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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Railway Services Conduct Rules 1966


  Railway Services (Conduct) Rules 1966

Click for Bare act of Railway Services Conduct Rules 1966 with explanations supported by Serial circulars 

  1. Every Railway employee should always maintain absolute integrity, show devotion to duty and do not do anything unbecoming of a Railway Servant.

  1. Uphold supremacy of the Constitution of India, democratic values, sovereignty of India, Integrity of India, security of India, Public Order, decency and morality.

  1. Maintain ethical standards, honesty, Political neutrality, merit, fairness, impartiality, accountability, transparency.

  1. Be responsive to the public (mainly weaker sections).

  1. Show courtesy and good behavior towards the public. 

  1. Take good decisions in the interest of the public.

  1. Use public resources effectively, efficiently and economically.

  1. Do not misuse official position for personal gains. 

  1. Do not act against Rules, Regulations & procedures.

  1. Maintain discipline.

  1. Maintain confidentiality in official matters.

  1. Show professionalism in working.

  1. Ensure integrity and devotion to duty by subordinates.

  1. Do not have financial and other obligations to any individual      or organization.

  1. Do not give or take oral instructions in official work except in an emergency situation. Take or give confirmation in writing     thereafter immediately.

  1. Do not indulge in sexual harassment.

  1. Do not bring influence for appointment of near relatives in      Railway Service.

  1. Do not take part in politics and elections.

  1. Do not do un-authorized demonstrations. 

  1. Do not have connections with the press and media.

  1. Do not criticize the Government and its policies.

  1. Do not refuse to give evidence before any inquiry,     Commission and any authority.

  1. Do not collect subscriptions from anybody.

  1. Do not take gifts except in family functions such as Wedding, Anniversary, funeral etc and give intimation to the Railway Administration if the value of the gift exceeds Rs 25,000/- in case of Group-A Officer, Rs 15,000/- in case of Group-B Officer and Rs 7,500/- in case of Group-C employee.

  1. On other occasions Rs 5000/- in case of Group- A & B Officers   

     and Rs 2000/- in case of Group- C employees.

  1. Do not give/ take / encourage dowry.

  1. Do not do private employment/Trade.

  1. Do not sublet Quarters allotted to you.

  1. Intimate Railway Administration within one month about           Acquiring or disposing of movable property if it’s value is          more than 3 months basic pay. 

  1. Give prior intimation to the Railway Administration about      Proposed acquisition/disposal of immovable property in      Prescribed form and give final intimation within one month      after acquiring or disposing of that property in prescribed form.

  1. Do not invest, lend or borrow money frequently. Give intimation to Rly Admin if the  investment exceeds- Rs 50,000/- in a year by Group-A & B Officers & Rs 25,000/- in a year by Group-C employees

  1. Give intimation to Railway Administration if total      Investments exceed Six months basic pay in a year. (Year means calendar year.)

  1. Do not enter into plural marriage or marriage with a person already having a spouse.

  1. Do not consume or be under the influence of  intoxicating     Drinks or drugs while on duty.

  1. Running Staff and staff connected with the train passing      Duties should not consume such drinks or drugs 8 hrs before      Commencing duty.

  1. Do not employ  children below 14 years as household      assistants.

NOTE: Violation of above Conduct Rules attracts Disciplinary action and imposition of penalty under Discipline & Appeal Rules. 

Key points for MCQ on Railway Services Conduct Rules, 1966

  1. With Effect from the year 1966 

  2.  Violation of the same attracts action under DA&R

  3. DA&R stands for Disciplinary & Appeal Rules

  4. Gifts & Limit


Limit (Rs)


Family functions 

Other than Family functions 











  1. Movable Property -Acquisition or disposal- value is more than 3 months Basic Pay  - intimate within one month 


  1. Immovable Property - Prior Intimation for proposed acquisition or disposal 


  1. Immovable Property - Acquisition or Disposable  - Final intimation within one month.  


  1. Investments  - Group A & B Officers  - Rs. 50,000 in a calendar year- Intimation 

  1. Investments  - Group C staff  - Rs. 25,000 in a calendar year - Intimation 


  1. Investments exceeds 6 months Basic Pay in a Calendar year - Intimation 


  1. Running staff and staff connected with train operations - should  not consume liquor or drugs - 8 hours before commencement of Duty. 


  1. Do not employ the children below 14 years as household assistants


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Suspension - Establishment matters


1. Article 309 of the Constitution of India ( that Acts of the appropriate Legislature may regulate the recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or any State) and
2. Part II of the Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968 (In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution,)

Definition of suspension :  A railway servant is said to be under suspension when he is debarred from exercising the powers and discharging the duties of his office for the period the order of suspension remains in force. 

  Suspension is not a penalty under the D&A Rules

Suspension Period:  90 days (initially)

Suspension Period - Beyond 90 days - Procedure:

·         Review of an Order of Suspension - By the Authority who is competent to modify or revoke the suspension, on the recommendation of the review committee constituted for the purpose, and
·         Before expiry of 90 days from the date of order of suspension.
·         Subsequent reviews shall be made before expiry of the extended period of suspension
( such extension is maximum of 180 days at a time).  
·          It may be may be deduced from the above,  that there is no maximum period of suspension, once the competent authority extends the suspension on expiry of every extended period.

Suspension - Circumstances:-

·         When Disciplinary proceedings are contemplated or are pending against the employee,  or
·         When employee is engaged in activities - prejudicial / harmful to the security of the State (Country),
·         When a criminal case is pending against the employee is under investigation, inquiry or trial.

Who can order Suspension ?

Ø  Competent Authority: The authorities who are competent to place a Railway Servant under suspension are specified in Schedules I, II & III appended to the Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968.

Ø  Exceptional circumstance: Any authority  in above the schedules may place any subordinate railway servant specified therein, but should obtain the post facto approval of the competent authority, duly furnishing the circumstances in which the order was made.

Deemed Suspension:

Circumstances - When Employee is deemed to be placed under Suspension:

·         Detained in Police custody exceeding 48 hours  - From the date of detention.

·          Sentenced for imprisonment exceeding 48 hours  - From the date of Conviction for an offence and is not forthwith dismissed or removed or compulsorily retired consequent to such conviction.

·         Set aside of penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a Railway servant under suspension, for want of appeal or on revision under these rules and the case is remitted for further inquiry or action or with any other directions,  - From the date of original order of dismissal/removal/compulsory retirement and shall remain in force until further orders.

·         Set aside or declared as void by the decision of the Court of Law, the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a Railway servant under suspension, if disciplinary authority decides to hold further enquiry,  - From the date of original order of dismissal/removal/compulsory retirement and shall remain in force until further orders.

Subsistence Allowance:

Authority:  Fundamental Rule (FR) 43 and 1342 R (Chapter 13 of I R Establishment Code)

·         Granted to the employee during the period of suspension / deemed suspension

·         Subsistence means survival.  Till the proof of allegations against the employee, this allowance is granted to the suspended employee for survival.

Subsistence Allowance  - Amount

% of Last pay (equivalent to the 50 % of Leave Salary) and in addition DA, if admissible and Any other compensatory allowances admissible from time to time on the basis of pay of which the railway servant was in receipt on the date of suspension subject to the fulfillment of other conditions laid down for the drawl of such allowances. 
Up to 90 days
50 %
Recommendation not required
Beyond 90 days
 Enhanced to 51 % to 75 %
Note:  Subject to the submission of Certificate, that he/she is not engaged in any other employment business, profession or vocation.   
Due to Administrative reasons
By the recommendation of committee appointed by the Disciplinary Authority
Beyond 90 days
Reduction to 25 % to 49 %
On Employee's account

Standard Forms under D & A Rules, 1968

SF Number



Order of Suspension


Order of Deemed Suspension


Non employment Certificate


Order of Revocation of suspension


Charge Memorandum for Major Penalty


Refusing permission to inspect Relied upon Documents


Appointment of Inquiry Officer


Appointment of Presenting Officer




Disciplinary action in common proceedings


Charge Memorandum for Minor Penalty


Notice to impose major penalty on Minor penalty Charge Memorandum


For taking action under Rule 14 (i)