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					Correction Slip No. 1 B
         Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

         In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway, following amendments are issued to be implemented with immediate effect:-

1.        2                                              Column no. 5
Item      Nature of powers                               Dy.HODs & JAG Officers
no.
8         Payment on behalf of the Railway of            Dy.HODs of all department including Dy. of Account departments, Sr.Divisional Offices,
          registration fees and fees for licenses or     MSs/Sr.DMOs and Principal ZTC-UDZ are delegated these powers.
          renewal of licenses as prescribed under the
          Factories Act.
13 (a)    Typewriters, Duplicators and other office
          machine;     such    as    Calculators/Zerox
          machine/Dictation Aid machines.
          i) Purchase on additional account.             Dy. HODs in independent charge and Principal ZTC-UDZ are authorized to purchase scientific
                                                         calculators. Cost of each should not be more than Rs. 750/-
          ii) Purchase on Renewal account.               Dy.HODs including Dy.s of Accounts Deptt. And Medical Supdt. And Principal ZTC-UDZ Are
                                                         delegated these powers.
                                                         Note: These powers are not to exercised by JA grade officers in the divisions.
13 (b)    Hiring                                         Dy.HODs who are heads of their offices and Principal ZTC-UDZ are delegated these powers.

                                                         Note: These powers are not to exercised by JA grade officers in the divisions.
14 (a)    Purchase of stores non-stock items other       ii) CWMs/ Dy.CEs/ DyCSTE/ Dy.CEE / Dy.CMEs /Dy.CEI /Dy.CEEsI/ Dy.CSTEsI holding
          than DGS and D Rate/Running contract           independent charge of workshops upto Rs.2,500/- per item but not exceeding Rs.25,000/- in
          items stationary stores.                       aggregate per month.
                                                         (iii) Principal ZTC-UDZ is delegated these powers up to Rs. 2,000/- per item with a total annual
                                                         ceiling of Rs. 50,000/-

         (No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 10.05.2004)
Correction Slip No. 2 B

Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters

In partial modification of SOP Part B of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate effect:-


1.        2.                                                                     3.             4.                   5.             6.            7.
S.no.     Nature of power                                                        AGM,           DRM/ ADRM/           Dy.HODs/       Sr. Scale &   Remarks
                                                                                 PHODs/         SAG in               JAG officers   Asstt.
                                                                                 HOD            independent          at Divisions   Officers
                                                                                                incharge
15 (a)    Hiring of P&T lines for officers staying out side Rly. Colony due to   CCE/CSTE       DRMs are             No powers.     No powers.
(i)       shortage of Railway accommodation                                      have full      delegated these
                                                                                 powers for     powers with the
                                                                                 hiring of      concurrence of
                                                                                 P&T lines      associate finance.
                                                                                 with finance
                                                                                 concurrence.
15 (a)    Immediate hiring of few Cellular phones by the Station Managers/       CSTE has       DRMs are             No powers.     No powers.    Authority:
(ii)      Station Masters in case of passenger train accidents to meet the       full powers.   delegated these                                   Rly
          needs of stranded passengers free of charge.                                          powers.                                           Board‟s
                                                                                                                                                  letter no.
                                                                                                                                                  2002/Tele
                                                                                                                                                  /TN/1 dtd.
                                                                                                                                                  12.05.200
                                                                                                                                                  3.
          Note:
          1. DRMs may delegate necessary powers for immediate hiring of few cellular phones to Stations Masters/ Station Managers in consultation with
          associate finance. The number of Cellular phones to be given to Station master/ Station Manager will be fixed by DRMs in consultation with
          associate finance.
          2. The facility of cellular phones to passengers will be provided free of charges only in case of a passenger train accident.
          3. The cellular Phone will be hired only at those stations, where the Cell connectivity is available.
         (No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 16.09.2003)
Correction Slip No. 3 B
Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc matters.

In partial modification of SOP Part B of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with following effect:-
   1.                 2.                                                             Column no. 7.
 Item         Nature of powers                                                    Remarks & Authority
  no.
24       Entertainment Expenditure Note:
                                       1. Serving of Lunches/Dinners can only be done with prior finance concurrence & personal sanction of
                                       the GM of Zonal Railways/ Production units and DRMs.
                                       2. Ceiling limit of expenditure of Rs. 3.50 per head for serving light refreshments & Rs. 50/- for working
                                       lunches per head at formal inter-departmental & other meetings & conferences should not be exceeded in
                                       therms of Board‟s letters no. (1) F(X)II/95 Exp/1 dtd. 14.9.98 (2) F(X)II-2003/PW/1 dtd. 12.06.2003.
                                       3. Half yearly statements of expenses incurred should be submitted to GM through Associate Finance for
                                       information.
                                       4. DRMs should submit a quarterly statement of luncheon parties/ dinners/ receptions and expenditure
                                       incurred duly vetted by Associate finance to GM for information.

(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 16.09.2003)
Correction Slip No. 4 B
Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc matters.

In partial modification of SOP Part B of this Railway, following amendment is issued by inserting a new sub item 5 (C) in item no. 5 with
following effect:-

  1.           2.                                     3.                                    4.               5.            6.            7.
S.no.   Nature of power    AGM, PHODs/ HOD                                         DRM/ ADRM/          Dy.HODs/       Sr. Scale &   Remarks
                                                                                   SAG in              JAG officers   Asstt.
                                                                                   independent         at Divisions   Officers
                                                                                   incharge
5 (C)   Hiring of Road     Full powers to CAO/C in respect to Construction         Nil                 Nil            Nil           Authority:
        Vehicle            Organization.                                                                                            Rly Board‟s
                                                                                                                                    letter no.
                                                                                                                                    2002/CE-
                                                                                                                                    II/Genl/1 dtd.
                                                                                                                                    27.05.2002.

(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 08.10.2003)
Correction Slip No. 5 B

Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters

In partial modification of SOP Part B of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate effect:-


1.       2.                   3.                                   4.                         5.                         6.
S.no.    Nature of power      AGM, PHODs/ HOD                      DRM/ ADRM/ SAG in          Dy.HODs/ JAG               Sr. Scale & Asstt.
                                                                                                                         Officers
                                                                   independent incharge       officers at Divisions
34       Entertainment
         Charges in
         connection with
         publicity and
         public works
34 (a)   Hospitality          AGMs has full powers.                No powers                  CPRO is delegated the      No powers.
         Charges in           Note: the expenditure incurred                                  powers for incurring
         connection with      should be strictly in accordance                                expenditure on Rs.
         publicity & Public   with the instructions contained in                              250/- per meal per head
         Relations.           Rly. Board‟s letter no. 89/PR/4/9                               or Rs. 500/- per head
                              dt. 24.04.89 & letter no.                                       per day for entertaining
                              2003/PR/4/11 dtd. 18.08.03.                                     media persons with an
                                                                                              annual ceiling of Rs.
                                                                                              1,00,000/- without
                                                                                              finance concurrence
                                                                                              subject to availability
                                                                                              of funds.

                                                                                              Note: same as Column
                                                                                              no. 3
34 (b)   Press Tours &        AGMs has full powers.                No powers.                 (i) CPRO is delegated      No powers.
         Receptions in        Note: the expenditure incurred                                  the powers for
         connection with      should be strictly in accordance                                incurring expenditure
         Publicity and        with the instructions contained in                              of Rs. 500/- per head
         Public Relations.    Rly. Board‟s letter no. 89/PR/4/9                               per day for meals with
                              dtd. 24.04.89 & letter no.                                      the administrative
                              2003/PR/4/11 dtd. 18.08.03                                      approval of AGM/GM
                                                                                              without finance
                                                                                               concurrence & in
                                                                                               exceptional
                                                                                               circumstances, Rs.
                                                                                               750/- per head per day
                                                                                               for meals with prior
                                                                                               Finance concurrence
                                                                                               within the over all PR
                                                                                               Bidget.
                                                                                               (ii) The expenditure
                                                                                               beyond Rs. 25,000/- on
                                                                                               any one occasion
                                                                                               require prior finance
                                                                                               concurrence. CPROs
                                                                                               may incur expenditure
                                                                                               up to Rs. 25,000/- on
                                                                                               any one occasion with
                                                                                               administrative approval
                                                                                               of AGM/GM without
                                                                                               finance concurrence.
                                                                                               Note: Same as Column
                                                                                               no. 3.
 Note:
    1. The expenditure on lodging, transportation, etc. will continue to be incurred by CPROs after taking administrative approval of
       AGM/GM. The expenditure so incurred would be subject to rendering appropriate accounts in the usual manner.

     2. The enhanced limits will apply to powers of CPROs of Zonal Railways only.

     3. Adequate documentation as to the purpose of expenditure, number of media persons entertained, amount of expenditure, etc.
        should be maintained by the CPROs.

     4. The other instructions contained in Board‟s letter no. 89/PR/4/9 dtd. 24.04.1989 & 2003/PR/4/11 dtd. 18.08.2003 would
        continue to be applicable.

(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 08.12.2003)
Correction Slip No. 6 B

Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters

In partial modification of SOP Part B of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate effect:-

Present status of item no. 34 of SOP Part “B” is as under:

   1.                    2.                                                           S. no. 3 Column no. 47.
 Item             Nature of powers                  Extent to which powers are delegated to DRMs/ADRMs/ SAGs officers in independent charge
  no.
10       Printing work in outside presses       CSOs only: Up to Rs. 10,000/- in each case subject to the overall ceiling of Rs. 1,00,000/-

                                                DRMs only: Up to Rs. 10,000/- in each case subject to the overall ceiling of Rs. 1,00,000/-

                                                Sr. DSOs only: Up to Rs. 5,000/- in each case subject to the overall ceiling of Rs. 50,000/-.

                                                Note:
                                                1. The above powers will be exercised subject to finance concurrence in each case.
                                                2. A certificate from CP&SS will be required expressing inability to undertake the work at the
                                                Railway Printing Press (AII) stating reasons in each case.
                                                3. The overall limit for the division is Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum and this ceiling limit is both for
                                                DRM & Sr. DSO taken together per division.
                                                4. A Register may be maintained in the divisions to watch over the ceiling limit.
                                                5. The above powers will be exercised subject to the fund availability.


        (No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 18.12.2003)
Correction Slip No. 7 B
         Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

        In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway by inserting two new sub provisions in item no. 23, following amendment is issued
to be implemented with immediate effect:-


   1              2             3                         4                       5                    6                          7
Sr.no.    Nature of Power   AGM,              DRM/ADRMs/ SAG            Dy.HODs/ JAG Officers at    Sr.        Remarks
                            PHODs/            officers in               Divisions                   Scale &
                                                                                                    Asstt.
                            HODs              independent Charge                                    Officers
23 (a)    Emergency          AGM      has     DRM/CWM in SAG            CWM in JAG up to Rs.        No         1. Cases exceeding Rs. 1 Lakhs would
(i)       repairs       and full powers.      upto Rs. 1 Lakh per       50,000/- per breakdown      powers.    require AGM/GM‟s sanction with prior
          purchase        of                  breakdown        with     with finance concurrence.              finance concurrence.
          spares incidental                   finance concurrence.      Note:                                  2. Procurement of spare parts along
          to such repairs of                  Note:                     Same as in Column no. 4.               with the Emergency repairs should not
          critical                            Where purchase of                                                be piecemeal to avoid finance
          equipments such                     PAC       spares     is                                          concurrence and the purchase should be
          as 140 t cranes                     involved, each PAC                                               resorted to only in emergencies duly
          and HRD &                           item costing more                                                approved by the sanctioning authority.
          HRE equipment.                      than Rs. 10,000/-                                                3. The annual year for the ceiling
                                              should be purchased                                              prescribed would be the financial year.
                                              with prior finance                                               4. A register showing the details of
                                              concurrence.      The                                            expenditure      incurred   on     each
                                              annual ceiling limit                                             breakdown should be maintained so as
                                              for such purchase and                                            to enable a watch being kept over the
                                              repairs will be Rs. 10                                           ceiling limit prescribed. The associate
                                              Lakhs.                                                           finance officer should maintain one set.
                                                                                                               5. These powers are delegated to DRMs
                                                                                                               for maintenance of HRD & HRE
                                                                                                               machines only and CWMs for POH of
                                                                                                               140t cranes only. For the other the
                                                                                                               existing procedure should be followed
                                                                                                               which may be ensured by associate
                                                                                                               finance officers.
                                                                 6. Prior funds availability should be
                                                                 ensured.
                                                                 7. The work of POH of Track Machines
                                                                 should be done departmentally with
                                                                 existing manpower.
23 (a)   Annual            Full powers.        Nil   Nil   Nil   Authority:
(ii)     Maintenance                                             Board‟s letter no. F(X)II/99 PW/3 dtd.
         Contract    for   Note: subject                         20.10.99.
         critical          to “with HQ
         equipments with   finance
         OEM               concurrence.
         i) 140t ART,      ”
         HRD & HRE

         (No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 10.05.2004)
Correction Slip No. 8 B
           Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

           In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ in item no. 6 of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate
effect:-


  1           2                                                                Column no. 3
Item Nature of power                                                        AGM/ PHODs/ CHODs
no.
6    Imprest to Office        Full powers to AGM with finance concurrence. PHODs/ CHODs and DGM(G) have powers to sanction Imprest up to
                              Rs. 5000/- in each case with finance concurrence.
                              Note: CHODs will only exercise the powers in departments where PHODs are not available.

           (No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 18.08.2004)
Correction Slip No. 9B
        Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

      In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway by inserting new sub provision in item no. 5, following amendment is issued to be
implemented with immediate effect:-

Item                            Nature of Power                         AGM/PHODs/HO       DRMs/ADRMs          Dy.HODs/     SS/ Asst.      Remarks
 no.                                                                         Ds          SAGs in independent     JAG        Officers
                                                                                               charge
5      Requisition helicopter/ aeroplane for reaching & dispatching     No powers.       DRMs       only: No              No              Rly. Board‟s
(d)    rescue teams at the site of serious accident for rescue                           full powers.     powers.         powers.         letter no.
(i)    operations.                                                                                                                        2002/Safety-
                                                                                                                                          1/6/6 dtd.
                                                                                                                                          13.06.2004.
       Note: The above delegation of power will be at discretion of GMs/DRMs. However, these points may be covered for exercising these
       powers:
       1. Where more than 10 casualties (deaths-cum-serious injuries) are feared and it is difficult for these officers to reach the site with in
       reasonable time.
       2. Where heavy damage is caused to Rly installation in sensitive and tension filled areas (e.g. wreckage of track, bridges, etc. through bomb
       blast, other means of sabotage etc.).
       3. Where public reaction in case of late arrival of senior officers at site is likely to be highly adverse.
       4. Normally, One helicopter should be requisitioned except in the cases where both GM & DRM are essential to reach the site at once to
       satisfy the public & the press. However, to dispatch the rescue team at the site of accident, separate helicopter/ aero plane may be
       requisitioned, if so needed.
       5. The GMs/DRMs may exercise the above powers personally and may not be delegated these powers.
(ii)   Requisition helicopter/ aero plane to evacuate injured and         No powers.          No powers.         No         No            Rly. Board‟s
       dead in the event of serious accidents.                                                                   powers.    powers.       letter no.
                                                                                                                                          2002/Safety-
                                                                                                                                          1/6/6 dtd.
                                                                                                                                          13.06.2004.
       Note:
       1. GMs may personally exercise these powers and may not delegated these further.
                 (No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 08.09.2004)
Correction Slip No. 10 B
           Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

           In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway in item no. 6, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate
effect:-

1      2              3                                                                        4                         5        6           7
Item   Nature    of   AGM/PHODs/HODs                                                           DRMs/ADRMs SAGs      in   Dy.HOD   SS/ Asst.   Remarks
no.    Power                                                                                   independent charge        s/ JAG   Officers
6      Imprest Full powers to AGM with finance concurrence. PHODs/ CHODs and               DRMs are delegated No           No      Authorit
       to Office DGM(G) have powers to sanction IMprest up to Rs. 5000/- in each case      these    powers    to power. power. y:
                 with finance concurrence.                                                 sanction imprest up                     Rly Bd‟s
                 Note: CHODs will only exercise the powers in department where PHODs       to Rs. 3000/- in each                   letter no.
                 are not available.                                                        case with finance                       F(X)II/-
                                                                                           concurrence. These                      2003/P
                                                                                           powers should be                        W/9 dtd.
                                                                                           exercised by DRMs                       18.06.20
                                                                                           only.                                   04
       Note: An imprest is a standing advance of a fixed sum of money placed at the disposal of an individual to meet the following types of
       expenditure:
       1. Petty Office expenses.
       2. Cost of raw materials for the diet of indoor patients of hospitals.
       3. Emergent charges which can not be foreseen.
       4. Other petty expenses up to an amount of Rs. 2000/- in each case. Emergent petty advances, may also be made on the responsibility of
       the imprest holder out of imprest money placed at his disposal.
        (No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 10.12.2004)
Correction Slip No. 11 B
           Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

           In partial modification in item no. 24 of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with immediate
effect:-

  1               2                                                                 Column no. 7
Item      Nature of powers                                                        Remarks & Authority
 no.
24   Entertainment Expenditure          Note no. 2.
                                        Ceiling limit of expenditure of Rs. 3.50/- per head for serving light refreshment & Rs. 75/- for working
                                        lunches per head at formal interdepartmental & other meetings & conferences should not be exceeded in
                                        terms of Board‟s letter nos.
                                        (1) F(X)II/95/Exp/1 dtd. 14.09.98,
                                        (2) F(X)II-2003/PW/1 dtd. 12.06.2003 &
                                        (3) F(X)II-2004/Exp/4 dtd. 28.07.2004.

           (No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 27.12.2004)
Correction Slip No. 12 B
          Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

      In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ in item no. 13 (a), (iii) of this Railway, following amendment is issued to be implemented with
immediate effect:-

Amended as:
  1                        2                                      3                                 4                   5            6             7

Sr. No.              Nature of Power           AGM/ PHODs/ HODs                          DRMs/      ARDMs/SAGs     Dy.HODs      Sr.   Scale   Remarks
                                                                                         Officers in independent   and JAG of   and Asstt.      and
                                                                                         charge                    Division     Officers      Authority
13(a) iii) Procurement of PC based system      10 Numbers per annum for PHOD and 5 DRM-10 numbers
                                               Numbers per annum for HOD/SAG       per annum
                                                                                         SAG officers with
                                                                                         independent charge-
                                                                                         5 nos per annum
     GENERAL MANAGER-NO LIMIT ON NUMBERS OF CONNECTIONS FOR PROCUREMENT OF pc BASED SYSTEMS.
     NOTE:
     1. Total per system hardware cost to be less than or equal to Rs. 1 lakhs chargeable to revenue.
     2. All procurement to be done through Stores officers or Officer nominated to look after stores function, possibly using DGS&D rate
     contracts.
     3. Prior concurrence of Associated Finance required.
     4. PCs will be classified as „Equipment‟ in terms of Para 705(6) of the Indian Railway‟s Finance Code.
     5. The above powers are independent of systems procured against any specific work, which may be chargeable to the other plan heads.
     6. The nominated officers as indicated above will also ensure that the ceiling limit on annual purchase prescribed above are not exceeded.
     7. Laptops are permitted for GMs and GM equivalents only, for all other requirements the case must be sent to Railway Board for
     sanction.
     8. The following officers are nominated to ensure technical standards as well as keeping a record of the population of all systems within
     their jurisdiction irrespective of either the end-users or the method of procurement/sanction. They shall be held directly accountable for
     this number. They shall also ensure technical standards of systems via technical vetting of indents:-

       1.      Zonal HQ           Sr. EDPM

       2.      Divisions          Sr. EDPM or in his absence other suitable officer so
                                  nominated by DRM/OSD/ADRM in-charge.

       3.      Pus/Independ       Sr. EDPM or in his absence other suitable officer so
               ent Units          nominated by the unit-in-charge.

       4.      PRS Systems        CCM/PM or in his absence other suitable officer so
                                  nominated by CCM

       5.      FOIS System  Any of the CFTM or in his absence other suitable officer
                            so nominated by COM.
(No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 24.01.2005)
Correction Slip No. 13 B
        Sub: SOP Part “B” – Misc. Matters.

        In partial modification of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway by inclusion of new sub provisions in item no. 13 (a), (iii), following amendment is
issued to be implemented with immediate effect:-

Item    Nature of Powers       AGM        DRMs/ ADRMs/       Dy.HODs/ JAG of Divisions     SS & Asst. Officers          Remarks & Authority
 no.                          PHODs/         SAGs in
                               HODs        independent
                                              charge
 13     Procurement of          Nil       For    DRMs:                  Nil                       Nil            1. Prior concurrence of
 (a)    Local       Area                  To the limit of                                                        Associate Finance to be
(iii)   Network                           their    works                                                         obtained in the usual manner as
(B)     infrastructure                    programme                                                              also indicated below.
                                          powers.                                                                2. If the software and
                                                                                                                 consultancy           component
                                          For SAGs in                                                            exceeds Rs. 10 lakhs, the
                                          independent                                                            technical vetting directly from
                                          charge: Limit                                                          C&IS shall be required without
                                          to be decided                                                          exception      irrespective     of
                                          by      Zonal                                                          sanction authority.
                                          Railways.                                                              3. At least one terminal/node
                                                                                                                 must be made available for
                                                                                                                 querying/     confirmation      of
                                                                                                                 information by external/internal
                                                                                                                 customer including the most
                                                                                                                 interacting              associate
                                                                                                                 department.
                                                                                                                 4. Cases for sanction of PRS
                                                                                                                 locations must be sent to Board
                                                                                                                 for sanction.
 (C)    Entering     into 10 cases 5 cases per                          Nil                       Nil            1. Contract requirements in
        Service           per      annum. Value                                                                  connection with leasing of IT
      agreements for      annum.     per case up to                  equipment shall be in line with
      IT Infrastructure   Value per Rs. 2 lakhs.                     instructions on Leasing of IT
      (possibly      on   case up to                                 Infrastructure issued separately
      single     tender   Rs.      5                                 vide           letter         No.
      basis) excluding    Lakhs.                                     2001/C&IS/Comp/Policy dated
      Leasing       eg.                                              12.11.2001.
      AMC,           IT                                              2.    For     certain    software
      related                                                        maintenance contracts, where
      consultancy etc.                                               OEMs insist on advance
                                                                     payments, interest free advance
                                                                     payment can be made up to
                                                                     20% of contract value in case
                                                                     of customization/development
                                                                     of purchase price, to OEMs or
                                                                     their authorized dealers only.
                                                                     3. In case the per case advance
                                                                     payment value is greater than
                                                                     Rs. 5 lakhs, then an interest free
                                                                     Bank Guarantee @ 10% of the
                                                                     advance payment value, must
                                                                     be obtained as Performance
                                                                     guarantee for the period of the
                                                                     contract.
(D)   Internet,           At any given point of time     Nil   Nil   1. Cost per user should be up to
      including     E-    in divisions- all divisional               Rs. 1,500/- per year.
      Mail, for no        officers and up to 5
      commercial          additional     connections,
      usage including     elsewhere     up     to    8
      dial-up access.     connections only.
CORRECTION SLIP NO 14 B

    1                   2                     3              4                  5               6                7
Item no.    Nature of powers            AGM/ PHODs/   DRMs/ ADRMs/      Dy. HODs and Sr. Scale and        Remarks and
                                        HODs          SAG officers in   JA Grade        Asstt. Officers   Authority
                                                      independent       Officers of
                                                      charge            Division
1 (a)       Financial Powers for AGM:            Full No Power          1. Sr. DME/ Sr. No Power          Railway
            activity concerned with Powers                              DMO/        Sr.                   Doctor/ SS/ SM
            respective departments                                      DCM : Up to                       of        Station
            for quicker operations                                      Rs. 2 Lakhs                       nearest to the
            during accidents.                                                                             accident site are
                                                                        2. Sr. DEE/ Sr.                   empowered to
                                                                        DSTE/       Sr.                   make         spot
                                                                        DEN: Upto Rs.                     payment        for
                                                                        1 Lakhs                           such assistance
                                                                                                          requisitioned
                                                                                                          from      nearby
                                                                                                          civil hospital
5 (b) (i)   Requisitioning        the   AGM has full DRMs/ ADRMs: No Power                No Power        Railway
            Medical assistance from     power.         Full Powers                                        Doctor/ SS/ SM
            the civil side in case of   CMD only: Full                                                    of        Station
            accidents.                  Powers                                                            nearest to the
                                                                                                          accident site are
                                                                                                          empowered to
                                                                                                          make         spot
                                                                                                          payment        for
                                                                                                          such assistance
                                                                                                          requisitioned
                                                                                                          from      nearby
                                                                                                          civil hospital
CORRECTION SLIP NO 15 B

    1                 2                    3               4                5              6                  7
Item no.   Nature of powers          AGM/ PHODs/   DRMs/ ADRMs/      Dy. HODs and   Sr. Scale and     Remarks and
                                     HODs          SAG officers in   JA Grade       Asstt. Officers   Authority
                                                   independent       Officers of
                                                   charge            Division
6 (a)      To     sanction    cash   CME:     Full        Nil              Nil            Nil         Autority:
           imprest of Rs. 25,000/-   Powers                                                           Rly. Bd‟s letter
           to each ART incharges                                                                      no.        F(X)II/
           for         maintaining                                                                    2003/PW/9      pt.
           ART/ARMV           with                                                                    dtd. 16.08.2004.
           finance concurrence.                                                                       Cash imprest of
(b)        To     sanction    cash   CME:     Full       Nil              Nil             Nil         Rs. 25,000/- for
           imprest of Rs. 15,000/-   Powers                                                           maintaining ART/
           to each ART incharges                                                                      ARMV          and
           for         maintaining                                                                    Rs. 15,000/- for
           Breakdown Crane with                                                                       maintaining
           finance concurrence.                                                                       Breakdown
                                                                                                      Crane.
CORRECTION SLIP NO 16 B

   1                  2                                           Column No. 5                                    7
Item     Nature of powers                Extent to which Powers are delegated to Dy. HODs and JA Remarks and
no.                                      Grade Officers of Division.                                    Authority
11       Purchase     of        Books,   Sr. Divl. Officers and Dy. HODs in independent charge
         Periodicals,    Newspapers,     including Dys of the Accounts Deptt. are delegated same
         Drawings & Specifications.      powers as in Col. 3. Principal ZRTI-UDZ is delegated
                                         powers upto Rs. 40,000/- per annum subject to availability
                                         of funds. MSs/ Sr. DMOs are delegated powers upto Rs.
                                         2000/- per annum.
12       Petty Local purchase       of       i)     Dy. CME/ Dy. CE/ Dy. CEE/ Dy. CSTEs holding
         Stationary stores                          independent charge including workshop upto an
                                                    overall limit of Rs. 10,000/- per annum. Other Dy.
                                                    HODs in independent charge Sr. Divl. Officer in
                                                    independent charge upto Rs. 200/- in each case
                                                    subject to Rs. 5000/- per year. Principal ZRTI-
                                                    UDZ is delegated powers upto Rs. 500/- in each
                                                    case subject to ceiling limit Rs. 10,000/- p.a.
                                             ii)    Dy. HODs in independent charge are delegated
                                                    these powers as in col. 3
                                         Note: Same as in col. 3
13 (c)   Up-keep and repairs of              Dy. CMEs incharge of workshop Dy. HODs/ Sr. Divisional
         Typewriters, Duplicators and        Officers/ Medical Supdts. and Principal ZRTI-UDZ are
         other office machine; such as       delegated these powers as in        Col. 4.
         Calculators/ Zerox machine/         i)     For estimated cost below Rs. 10,000/- quotations
         Dictation Aid machines.                    may be invited and finalized in consultations with
                                                    Associate finance.
                                             ii)    For estimated cost above Rs. 10,000/- tender should
                                                    be invited and finalized through a Tender committee
                                                    at an appropriate level.
                                             iii)   The level of tender committee will be as prescribed
                                                    in SOP „E‟.
                                             Note: The cost of parts involved per typewriter should not
                                           exceed Rs. 2000/- during life time of the machine. In the
                                           case of other office machines the cost of parts should not
                                           exceeds Rs. 2000/- in any one year provided that the total
                                           expenditure on purchase of spare parts does not exceed
                                           20% of the cost which the machine was purchased.
14 (b)   Purchase of stores stock items    i)     CWMs/ Dy. CEs/ Dy. CSTE/ Dy. CEEs/ Dy.
         other      than       DGS&D              CMEs/ Dy. CEEs I/ Dy. CES I/ Dy. CSTEs I
         Rate/Running contract items              holding independent charge of workshops upto Rs.
         and Stationary store items in            2,500/- per item but not exceeding Rs. 25,000/- in
         emergency.                               aggregate per month in consultation with Associate
                                                  finance.
                                           ii)    Principal ZRTI-UDZ is delegated powers up to
                                                  Rs. 500/- in each case subject to ceiling limit of
                                                  Rs. 20,000/- p.a. in consultation with Associate
                                                  finance.
33 A     Purchase of photographic          (i)    Powers to CPRO upto Rs. 2000/- per item per
         goods (other than equipments).           occasion.
                                           (ii)   Principal ZRTI-UDZ is delegated powers upto
                                                  Rs. 500/- in each case subject to ceiling limit of
                                                  Rs. 5,000/- p.a.
39 B     Repairs to projectors, cameras,   (i)    Powers to CPRO upto Rs. 5000/-.
         accessories, cine equipments,     (ii)   Principal ZRTI-UDZ is delegated powers up to
         photographic equipments etc.             Rs. 500/- in each case subject to ceiling limit of
                                                  Rs. 5,000/- p.a.
                                           Note: - For proprietary items where single tender is invited
                                           required approval of AGM & prior finance concurrences.
CORRECTION SLIP NO 17 B

   1                2                               Column No. 4                                    7
Item no. Nature of powers        DRMs/ ADRMs/ SAG officers in independent             Remarks and Authority
                                 charge
14 (a)   Purchase of stores non- DRMs Only: Up to Rs. 10,000/- per item but not Rly. Bd‟s letter no. 99/RS
         stock items other than exceeding Rs. 1,00,000/- on the aggregate per month. (G)      /779/22  pt. IV,
         DGS and D Rate/                                                              dtd. 22.12.2004.
         Running contract items Note:
         stationary stores.         (i)   Local Purchase may be paid for in cash
                                          from imprest cash.
                                    (ii)  DRMs may redelegate these powers to
                                          officers under control up to the extent
                                          considered necessary subject to the overall
                                          limit of powers prescribed for the DRMs.
                                    (iii) The other instructions contained in Para
                                          711-A (i) for non-stock items of the Indian
                                          Railway Stores Code, Volume I (Edition
                                          1990) would continue to be applicable.
CORRECTION SLIP NO 18 B

                                                Schedule of Power Part ‘B’
    1                  2                        3                  4                5                 6                7
Item no.   Nature of powers             Extent to which    Extent to which   Extent to which   Extent to which Remarks and
                                        Powers are         Powers are        Powers are        Powers are       Authority
                                        delegated to       delegated to      delegated to      delegated to Sr.
                                        AGM/ PHODs/        DRMs/ ADRMs/      Dy. HODs and      Scale and Asstt.
                                        HODs               SAG officers in   JA Grade          Officers
                                                           independent       Officers of
                                                           charge            Division
5 (a)      Hiring     of    transport   PHODs           & DRMs – Same as     Nil               Nil            Authority: Item
           Vehicles: Hiring of          DGM/G – Full in Column 3                                              No. 17, note (2)
           Transport vehicles on        Power, subject to                                                     of      advance
           specific occasions in        availability    of                                                    correction slip
           urgent     cases    where    funds and with                                                        to Annexure –
           Railway transport is not     concurrence of                                                        II to chapter V
           available/             not   associate finance.                                                    of     Financial
           admissible.                                                                                        Code vol. I
CORRECTION SLIP NO 19 B

                                         SCHEDULE OF POWERS ‘PART B’ – MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Sr.   Nature of       Extent to which powers              Extent to which powers            Extent to which           Extent to which                               Remarks
No.   Powers          are delegated to AGM/               are delegated to DRMs/            powers are                powers are
                      PHODs/ HOds                         ADRMs/ SAG officer in             delegated to Dy.          delegated to Sr.
                                                          independent charge                HODs & JA                 Scale and Asstt.
                                                                                            Grade Officers of         Officers
                                                                                            Division
1            2                       3                                  4                             5                        6                                        7
24.   Entertainment   AGM/DGM(G) have full                (a) DRMs may incur                JA Grade Officer in       Senior          Scale   Note:
      Expenditure     powers in respect of serving        expenditure on entertainment      independent charge        Officer            in   1. Serving of Lunches/ Dinners can only be done with
                      light refreshments such as          of distinguished official or      of Workshops are          Independent             prior finance concurrence @ Rs. 75/- per head and
                      plain coffee/tea/cold drinks        non-official     visitors   on    delegated powers to       charge             of   personal sanction of GM/ AGM/ DRM.
                      etc.                                connection      with      Rly‟s   incur      expenditure    workshops located
                                                          business for marketing and        upto Rs. 4,000/- p.a.     at places other than    2. (a) Ceiling limit of expenditure of Rs. 12/- per head
                      PHODs in grade Rs. 22400-           Sales Organisation within a       and all other SG/JAG      HQr. Of Rly. Are        per meeting subject to annual celing of Rs. 25 Lakhs
                      24500 are empowered to incur        ceiling limit of Rs. 25,000/-     officers of Division,     delegated powers        for the entire Railway for serving light refreshments
                      expenditure upto Rs. 7,000/-        p.a. provided restriction laid    Units              and    to              incur   such as plain coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. should not be
                      p.a. on serving of light            down by Govt. from time to        Headquarters        are   expenditure upto        exceeded in terms of Board‟s letter No.
                      refreshments such as plain          time are properly observed.       delegated powers to       Rs. 2,000/- p.a. on     F(X)II/81/PW/7 dt. 1.5.97 & F(X)II/95/Exp/1 dt.
                      coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. in      (Authority Board‟s letter No.     incur      expenditure    serving of light        9.9.97 & dt. 14.9.98, F(X)II-2004/Exp/4 dated
                      Conference & Meeting with           F(X)II/87/Exp.2 dt. 7.8.87 &      upto Rs. 3,000/- per      refreshment such        18.1.2006 & 10.8.2006 and F(X) 11.02.04/Exp/4, Dt.
                      Official/ Non-official visitors     F(X)II-95/Exp.1 Dt. 12.6.96       annum on serving of       as              plain   04.06.07.
                      as     considered       specially   & ACS No. 54 issued under         light     refreshments    coffee/tea/cold
                      important and unavoidable as        Board‟s        letter      No.    such       as     plain   drinks     etc.    in   3. Entertainment expenditure is subject to availability
                      far as Railway working is           F(X)II/2000/FW-2            dt.   coffee/tea/cold drinks    Conference         &    of funds.
                      concerned         subject      to   27.6.2000)                        etc. in Conference        Meeting          with   4. Clear Certificate should be given that expenditure
                      availability of funds.                                                and Meetings with         official/        non-   incurred is for light refreshments in specially important
                                                          (b) These powers may be           official/ non-official    official visitors as    Meetings and unavoidable as far as Railway working is
                      Co-coordinating HODs in             exercised       with    prior     visitors as considered    considered              concerned.
                      grade         Rs.18,000-22,400      concurrence of Associated         specially important       specially important
                      are empowered to incur              Finance in terms of Board‟s       and unavoidable as        and unavoidable as      5. In addition to above, following powers are
                      expenditure upto Rs. 7,000/-        letter No. F(X)II/74/Exp.1        far as the Railway        far as the Rly.         delegated.
                      p.a. on serving of light            dt. 3.5.77 keeping in view        working is concerned      Working            is
                      refreshments such as plain          the instructions contained in     subject to availability   concerned subject       6. Full powers are delegated to DGM(G) for
                      coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. in      their        letters     No.      of funds.                 to availability of      sanctioning expenditure for working lunch/ dinners @
                      connection        with       the    F(X)II/81/PW/7 dt. 12.9.83                                  funds.                  75/- per person for important meetings/ conferences
                      entertainment of official or        & 1.5.87.                                                                           with prior finance concurrences and availability of
                      non-official visitors subject to                                                                                        Budget. (Subject to a ceiling limit of Rs. Three lakhs
                      availability of funds.              (c) ADRMs may exercise                                                              per annum).
                                                          these powers in absence of
                      Other SAG officers in HQ            DRMs.
                      office are empowered to incur
                      expenditure upto Rs. 5000/-         2.   SAG    Officers   in
                      p.a. on serving of light            independent    charge of
                      refreshments such as plain          Workshop/Units        are                                                           Note:
coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. in       empowered          to     incur    (1) Half yearly statement of expenses incurred
connection         with       the    expenditure upto Rs. 5000/-       should be submitted to GM through Associate
entertainment of official anf        p.a    on serving of light        Finance for information
non-official visitors subject to     refreshments such as plain
availability of Funds.               coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. in    (2) DRMs should submit a quarterly statement of
Regarding entertainment of           connection        with      the   lunches in, parties/ dinners/ receptions and expenditure
prospective       clients      in    entertainment of official and     incurred duly vetted by Associate Finance to GM for
connection        with      sales    non-official visitors subject     information.
promotion,          Commercial       to availability of funds.
Pubilicity, CCM/CCM(FM)                                                (3)Register for expenditure must be maintained in
are authorized to incur               3. ADRMs are delegated           General Branch for strict monitoring).
expenditure upto Rs. 25,000/-        powers to incur expenditure
jointly p.a. The expenditure         upto Rs. 5000/- p.a on
per head and on any occasion         serving of light refreshments
to be incurred should be             such as plain coffee/tea/cold
regulated on the lines of            drinks etc. in connection
Hospitality funds as laid down       with the entertainment of
in Board‟s letter No. 66/PP/80       official and non-official
dt. 9.9.67 & 26.8.69. In terms       visitors,     subject      to
of     Board‟s     letter    No.     availability of funds and
F(X)II/87/Exp.2 dt. 7.8.87, the      subject to the restrictions
entertainment funds of Rs.           laid down by the Govt. from
25,000/- p.a. is to be treated at    time to time (Authority No.
the disposal of CCM who may          G.176/6 dt. 28.2.97).
redelegate the power to spend
money out of the funds to            4. DRMs shall have powers
CCM(FM) to the extent                to sanction working lunch in
considered necessary.                connection      with     inter-
(Authority: ACS No. 1.5 F1           departmental     and     other
issued under Board‟s letter          meetings and conferences
No. F(X)II/76 Exp. 2 dt.             etc. upto Rs. 10,000/- p.a.
12.9.88 & ACS No. 49 F1
issued under Board‟s letter
No.      F(X)II-95/Exp.I       dt.
12.6.96 and ACS No. 54
issued under Board‟s letter
No. F(X)II/2000/FW-2 dt.
27.6.2000).
Correction Slip No. 20 B

      Sub: SOP Part “B” – Enhancement of Cash Imprest.

      The existing para 6 of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway is replaced by the following with immediate effect: -


 6   Imprest to Office          Full powers to AGM with Powers to DRMs - Up to No powers                     No powers
                                finance        concurrence. Rs. 15,000/- per case
                                PHODs and DGM (G) have with finance concurrence.
                                powers to sanction Imprest
                                upto Rs.5000/- in each
                                case      with      finance
                                concurrence.



(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 01.08.07)
Correction Slip No. 21 B


       Sub: SOP Part “B” – Tools & Plant Items.

       The existing para 22 of SOP Part „B‟ of this Railway is replaced by the following with immediate effect: -


 22 (i) Tools & Plant items        PHODs       /    CHODs       are     DRMs – are delegated              Dy.HODs                Divisional       officers
    Other than mentioned in delegated powers upto Rs.1                  these      powers        upto     /Dy.CMEs           /   (Sr.Scale) / Sr.Scale
    item no. 22 (ii), (iii) & (iv) lakh per case, per deptt.            Rs. 1 lakh in each case           Dy.CEEs                officers in charge of
                                   subject to ceiling limit of Rs. 3    subject to funds being            incharge          of   Districts/Asstt. Officers
                                   lakhs per annum and funds            available with ceiling of Rs.     workshops       /Sr.   in independent charge
                                   being available in budget            5 lakhs per annum                 Divisional officers    Sr. AFA (TA) of Dy.
                                   grant.                                                                 are      delegated     CAO (TA) - Ajmer’s
                                                                        SAG         officers         in   these        powers    office are authorized to
                                    Note:- i) In case of work           independent charge –              upto Rs.5000/- in      sanction within their
                                    costing   over   Rs.10,000/-        are delegated powers upto         each case subject      budget allotment upto
                                    Associated          Finance         Rs.1 lakh per case, per           to ceiling limit of    Rs. 2000/- per item on
                                    concurrence    should    be         deptt. subject to ceiling limit   Rs. 50,000 per         additional account and
                                    obtained.                           of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum.         annum and fund         upto Rs.5000/- per item
                                                                                                          being available in     on replacement account
                                     ii) CMD has powers to              Note: - In case of works          budget        grant.   ceiling limit of Rs.
                                    sanction      expenditure      in   costing over Rs.10,000/-          Principal              20,000 per annum.
                                    respect of equipments of            Finance concurrence of            ZTS/UDZ        upto
                                    Hospitals, dispensaries etc.        associated finance should         Rs.5000/-       per    TA/CMD is delegate
                                    as well as other T&P articles,      be obtained.                      item             on    these     powers    upto
                                    upto a limit of Rs. 100,000/- in    Patrons of Rly. Schools will      additional/            Rs.5000/- subject to
                                    each case chargeable to             exercise      powers     upto     replacement            ceiling limit of Rs.
                                    ordinary revenue provided the       Rs.4000/-        subject   to     account subject        50,000     per   annum
                                    aggregate for the year does         availability of funds.            to ceiling limit of    subject to funds being
                                    not exceed the budget                                                 Rs. 50,000 per         available    in  budget
                                    provision and subject to the                                          annum subject to       grant.
                                    condition that (i) if the cost of                                     availability      of   Presidents of Railway
                                    an item of medical equipment                                          funds.                 Schools will exercise
                                    exceeds Rs.20,000/- and (ii)                                                                 these powers for Rly.
                                    cost of an item other than                                                                   Schools under them
                                    medical equipments exceeds                                                                   upto Rs.1000/- per item
                                    Rs.10,000/- these powers                                                                     on additional account
                                    should be exercised in                                                                       and upto Rs. 2000/- per
                                    consultation                with                                                             item on replacement
                                    FA&CAO(F&B).                                                                                 account     subject   to
                                          (Railway    Board’s     letter                                          availability of funds.
                                         No.76/H/4/28     dt.28.7.1978
                                         and           F(X)II/78/ALC-3
                                         dt.28.6.1978 and 30.4.1985)
        (ii) Sanctioning of Office upto Rs 1 lakh per case per DRMs only - Upto Rs. 1 lakh                  Nil               Nil
        furniture, fixture, fitting and deptt. Subject to a Ceiling limit in each case, subject to
        other furnishing items on of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum.               annual ceiling limit of Rs. 5
        additional     /   replacement                                    lakhs.
        account as per scale.
        (iii) Sanctioning of new Nil                                      DRMs only – Full Powers           Nil               Nil
        furniture fixture, fitting and                                    upto Rs. 5 lakhs per annum.
        other furnishing items for
        waiting rooms and retiring
        rooms      at     station    on
        replacement account.
        (iv) Sanctioning of new Nil                                       DRMs – Full Powers upto Rs.       Nil               Nil
        furniture fixture, fitting and                                    5 lakhs per annum.
        other furnishing items on                                         SAG Officers (in independent
        replacement      account     for                                  charge) - Up to Rs. 1 lakh in
        Running Room Technical                                            each case, subject to annual
        Training Center, Crew lobby                                       ceiling limit of Rs. 3 lakhs.

Note:    (1) Finance concurrence is required.
         (2) Provision of funds in the budget grant should be there.
         (3) The above powers are applicable for items not included in sanctioned estimates.
         (4) The furniture being replaced should be condemned following provisions/ instruction in vogue.
         (5) T&P Register shall be maintained in each department for monitoring Ceiling limit.
         (6) Procurement is to be done through Stores.

(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 20.08.07)
Correction Slip No. 22 – B

Item No.         Nature of Power                       Existing Provision                            Amended Provision                   Remarks and Authority

                                                         In Column No. 6                                In Column No. 6

           Repairs to tools & plants                                                                                                     (1) In case of proven emergency and
  23                                        ii) (a) AEN upto Rs. 10,000/- in each case     ii) (a) XEN (TMC) upto Rs. 10,000/- in
                                                                                                                                         in case if propriety items repairs work
           including machinery and          of track machine upto an annual ceiling        each case of track machine up to an
           motor      vehicles,    office                                                                                                may be got done on single tenders
                                            limit of Rs. 2 lakhs during a financial year   annual ceiling limit of Rs. 2 lakhs during    by officers mentioned in Col.3 to 5
           equipment through the            subject to availability of funds.              a financial year subject to availability of
           Agency      of    contractors                                                                                                 upto the monetary limits indicated
                                                                                           funds.                                        against each with the concurrence of
           (Inclusive of cost of spares
                                                                                                                                         the Accounts officer concerned.
           incidental to repairs) upto
           the limit prescribed in para     (b) XEN(TMC) upto Rs. 2,000/- at a time        (b) AEN upto Rs. 5,000/- at a time       in
                                            in each case of track machine subject to       each case of track machine subject       to   (2) Where normal rules for invitation of
           701 (d)                                                                                                                       quotations/ tender are followed &
                                            ceiling limit of Rs.50,000/-during a           ceiling limit of Rs. 1 lakh during        a
                                                                                                                                         lowest quotation/ tender is accepted
                                            financial year subject to availability of      financial year subject to availability   of
                                                                                                                                         concurrence of Accounts is not
                                            funds.                                         funds.                                        necessary. However where an offer
                                                                                                                                         other than the lowest is accepted such
                                                                                                                                         an offer could be accepted only with
                                                                                                                                         concurrence of accounts.



(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP – B/ 2003, Dt. 06.11.07)




                                                                                                                                   (Gitika Pandey)
                                                                                                                               Dy. General Manager (G)
                                                                                                                             North Western Railway, Jaipur
CORRECTION SLIP No. 23 B
Item            Particulars              Authority                                                   Extent of powers delegated to
 No.
                                                                                Headquarter Officers                              Divisional/ Workshop/ Training centre Officers
                                                       PHOD                 HOD/SAG/Addl.         Selection     Sr. Scale /Jr.   DRM & ADRM          Selection      Sr. Scale/Jr
                                                                            CSC                   Grade/JAG     Scale/ Asstt.    CWM                 Grade/ JAG/ Scale/ Asstt
                                                                                                                Officers                             Sr.DSC/        officers/
                                                                                                                                                                    DSC/
                                                                                                                                                                    Principal
                                                                                                                                                                    RPF TC-BKI
MISCELLANEOUS (RPF MATTERS)
  43 Engagement of veterinary                          CSC           full   NIL                   NIL           NIL              NIL       NIL       NIL           NIL
     surgeon to examine RPF                            powers
     dogs.
  44 Purchase of Dogs/ bitches from
     a) Private bodies or from                         CSC-       Full      NIL                   NIL           NIL              NIL       NIL       NIL           NIL
     police kennels/ para military                     powers upto Rs
     organization kennels.                             7000/- in each
                                                       case
       NOTE-
            1. Finance concurrence is required for purchase from private parties.
            2. These powers are applicable only for replacement.
            3. Procurement through spot purchase committee needs GM‟s sanction.
       b) To lend the services of RPF                  CSC-         Full NIL                      NIL           NIL              NIL       NIL       NIL           NIL
       dogs to mate with bitches for                   powers
       service to other police/para
       military/   reputed     private
       kennels.

       NOTE:
            1 Finance concurrence is not necessary.
            2 The arrangement proposed should be reciprocal.
           3 Collect one male pup, if no male pup is available collect charges from public per mating (charges are fixed from time to time)
45     Sale of surplus litters in the                  CSC      –    Full NIL                      NIL            NIL              NIL      NIL      NIL           NIL
       open market                                     powers
       NOTE:
            1. Finance concurrence is not necessary.
            2. The sale should be given wide publicity trough advertisements. Keeping in view the value of the litters to be sold.
            3. The proceeds should be credited to sundry earnings.
46     Feeding charges of dogs and Rly Board‟s CSC              –    Full Upto Rs 5000/- per NIL                  NIL              NIL      NIL      Sr. SC full   DSC
       provision of utensils for the letter No.07/ powers                   month.                                                                   powers        independent
       kennels.                        sec/OS/FC/5                                                                                                                 charge full
                                       dt 08.11.07                                                                                                                 powers.
      Note:
           1. Finance concurrence is not necessary.
            2. The extant orders in regard to the monthly diet charges issued by the Board from time to time should be followed.
47    a) Medical expenses to be                         CSC-         Full Upto Rs 5000/- per NIL                  NIL            NIL   NIL       Sr. SC upto    DSC
      incurred on medicines and                         powers              month                                                                Rs 5000/-      independent
      consultation with veterinary                                                                                                               P.M.           charge upto
      doctors including conveyance                                                                                                                              Rs    5000/-
      charges from the kennels to                                                                                                                               P.M.
      the veterinary attendant and
      back.
      b) Sanction to payment of                         CSC-         Full Upto Rs. 5000/- per NIL                 NIL            NIL   NIL       Sr. SC upto    DSC
      honorarium to veterinary                          powers              month                                                                Rs 5000/-      independent
      honorary      consultant      in                                                                                                           P.M.           charge upto
      Government hospitals and fees                                                                                                                             Rs    5000/-
      to the private veterinary                                                                                                                                 P.M.
      consultant in emergencies.
      Note:
           1. Finance concurrence is not necessary for expenditure upot Rs 500/- per dog per occasion subject to maximum Rs 1000/ month
           2. Expenditure in connection with the protection of dogs against distemper & rabies to be included.
48.   a) Registration of RPF dog                        CSC-         Full NIL                      NIL            NIL            NIL   NIL       NIL            NIL
      kennels with the kennels Club                     powers
      in India.
      Note:
           1. Finance concurrence is not necessary.
           2. Subject to the limit of Rs 500/- per occasion.
      b)     Expenditure     incurred                   CSC-         Full NIL                      NIL            NIL            NIL   NIL       Sr. SC Full    DSC     with
      towards the registration of                       powers         for                                                                       powers         independent
      RPF dogs in dog shows or                          maximum of four                                                                                         charge Full
      exhibitions    organized     by                   shows per year                                                                                          powers.
      railway     or     non-railway                    for each squad.
      agencies.
      Note:
      Finance concurrence is not necessary. Subject to Rs 500 limit per occasion.
49.   To call for and award annual                      CSC      –   Full NIL                      NIL            NIL            NIL   Sr. DSC   Principal,
      contracts for upkeep of rooms,                    powers                                                                         Full      RPF     TC-
      toilets,   premises,     dhobi,                                                                                                  powers    BKI     Full
      canteen, laundry and barber                                                                                                      upto Rs   powers
      shop at RPF TC-BKI, RPF                                                                                                          02        upto Rs one
      lines and Barracks.                                                                                                              Lakhs.    lakh.
      Note:
           1. Finance concurrence is necessary.
           2. By levy of appropriate license fee and other charges.
            3. Only in cases where safaiwalas are not available after calling open tender (above 50,000/-)
50.   Expenditure towards jobs                        CSC-         Full   NIL                    NIL            NIL            Upto Rs     SAG in Nil               Nil
      done through outside agencies                   powers subject to                                                        10,000/-    independ
      relating     to    photographs                  an annual ceiling                                                        in each     ent
      including developing, printing                  limit of Rs 1                                                            case        charge of
      of      photographs,    slides,                 lakh.                                                                    subject     Worksho
      lamination and video editing.                                                                                            to     an   ps upto
      (Scene of crime, accident                                                                                                annual      Rs
      sites, for dossiers of accused                                                                                           ceiling     5,000/-
      under RP(UP) Act & the                                                                                                   limit of    per
      Railways      Act,   Republic,                                                                                           Rs      2   occasion
      Independence,          Raising                                                                                           lakhs.      subject to
      Investiture & Commemoration                                                                                                          Rs
      Day Parade etc.)                                                                                                                     50,000/-
                                                                                                                                           per
                                                                                                                                           annum
                                                                                                                                           ADRM
                                                                                                                                           same as
                                                                                                                                           DRM
51.   Purchase of photographic                        CSC     –    Full   NIL                    NIL            NIL            Full        Full       Nil           Nil
      consumable items.                               powers up to                                                             powers      powers
                                                      annual    ceiling
                                                      limit of Rs. 1
                                                      Lakh.
      Note:
      Prior finance concurrence is not necessary up to Rs 2000/- for Headquarter and 1000/- for Divisions in each case for item No 7&8
52.   For moving of case materials                     CSC-          Full NIL                     NIL            NIL             DRM       Full       Sr. SC Full   DSC     with
      by Railway Protection Force                      powers.                                                                   Full      powers     powers        independent
      (RPF)                                                                                                                      powers                             charge Full
                                                                                                                                                                    powers
      Note:
          1.   Finance concurrence is necessary.
          2.   Hiring to be resorted to only when railway transport facilities are unsuitable or not available.
          3.   Hiring of motor launches and boats should be resorted to wherever it is not accessible by road.
          4.   Powers of hiring of transport for carriage of cash can be exercised only by FA&CAO at Headquarters and DRMs in Divisions.
          5.   Tenders should be called for all cases over Rs 50,000/- for contracts costing upto Rs 40,000/- approval of JA grade officers to be obtained For contracts costing
               above Rs 40,000/- approval of PHOD/DRM/ADRM should be obtained.
53.   a) Hiring of motor vehicle for                  CSC-           Full NIL                        NIL           NIL            DRM         ADRM      NIL            NIL
      conducting surprise checks                      powers                                                                      Upto Rs Rs
      (including raids and search by                                                                                              3000/-      2000/-
      RPF personnel) of roadside                                                                                                  per         per
      station and mid section level                                                                                               occasion occasion
      crossings      and     reaching
      accident     sites   by RPF
      personnel by road.
      b) Hiring of vehicles for                       CSC       -    Full NIL                        NIL           NIL            DRM         ADRM      NIL            NIL
      training       purpose      and                 powers                                                                      Upto Rs Rs
      conveyance of under trials,                                                                                                 3000/-      2000/-
      provide/ escorting during VIP/                                                                                              per         per
      Ministers visits.                                                                                                           occasion occasion
      Note:
           1. For surprise checks, reaching of accidents sites and conveyance of under trials prior concurrence of associate finance is necessary.
           2. Hiring of outside transport should be kept down to the barest minimum.
           3. Hiring of outside transport should be made only if staff cars or other vehicles available with the Railway cannot be spared.
           4. The limitation on the number of such checks as fixed by the Railway Board, if any, from time to time is not to be exceeded.
54.   Purchase of sport materials for                 NIL                   NIL                      NIL           NIL            NIL         NIL    Principal, RPF NIL
      training institute                                                                                                                             TC-BKI        Rs
                                                                                                                                                     5,000/- on each
                                                                                                                                                     occasion subject
                                                                                                                                                     to a limit of Rs
                                                                                                                                                     20,000/-      per
                                                                                                                                                     annum.
      Note: Prior finance concurrence is necessary.
55.   RPF Band
      a) Purchase and stitching of                    CSC-           Full Addl.       CSC      Rs NIL              NIL            NIL         NIL      Principal,      NIL
      uniform material for RPF                        powers                2000/- per staff                                                           RPF TC-BKI
      Band.                                                                 annual ceiling limit                                                       Rs 2000/- per
                                                                            Rs 50,000/-                                                                staff Annual
                                                                                                                                                    limit       Rs
                                                                                                                                                    50,000/- p.a.
      b) Purchase of RPF Band                        CSC-          Full   Addl. CSC upto Rs     NIL            NIL            NIL        NIL        Principal,        NIL
      equipments                                     powers.              50,000/-                                                                  RPF TC-BKI
                                                                                                                                                    upto         Rs
                                                                                                                                                    50,000/-
      c) Repair of equipments for                    CSC-          Full   Addl CSC Rs 2000/-    NIL            NIL            NIL        NIL        Principal,
      RPF Band.                                      powers.              in each case annual                                                       RPF TC-BKI
                                                                          ceiling limit Rs                                                          Rs 2000/- in
                                                                          20,000/-                                                                  each       case
                                                                                                                                                    with annual
                                                                                                                                                    ceiling limit
                                                                                                                                                    of Rs 20,000/-
      Note: 1. Prior finance concurrence is necessary for 12 (a) (b) & (c).
              2 The life of summer uniform will be 2 years and that of winter uniform will be 5 years.
56.   Chemical analysis of test of articles by
      a) Govt. Chemical examiner.                        Full power         Full power            Full power  Full power     NIL         NIL        Full power      Full power
      b) Other out side agency.                          Full power         Full power            Full power  Full power     NIL         NIL        Full power      Full power
      Note: 1. Prior finance concurrence is not necessary upto Rs 20,000/- per annum for Headquarter and Rs 10,000/- per annum for each Division for item No 13 (a)
              2. Prior finance concurrence is necessary for 13 (b)
57.    Charge for feeding of                             Rs     50     per Upto Rs 50 per Upto Rs 50 Sr               Scale Upto Rs Upto Rs Independent Sr                 Scale
      offenders detained in Railway                      individual         individual offender per           upto Rs 50 50 per 50 per charge Upto Upto Rs 50
      Custody.                                           offender per day. per day.               individual  individual     individu individu Rs 50 per per
                                                                                                  offender    offender per al            al         individual      individual
                                                                                                  per day.    day Jr. Scale offender offender offender per offender per
                                                                                                              Nil            per day. per day. day.                 day.
      Note: The powers to be exercised by the officers of Commercial and Security Departments only. The charges should be same as diet allowance for accidents.
58.   Hiring of tentage and furniture                    Rs 5000/- on Rs 5000/- each NIL                      NIL            NIL         NIL        Rs 3000/- Sr.Scale officer
      for     Suraksha      Sammelan,                    each occasion      occasion                                                                on      each with
      Training Camps, Meetings                                                                                                                      occasion      independent
      and sporting events.                                                                                                                                        charge Rs 3000
      Note : Prior finance concurrence is necessary.
59.   Provision of entertainment                         NIL                NIL                   NIL                        NIL         NIL        Principal       NIL
      facilities to trainees in training                                                                                                            RPF     TC-
      centers like cable connection,                                                                                                                BKI       Rs
      music etc.                                                                                                                                    600/-     per
                                                                                                                                                    month.
      Note: Prior finance concurrence is not necessary.

This issue has the concurrence of FA & CAO and approval of General Manager.

(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 13.02.08)



                                                                                                                                 (Gitika Pandey)
                                                                                                                             Dy. General Manager (G)
                                                                                                                           North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 24 B
(Para No. 13(a) (iii) in SOP Part B)
  1               2                         3                      4                    5            6               7

Sr. No.     Nature of Power   AGM/ PHODs/ HODs         DRMs/ ARDMs/SAGs Officers   Dy.HODs      Sr.   Scale     Remarks and
                                                       in independent charge       and JAG of   and Asstt.       Authority
                                                                                   Division     Officers
13(a) iii) Procurement of PC 10 Numbers per annum for DRM-10 numbers per
      based system           PHOD and 5 Numbers per annum                                                     Rly. Bd‟s
                             annum for HOD/SAG                                                                letter No.
                                                      SAG officers with                                       F(X)II/2007/C
                                                      independent charge-5                                    omp./1, Dt.
                                                      nos per annum                                           20.11.2007


                                                                                                                (Contd….)
    GENERAL MANAGER-NO LIMIT ON NUMBERS OF CONNECTIONS FOR PROCUREMENT OF PC BASED
    SYSTEMS.
    NOTE:
    1. Total per system hardware cost to be less than or equal to Rs. 40,000/- chargeable to revenue.
    2. All procurement to be done through Stores officers or Officer nominated to look after stores function, possibly using
    DGS&D rate contracts.
    3. Prior concurrence of Associated Finance required.
    4. PCs will be classified as „Equipment‟ in terms of Para 705(6) of the Indian Railway‟s Finance Code.
    5. The above powers are independent of systems procured against any specific work, which may be chargeable to the other
    plan heads.
    6. The nominated officers as indicated above will also ensure that the ceiling limit on annual purchase prescribed above are
    not exceeded.
    7. Laptops are permitted upto JAG officers, for all other requirements the case must be sent to Railway Board for sanction.
    8. The following officers are nominated to ensure technical standards as well as keeping a record of the population of all
    systems within their jurisdiction irrespective of either the end-users or the method of procurement/sanction. They shall be
    held directly accountable for this number. They shall also ensure technical standards of systems via technical vetting of
    indents:-

      1.      Zonal HQ           Sr. EDPM

      2.      Divisions          Sr. EDPM or in his absence other suitable officer so nominated by DRM/OSD/ADRM in-
                                 charge.

      3.      Pus/Independ       Sr. EDPM or in his absence other suitable officer so nominated by the unit-in-charge.
              ent Units

      4.      PRS Systems        CCM/PM or in his absence other suitable officer so nominated by CCM

      5.      FOIS System        Any of the CFTM or in his absence other suitable officer so nominated by COM.
(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 10.03.08)



                                                                                                              (Gitika Pandey)
                                                                                                          Dy. General Manager (G)
                                                                                                        North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 25 B (Para No. 22 in SOP Part B)
 1                  2                               3                                  4                            5                        6                   7


Sr.         Nature of Power         Extent to which Powers are Extent to which Powers are                 Extent to which        Extent to which Powers      Remar
No.                                 delegated      to    AGM/ delegated      to   DRMs/                   Powers          are    are delegated to Sr.        ks and
                                    PHODs/HODs                 ARDMs/SAGs Officers in                     delegated         to   Scale     and    Asstt.     Authorit
                                                               independent charge                         Dy.HODs and JA         Officers                       y
                                                                                                          Grade Officers of
                                                                                                          Division
 22 (i) Tools & Plant items        Full Powers to DGM (G).              DRMs – are delegated              Dy.HODs                Divisional       officers
    Other than mentioned in PHODs              /    CHODs       are     these      powers        upto     /Dy.CMEs           /   (Sr.Scale) / Sr.Scale
    item no. 22 (ii), (iii) & (iv) delegated powers upto Rs.1           Rs. 1 lakh in each case           Dy.CEEs                officers in charge of
                                   lakh per case, per deptt.            subject to funds being            incharge          of   Districts/Asstt. Officers
                                   subject to ceiling limit of Rs. 3    available with ceiling of Rs.     workshops       /Sr.   in independent charge
                                   lakhs per annum and funds            5 lakhs per annum                 Divisional officers    Sr. AFA (TA) of Dy.
                                   being available in budget                                              are      delegated     CAO (TA) - Ajmer’s
                                   grant.                               SAG         officers         in   these        powers    office are authorized to
                                                                        independent charge –              upto Rs.5000/- in      sanction within their
                                    Note:- i) In case of work           are delegated powers upto         each case subject      budget allotment upto
                                    costing   over   Rs.10,000/-        Rs.1 lakh per case, per           to ceiling limit of    Rs. 2000/- per item on
                                    Associated          Finance         deptt. subject to ceiling limit   Rs. 50,000 per         additional account and
                                    concurrence    should    be         of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum.         annum and fund         upto Rs.5000/- per item
                                    obtained.                                                             being available in     on replacement account
                                                                        Note: - In case of works          budget        grant.   ceiling limit of Rs.
                                     ii) CMD has powers to              costing over Rs.10,000/-          Principal              20,000 per annum.
                                    sanction      expenditure      in   Finance concurrence of            ZTS/UDZ        upto
                                    respect of equipments of            associated finance should         Rs.5000/-       per    TA/CMD is delegate
                                    Hospitals, dispensaries etc.        be obtained.                      item             on    these     powers   upto
                                    as well as other T&P articles,      Patrons of Rly. Schools will      additional/            Rs.5000/- subject to
                                    upto a limit of Rs. 100,000/- in    exercise      powers     upto     replacement            ceiling limit of Rs.
                                    each case chargeable to             Rs.4000/-        subject   to     account subject        50,000     per   annum
                                    ordinary revenue provided the       availability of funds.            to ceiling limit of    subject to funds being
                                    aggregate for the year does                                           Rs. 50,000 per         available   in   budget
                                    not exceed the budget                                                 annum subject to       grant.
                                    provision and subject to the                                          availability      of   Presidents of Railway
                                    condition that (i) if the cost of                                     funds.                 Schools will exercise
                                    an item of medical equipment                                                                 these powers for Rly.
                                    exceeds Rs.20,000/- and (ii)                                                                 Schools under them
                                    cost of an item other than                                                                   upto Rs.1000/- per item
                                    medical equipments exceeds                                                                   on additional account
                                    Rs.10,000/- these powers                                                                     and upto Rs. 2000/- per
                                    should be exercised in                                                          item on replacement
                                    consultation                with                                                account      subject   to
                                    FA&CAO(F&B).                                                                    availability of funds.
                                     (Railway     Board’s      letter
                                    No.76/H/4/28       dt.28.7.1978
                                    and            F(X)II/78/ALC-3
                                    dt.28.6.1978 and 30.4.1985)
     (ii) Sanctioning of Office     Full Powers to DGM(G).           DRMs only - Upto Rs. 1 lakh           Nil                 Nil
     furniture, fixture, fitting andupto Rs 1 lakh per case per      in each case, subject to
     other furnishing items on      deptt. Subject to a Ceiling limitannual ceiling limit of Rs. 5
     additional / replacement       of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum.        lakhs.
     account as per scale.
     (iii) Sanctioning of new Nil                                    DRMs only – Full Powers               Nil                 Nil
     furniture fixture, fitting and                                  upto Rs. 5 lakhs per annum.
     other furnishing items for
     waiting rooms and retiring
     rooms       at    station     on
     replacement account.
     (iv) Sanctioning of new Nil                                     DRMs – Full Powers upto               Nil                 Nil
     furniture fixture, fitting and                                  Rs. 5 lakhs per annum.
     other furnishing items on                                       SAG Officers (in independent
     replacement account for                                         charge) - Up to Rs. 1 lakh in
     Running Room Technical                                          each case, subject to annual
     Training Center, Crew lobby                                     ceiling limit of Rs. 3 lakhs.
Note: (1) Finance concurrence is required.
        (2) Provision of funds in the budget grant should be there.
        (3) The above powers are applicable for items not included in sanctioned estimates.
        (4) The furniture being replaced should be condemned following provisions/ instruction in vogue.
        (5) T&P Register shall be maintained in each department for monitoring Ceiling limit.
        (6) Procurement is to be done through Stores.
                (No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 29.05.08)

                                                                                                                         (V. Shanker)
                                                                                                             Dy. General Manager (G) & Secy. to GM
                                                                                                                  North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 26 – B (Para No. 23(a) (ii))
 1                  2                       3                  4                5                6                                     7
Item       Nature of Power           Extent to which   Extent to which    Extent     to   Extent       to                  Remarks and Authority
 No.                                 Powers      are   Powers      are    which           which Powers
                                     delegated    to   delegated    to    Powers are      are delegated
                                     AGM/              DRMs/              delegated to    to          Sr.
                                     PHODs/HODs        ARDMs/SAGs         Dy.HODs         Scale      and
                                                       Officers      in   and       JA    Asstt. Officers
                                                       independent        Grade
                                                       charge             Officers   of
                                                                          Division
23(a) To enter into AMC for                                                                                 Authority Rly. Bd’s letters no. F(X)II-99/PW/3, dt.
 (ii) Equipment on Single                                                                                   20.10.99, 27.06.2000 and F(X)II-2004/PW/8, Dt.
      Tender Basis to be                                                                                    30.11.05.
      placed      on    OEMs’/
      Authorised dealers in                                                                                 Remarks: -
      consultation        with                                                                               1. This would need the prior concurrence of finance.
      associate finance.                                                                                     2. The AMC should be awarded to OEMs or
                                                                                                                Authorised dealers only.
        (A) For critical type of     PHOD/      CHOD DRMs only -              NIL              NIL           3. Since AMCs are in the nature of service contracts
            equipments       like    only -           Same as in                                                and OEMs/ Authorised dealers are often reluctant
            140t        CRANE,       Rs. 10 lakhs per Column No. 3                                              to submit earnest money or security deposits, this
            HRD, HRE, Track          item per annum.                                                            need not be insisted upon in each case. Care
            Machines,                                                                                           may however be taken to enter in to such
            Electronic          in                                                                              contracts only with reputed dealers so as to
            Motion        Weigh                                                                                 ensure satisfactory performance and minimum
            Bridges and Self                                                                                    down time of the equipments.
            Propelled Rolling                                                                                4. Advance payment to OEM/ Auth. Dealers can
            Stock like SPART                                                                                    also be sanctioned upto Rs. 2 lakhs. Advance
            and DMU-DPC.                                                                                        payment can be sanctioned upto Rs. 20,000/- per
        (B) Other equipments         PHOD/      CHOD DRMs only -              NIL              NIL              annum without insisting upon a guarantee bond in
            not covered in (A)       only -            Same as in                                               terms of Board’s above letter dt.27.06.2000.
            above      including     Rs. 2.5 lakhs per Column No. 3                                             Advances exceeding Rs. 20,000/- per annum
            medical         and      item per annum                                                             shall however be invariably covered by a bank
            surgical                 subject to annual                                                          guarantee for an equivalent amount in terms of
            equipments.              ceiling limit of                                                           Board’s above letter, dated 6.12.99.
                                     Rs. 50 lakhs.
        (No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 17.07.08)
                                                                                                                                 (V. Shanker)
                                                                                                                  Dy. General Manager (G) & Secy. to GM
                                                                                                                       North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 27 – B
     1                2                               3                                    4                            5                           6                          7
Item        Nature of Power      Extent to which Powers are                     Extent to which Powers   Extent to which Powers          Extent to which              Remarks and
 No.                             delegated to AGM/ PHODs/HODs                   are delegated to DRMs/   are     delegated    to         Powers         are            Authority
                                                                                ARDMs/SAGs Officers      Dy.HODs and JA Grade            delegated       to
                                                                                in independent charge    Officers of Division            Sr. Scale and
                                                                                                                                         Asstt. Officers
31(a) Releasing of advertising   AGM full powers subject to availability of               NIL            CPRO full powers for DAVP       Sr PRO/PRO full           Authority
      as per policy of Railway   funds.                                                                  approved publications subject   powers for DAVP           Railway Board
      Board in DAVP                                                                                      to availability of funds.       approved publications     No.2006/PR/5/62 dtd.
      publications. (Without                                                                                                             subject to availability   30.5.07.
      finance concurrence)                                                                                                               of funds.
31(b) Non-DAVP Publications AGM full powers subject to availability of                    NIL                         NIL                          NIL             Authority
      as per Rly.Bd‟s       funds.                                                                                                                                 Railway Board
      L.No.2006/PR/5/62                                                                                                                                            No.2006/PR/5/62 dtd.
      dt.30.5.07. (Without                                                                                                                                         30.5.07.
      finance concurrence)

31(c) Adhoc publications as      AGM full powers subject to availability of               NIL            Powers to CPRO upto                       NIL             Authority
      per                        funds.                                                                  Rs.3,000/- in each case with                              Rly.Bd‟s
      Rly.Bd.L.No.2006/PR/5                                                                              annual monetary ceiling of                                L.No.2006/PR/5/62
      /62 dt. 30.5.07                                                                                    Rs.60,000/-                                               dt. 30.5.07.
      (Without finance
      concurrence)
31(d) Display advertisements     AGM full powers subject to availability of               NIL            CPRO full powers. If the size             NIL             Authority
      as per Rly.Bd‟s            funds.                                                                  of advertisements is beyond                               Rly.Bd‟s
      L.No.2006/PR/5/62 dt.                                                                              500 sq.cm. should have prior                              L.No.2006/PR/5/62
      30.5.07.                                                                                           approval of AGM subject to                                dt. 30.5.07.
                                                                                                         availability of funds.
42       Participation in        Powers to AGM upto Rs. three lakh on each                NIL            Same powers to CPRO as in                 NIL              Rly. Board‟s letter
         exhibition.             exhibition and an expenditure of Rs.9 lakhs                             col.3.                                                    No.2003/PR/ 11/17
                                 p.a. on participation in various exhibitions                                                                                      dt.21.11.2003)
                                 subject to availability of funds and prior
                                 finance concurrence. (Authority: Rly.
                                 Board‟s letter No.2003/PR/11/17
                                 dt.21.11.2003)
(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP – B/ 2003, Dt. 07.01.09)

                                                                                                                                             (V. Shanker)
                                                                                                                                Dy. General Manager (G) & Secy. to GM
                                                                                                                                     North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 28 B of SOP Part B, item no. 14(a) as insertion of point no. (iii) in Column no. 5

    1                2                                         Column No. 5                                 7
 Item   Nature of powers             Extent to which Powers are delegated to Dy. HODs and JA Remarks and
 no.                                 Grade Officers of Division.                                 Authority
14(a)   Purchase of stores non-stock ii) CWMs/ Dy.CEs/ DyCSTE/ Dy.CEE / Dy.CMEs /Dy.CEI
        items other than DGS and D         /Dy.CEEsI/ Dy.CSTEsI holding independent charge of
        Rate/Running contract items        workshops upto Rs.2,500/- per item but not exceeding
        stationary stores.                 Rs.25,000/- in aggregate per month.
                                      iii) Sr. DME/DME in independent charge of ART/ARME: HLC item no. 40. Strict
                                           Rs. 10,000/- per item under normal circumstances and control to be exercised
                                           upto Rs. 50,000/- per item with the approval of in procurement of item.
                                           DRM/CMPE/CRSE without Finance vetting.




(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 04.02.09)



                                                                                             (V. Shanker)
                                                                                Dy. General Manager (G) & Secy. to GM
                                                                                     North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 29 B
PARA 24 COLUMN 6 IN SOP ‘PART B’ – MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Sr.   Nature of       Extent to which powers             Extent to which powers               Extent to which              Extent to which                           Remarks
No.   Powers          are delegated to AGM/              are delegated to DRMs/               powers are                   powers are
                      PHODs/ HOds                        ADRMs/ SAG officer in                delegated to Dy.             delegated to Sr.
                                                         independent charge                   HODs & JA Grade              Scale and Asstt.
                                                                                              Officers of Division         Officers
1          2                         3                                  4                                 5                             6                                7
24.   Entertainment   AGM/DGM(G)        have   full      (a)     DRMs        may     incur    JA Grade Officer in          1.         Senior Scale         Note:
      Expenditure     powers in respect of serving       expenditure                    on    independent charge of        Officer in Independent          1. Serving of Lunches/
                      light refreshments such as         entertainment                   of   Workshops              are   charge of workshops             Dinners can only be done
                      plain coffee/tea/cold drinks       distinguished official or non-       delegated powers to                                          with      prior    finance
                                                                                                                           located at places other
                      etc.                               official visitors on connection      incur expenditure upto                                       concurrence @ Rs. 75/- per
                                                         with Rly’s business for              Rs. 4,000/- p.a. and all     than HQr. Of Rly. Are           head and personal sanction
                      PHODs in grade Rs. 22400-          marketing         and      Sales     other SG/JAG officers        delegated powers to             of GM/ AGM/ DRM.
                      24500 are empowered to             Organisation within a ceiling        of Division, Units and       incur expenditure upto
                      incur expenditure upto Rs.         limit of Rs. 25,000/- p.a.           Headquarters           are   Rs. 2,000/- p.a. on             2. (a) Ceiling limit of
                      7,000/- p.a. on serving of         provided       restriction    laid   delegated powers to          serving         of     light    expenditure of Rs. 12/- per
                      light refreshments such as         down by Govt. from time to           incur expenditure upto       refreshment such as             head per meeting subject to
                      plain coffee/tea/cold drinks       time are properly observed.          Rs. 3,000/- per annum                                        annual ceiling of Rs. 25
                                                                                                                           plain     coffee/tea/cold
                      etc.     in    Conference      &   (Authority Board’s letter No.        on serving of light                                          Lakhs for the entire Railway
                      Meeting with Official/ Non-        F(X)II/87/Exp.2 dt. 7.8.87 &         refreshments such as         drinks         etc.        in   for serving light refreshments
                      official visitors as considered    F(X)II-95/Exp.1 Dt. 12.6.96          plain     coffee/tea/cold    Conference & Meeting            such as plain coffee/tea/cold
                      specially      important    and    & ACS No. 54 issued under            drinks        etc.      in   with      official/    non-     drinks etc. should not be
                      unavoidable as far as              Board’s          letter       No.    Conference            and    official     visitors     as    exceeded in terms of Board’s
                      Railway          working      is   F(X)II/2000/FW-2               dt.   Meetings with official/      considered specially            letter No. F(X)II/81/PW/7 dt.
                      concerned         subject     to   27.6.2000)                           non-official visitors as     important               and     1.5.97 & F(X)II/95/Exp/1 dt.
                      availability of funds.                                                  considered       specially                                   9.9.97 & dt. 14.9.98, F(X)II-
                                                                                                                           unavoidable as far as
                                                         (b) These powers may be              important             and                                    2004/Exp/4 dated 18.1.2006
                      Co-coordinating HODs in            exercised       with     prior       unavoidable as far as        the Rly. Working is             &     10.8.2006     and   F(X)
                      grade               Rs.18,000-     concurrence of Associated            the Railway working is       concerned subject to            11.02.04/Exp/4, Dt. 04.06.07.
                      22,400 are empowered to            Finance in terms of Board’s          concerned subject to         availability of funds.
                      incur expenditure upto Rs.         letter No. F(X)II/74/Exp.1 dt.       availability of funds.       2.         ADGM         and     3. Entertainment expenditure
                      7,000/- p.a. on serving of         3.5.77 keeping in view the                                        DS(G) are delegated             is subject to availability of
                      light refreshments such as         instructions contained in                                                                         funds.
                                                                                                                           powers         to     incur
                      plain coffee/tea/cold drinks       their       letters       No.                                                                     4. Clear Certificate should be
                      etc. in connection with the        F(X)II/81/PW/7 dt. 12.9.83 &                                      expenditure upto Rs.            given     that     expenditure
                      entertainment of official or       1.5.87.                                                           6000/- p.a. in respect          incurred     is     for   light
                      non-official visitors subject to                                                                     of       serving       light    refreshments in specially
                      availability of funds.             (c) ADRMs may exercise                                            refreshments such as            important     Meetings     and
                                                         these powers in absence of                                        plain coffee/tea, cold          unavoidable as far as Railway
                      Other SAG officers in HQ           DRMs.                                                             drinks, etc. as per the         working is concerned.
                      office are empowered to
                                                                                                                           above provisions.
                      incur expenditure upto Rs.         2.   SAG     Officers    in                                                                       5. In addition to above,
                      5000/- p.a. on serving of          independent     charge of                                                                         following   powers   are
                      light refreshments such as         Workshop/Units          are                                                                       delegated.
                      plain coffee/tea/cold drinks       empowered      to     incur
                etc. in connection with the         expenditure upto Rs. 5000/-
                entertainment of official anf       p.a     on serving of light                       6. Full powers are delegated
                non-official visitors subject to    refreshments such as plain                        to DGM(G) for sanctioning
                availability of Funds.              coffee/tea/cold drinks etc. in                    expenditure     for   working
                Regarding entertainment of          connection         with     the                   lunch/ dinners @ 75/- per
                prospective        clients     in   entertainment of official and                     person      for     important
                connection        with     sales    non-official visitors subject to                  meetings/ conferences with
                promotion,          Commercial      availability of funds.                            prior finance concurrences
                Pubilicity,     CCM/CCM(FM)                                                           and availability of Budget.
                are authorized to incur              3. ADRMs are delegated                           (Subject to a ceiling limit of
                expenditure        upto      Rs.    powers to incur expenditure                       Rs.        Three        lakhs
                25,000/- jointly p.a. The           upto Rs. 5000/- p.a on                            per annum).
                expenditure per head and on         serving of light refreshments
                any occasion to be incurred         such as plain coffee/tea/cold
                should be regulated on the          drinks etc. in connection with
                lines of Hospitality funds as       the entertainment of official
                laid down in Board’s letter         and non-official visitors,
                No. 66/PP/80 dt. 9.9.67 &           subject to availability of
                                                                                                      Note:
                26.8.69. In terms of Board’s        funds and subject to the                           (1) Half yearly statement of
                letter No. F(X)II/87/Exp.2 dt.      restrictions laid down by the                     expenses incurred should be
                7.8.87, the entertainment           Govt. from time to time                           submitted to GM through
                funds of Rs. 25,000/- p.a. is       (Authority No. G.176/6 dt.                        Associate      Finance    for
                to be treated at the disposal       28.2.97).                                         information
                of CCM who may redelegate
                the power to spend money            4. DRMs shall have powers
                out of the funds to CCM(FM)         to sanction working lunch in                      (2) DRMs should submit a
                to the extent considered            connection      with    inter-                    quarterly    statement     of
                necessary.                          departmental     and    other                     lunches in, parties/ dinners/
                (Authority: ACS No. 1.5 F1          meetings and conferences                          receptions and expenditure
                issued under Board’s letter         etc. upto Rs. 10,000/- p.a.                       incurred duly vetted by
                No. F(X)II/76 Exp. 2 dt.                                                              Associate Finance to GM for
                12.9.88 & ACS No. 49 F1                                                               information.
                issued under Board’s letter
                No.      F(X)II-95/Exp.I      dt.                                                     (3)Register for expenditure
                12.6.96 and ACS No. 54                                                                must be maintained in
                issued under Board’s letter                                                           General Branch for strict
                No. F(X)II/2000/FW-2 dt.                                                              monitoring).
                27.6.2000).
(No.G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003 dtd. 23.04.2009)


                                                                                                  (V. Shanker)
                                                                                       Dy. General Manager (G) & Secy. to GM
                                                                                            North Western Railway, Jaipur
Correction Slip No. 30 B
(Para No. 13(a) (iii) in SOP Part B)
  1               2                            3                       4                    5            6                7

Sr. No.     Nature of Power            AGM/ PHODs/ HODs    DRMs/ ARDMs/SAGs Officers    Dy.HODs     Sr. Scale      Remarks and
                                                              in independent charge    and JAG of   and Asstt.      Authority
                                                                                        Division     Officers
13(a) iii) Procurement of PC 10 Numbers per annum for DRM-10 numbers per                                         1. Rly. Bd‟s letter
      based system including PHOD/ CHOD on additional annum on additional                                        No. 2006/C&IS./
      Laptops                account.                 account. For Laptops                                       Oth./ Delegation
                              For Laptops please refer to please refer to Note                                   of Powers/36, Dt.
                              Note   no. 8.               no. 8.                                                 10.12.2008.
                                                           SAG officers with
                                                                                                                 2. Rly. Bd‟s letter
                                                           independent charge-5
                                                                                                                 No.
                                                           nos. per annum on
                                                                                                                 2006/C&IS/OTH/
                                                           additional account.
                                                                                                                 Laptop/14, Dt.
                                                                                                                 18/20.09.2006


                                                                                                                                       (Contd….)




                                                                                                               (Lalit Bohra)
                                                                                                          Dy. General Manager (G)
                                                                                                        North Western Railway, Jaipur
    GENERAL MANAGER-NO LIMIT ON NUMBERS OF CONNECTIONS FOR PROCUREMENT OF PC BASED SYSTEMS.
    NOTE:
    1. For Procurement of PCs on replacement account after completing their codal life as prescribed in Board‟s letter no. 2002/AC-
    II/1/10, dated 24.05.2006 (ACS F-I no. 62) as amended from time to time, full powers may be exercised by the above officers.
    2. Total per system hardware cost to be less than or equal to Rs. 40,000/- chargeable to revenue.
    3. All procurement to be done through Stores officers or Officer nominated to look after stores function, possibly using DGS&D rate
    contracts.
    4. Prior concurrence of Associated Finance required.
    5. PCs will be classified as „Equipment‟ in terms of Para 705(6) of the Indian Railway‟s Finance Code.
    6. The above powers are independent of systems procured against any specific work, which may be chargeable to the other plan heads.
    7. The nominated officers as indicated above will also ensure that the ceiling limit on annual purchase prescribed above are not
    exceeded.
    8. Laptops are permitted for JAG officers & above in lieu of desktop with cost ceiling limit of Rs. 55,000/- per laptop (including all its
    accessories). This will require personal sanction of : -
    PHOD/ CHOD for HQ/Workshops,
    DRM for Divisions and
    DGM(G) for PHOD/CHOD/DRM
    Note: - Sanctioning Authority for purchase of Laptop may ensure physical surrender of Desktop from the concerned officer and its re-
    allocation on need basis.
    Authority: - Rly. Bd‟s letter No. 2006/C&IS/OTH/Laptop/14,             Dt. 18/20.09.2006

    9. The following officers are nominated to ensure technical standards as well as keeping a record of the population of all systems
    within their jurisdiction irrespective of either the end-users or the method of procurement/sanction. They shall be held directly
    accountable for this number. They shall also ensure technical standards of systems via technical vetting of indents:-
     1.     Zonal HQ                Sr. EDPM
     2.     Divisions               Sr. EDPM or in his absence other
                                    suitable officer so nominated by
                                    DRM/OSD/ADRM in-charge.
     3.     Pus/Independent Units   Sr. EDPM or in his absence other
                                    suitable officer so nominated by the unit-
                                    in-charge.
     4.     PRS Systems             CCM/PM or in his absence other
                                    suitable officer so nominated by CCM
     5.     FOIS System             Any of the CFTM or in his absence other
                                    suitable officer so nominated by COM.
(No. G/HQ/NWR/SOP-B/2003, dated 08.02.2010)


                                                                                                                          (Lalit Bohra)
                                                                                                                     Dy. General Manager (G)
                                                                                                                   North Western Railway, Jaipur

				
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