Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Friday, May 27, 2022

Check List for creation of temporary posts / Work charged posts

 Check List for creation of  temporary posts / Work charged posts

  1. Prescribed Pro-forma.

  1. Justification (Purpose, quantity assessment, existing manpower, the present system of doing the same activity, checking the possibility of outsourcing the same, if it is economical) 

  1. Yardstick or norms 

  1. Administrative approval of PHOD.

  1. For Division operated posts, concurrence from Associate finance and administrative approval of DRM.

  1. Financial implications for the operation of posts for one year (Mean of Pay Cell 1 and Pay Cell 10 of 7th PC Matrix and % DA as on date. (for Temporary posts only) 

  1. Equivalent matching surrender.

  1. Existing manpower for the same activity 

  1. Routed through the Personnel branch. 

  1. Head of account / Classification of expenditure ( Revenue or Capital)


  1. Availability of funds under the above head of account. 


  1. Authority i.e., item of Model SOP - Schedule Of Powers 


  1. Sanctioning authority as per the above SOP item


  1. Mode of filling up the post 


  1. Any other relevant points 

In addition, the following checks are for Work charged posts

  1. Financial implications for the operation of posts for one year taking Mean Pay of Pay Cell 1 and Pay Cell 10 of 7th PC Matrix, % DA as on date, HRA, TA, DA on TA, 12% leave salary on Mean Pay and 4.17% gratuity on Mean Pay and DA thereon. 


  1. Showing availability of funds /provision in relevant works for creation duly vetted by Associate Finance.


Saturday, May 21, 2022

RCT - Railway Claims Tribunal

 RCT - Railway Claims Tribunal

Object of the establishment of RCT: 

  1. Provision for compensation by Railways on account of loss, damage of goods etc., and also due to accidental deaths and injury was maintained. 


  1. To reduce the burden on civil courts for Railway related compensation and refund of fares. 


  1. Speedy disposal of claims at the earliest.  

Functions of RCT

  1. Inquiring into and determining claims against a Railway Administration.


  1. The refund of fares or freight


  1.  Compensation for death or injury to passengers

  • Source: The Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 


  • Enacted to provide speedy disposal of claims against the Railway Administration. 

  •  The Indian Railways Act, 1890 was replaced by The Railways Act, 1989 came into force from 01.07.1990 


  • Principal Bench - New Delhi 

  • Total Benches  - 19 

  • Jurisdiction of Benches as per States / UTs (Not on Zonal Railways) 



iGOT - Mission Karmayogi


iGOT    -   Mission Karmayogi

  • The brainchild of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi


  •  iGOT stands for Integrated Government Online Training


  • Shift from Rule to Role basis with the indigenous competency framework - FRAC, linked to personnel successes 

  • For each Position in Government, FRAC defines the Roles, Activities, and Competencies needed by an individual for effective performance

  • FRAC stands for Framework for Roles Activities & Competencies 


  • Position: Designation + Location of an individual


  • Roles: Set of sequential activities carried out to complete a defined objective or outcome


  • Activity: Action is taken to contribute toward the successful completion of the objective /outcome

  • Competency: Combination of attitudes, skills, and knowledge req. for successful performance


  • Competencies  - 3 types

  1. Domain  - Skills and knowledge req. for a domain. Typically concentrated in a department, but maybe needed by others as well

          E.g. Railways operations, Maintenance, etc 

  1.   Behavioural - Values, strengths, and observable behaviours applicable across the govt.

            E.g. Problem solving, Ethics

  1. Functional  - Cross-cutting skills & knowledge needed to perform across domains and positions


E.g. Public Procurement, Project execution

Solution Hubs: 

  • Learning Hub: Competency building through suitable content / CBPs - Competency Building Products and assessments   


  • Discussion Hub:  Platform for query resolution - enabling the officials to benefit from the experience of the other. 


  • Networking Hub: To interact with the Experts who may be in a position to help solve a problem. 


  • Career Hub: Vacancy posts linked to the Competencies.  Right Candidate for Right Post.


  • Competency Hub: Repository of FRAC for all positions & Competency records for all staff. 


  • Events Hub: Synchronous interactive and peer learning 

Content Scoring Framework 

Content scoring


Instructional Method


Assessment design


Competency & Skills


Diversity & Inclusion


Learner engagement


Learner support




Key Statistics

  • More than 90 MDOs ( Ministries, Departments & Organizations) 

  • 2 Crore Government employees ( Central, State, and Local Government) 


  • 46 Lakhs Central Government employees   ( Railways - 13 Lakhs) 


Key Takeaways  (for MCQ) 

  1. DOPT stands for Department Of Personnel & Training 

  2. NPCSCB stands for National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building 

  3. iGOT stands for Integrated Online Government Training 

  4. FRAC stands for Framework for Roles Activities & Competencies 

  5. SPV stands for Special Purpose Vehicle

  6. SPV is Karmayogi Bharat 

  7. e HRMS stands for Electronic Human Resource Management

  8. ISTM stands for Institute of Secretariat Training & Management  - Premier Central Training Institue under DOPT 

  9. CBC stands for Capacity Building Commission 

  10. CBC Chairperson  - Shri Adil Zainulbhai 

  11. IBRD/World Bank Loan for Mission Karmayogi Project  - 47 Million Dollars (Rs.365 Crores)   - Final maturity of -11 years with a grace period of 4.5 years 

  12. MDOs stand for Ministries, Departments & Organizations

  13. CBP  - Capacity Building Products 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

CRS - Commission of Railway Safety


CRS - Commission of Railway Safety

By Nageswara Rao, 9492432160

  • Website: http://www.crs.gov.in/

  • Under the administrative control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation


  • The Rail Safety Authority as per “The Railways Act, 1989” 


  • HQRS  - Lucknow 


  • Headed by CCRS - Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety   -  Secretary to Government of India Rank 


  • CCRS also acts as Principal Technical Advisor to the Central Government in all matters pertaining to railway safety. 


  • Deals with matters pertaining to the safety of rail travel and train operation and is charged with certain statutory functions as laid down in the Railways Act (1989), which are of an inspectorial, investigatory & advisory nature.

  • Jurisdiction over 17 Zonal Railways as well as Metro Train Systems in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.  


  • CRS sanction is required for -   Execution of any work on open line which will affect running of trains carrying passengers & any temporary arrangement necessary for carrying it out except in an emergency. 


Functions of CRS

  1. Ensure any new Railway line to be opened for Passenger traffic should conform to the standards and specifications prescribed by the Ministry of Railways. 

  1.  Also, Newline is safe in all respects for carrying passenger traffic. 


  1. The above rule is applicable for other works such as Gauge conversion, Doubling / Trebling / Quadrupling of lines, and Electrification of existing lines.  


  1. Statutory inquiry into serious train accidents occurring on the  Indian Railways 


  1. Makes recommendations for improving safety on the Railways in India. 


Monday, May 2, 2022

E Auction & Asset Management of Commercial Earning Contracts or NFR Non Fare Revenue

Commercial Earning Contracts – NFR Non-Fare Revenue – 

E Auction & Asset Management

M.Nageswara Rao 9492432160

Source: Railway Board Letter No. 2022/TC(FM)/10/04 dated 11.04.2022

Salient features: 

  • Pilot Project – 13 Divisions in IR

  • Introduced E Auction instead of Tendering system

  • Through IREPS

  • Tender Committee not required

  • Asset creation by Asset holder

  • Auction catalogues – Published on IREPS in public domain

  • Eligibility criteria is Financial Turnover (Self declaration & documents uploaded by bidders)

  • Bidders’ identity masked. Only H1 rate will be visible.

  • Auto decision – On the spot award to H1, if rate is equal to or more than RP.

  •  Minimum Notice period – 12 days

  • Standard Conditions of Contract issued by Railway Board. 

Financial Turn Over:  

  • Eligibility criteria for Commercial Earning Contracts through E Auction. 

  • Verification of Turn Over Certificates – done after awarding Contract to H1

  • Self-Declaration plus Documents uploaded by the Bidders

Auto Extension: 

  • Every 2 minutes

  • If any fresh bid received within last 2 minutes

  • Maximum – 10 times

RP Reserve Price:

  • Fixed by ACO – Auction Conducting Officer

  • Not to be disclosed to the Bidders.

  • Vetting not required. 


  • 5 % 

  • Instant deduction of 5 % of EMD of H1. 

  • No blockage of EMD of other Bidders

  • Forfeiture of EMD in case of wrong declaration of Financial Turnover.

ACO – Auction Conducting Officer

  • JAG or Sr. Scale (Independent charge), if JAG is not available.

  • For encryption of RP – Reserve Price 

  • RP fixed by ACO and to be kept confidential 


Bidders pre requisites

  • DSC – Digital Signing Certificate

  • One time registration in IREPS

  • Online payment of Rs.10000 towards one time registration

  • Having Current Bank Account in SBI – State Bank of India

  • Lien marking funds – for EMD 

  • Updating Financial Turnover details in IREPS


  1. Prevention of Assets idling

  2. Increased competition

  3. Removal of entry barriers

  4. Reduction in cycle time for placement of Contracts

  5. Elimination of pilferages in payments

  6. Unique code for each Asset to prevent duplication

  7. Linkage of Asset code ID with Auction lots

  8. System generated Bid Sheet and Contract

  9. Contract can be placed within 15 days from the awarding the Contract.  

Examples of Commercial Assets to be auctioned:

  1. Parcel category - SLR Compartments, Parcel Vans

  2. Parking category – Premium, Radio Taxi, Access Controlled, Two-wheeler, Four-wheeler and Mixed

  3. Advertising - Out of Home.