The first Manual for the guidance of staff dealing with Establishment
matters was published in 1960. This edition embodied all administrative
orders on Code rules and allied Establishment matters issued by the
Railway Board from time to time and current upto 31st March, 1959. The
Second edition was published in 1968, embodying corrections up to
2. The Railway Board decided to revise all the Railway Codes and manuals
with a view to symplifying them and bringing them up-to-date. The revision
of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual was accordingly undertaken.
While approving the format for the revised Manual, the Board decided that
the subject matters finding a place in other codes and publications may
not be included in this book to avoid duplication. As such, Chapter Nos.
X, XIII, XIV, XIX, XX, XXI, XXVIII, XXXI to XXXV, HOER and all Appendices
except Appendices I to IV have been kept out of the scope of this Book.
3. In this revised edition of, the Manual, chapters of the 1968 edition
have been rearranged after incorporating the present day position. The
provisions and chapters included in this edition supersede those on the
subjects contained in the 1968 edition to the extent these have been
revised and incorporated in this Volume. For Labour Laws, the rules
contained in the original Acts, as amended from time to time, will hold
good and may be used for reference. It must be noted that provisions of
this Manual do not supersede the rules contained in any of the Indian
Railway Codes, and in case of conflict the latter should prevail.
4. This edition is published in two volumes in diglot form as per
Government of India's Policy. Volume I contains Chapters I to XVI and
Appendices I to IV and Volume IIó.Chapters from XVII to XXVI.
5. Corrections to this Manual, when published will be serially numbered.
The corrections will be printed on one side in Hindi and English, both in
loose leaves, so that these may be pasted at the relevant places.
6. It is requested that any error or omission or any suggestion for
inclusion of any matter in this Manual or for the improvement or amendment
of any provision contained therein, may be addressed the Secretary,,
Railway Board, through proper channel.
A. N. Shukla
Table of Chapters and Appendices
confirmation and re-employment
||Rules governing promotion of
||Rules regulating seniority
of non-gazetted Railway servants
||Scales of Pay applicable to
Principal categories of non-gazetted staff
||Percentage of Posts fixed
for various categories
||Pay, increments and
||Compensatory & other
||Running allowance rules
||Arrears claims and
recoveries of overpayments
||Change in name
||Absorption of medically
incapacitated staff in alternative employment
of applications from serving Railway employees for posts outside
||Terms and conditions
applicable to Railway servants & substitutes in Temporary
||Holidays & Special Casual leave
||Training of Indian Railway Accounts
Service Probationers ....
||Qualifying examination for
promotion above Accounts Clerks of the Accounts Department upto and
including the rank of Accounts Assistants
||Qualifying examination for
promotion to the rank of Section Officer (A/Cs), Inspectors of
Station Accounts & Inspectors' of Stores Accounts
||Promotion to and confirmation in the rank
of Stock verifiers