GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
Indian Railway Establishment Code
The State Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I was originally published in
September, 1940. Subsequently four editions were brought out as Indian
Railway Establishment Code, Volume I in 1945, 1951, 1959 and 1971
respectively. The 1971 edition has now been revised to incorporate all
amendments issued upto 31-12-83 in respect of relevant provisions, and is
issued by the President in exercise of powers conferred on him by the
proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India.
2. The revised edition of the Code is a self-contained compilation
made by rearranging the Chapters of 1971 edition after simplifying and
rationalising the existing rules. The provisions and Chapters included in
the present edition, subject to what is stated in Paragraph 3 below,
supersede all the rules and orders on the subject contained in 1971
edition to the extent these have been revised and incorporated in this
3. Contents of Chapter II, III, IV & V of the 1971 edition dealing with
Travelling Allowance, Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance and
Overtime & Running Allowance, have not been included in this edition, but
would be incorporated in the revised edition of Establishment Code Volume
II. Contents of Chapters VIII and XIV dealing with 'Passages' and
'Sterling Accounts' have been dropped because of their irrelevance in
today's context. Contents of Chapter X on 'Language Examination' have
been merged with the Chapter on 'Recruitment'. Contents of Chapter XI
regarding 'Educational Assistance' have not been included as the relevant
material is contained, in Establishment Manual. Contents of the entire
Chapter XVII dealing with 'Discipline' have also been excluded as these
Rules have already been published in a separate booklet.
A. N. WANCHOO,
Preface (First Reprint)
This edition is a reprint of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I,
incorporating additions and alterations issued upto Correction Slips No.
38 dated 21-10-1995. Chapter VI has, however, been modified in this
reprint by deleting the obsolete provisions.
2-1-1996. Secretary, Railway Board.
This edition is a reprint of
Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I 1985 edition, incorporating
additions and alterations introduced through Advance Correction Slips
issued upto Number 88, dated 19-06-2003.
( R. R. Bhandari)