Railway Accounts Department Examinations

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Private Cash - Commercial Department


Private Cash - Commercial Department

“Keeping of private cash in station safe, etc., forbidden.—Private cash should not be kept in the railway cash chest, drawers, ticket tubes, cash safes etc. If any such amount or extra cash, whether stated to be private or otherwise, is found by the supervisory staff or inspecting official, it should be remitted to the cash office.

The staff working in booking offices, parcels offices and goods sheds, whose duties actually involve cash transactions with the public, must declare in writing their private cash daily before they take up their duties in the station diary or in the cash book or in a separate register to be maintained for this purpose. The specific categories of staff to whom these instructions apply, will be notified by the railway administrations concerned. 

  • Ceiling of Private Cash (Revised in 2013 Oct)


Ceiling of Private Cash

Stationary Staff

Rs. 750

Mobile Staff

Rs. 2000


  • In case, staff required to carry the amount more than ceiling, specific endorsement with the actual amount carried must be made in the relevant record by the concerned supervisor.  

  • Declaration of Private cash in the relevant register - Both in figures and in words. 

  • Private Cash - The following categories of staff who handle cash are:

  1. Parcel clerk, ECRC, Booking clerk, Goods clerk, Siding clerk

  2.  TC, HTC, Chief Inspector of Tickets (Station), TTE, Conductor, Guard, Assistant Guard, CTI, Coach attendant incl: Electrical staff

  3. SM, ASM (who are doing commercial work/duty with cash transactions) 

  4. Parcel porter, scaleman accompanying TTE 

  5. Bill distributors, Asst. Manager, Manager in moving catering units

  6. Markmen

  7. Supervisors who handle Cash 

  • Zonal Railways can add any other categories of the staff to the above list, if they so feel. 

Key Points for MCQ:

  1. Ceiling of Private Cash - Stationary staff - Rs.750 

  2. Ceiling of Private Cash - Mobile staff - Rs.2000

  3. Para 2429 of Commercial Manual 

  4. Commercial Circular 65 of 2013 

  5. Declaration of Private cash in the relevant register - Both in figures and in words. 

  6. Zonal Railways can add any other categories of the staff to the list of staff who declare Private cash, if they so feel.  


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

EOL - Engine On Load - Commercial topic



EOL - Engine On Load 



  • Need of the Circular 16 ?  

1.    Launch of GCT - Gati-Shakti Cargo Terminals.

2.    Amendments to PFT & Private Siding policies.

3.    Addressing operational issues. 

4.    Optimum utilization of Rolling stock. 

5.    Prompt clearance of Freight trains from the Terminals

  • EOL stands for Engine On Load. 


  • What is EOL? A system of operations that would permit the placement and clearance of the rake at the Terminals by the same Locomotive within the time. 


  • In EOL,  

1.    The Train locomotive will remain available during the loading and/or unloading operations in the Terminal, 

2.     And, wait on Railway’s account (till the free time permitted for loading/unloading 

3.    So as to work the train (rake) immediately after loading/unloading operation is completed.  

  • Terminals under EOL means Terminals operated by GCT - Gati-Shakti Terminals, PFT - Private Freight Terminals & Private Sidings.  

  • All New Cargo terminals  - preferably operate under EOL.  Exemption only be given under operational/geographical constraints with the consent of Zonal Operating Dept and the personal approval of the DRM.  


  • Through distance basis:  Terminals notified for charging on Through distance basis can operate under the EOL system of operations. 


  • Who built facilities for loading/unloading  -  Terminal operators 



A.             Non EOL into EOL 

·        Condition of “Through distance basis”. 

·        Signing an EOL agreement with the Division. 

B.    EOL into Non EOL or Partial EOL

·        Where problems are being faced in effective implementation of EOL system in Terminals due to operational/geographic constraints. 

·        In Division: Should send “Detailed operational justification” with the approval of DRM to the Zonal Hqrs. 

·        In Zonal Hqrs: Joint approval of PCOM & PCMM who will pass a reasoned speaking order. 

·        The Terminal operator will be required to clear all the pending dues and withdraw all pending arbitration/court cases against the Railways. 


  • What is Partial EOL ? 

1.    Certain Terminals serves old plants and new plants (one of them is under EOL) 

2.    Terminals serve some commodities under EOL (Example: Unloading of Coal) and some commodities under Non EOL (Example: Loading of Fly ash)   


  • Agreement Signing Authority: 

1.    Railways -   Sr.DCM

2.    Terminal - Legal Representative 


  • Cost of Commercial Staff borne by the Terminals


Terminal Type


Cost levied





Non EOL/Partial EOL



PFT/Private Siding

One staff


  • EHC - Engine Hire Charges: Levied at the notified AIEHC for one Locomotive only for Each Rake  (though multi-Loco or double headed Loco used as per the need of the load)


Status of Loading / Unloading

Status of Locomotive



Within Free Time

Present / Absent



Beyond Free Time






(From the end of Free Time to the completion of Loading / Unloading

Irrespective of the fact, whether the shunting operations have been performed or not

  • Siding Charges - Nil for the EOL Terminals as well as Bulb type Terminals. 


  • What is Bulb type Terminal? The Terminal where freight is charged on the basis of through distance up to a specified loading or unloading point and not for the entire length of the Terminal. 

Key points for MCQ:

1.    EOL stands for Engine On Load

2.    GCT stands for Gati-Shakti Cargo Terminal

3.    PFT stands for Private Freight Terminal

4.    EHC stands for Engine Hire Charges 

5.    AIEHC stands for All India Engine Hire Charges

6.    New/Revised Freight Marketing Circular 16 of 2023 (on EOL) 

7.    All New Cargo terminals  - preferably operate under EOL.

8.    Conversion of EOL into Non EOL or Partial EOL: Approval of DRM, then Joint Approval of PCOM & PCMM with reasoned Speaking order.

9.    Agreement Signing Authorities: Railways - Sr.DCM and Terminal - Legal Representative. 

10.                    EHC applicable only: Beyond Free time subject to presence of Locomotive during the Loading/Unloading operations at the Terminals.  

11.                    Cost of One Commercial staff borne by the Non EOL Terminals/Partial EOL Terminals of PFT/Private Sidings only. 

12.                    Cost of the Commercial staff - Nil for EOL Terminals of all categories and Non EOL/Partial EOL of GCT. 

13.                    Siding Charges - Nil for the EOL Terminals as well as Bulb type Terminals.