Railway Accounts Department Examinations

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Monday, August 10, 2020

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·         India’s First train service would have been from Howrah to Hooghly had the ship carrying Railway items did not sank during its journey.

 

·         So, the credit goes to Bombay (Boribunder) to Thane on 16th April, 1953 – First train journey in India

 

·         First train in Eastern India - Between Howrah and Hooghly – 15th August, 1854.

 


Saturday, September 28, 2019

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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. 

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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

Gauge
Width
Route KM
Percentage
Broad
1676 mm
61680
92 %
Metre
1000 mm
3479
5 %
Narrow
762 mm & 610 mm
2209
3 %

Total
67368
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.

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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.


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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
Cicle
Zonal Railway
Consulting Engineer
General Manager
Govt Examiner of Accounts
PFA – Principal Financial Advisor

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