CONTENTS   

CONCORDANCE

CHAPTER I 

EVOLUTION OF INDIAN RAILWAYS—HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

 Commencement of Railways, 101 -103. Early Railway Companies, 104-107. Government ownership of Railways, 108. Company management of Government Railways, 109. Taking over of Company Railways by Government, 110. Effect of Partition, 111. Taking over of the ex-States Railways, 112. Regrouping of Railways, 113. Formation of new Zonal Administrative Units, 114. Route Kilometrages of Zones, 115. Categories of existing Indian Railways, 116. Administrative control of Government over Company Railways, 117. Features of contracts with Companies, 118. State Government and District Board Railways, 119. The Indian Railways Act, 120. Definition of Railway, 121-122. Ownership of Railway Property, 123.   Taxation of Railway Property, 124-126.                                                                  

 

CHAPTER II

STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVES OF RAILWAY MANAGEMENT 

Executive Power with Government of India, 201. Railway Board,202. Co-ordination with other Ministries, 203-204. Organization Chart of Railway undertaking, 205. Constitution of Railway Board, 206. Financial Commissioner, Railways, 207. Members of the Railway Board, 208. Additional Members, 209. Technical Directorates, 210-212. Attached and Subordinate Offices, 213-214. Railway Rates Tribunal, 215. Railway Inspection Branch at London, 216. Railway Adviser to the High Commissioner for India in the United Kingdom, 217. Commission of Railway Safety, 218. Objectives of Railway Management, 219. Delegation of Powers, 220-222.                                                                                                                          

 

CHAPTER III 

RAILWAYS, THE PUBLIC AND PARLIAMENT

 

Parliamentary Control on Railways, 301-302. National Railway Users' Consultative Council, 303-305. Public Accounts Committee, 306-307. Estimates Committee, 308. Parliamentary Financial Control, 309. Cut Motions, 310-311. Questions in tha Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, 312-314. Discussion on urgent matters, 315.    References from Members of Parliament, 316.                                                      

 

CHAPTER IV 

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS 

Recruitment of Subordinate Staff, 402-404. Recruitment and Training of Group 'A' and B' Officers, 405-406. Training of Staff, 407. Structure of Pay & Allowances, 408-412. Payment by results, 413. Death-cum-retirement benefits, 414. Hours of Employment Regulations, 415. Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 416. Labour Legislation, 417. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, 418. The Factories Act, 1948, 419. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, 420. The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, 421. Redressal of Grievances, 422. Staff Welfare, 423. Railway Staff Benefit Fund, 424. Co-operative Societies, 425-426 Permanent Negotiating Machinery, 427-428. Departmental Council and the National Council, 429-432. Features of P. N. M. and J. C. M. 433.                                                                                            

 

CHAPTER V 

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY 

Management defined 501-502. Accountability to Parliament 503. Accountability for performance—Performance budgetting, 504-506. Management Controls, 507. Investment decisions, 508. Inventory Management, 509.    Financial Ratios, 510.    Important Financial Ratios, 511.    Statistical and other techniques, 512. 

ANNEXURE    I

Illustrative List of Management Control Techniques 

Financial & Cost ratios, I. Unit costs, 2. Standard costs, 3. Direct costing, 4. Budgeting fixed, 5. Budgetting-flexible, 6. integrated data processing, 7. Statistical techniques including Operations Research, 8. Project Evaluation, 9. Programme Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT), 10. Management/Operational Audit, II.                                                                                                 

 

CHAPTER VI

ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING—GENERAL APPLICATION 

Introduction, 601. Description of a Computer system, 602. Hardware, 603. Programme, 604. Definition, 605. Freight Accounting & Statistics system, 606. Passenger Accounting & Statistical system, 607. Payroll Accounting, 608. Inventory Control system, 609. Operating Statistics, 610. Linking of Loco Coal dispatches with Receipts, 611. Production Control, 612. Marshalling Yard at Mughalsarai, 613. System in the Railway Board’s Computer Center, 614.

 ANNEXTURE ' A'

Computer installed on the Indian Railways.               

                                                                   

 

CHAPTER VII 

THE SEPARATION CONVENTION 

The Separation Convention, 701-703- Revision of Convention, 704-705.Convention of 1949,706-707. Convention of 1954, 708-711. Review of working of the Convention of 1954, 712-713. Recommendations of the Convention Committee of 1960. 714. Modification to the Convention Resolution of  1960, 715-716. Recommendations of the 1965 Convention Committee, 717-718. Modification to the Convention Resolution 1965,719. Review of  working of the Convention of 1965, 720. Convention Committee, 1971,721-726. Principles underlying the Convention of 1971, 727. Review of the working of Convention of 1971, 728. Reports of the convention Committee, 729-766. Method of  Calculating Dividend payable by the Railways,767. Sources & Application of Capital Funds, 768. Specific Debt, 769. Non-specific Debt, 770. Capital contributed by District Boards for Capital outlay on Railways, 771. Loan Account,772. Revenue Receipts, 773. Revenue Expenditure, 774. Working Expenses, 775. Open Line  Works- Revenue, 776. Railway Funds, 777. Depreciation Reserve Fund, 778. Appropriation to DRF, 779. Appropriation from the Fund, 780. Interest on DRF, 781. Revenue Reserve Fund, 782-783. The Development Fund, 784. Railway Pension Fund, 785. Accident Compensation, Safety & Passenger Amenities Fund, 786.  

 

CHAPTER VIII 

OPERATIONAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING 

General 801-803. Objectives of the Railways' Corporate perspective plan, 804. Railway planning process 805-819.  Financing of the plan Expenditure, 820-823.       

 

                                                   

 

CHAPTER IX

ECONOMICS OF RAIL TRANSPORT

 

Railway Rating policy-Historical background, 902-908.   Traffic   Costing, 909-913    General principles of Railway Rating Policy,914-916. Railways and other Modes of Transport, 917-919.  Development of  Marketing & Sales Organisation, 920. Container service  921.   Freight-Forwarder Service 922. Quick Transit Service, 923.    Unremunerative Branch Lines, 924-927.                                            

 

 

CHAPTER X 

ADVANCES & ARREAR CLAIMS

 

Applicability   1001.    Repayment, 1002. Proceeding on Tour, 1003-1005. Proceeding on Transfer, 1006-1012. Festival Advance, 1013. Advance for Purchase of Conveyance 1000. Special Circumstances & Natural Calamities, 1015-1016. Other Advances, 1017. Arrear Claims (outsiders), 1018-1020. Claims of Railway Employees, 1021. Avoiding delays in payments, 1022. Inter-Governmental & Inter-Departmental Claims, 1023-1024.  Overcharges & undercharges, 1025.

   

 

CHAPTER XI 

 DISALLOWANCES AND OBJECTIONS

 

Personal claims net susceptible of internal check, 1101. Claims susceptible of internal check, 1102. Provisional payments, 1103-1108. Power to sanction write off, 1109-1110. Power to waive objection by Accounts Officers, 1111. Expenditure held under objection, 1112. Duty of the Accounts Officer & the Executive Officer regarding regularization of expenditure held under objection, 1113. Disagreement between the Accounts Officer & the Executive Officer, 1114-1115.      

 

 

CHAPTER XII 

RECORDS OF SERVICE

 

Service Records of Gazetted Officers, 1201. Instructions for maintenance of the Service Card of Gazetted Officers, 1202-1206. Initial entries, 1207-1211. Events during service, 1212. Postings & Promotions, 1213-1218. Officers promoted from non-gaze teed ranks, 1219. Temporary Officers, 1220. Officers borrowed from other Civil Departments or Ministries, 1221. Leave, 1222. Miscellaneous events, 1223. Pension able Officers, 1224. Officers transferred to Foreign Service, 1225-1226. Service Books of non-gazette staff, 1227. Attestation of entries,1228. Suspensions & Interruptions,1229. Annual Verification, I230-I231. Transfers, 1232.   Transfer to Foreign Service,1231.   Sop tiny by Employees,  1234-1235.