Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Showing posts with label Accounts Code 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Accounts Code 2. Show all posts

Monday, September 11, 2023

Error Sheets - Accounts Office Debits & their clearance


Traffic Accounts - Accounts Office Debits & their clearance 

                28th Chapter of Accounts Code Vol. 2 

Source: Accounts Code Volume 2 

Error Sheets:  

  • Debits raised by the Accounts Office 

  • When a mistake involving apparent loss to Railways    

  • As a result of an Internal check of Traffic documents and returns rendered by Stations 

  • Through an Error Sheet (Form No. A.2802)  

  • Full particulars of the transaction along with reasons for the Debit

  • In 3 copies (1st copy - Accounts, 2nd and 3rd copy - the concerned Station) 

  • In 4 copies (if a separate Outstanding branch of the Commercial Dept is there)  

  • Computerized environment - sent through FOIS/TAMS Errorsheet module  

  • Manual ones - Signed by SSO(A) or as may be decided by the FA&CAO(T).   

  • In FOIS/TAMS - Validation is done by the system itself. Hence signature not required. 


  1. Undercharges up to the limit minimum limit - individual items of Coaching and Goods Revenue  (The rationale is the principle of Materiality Concept) 

  2. Time-barred claims  - 6 months 

  3. If any document is not susceptible of check for want of any information from the station staff or traffic dept.  

  4. An undercharge coming to the notice after the expiry of the time limit i.e., 6 months due to the negligence of the Accounts Office (in such case suitable action should be taken against the Accounts staff at fault)


Errorsheets - Personal check of Accounts Officer before issue  

  • Rs.50 to Rs.100  - 10% check

  • Rs.100 and above - 100% check  

  • Any doubt about the correctness of the charge, the Accounts Officer should consult the Traffic Dept officer. In case of dispute between the two, the matter referred to the Dy.CCM or CCM for final decision. 

Register of Error Sheets:  

  • Before issue, all Error Sheets entered in the Register 

  • Form No. A 2808 

  • If necessary, more than one register should be maintained with a suitable code letter prefixed before the number to distinguish it from the other.  

  • Computerized environment - automatic entries 

Admitted Debits: 

  • Takes into the Station Accounts (on the Debit side) by the Station Master

  • Fill in the name and designation of the responsible person in the Error sheet. 

  • Inform when should be paid or deducted from the salary of the person responsible. 

Disputed Debits 


  • The grounds of objection are fully and clearly stated on the Error sheet. 

  • Returned to the Accounts Office and the Outstanding branch of Commercial Dept (if existed)    

Clearance of Debits / Error Sheets:  

By deduction in the Salary bill of the concerned staff (if admitted)

By the Outstanding Branch of the Commercial Dept.

  • Acts as a liaison between the Station staff and the Accounts Office 

  • After scrutinizing the error sheets, if a Debit is to be withdrawn, the same is advised to the Accounts Office  

  • Sometimes, in extenuating circumstances, the whole or a part thereof is written off by a duly authorized Commercial Officer, the Accounts Officer being advised  

Through Overcharge Sheets: 

  • Where Error Sheets are adjusted through Overcharge Sheets, the Debits need not be withdrawn. 

  • The station should take the same Credit in the Station Balance Sheet on the authority of the Overcharge Sheet.  

  • Certified by the Station against whom the debit does not lie or by the competent Commercial Officer 

By Written off: 

  • Either part or full amount in Error Sheets is written off by the authorized Commercial Officers. 

  • The sanction to the write-off should be checked in the same way as other sanctions. 

CAN - Credit Advice Note:  

  • If the disputed debit is found incorrect, the same is withdrawn through CAN 

  • Form No. A-2811 

  • Basis for taking as Special Credit in the Station Balance sheet 

  • Issued only for such Error Sheets as have been taken into account by the station and are outstanding the same.  

  • Reference to CAN - should be made against the connected entry in the Register of Error Sheets 

  • Computerized environment  - CAN be generated online through the system (FOIS/TAMS) 

Keypoints for MCQ:

  1. Error Sheet - 3 copies (1st - Accounts Office, 2nd & 3rd - Station) 

  2. Error Sheet - 4 copies (If a separate Outstanding branch exists in the Commercial Dept) 

  3. FOIS stands for Freight Operations Information System

  4. TAMS stands for Traffic Accounts Management System 

  5. CAN stands for Credit Advice Note 

  6. Time-barred claims - 6 Months 

  7.  Personal check of Accounts Officer on Errorsheets 

  • Rs.50 to Rs.100 - 10% check 

  • Rs.100 and above - 100% check 

  1. The Outstanding branch in the Commercial Dept acts as a liaison between the Station staff and the Accounts Office 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Accounts Code II - Revised (for Traffic)

After 30 years , Indian Railways Accounts Code Part 2 (deals with rules and procedures of  accountal of Traffic Receipts) has been revised and published by Railway Board on 30.08.2016.

Click here for Accounts Code Part Two 
(useful for candidates who opt for Traffic Accounts)