Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Leave Rules - Multiple choice Questions with Answers

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1. How many days of LAP in a calendar year, a permanent/ Temporary Railway servant shall be entitled to get?
a) 20 days 
b) 15 days 
c) 30 days 
d) 45 days
2. How many days of HLAP in a year, can be credited to an employee?.
a) 30 days 
b) 10 days 
c) 20 days 
d) 12 days
3. A female Railway employee shall be entitled to maternity leave for
a) 180 days 
b) 120 days 
c) 90 days 
d) 130 days
4. For miscarriage, including abortion, what period of Maternity leave may be granted?.
a) 6 weeks 
b) 45 days 
c) 7 weeks 
d) 43 days.
5. Paternity leave is admissible with less than two surviving children for a period of
a) 10 days 
b) 20 days 
c) 15 days 
d) 25 days
6. Maximum days of leave on average pay that can be accumulated is
a) 120 
b) 180 
c) 190 
d) 300
7. LAP shall be credited to a Railway servant at the rate of
a) 2 ½ days per month 
b) 3 days per month 
c) 2 days per month 
d) 1 ½ days per month
8. How many days of LAP per year can be credited to a school staff ?
a) 10 days 
b) 5 days 
c) 7days 
d) 8 days
9. How many days of LHAP can be accumulated to an employeet in his service life?
a) 300 days 
b) 450 days 
c) 600 days 
d) Un limited
10. A male railway servant may be granted Paternity leave having surviving children
a) Less than two 
b) One 
c) Four 
d) Three
11. Up to what limit, maternity leave may be combined with any kind of leave?
a) One year 
b) Two years 
c) Unlimited 
d) Six months
12. A Trade Apprentices may be granted leave on full stipend for a period not exceeding----------- days per year.
a) 15 days 
b) 13 days 
c) 10 days 
d) 12 days
13. Apprentice Mechanics in Railways Workshops may be granted leave on full stipend for period not exceeding…...
a) 16 days 
b) 20 days 
c) 25 days 
d) 30 days
14. Gazetted officers may be granted LAP for the period exceeding 180 days but not exceeding ………, if leave granted out side India.
a) 200 days 
b) 240 days 
c) 230 days 
d) 250 days
15. Study leave shall count for :-
a) Reckoning seniority 
b) Reckoning increment 
c) Earning LAP 
d) Earning LHAP.
16. Which of the following category is entitled for hospital leave?
a) Group ‘A’ 
b) Group ‘B’ 
c) Group ‘C’ 
d) Group ‘D’
17. When no leave is admissible under any other rule, the leave granted is known as
a) LAP 
b) LHAP 
c) SPL Leave 
d) Extra ordinary leave.
18. Maximum encashment of leave on average pay is…….
a) 200 days 
b) 60 days 
c) 360 days 
d) 300 days
19. Who is the authority to sanction Special Disability Leave?.
a) Senior Scale Officer 
b) J A Grade Officer 
c) DRM 
20. Leave of any kind can be combined with vacation in the case of
a) Officers 
b) Office Staff 
c) Running Staff 
d) Rly. School Teacher

21. What is the maximum period of leave on Average pay at time that a Railway servant may be granted?
a) 120 days 
b) 160 days 
c) 180 days 
d) 300 days
22. What is the maximum limit of Leave not due that may be granted to a permanent Rly.Servant during his entire service period?
a) 360 days 
b) 380 days 
c) Unlimited 
d) 300 days
23. Within which period, Paternity Leave can be granted?
a) Six months 
b) Three months 
c) Four months 
d) 15days
24. Special Disability Leave on average pay granted for accident on duty shall not exceed………
a) 120 days 
b) 125 days 
c) 360 days 
d) 280 days
25. Paternity leave is also admissible to
a) Casual Labour 
b) Casual labour with temporary status 
c) After completion of 180 days of service 
d) After regular absorption
26. Staff of which Railway are entitled to avail extra Casual leave?
a) SER 
b) ECOR 
c) NFR 
d) ECR
27. Whom does the Compensatory Casual leave is admissible?
a) Supervisory staff 
b) Group ‘D’ staff 
c) Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ staff but not supervisor
d) Stenographer & Confidential Assistant
28. Quarantine Leave
a) Withdrawn 
b) Admissible in critical diseases 
c) For Eye disease 
d) Wife’s Sickness

29. Commuted leave is admissible on
a) Medical Certificate 
b) Request of an employee 
c) Discretion of competent authority 
d) None
30. If a Railway employee applies for a kind of leave say LAP, in advance, the competent authority may……..
a) Sanction as CL 
b) sanction as LWP 
c) refuse to sanction it 
d) convert it as commuted leave
31. A Railway shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period of not exceeding……
a) 3 Years 
b) 4 years 
c) 5 years 
d) 6 years
32. Which of the following leave can be combined with vacation in case of a school teacher?
a) Only LAP 
b) Only LHAP 
c) Any kind of leave 
d) Special disability leave
33. How many occasions does a workshop staff be granted half a day’s LAP?
a) 6 occasions 
b) 10 occasions 
c) 6 occasions 
d) 12 occasions
34. Hospital leave granted to a non-Gazetted Rly. Servant should not exceed a total of ……..when combined with other leave
a) 24 months
b) 26 months
c) 28 months 
d) 18 months
35. What is the maximum limitation of Leave Not Due granted on medical certificate during the entire period of service?
a) 360 days 
b) 365 days 
c) 370 days 
d) 390 days
36. Maximum of study leave that can be granted to an employee during his entire service period is ……..
a) 36 months
b) 28 months
c) 24 months 
d) 30 months
37. In case of ‘Cut in pension’, for compulsory retirement as a measure of punishment, leave encashment is admissible for…
a) 360 days 
b) 150 days 
c) un utilized days 
d) not eligilble

38. Which of the following leave may be granted to a Rly. Servant, Volunteered to donate blood in Govt./Rly. Hospitals for railway employees.
a) Special Casual leave 
b) casual leave 
c) LAP 
39. If a railway servant resigns from service during study leave, and it is converted into regular leave as LAP/LHAP leaving balance, such a balance shall be treated as….
A) unauthorized absence 
b) Extra ordinary leave 
c) Study leave 
d) Leave not due

40. Who is the Authority to grant study leave abroad?
A) Rly. Board 
b) GM 
c) DRM 
d) CPO
41. Who is the Competent Authority to grant study leave within India?
A) Rly. Board 
b) GM 
d) CPO

1. (c) 30 days in a calendar year; (Para-523 of IREC,Vol-I,1995 edition)
2. (c ) 20 days in a year; (Para-526 of IREC,Vol.-I,1995 edition)
3. (a) 180 days; (Estt. Srl. No. 162/97 & Para-551 of IREC-Vol.I,1995 edition)
4. (b) 45 days; (Estt. Srl. No. 72/97 )
5. (c ) 15 days; (Estt. Srl. No. 162/97 & 154/97)
6. (d) 300 days; (Estt. Srl. No. 172/97 )
7. (a) 2 ½ days per month; (Para-524 of IREC,Vol-I,1995 edition)
8. (a) 10 days; (Para-525 of IREC,Vol-I,1995 edition)
9. (d) Unlimited; (Para-526 of IREC,Vol-I,1995 edition)
10. (a) Less than two surviving children; (Para-551(A) R-I)
11. (a) One year; (Para-551, R-I)
12. (d) 12 days; (Para-534, R-I)
13. (a) 16 days; (Para-533, R-I)
14. (b) 240 days; (RBE No. 42/92)
15. (c ) Earning LAP (R-I, 556)
16. (d) Group ‘D’ only. (Para-554 of IREC, Vol.-I)
17. (d ) Extra ordinary leave (Para 530, R-I)
18. (b) 60 days;
19. (d) ADRM (Rule 552, 553, R-I).
20. (d) Rly. School Teacher (Para 525, R-I).
21. (c) 180 days; (Para 523, R-I)
22. (a) 360 days; (E. S. No. 31/89 & Para 528,R-I, 1995 edition)
23. (a) 6 months; (E. S. No. 05/2000)
24. (d) 280 days; (Para 553 (iii), R-I)
25. (b) Casual labour with temporary status; (E. S. No. 143/99)
26. (c) NFR;
27. (c) Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ staff but not supervisor; (E. S. No. 27/61)
28. (a) Withdrawn; (Para, 555, R-I)
29. (a) On Medical Certificate; (Para, 527, R-I)
30. (c) Refuse to sanction it; (Para, 503, R-I)
31. (c) 5 years; (Para, 510, R-I)
32. (c) Any kind of leave; (Para, 525 (d) , R-I)
33. (a ) 6 occasions ( Para539/2, R-I)
34. (c ) 28 months (554/4, R-I
35. (a) 360 days; (E .S.No.30/89)
36. (a ) 36 months (170/98 )
37. (d) not eligilble; (E.S.No.334/87)
38. (a) Special Casual leave.
39. (b) Extra ordinary leave (R-I, Appv./ul/2/w)
40. (a) Rly. Board (E.S.No.77/02)
41. (b) Rly. Board (E.S.No.77/02)


Official Language policy

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  • 10% of the total marks of paper in Paper one of LDCE or 70% exam must be set on official language policy

  •  But answering question is not compulsory. 

  • Answer to such question can be either be in Hindi or English.

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 on Official Language policy

Analysis of previous questions on official language policy in LDCE @  South Central Railway

Steps being taken to promote the use of Hindi in Govt offices (in not more than 150 words)
Implementation of Raj bhasha policy in Indian Railways (not more than 20 sentences)
O.L. Policy implementation in Indian Railways
1. What are A, B & C regions under O.L. Rules & 2. What are the duties of Sr.RBA of a Zonal Railway
Write an essay on "Raj bhasha as a Link language in a multi lingual country.
Write an essay on "Raj bhasha policy in Indian Railways
Write an essay in English on steps taken by Indian Railways to promote the use of Raj basha ( in 250 words)

Official Language Policy

1.      Compliance of Section 3 (3) of OL Act, 1963 i.e., the following documents have to be issued in bi-lingual form (Hindi & English) by all Central Government offices throughout the country.

a)      Resolutions
b)      General Orders (incl: circulars, reservation charts, notices & memoranda)
c)      Rules
d)     Notifications
e)      Administrative reports/press communiqué
f)       Administrative and other reports and official papers laid before Parliament
g)      Contracts & Agreements
h)      Licenses
i)        Permits
j)        Tender notice
k)      Tender form

2.      Compulsory training for acquiring working knowledge of Hindi - for non Hindi speaking employees ( Group C & above)

3.      Compulsory training in Hindi Typewriting & Stenography  -  staff working in respective fields

4.      Question papers for all Dept promotional exams (LDCE, 70% Exam etc) - should be in bi-lingual form

5.      10% of Total marks of paper either in General Knowledge or Professional ability must be set on OL policy.  But answering question is not compulsory.  Answer to such question can be either be in Hindi or English.

6.      Interviews - Option of Hindi should be given to candidates

7.      The following should be in bi-lingual.

a)      Rubber stamps
b)      Office seals
c)      Standard forms
d)     Description on items of stationery/Sign boards/Name boards / Name badges

8.      International form of Indian Numerals i.e., 1,2,3.........9 ( Instead of Devanagari numerals i.e., , ,....... )  - should be used in official transactions.

9.      Letters received in Hindi   -  Reply in Hindi only.

10.  Applications/appeals/representations given in English, but signed in Hindi - Reply should be in Hindi by administration.

11.  Computers & other electronic equipments - Purchased with bi-lingual facility only.

12.  Letters to State Govt offices located in A & B regions  - should be in Hindi.  In case the letter is English, it should have a Hindi translation also.

Steps taken by Indian Railways - To promote the use of Rajbasha

1.      Imparting Hindi language training to the staff - to increase the use of Hindi in original correspondence & internal work.

2.      Increasing the use of Hindi medium for general training programme.

3.      Preparing various incentive schemes & doing developmental work.

4.      Provision of software application in computers for encouraging to work in Hindi.

5.      Setting up of Hindi libraries.

6.      Conducting various Hindi competitions like Essay writing, Antyakshari, Quiz etc.

7.      Conducting Hindi Samaroh & awarding prizes to staff for doing exemplary work in Hindi.

8.      Operating Rajbasha shield scheme to encourage the units/Divisions in using Hindi.

9.      Conducting examinations like Pragya/Praveen for staff. 


KHS - Kendriya Hindi Samithi

·         Apex body - implementation of Hindi as Official Language.

·         Object:  for providing macro-level guidance in policy formulation and for overseeing the implementation of policy decisions by ensuring inter-Ministerial and inter-Departmental coordination for the implementation of Official Language Policy, the Official Language being Hindi.

·         Chairman - Prime Minister ,  Vice Chairman - Home Minister 

·         Members -  Total 41  -  Includes Minister of State for Home, 6 Central Ministers,  6 Chief Ministers (two each from Regions ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ respectively)  

Working Knowledge  -  Hindi

A.    Passed 10th class with Hindi as one of the subjects (2nd or 3rd)

B.     Passed Pragya examination conducted under  Hindi Training scheme. 

C.     If He/She declares himself/herself to have such knowledge in the form annexed to these rules. 

D.    80% of staff acquired Working knowledge in Hindi - Entire 100% staff deemed to be acquired the Working knowledge in Hindi.


Tidbits - Official Language policy

ü  Article 343(1) of Constitution of India  -  Hindi in Devanagari script is the Official Language.  (Dev - God,  Nagari  - Town)

ü  Numerals - International form of Indian Numerals like 1,2,3.........9  (Instead of Devanagari numerals i.e., , ,.......)

ü  Language used in Supreme Court  - English

ü  8th Schedule of Constitution  - 22 languages are recognized as Official languages.

ü  Official Language Act - 1963  (as amended in 1967)

ü  Official Language Rules - 1976  - Applicable to entire India except Tamilnadu state.

ü  Letters received in Hindi to be answered in Hindi  - 100 %

ü  14th September - Hindi Diwas -  on this day in 1949, Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as Official Language.   

ü  Rule No. 6 of Official Language Rules, 1976  -  It shall be the responsibility of the persons signing such documents to ensure the same are made, executed or issued in bi-lingual.   It is one of the items of Parliamentary committee on OL. 

ü  Implementation of OL - Responsibility lies in Head of Office.

ü  Parliamentary committee on OL  - 30 members  ( LS -20,   RS-10)

ü  Representation may be submitted by employee in Hindi.  If so, the reply should be in Hindi only. 

ü  Kendriya Hindi Samithi (KHS)  - Apex body  - Chairman is Prime Minister.

Regions A,B, & C – Section 8 of Official Language Act, 1963



No of States & UTs




100 %



85 %


Rest of A & B

55 %




Region A  - 11 States & UTs  - 100% Correspondence



Remember BIMARU – Bihar, Jarkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal,  -  7 Staes


Remember  - H2  - Haryana & Himachal Pradesh – 2 States


New Delhi , Andaman Nicobar Islands – 2 UTs



Region B -  6 States & UTs – 85 % Correspondence


Remember Western India  - Gujarat, Maharashtra,  Dadra Nagar Haveli,  - 3 States & Uts


Punjab, Chandigarh,  Daman & Diu  - 3 States & UTs



Region C -  Sates and UTs other than those referred to in A & B Regions   -  55 % Correspondence