Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Monday, September 30, 2019

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Did you know ?

The slowest train in India

Nilgiri mountain Rail which runs at  10km per hour covering 46 Kms in 5 hours between Mettupalayam and Ooty. It is 16 times lower than fastest running train.

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Monday, September 23, 2019


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·         The oldest working Fund in Indian Railways is DRF – Depreciation Reserve Fund.   It started existing w.e.f 01.04.1924

·         The predecessor to DRF is “Programme Revenue”.  The expenditure chargeable till 31.03.1924 was then shown  under DRF from 01.04.1924. 


Sunday, September 22, 2019

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·         The track gauge used in the most of the Metros (Delhi Metro, Hyderbad Metro etc) in India is Standard guage, not Broad gauge.

·         The distance between the two tracks on any railway route is known as gauge.

·         Standard gauge is 1435 mm or 4 feet 8 ½ inches. It is also called as uniform gauge, UIC gauge, International gauge etc.  60 % of the World Railway tracks are operated in Standard guage only.

                                             As on 31.03.2017 – Indian Railways

Route KM
1676 mm
92 %
1000 mm
5 %
762 mm & 610 mm
3 %

100 %

·         Smallest guage and Longest gauge in the World are 15 inches or 381 mm and 7 feet ¼ inches or 2140 mm.  That means, Longest gauge is 5.5  times longer than Smallest gauge.

·         The speed of a train is a function of the diameter of the wheel, which in turn is limited by the gauge. The wheel's diameter is usually 0.75 times the width of the gauge and thus, the speed of the train is almost proportional to the gauge. If higher speeds are to be achieved then the broad gauge track is given the priority instead of metre gauge or narrow gauge track.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

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·         Initially (i.e., Before 1905) regulation and control of Government Railways was exercised by the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department (PWD) of Government of India. 

·         Till 1905 (the year Railway Board was established), the Railway Branch was headed by The Secretary and 3 Deputy Secretaries (Traffic, Accounts & Construction) – like The Chairman, FC & Members as in current Railway Board set up.

·         The entire Railway system was divided into seven circles  (like present Zonal Railways )

·         One Consulting Engineer and one Government Examiner of Accounts were posted to each of these seven circles. (like General Manager and PFA-Principal Financial Adviser)

·         The accounting and auditing functions of the Railway Branch were combined and looked after  by The Accountant  General, Public Works Department.

Railway Branch
Railway Board
Public Works Dept
Railway Dept
Secretary, Railway Branch
Chairman, Railway Board
Dy.Secretary – Accounts
FC – Financial Commissioner
Dy. Secretary – Traffic
Member – Traffic
Dy. Secretary – Construction
Member – Engineering
Zonal Railway
Consulting Engineer
General Manager
Govt Examiner of Accounts
PFA – Principal Financial Advisor


Friday, September 13, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CIPS for e-Payments

CIPS  for e-Payments


üFull form – CIPS – Centralized Integrated Payment System


üNew system for arranging e-Payments in Indian Railways


üPriority area for system improvement to ensure online payments without manual intervention.


üPartner is SBI – State Bank of India


üCoordination  by Northern Railway


üImplemented by CRIS – Centre for Railway Information Systems


üPilot project of CIPS –COFMOW  in April, 2019. Rolled out in Indian Railways from September, 2019.  


üMandating SBI – State Bank of India to credit various accounts (payments) on behalf of Indian Railways  


üCIPS integrated with IPAS – Integrated Payroll and Accounting System


üEach Zonal Railway may register nominated cheque signing officials in IPAS


üThen Public key of the signatories can be shared to Bank in advance


üRequire authorized signatories to have digital token and they should be registered with IPAS.


üEnables seamless payments to outsiders in Indian Railways without manual intervention.

Material for MCQ – Multiple Choice Questions for CIPS

1. CIPS – Centralized Integrated Payment System

2.Partner  – SBI

3.Implemented by CRIS

4.Nodal Railway  – Northern Railway