil Engg.Department.
d)      IRISET/Secunderabad will organize the Principals meet of S&T Training Centres;
e)      IRITM/Lucknow will organize the Principals meet of ZRTIs with reference to
        Commercial & Transportation Department.
f)      RSC/Vadodara will organize the Principals meet of ZRTIs with reference to Personnel,
        Stores & Accounts Departments.
In addition to above, the CTIs will arrange a meeting of the Training Managers of their
department in all the zones at least once a year for the training need analysis of all categories of
staff.
The minutes of both the meetings should invariably be sent to all Railways and a copy to
Management Services Directorate and the Training Manager of the respective departments in
Board.

                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 214 /2005
                                  No.P(R )535/V       Date: 21-12-2005

           Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)II/2005/NBR dated 23.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action
Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)II/2005/NBR dated 23.11.2005 (RBE No.160/05)

Sub: Review of Policy of NBR to officers appointed under Central Staffing Scheme.

A copy each of O.M.No.2/13/93 –Estt(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93, No.2/8/97-Estt(Pay-II) dated 9.4.2001 and
No.2/2/2004-Estt(Pay-II) dated 01.06.2005 received from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &
Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training is sent herewith for information and guidance. The instructions
contained therein will apply mutis mutandis to Railway employees also.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM
No.2/13/93-Estt(Pay-II) dt.26.10.1993.

                        Sub: Review of Policy of NBR to officers appointed under
                            Central Staffing Scheme – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that members of Group A services as well as Members of All India
services at the level of SAG (Rs.5900-6700) and above are not entitled to Central Deputation (Tenure)
Allowance while on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in the Central Secretariat. In case of
members of All India services, the rules regulating fixation of pay in the parent cadre in the event of
proforma promotion being granted to them, are so framed that they can complete the Central Deputation
Tenure without affecting their entitlement to pay in the parent cadre. However, Group A officers belonging
to organised Group A services at the level of selection grade of JAG and above are obliged to revert to the
parent cadre on completion of 6 months from the date of proforma promotion even if they have not
completed their tenure at the centre. During the period of 6 months, however, they are allowed to draw pay
in the higher scale to which they have been promoted on proforma basis.

The matter has now been considered and the President is pleased to decide that Group A officers who are
on deputation to the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and are approved for promotion
to SAG and above in their parent cadre may be permitted to complete their Central Deputation tenure
without affecting their entitlement of pay in their parent cadre. It has further been decided that the pay of
such officers while on deputation on Central Tenure and on reversion to the parent cadre may be regulated
in the following matter:-

a)       In the event of grant of proforma promotion the officers will exercise option either to revert to
         parent cadre or to continue on Central Deputation;
b)       If the officer opts for immediate reversion to the parent cadre, he will become entitled to pay of the
         promotional post from the date of assumption of duties of that post;
c)       If the officer opts to continue on deputation till the completion of Central Deputation Tenure and
         he has also been approved for proforma promotion in his parent cadre, during the period of
         deputation tenure he will continue to draw the pay of the lower post held on deputation and he will
         have no claim to the pay of the higher post. However, the period of service covered by proforma
         promotion shall, on subsequent reversion to the parent cadre and assumption of duties of higher
         post, count towards initial fixation of pay and increments (without any arrears being paid).

There will be no change in the principles and scope for grant of proforma promotion (benefit of NBR) to
the officers in the parent cadre viz.(I) proforma promotion is approved by the appropriate authority from a
specific date; (ii) all seniors (excluding those considered unfit) have started Drawing pay of the higher post
on or before the date from which the proforma promotion is granted; (iii) the junior next below the officer
should have also started drawing pay of the higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being
fortuitous; and (iv)d the benefit should be allowed on ‘one for one’ basis.

These orders would be applicable in cases where the proforma promotion is granted after the date of issue
of this O.M.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM
No.2/8/97-Estt(Pay-II) dt.9.4.2001.

             Sub: Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Regulation of pay of
                  officers of Group A services on their appointment to posts in the Central Secretariat
                  under the Central Staffing Scheme – Government decisions thereon.
In terms of the decisions conveyed in this Department’s Office Memorandum
No.2/13/93-Estt(Pay II) dated 26th october,1993, Members of various Group A services
appointed to post in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and who
are approved for proforma promotion, while on Central Deputation, to the Senior
Administrative Grade and above in their parent cadre and exercise the option to continue
on deputation till the completion of their prescribed tenure are entitled to draw pay only
in the scale of pay applicable to the lower post held on deputation. They shall be no
claim to the pay of the higher post. However, on subsequent reversion to the parent cadre
and assumption of duties of the higher post, the period of service covered by the proforma
promotion shall count towards initial fixation of pay in such higher post and increment
without any arrears being paid. Further, the Central Deputation on Tenure Allowance
(CDTA) is presently admissible to the Group A officers appointed under the Central
Staffing Scheme only to posts of Under Secretary Deputy Secretary and Director.

In Chapter 110 of their Report, the Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended inter
alia that (I) instead of restricting the CDTA only to those appointed to posts of Director
and below, the allowance may also be extended to those officers appointed to the posts of
Joint Secretary and above, and (ii) such of those officers appointed as Joint Secretary and
above but are in receipt of pay in a higher pay scale in their parent organisation may be
permitted to exercise an option to draw either their grade in their parent organisation
without any restriction or the grade pay of the deputation post along with the CDTA.

Government have carefully considered these recommendations and have decided not to
accept the recommendation relating to the extension of CDTA to officers appointed to
posts of Joint Secretary and above. It has also been decided not to accept the other
recommendation relating to the protection of the pay admissible in the parent cadre on
proforma promotion while on Central deputation as this would result in officers
becoming entitled to the pay of a higher post while discharging the duties of a lower post
and would be contrary to the well recognised principle that no officer should be allowed
the pay of a post the specified duties and responsibilities of which are not actually
discharged by him.

Provisions, however exist even at present permitting Members of various Group A
services who are appointed on deputation to lower post in the Central Government only
after they had actually been promoted to posts in higher scales of pay in their parent
cadres to draw their pay in such lower posts at the maximum of the applicable scales of
pay. Consequently, seniors in the respective cadres who had been deputed earlier than
their juniors to posts in the Central government are placed at a disadvantage even after
they have been approved for proforma promotion to higher scales of pay in the parent
cadres, creating an invidious distinction.

In order to rectify this anomalous situation and in partial modification of the existing
orders on the subject, the President is pleased to decide that Members of various Group A
services appointed to posts in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme
and who are approved for proforma promotion, while on Central deputation, to the Senior
Administrative Grade and above in their parent cadres and exercise the option to continue
on deputation till the completion of their prescribed tenure may also be permitted to draw
their pay at the maximum of the scale of pay applicable for the lower deputation post
w.e.f. the date they are promoted proforma to higher scale of pay in their parent cadres.
In other words, the pay of officers appointed to posts of Director and equivalent in the
Central Government shall be fixed at the stage of Rs.18,300 in the pay scale of Rs.14300-
400-18300 on their proforma promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade in their
parent cadres. Similarly, the pay of officers appointed to posts of Joint Secretary and
equivalent shall be fixed at the stage of 22,400 in the pay scale of Rs.18400-500-22400
on proforma promotion to posts in scales of pay above the Senior Administrative Grade.
They shall also be entitled, in addition, to the adhoc stagnation increments from time to
time in the scales of pay applicable to the lower deputation posts as prescribed in the
Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No.1(9)E.III/A/97 dated 22nd July,1998,
subject to their fulfilling the conditions prescribed in this regard.

Fixation of pay at the maximum of the applicable scales of pay shall be subject to the
following conditions:

(i)     The scale of the deputation post should be lower than the scale of pay in the
        parent cadre to which the officer had been promoted proforma under the Next
        Blow Rule.
(ii)    The proforma promotion in the parent cadre should have been approved by the
        competent authority strictly in accordance with the rules on the subject and on
        completion of the prescribed selection process.
(iii)   The officer concerned should have been promoted proforma only after having
        fulfilled the eligibility/residency criteria for promotion to different higher scales of
        pay as prescribed by this Department from time to time and incorporated in the
        relevant recruitment rules.

It is also clarified that Members of various Group A services who are appointed on
deputation to lower posts in the Central Government only after they have actually been
promoted to posts in higher scales of pay in their parent cadres shall also be entitled, in
addition, to the adhoc stagnation increments in the scales of pay applicable in the lower
deputation posts to which they would have been entitled from time to time in their parent
cadres but for their promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade and above.

These orders shall be effective from their date of issue. However, in respect of officers
who are on deputation to posts in the Central government on the date of issue of these
orders, the benefit of fixation of their pay at the maximum of the pay scale of the lower
deputation post or after taking into account the stagnation increments, if any, as the case
may be, may be extended from the date of their proforma promotion to the higher scales
of pay in their parent cadres. Past cases of officers who have already completed their
Central deputation and have reverted to their respective parent cadres shall not, however,
be reopened.

In so far as the applicability of these orders toss the officers of the Indian Audit and
Accounts Department is concerned, these issue after consultation with the Comptroller
and Auditor General of India.
Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM
No.2/2/2004-Estt(Pay-II) dt.1.6.2005.

Sub: Review of policy of NBR to officers appointed under Central Staffing Scheme.

The undersigned is directed to refer to O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.({Pay II) dated 26.10.93 on
the above mentioned subject.
In para 3 of the said O.M., the following conditions are prescribed:

I)       Proforma promotion is approved by the appropriate authority from a specific
         date;
II)      All seniors (excluding those considered unfit) have started drawing pay of the
         higher post on or before the date from which the proforma promotion is granted.
III)     The junior next below the officer should have also started drawing pay of the
         higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being fortuitous; and
IV)      The benefit should be allowed on one for one basis.
Instances have been brought to the notice of this Department where the officer who is
outside his cadre and has been given proforma promotion under NBR in his parent cadre
is not allowed to draw pay in the higher pay scale of the post to which he has been
promoted proforma, because his senior or junior has not joined the post and has not
started drawing pay in the higher pay scale. In order that the officer who has been granted
proforma promotion does not suffer on this account, it has been decided to substitute the
conditions (ii) and (iii) contained in O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93 as
under:

(ii)    all senior (excluding those considered unfit) should have been promoted on
        regular basis in that scale on or before the date from which the proforma
        promotion is granted.
(iii)   The junior next below the officer should also have been promoted on regular basis
        to the higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being fortuitous.

All other conditions prescribed in the O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93 shall remain unchanged.

This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their I.D.No.7(10)E-III(A)/2004 dated
27.12.2004.

In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are
being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 215 /2005
                          No.P(R )436/IREM/Vol.VII            Date:20-12-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)Spl.2005/ADV 3/05 dt.30.11.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.   Board’s letters quoted therein were circulated as given below:

Board’s letter Dt.                                             SC No
06-03-91                                                       042/91
13-10-95                                                       026/96
29-12-97                                                       008/98
30-03-98                                                       005/99
14-05-98                                                       126/98
16-12-2000                                                     245/2k
07-11-01                                                       083/02
29-09-03                                                       015/04
28-10-04                                                       198/04


Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)Spl.2005/ADV.3 /05 dt.30.11.2005 (RBE No.181/05)

            Sub: Amendment to IREM Para 1132 of Ch.XI regarding House Building
                 Advance (HBA) to Railway employees.
         The Ministry of Railways are pleased to amend the existing provisions in Para 1132 of Chapter-XI
of IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition, 1989) relating to House Building Advance as per enclosed Advance
Correction Slip No.180.

 INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (REVISED EDITION
              1989) -ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.180

The following amendments may be carried out in Para 1132 of Chapter XI of IREM Vol.I (Revised
Edition,1989) regarding House Building Advance.:-
Para 1132 (3)         Add the following as sub-para (vi):-

                      “(vi) Outright purchase from joint venture of Authorities/Boards etc. approved under
                      HBA Rules and Registered Private Builders”

                      (F(E)Spl.99/ADV 3/8 dated 14.7.1999)

                      Subsequent sub-paras of Para 1132 (3) (vi) onwards may be re-numbered
                      accordingly.

Para 1132(3)(ix)      Existing sub-para 3(ix) may be re-numbered to read as 3(x) and following sub-para
                      [c] may be inserted under sub-para (b) of 3(x):-

                      “[c] “Private parties include registered builders, architects, house-building societies
                      but not the private individuals”.
                      (F(E)Spl.2003/ADV 3/6 dated 29.9.2003)

Para     1132(4)(a)   Replace following for existing paras (a) & (b):-
&(b)
                      “(a) The maximum limit for grant of HBA is revised to 34 months of basic pay and
                      dearness pay taken together in place of the existing limit of 50 months of basic pay
                      subject to a maximum of Rs.7.5 lakhs or actual cost of the house or the repaying
                      capacity whichever is the least, for new construction/purchase of new house/flat.

                      (b) The maximum limit for grant of HBA for enlargement of existing house is revised
                      to 34 months basic pay and dearness pay taken together in place of the existing limit
                      of 50 months basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.1.8 lakhs or cost of the
                      enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least”.

                      (F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)

                      Add following as [c] in para – 1132(4):-

                      “[c] In the case of construction of a house in rural area, the amount of advance will in
                      no case exceed 80% of the actual cost of land and construction of the house or the
                      actual cost of enlarging the living accommodation. In the case where the house falls
                      on the periphery of a town or a city, the amount of advance is not restricted to 80%”.

                      (F(E)Spl.97/ADV 3/6 dated 29.12.1997)

Para 1132(5)          Rate of Interest:-
                      Existing table may be substituted as under:

                      S.No.          Amount of Advance              Rate of interest.
                      1.       Upto Rs.50,000/-                         5%
                      2.       Upto Rs.1,50,000/-                       6.5%
                      3.       Upto Rs.5,00,0,000/-                     8.5%
                      4.       Upto Rs.7,50,000/-                       9.5%

                      (F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)
Para 1132(b)         Repaying capacity:
                     Existing table may be substituted as under:

                     a) Official retiring after       40% of (basic pay + stagnation
                        20 years.                     Increment +NPA
                     b) Officials retiring after      Upto 40% of (basic pay + stagnation
                        10 years but not later         Increment +NPA)
                        than 20 years                 65% of DCRG may be adjusted.
                     c) officials retiring within     Upto 50% of( basic pay + stagnation
                        10 years.                      Increment +NPA) DCRG upto 75%
                                                        can be adjusted.

                     (F(E)Spl.2000/ADV 3/7 dated 16.12.2000)
Para 1132(7)         Cost ceiling limit:-
                     Existing table may be substituted with under mentioned para:-

                     “The cost ceiling limit is revised to 134 times the basic pay and dearness pay taken
                     together in place of the existing limit of 200 times the basic pay subject to a
                     minimum of Rs.7.5 lakhs and a maximum of Rs.18 lakhs.

                     (F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)

Para 1132(8)         Disbursement and security:-
                      Sub-para (9) of 1132 is misprinted. It should be 1132(8)
                      Substitute the figure “20” with ‘40” in first and thirteenth line of sub-para (I) of
                         Para 1132 (8)(a)(1).
                      Substitute the figure ‘40’ with ‘30’ in first line of sub-para (iii) of para
                         1132(8)(a)(1).
                      Sub-para (iv) of Para 1132(8)(a)(1) may be deleted.
                      Substitute the figure “15” with ‘30” in first and fourteenth line of sub-para (I) of
                         Para 1132 (8)(a)(3).
                      Substitute the figure “25” with ‘35” in first line of sub-para (ii) of Para
                         1132(8)(a)(3) and substitute figure ‘(9)’ in the last line of the same para with
                         figure “(8)”.
                      Substitute the figure “30” with ‘35” in first line of sub-para (iii) of Para 1132
                         (8)(a)(3).
                      sub-para (Iv)& (v) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(3)may be deleted..
                      Substitute the figure “25” with ‘50” in first line of sub-para (i) of Para
                         1132(8)(a)(4) and substitute figure ‘(9)’ in the last line of the same para with
                         figure “(8)”.
                      Substitute the figure 30” with ‘50” in first line sub-para (ii) of Para 1132
                         (8)(a)(4).
                      Sub-paras (iii) &(iv) of Para 1132(8)[a](4) may be deleted.



                        Substitute the figure “(9)” in the fifth line of Para 1132 (8)(a)(6) (a) with figure
                         “8”
                        Substitute the words “CCS(CCA) Rules,1965” with the words “RS(D&A)
                         Rules,1968 in Note (ii)) below Para 1132 (8)(a)(6) (b)(2).

                     F(E)Spl.91/ADV 3/3 dated 6.3.1991)
                     F(E)Spl.98/ADV 3/1 dated 30.3.1998)

                     Sub-Paras 1132(11),(12),(13),(14) & (15) are missing. Hence, subsequent Paras may
                     be renumbered. Accordingly sub-paras 1132 (16) to (22) may be corrected to read as
                     sub-paras 1132 (11) to 1132(17).

Para 1132(12) (Old   Repayment of Advance:-
Para 1132 (17) )
                      In the Note (6) below sub-para (a), substitute the figure ‘58’ with ‘60’ in the second
                      line.

                      E(P&A)I-98/RT-6 dated 14.5.1998)
Para  1132(14)(I)     Substitute words ‘with any one of the following units of the Life Insurance
(old Para 1132        Corporation’ with words “any of the four Nationalized General Insurance companies
(19))                 of their choice, irrespective of its location in India”.

                      F(E)Spl.2001/ADV 3/11 dated 7.11.2001)

Para 1132(14)(iii)    Substitute ‘beyond two years’ in place of words ‘ up to 3 months’ in the 21 st line.
(old Para 1132        Substitute two years in place of words ‘three months’ in the 24 th line.
(19))
                      F(E)Spl.94/ADV 3/7 dated 13.10.1995)




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 216 /2005
                                   No.P(R )564/VI Date: 21-12-2005


          Copy of Board's letter No.2004/TG-III/639/2 dated 01.12.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2004/TG-III/639/2 dated 01.12.2005 (RBE No./05)

        Sub: Absorption of Commission Vendors/Bearers over Indian Railway.

The absorption of Commission Vendors/Bearers was discussed in the Board Meeting held on 16 th
November,2005 and the Board have taken the following decisions:-

(i)     All Commission Vendors/Bearers should be regularized with complete relaxation of educational
        qualifications instead of ability to read and write. However, not more than 2 opportunities should
        be given to an individual for such regularization. Such individuals who do not avail the maximum
        permissible 2 opportunities should be treated as ‘not interested’ and should be debarred.
(ii)    All Commission Vendors/Bearers should retire at an age of 60 years.
(iii)   In case of those Commission Vendors/Bearers who are absorbed as Group D staff on the Railways,
        direct compassionate appointment to their widow/ward will be permissible as per the extant rules
        in case of their death or medical incapacitation before their retirement.
You are requested to absorb the Commission Vendors/Bearers immediately on the above guidelines.
Action taken report on the above may kindly be furnished at the earliest for appraisal of
Board.




                                SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.217 /2005
                               No.P(PC)487/V/97/DA         Date:22-12-2005

        Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 5.12.2005 is published for information, guidance
and necessary action     Board’s letters dated 11.3.04, 22.2.05 and 26.4.05 quoted therein were circulated
as SC No. 36/04,39/05 AND 73/05.


Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 DATED 5.12.2005 (PC-V/463,
RBE No.208/05)

        Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC
               regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into
               Dearness Pension – clarification regarding.

          A copy of the Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 26.10.2005 of Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above
subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

2.      A concordance of the orders referred to in the enclosed memorandum with reference to the Railway
orders is indicated below:-

S.No.      Para No.       No.& date of       Ministry     of     No.& date of corresponding orders issued by
                          Finance O.M.                           Railway Board.

1.         1              No.105/1/2004-IC             dated     PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.3.2004
                          1.3.2004

2.         1              45/1/2004-P&PW(G)            dated     PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 22.2.2005
                          27.1.2005                              (RBE No.33/2005, PC-V/446)

3          1              45/1/2004-P&PW(G)            dated     PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.2005
                          24.2.2005                              (RBE No.68/2005, PC-V/453)



Copy of Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW (G) dated 26.10.2005 of Ministry
of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension &
Pensioners’ Welfare)
            Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC
                  regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into
                  Dearness Pension – clarification regarding.

         While implementing Ministry of Finance’s O.M. 105/1/2004-IC dt.1.3.2004 certain
doubts/clarifications were raised by various Ministries/Departments/PAOs. The matter was examined in
consultation with the Ministry of Finance and clarificatory of O.Ms. Dated 27.1.2005 and 24.2.2005 were
issued. On receipt of further doubts the matter was again examined in consultation with the Ministry of
Finance and Ministry of Law. The following clarifications are issued in supercession of the O.Ms. Dated
27.1.2005 and 24.2.2005:-

                        Points                                           Decision/Clarification

(1) Whether minimum pension of Rs.1,275/- has            Minimum basic pension continues to be Rs.1, 275/-
been enhanced to Rs.1913/-? Should this amount be        in respect of those retired upto 31.3.2004. In such
mentioned in PPO?                                        cases Dearness Relief equal to 50% of present
                                                         pension will be merged with pension and should
                                                         distinctively as Dearness Pension. However, on
                                                         conversion of 50% Dearness Allowance into
                                                         Dearness Pay from 1.4.2004 the basic
                                                         pension/family pension in case of those retired
                                                         on/after 1.4.2004 should not be less than Rs.1913/-.
(2) Whether re-employee/absorbeess are eligible for      No. Since they are not eligible for Dearness Relief,
Dearness Pension if not entitled for Dearness Relief     the question of conversion of 50% Dearness Relief
on their pension?                                        into Dearness Pension does not arise.




                                 SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 218 /2005
                                 No.P(R )673/V                 Date:22-12-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. E(MPP)98/3/8 dated 5.12.05           is published for information,
guidance and necessary action   Board’s letters dated 9.10.02, 11.2.03, 3.4.03 22.4.03 , 05-03-04,
23-03-04 and 21-04-04 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos. 222/02, 49/03, 79/03 , 89/03,
51/04, 52/04 and 72/04, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. . E(MPP)98/3/8 dated 5.12.05 (RBE No.207/05)

                 Sub: Approved modules for stage-wise training of Loco
                      Running Staff & other safety categories.

                 Ref: Board’s letters of even number dated 20.1.2000 (RBE No.11/2000), dt.
                     9.10.2002(RBE No.182/2002), dt.11.2.03 (RBE No.28/03), dt.3-4-
                     2003(RBE No.57/2003) and 22.4.2003 (RBE No.65/2003), dt. 5-03-04
                     (RBE No.47/2004), dt.23-03-04 (RBE No. 65/2004), and dt. 21-04-04 (RBE
                     No. 90/2004).
                                                    ***

        In continuation of Board’s letters referred above and keeping in view the safety aspect it has been
decided that Loco Pilot [Shunting] should undergo LOCO-RNG4, which is mandatory, before being
promoted as Loco Pilot [Goods]. The modified LOCO-RNG-4 training module is enclosed. Adequate
copies may be made and distributed to the concerned training centres of your railways.


                                DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL
                             ACTIVITY CENTRE: STATION/TRAIN
                                TRADE: LOCO PILOT [DIESEL]
STAGE: Promotional Course from .Asst. Loco Pilot [Diesel]/Loco Pilot [Shunter] to Loco Pilot [Goods]
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION
DURATION: 12 Weeks (72 working days)

MOD.NO.       DESCRIPTION                                                                  DURATION
                                                                                           (DAYS)
RNG-101       Types of Freight Locos, its functioning                                      1
RNG-102       Functioning of Compressors, Governors, Air Maze, etc.                        1
RNG-103       Fuel System                                                                  2
RNG-104       Water Cooling System                                                         2
RNG-105       Lube Oil System                                                              2
RNG-106       Gauges, OST, ECC, FTTM, Blower etc.                                          1
RNG-107       Braking systems including air and vacuum brake                               4
RNG-108       Fundamentals of Generators, Motors and Alternators                           2
RNG-109       Auxiliary Control & Pilot CKT                                                1
RNG-110       Relays                                                                       2
RNG-111       Switches on locos                                                            1
RNG-113       Filling up various forms like Fuel, Tripp., etc.                             1
RNG-114       Safety items of loco and safety equipment                                    4
RNG-115       Trouble shooting of Mech. & Elect. Components                                4
RNG-116       Train dynamics issues                                                        5
RNG-117       Carriage & Wagon working                                                     2
RNG-36        GR & SR                                                                      3
RNG-37        Stations                                                                     2
RNG-38        System of working                                                            2
RNG-39        Signals                                                                      2
RNG-40        Defective signals                                                            2
RNG-41        OPT forms                                                                    2
RNG-42        Whistle Codes                                                              2
RNG-43        Working of trains                                                          2
RNG-44        Engineering Signals                                                        2
RNG-45        Abnormal Working                                                           2
RNG-46        Shunting                                                                   2
RNG-47        Accident                                                                   2
              Simulator Training*                                                5
              Loco Handling with LI                                              5
              Discussion/Examination & Viva Voce                                 2
              Total                                                              72
                                                                                 Wkg.Days
       To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not
        available.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 219 /2005
                                  No.P(R )24/I      Date: 21-12-2005

           Copy of Board's letter No. 2005-B-306 dated 06-12-05 is published for information, guidance
and necessary action.

Copy of Board's letter No. 2005-B-306 dated 06-12-05

              Sub: Rate of interest to be charged on advance for purchase of
                  conveyances during 2005-2006.

        A copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affair’s OM F.No.5(2)-
PD/2005 dated 7th October, 2005 regarding rate of interest to be charged on advances sanctioned
during the year 2005-2006, for purchase of conveyances is enclosed.

2.      The instructions contained therein will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees.

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Economic Affair’s OM F.No. 5(2)-PD/2005 dt. 7th
October, 2005
            Sub: Advances to Government servants – Rate of interest for purchase
                  of conveyances during 2005-2006.

         The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to
the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2005-2006 i.e. from 1st April, 2005
to 31st March,2006 will continue to be at the same level as for 2004-2005, as under:-

                                                                       Rate of interest Per annum
(i)     Advance for purchase of Bicycle                                                 5.5%
(ii)    Advance for purchase of conveyance other than
        Motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)                                     8%
(iii)   Advance for purchase of motor car                                      11.5%




                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 220/ 2005
                              No.P(R )436/IREM/VII      Date: 22-12-2005
         Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 7.12.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.    Board’s letters dated 28-4-99 and 1-7-2003 quoted therein were
circulated as SC No. 138/99 & 139/2003, respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 7.12.2005 .(RBE No.210/05)

        Sub: The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of
             Rights and Full Participation ) Act, 1995- Absorption of
             disabled/medically decategorised staff in alternative employment
             – Amendment to IREM.
                                                 …
        In terms Para 1303(a) as modified vide ACS No. 148 issued under this Ministry’s
letter No. E(NG)1-2001/RE-3/8 dated 1.7.2003 a Railway servant who has been declared
totally incapacitated not fit for any alternative post even in the lowest medical category,
should be declared invalidated and retired from service as per procedure in force prior to
coming into force of revised procedure laid down in ACS No.77 issued under the
Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.4.99.

2.       The matter has been reviewed further in consultation with the Ministry of Social Justice and
Empowerment and the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs). It has been clarified that
in view of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Kunal Singh Vs Union of India, JT 2003(2) SC
132 the provisions of Section 47(1) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of
Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 are to be complied with even in respect of those who have been
declared totally incapacitated.

3.       The Ministry of Railways have accordingly decided that the provision of Section 47(1) of the
Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 will
apply to medically decategorised Railway servants who are declared totally incapacitated for further
service even in the lowest medical category.

4.       This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5.       The Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.1. 1989 should also be amended as in the Advance
Correction Slip No.179.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-1.(REVISED EDITION 1989)
Chapter XIII-Absorption of Medically Incapacitated staff in Alternative Employment

                                ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.179.

1.       Substitute the following for the existing Para 1303 as substituted by ACS No. 148.

        ‘1303. The railway servants both in group(i) and group (ii) of Para 1302 cease to
perform the duties of the posts they are holding from the date they are declared
medically unfit for the present post. No officer has the authority to permit the Railway
Servant concerned to perform duties in the post beyond that date. If such a Railway
servant cannot be immediately adjusted against or absorbed in any suitable alternative
post he may be kept on a special supernumerary post in the grade in which the employee
concerned was working on regular basis before being declared medically unfit pending
location of suitable alternative employment for him with the same pay scale and service
benefits, efforts to locate suitable alternative employment starting immediately. The
special supernumerary post so created will stand abolished as soon as the alternative
employment is located”.

II. After the existing Para 1304 insert the following as Para 1305.
          “1305 Absorption in posts identified for employment of physically handicapped persons/creation
of supernumerary posts. The Railway servants falling in group (i) mentioned in Para 1302 i.e. those who
are declared unfit even for the lowest medical category, may be absorbed in a post/category identified as
suitable for employment of physically handicapped persons and fresh recruitment to that post/category
from open market from amongst physically handicapped withheld. In case the alternative post is not
carrying the requisite pay scale, a supernumerary post may be created in appropriate scale of pay and the
employee adjusted against the same keeping the lower grade post vacant by withholding fresh recruitment
thereto. The supernumerary post so created to accommodate a disabled /medically incapacitated employee
shall stand abolished as soon as a suitable post in the appropriate scale is found for the Railway servant
concerned or the post is vacated by him for other reasons, whichever is earlier.”

[Authority: Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 7.12.2005]



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 221 /2005
                                No.P(R )219            Date: 29-12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)II/2004/DE1/1 dated 9.12.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letters dated 5-12-94 , 25-3-98,
24-12-98 and 11-3-04 quoted therein were circulated as SC Nos 21/95, 98/98 and 58/99,
respectively.


Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)II/2004/DE1/1 dated 9.12.05(RBE No.204/05)

      Sub: Calculation of Deputation (Duty) Allowance consequent upon merger of 50%
           DA with basic pay as Dearness Pay.
      Ref: Board’s letter No.(i) F(E)II/94/DE/1/1 dated 5.12.1994 (ii)
           F(E)II/98/DE/1/1 dated 25.3.1998 and (iii) F(E)II/94/DE/1/1 dated
           24.12.1998.


       Pursuant to the Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.3.2004, references
have been received from railway units seeking clarification as to whether merger of 50%
of Dearness allowance with the basic pay as Dearness pay (DP) should be taken into
consideration for the calculation of Deputation (Duty) Allowance or not. The matter has
been examined in consultation with the Deptt. Of Personnel & Training. It is now
clarified that DP may be taken into account for the purpose of calculating Deputation
(Duty) Allowance w.e.f. 1.4.2004 subject to prescribed ceiling for payment of Deputation
(Duty) Allowance.
      It is also clarified that DP may not be taken into account for prescribed ceiling of
the Pay + Deputation (Duty) Allowance not exceeding the maximum of the pay scale of
deputation post in so far as payment of Deputation (Duty) Allowance subject to the
prescribed ceiling is concerned.
      There is no change in the ceiling prescribed for Deputation (Duty) Allowance.



                              SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 222 /2005
                                  No.P(R )299/V       Date:28-12-2005
        Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005/FE1-2 dated 12.12.05 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action Board’s letter dated 16-09-04   quoted
therein was circulated as SC No. 178/04.


Copy of Board's letter No. E(G)2005/FE1-2 dated 12.12.05 (RBE No.213/05)


       Sub: Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee,1978 (Sikri
               Committee) – 90% re-imbursement of membership fee in respect of recognized
               professional Institutions/Societies.
       Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2004 FE1-5 dated 16.9.2004.

       As per extant instructions Railway officers and Sr. Supervisors are permitted 90% reimbursement of
annual/life membership fee in respect of taking up membership of professional Institutions/Societies.
Railway Board have recognized professional Institutions/Societies from different disciplines for this
purpose.

       In the course of examination of proposals for 90% reimbursement of membership fee received from
Railway Units, it has come to notice that Railway officers are also claiming the amount paid towards
Registration Fee, Admission Fee, etc. along with the annual/life membership fee. In this regard it is clarified
that 90% reimbursement is admissible only in respect of annual/life membership fee and no reimbursement
is admissible in respect of the amount other than membership fee like Registration Fee, Admission Fee, etc.

       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.




                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 223 /2005
                                No.P(R )500/XXI             Date: 28-12-2005


        Copy of Board's letter No. F(E)III/2000/PN1/55 dated 14.12.05 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action.


Copy of Board's letter No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/55 dated 14.12.05(RBE No.214/05)

Sub: Permissibility of Family pension to blind son/daughter – clarification regarding .
         In terms of proviso below Rule 75 (6) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, if a
son or daughter of a railway servant is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind,
including mentally retarded, or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her
unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of twenty five years, family pension shall
be payable to such son or daughter for life subject to certain conditions. Certain Railway
administrations have sought clarification whether blindness can be considered as a physical
disability for the purpose of sanction of family pension for life under this proviso.
       The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension &
Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified that blindness is a physical disability, which is covered
by proviso below Rule 75(6) of these rules. The sanction of family pension to such a
dependent blind son or daughter will be subject to fulfilment of all other conditions including
the one that the son or daughter was suffering from the disability of blindness before
attaining the age of 25 years because of which he or she was incapable of earning his/her
livelihood and that he or she continues to suffer from the disability even after attaining the
age of 25 years and the disability renders him/her incapable of earning his/her livelihood as
evidenced by a certificate obtained from a medical officer not below the rank of a Divisional
Medical Officer. The family pension sanctioned on fulfilment of all these conditions will be
discontinued if such a son or daughter is cured or improved of the blindness subsequently
and he/she becomes capable of earning or starts earning a living.


                               SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 224 /2005
                                   No.P(R )535/V     Date: 27 -12-2005


         Copy of Board's letter No.PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 20.12.2005 is published for information,
guidance and necessary action      Board’s letters dated 1.10.99 and 22-02-2005 quoted therein were
circulated as SC No. 276/99 and 40/2005, respectively.

Copy of Board's letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 20.12.2005 (RBE No.217/05)

                 Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway
                      servants – Clarification regarding procedure in respect of
                   Selection Posts.
                                                     …
         Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 1.10.1999 regarding the Assured Career
Progression Scheme (ACPS) and subsequent amendments/clarifications that have been issued from time to
time.

2.        The issue whether an employee who has passed the selection test for financial upgradation under
the ACPS should continue to appear in the selection at the time of normal promotion has been considered
by Railway Board in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training. Now, in supersession of
the clarification contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.2.2005, it has been decided as
follows:

        i)   An employee, who has passed selection for financial upgradation under the scheme of ACP,
             may not be required to appear in the selection for normal promotion provided that selection
             for normal promotion is initiated within a period of two years from the date of notification of
             the results for financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme. In case a person has been
             givenfinancial upgradation under the ACP Scheme to posts classified as’non-selection’, he
             may not be required to be subjected to suitability test again for normal promotion.

        ii) An employee, who has passed selection for promotion in the normal course but has not been
            empanelled or has been empanelled but has not been promoted within the currency of the
            panel for want of a vacancy, may be exempted from appearing in the selection for financial
            upgradation under theACP Scheme. This condition will also apply to cases where a person has
            been found suitable for promotion to post classified as ‘non-selection’ but has not been
            promoted for want of a vacancy.

                                                       *****




                             SERIAL CIRCULAR NO.188/2005
                              No.P(R )473/VII          Dt: 16-11-2005.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 20.1.2005
quoted therein was circulated under S.C.No.17/2005 .
Copy of Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 ( RBE No.180/2005)

              Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.
              Ref : Board’s letter of even no. dt. 20-01-05.
                                        …
       Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to retired railway
servants is regulated in terms of provisions contained in Schedule IV of Railway
Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993). Item No.(iv) under column
3 of Schedule IV provides as under:-
       “ (iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those railway
servants who are dismissed from service.”
2.    Subsequently, it was decided by the Board that retired railway
employees in whose cases the whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld
permanently as a result of D&A proceedings shall not be entitled to Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes and accordingly, item no.(iv) under column
3 of Schedule IV of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 was amended vide
Advance Correction Slip No.47 ( circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(W)2002
PS5-8/5 dated 20.1.2005) as under:-
       “(iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
railway servants who are dismissed from service and to those retired railway
servants whose whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently
as a result of D&A proceedings.”
3.     The entire gamut of issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to
dismissed/removed railway employees has again been reviewed by the Board
and it has been decided as under:-
       i)     Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to
              those Railway servants who are dismissed from service.
       ii)    Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to
              those Railway servants who are removed from service on or after
              the date of issue of this letter.

       iii)   Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to
              those retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent
              percent cut in pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after
              20.01.05
       iv)    Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those
              railway servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or
              after the date of issue of this letter but are granted compassionate
              allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension)
              Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be
              issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from the date
              of grant of compassionate allowance and after their death, their
              widows would also be entitled to widow pass in terms of
              provisions contained in Schedule V of Railway Servants (Pass)
              Rules,1986.
       v)     The Railway servants, who were removed from service before the
              date of issue of this letter, shall continue to be entitled to Post
              Retirement Complimentary Passes as personal to them, and after
              their death, their widows shall also be entitled to widow pass.
4.     In view of the above position, item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post
Retirement Complimentary Passes)of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( Second
Edition,1993) stand amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.49.
5.     This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway
Board.
Advance Correction Slip No.49 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( 2nd
                             Edition 1993)
Item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass)
may be replaced by the following:-

(iv) (a) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
         Railway servants who are dismissed from service.
   (b) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to those
       Railway servants who are removed from service on or after 26.10.2005.
    (c) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those
       retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent percent cut in
       pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after 20.01.05.
    (d) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those railway
       servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or after 26-10-
       2005 but are granted compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of
       Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary
       Passes shall be issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from
       the date of grant of compassionate allowance.
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 ]

				
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