Railway Accounts Department Examinations

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Showing posts with label General Knowledge. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2020

Did you know ?

Railway Branch
Railway Board
Public Works Dept
Railway Dept
Secretary, Railway Branch 
Chairman & CEO, Railway Board
Dy.Secretary – Accounts
Member (Finance) - MF
Dy. Secretary – Traffic
Member (O&BD - Operations & Business Development) - M/O&BD
Dy. Secretary – Construction
Surrendered now.  (Previously it was Member - Engineering)
Zonal Railway
Consulting Engineer
General Manager
Govt Examiner of Accounts
PFA – Principal Financial Advisor

·         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.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Green Railways - REMCL

Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL) Recruitment 2018 ...
·        ·         Indian Railways  vision is to become Green Railways

·         Click for REMCLCorporate Website

·         Stands for Railway Energy Management Company Limited.

·         Established in 2013 year (under the Companies Act, 1956)

·         as a joint venture (JV) company Indian Railways (49%) and RITES ltd ( 51 %)

·         Object : Tap the business potential in the energy sector.

·         Renewable Power projects in Solar and Wind sectors

·         Hqrs - Gurgaon, (New Delhi)

·         2018-19 Financials

1.       Profit  - Rs. 49.46 Crores

2.       Turnover - Rs. 83.03 Crores

3.       Share Capital - Rs. 70 Crores

·          Solar Power Projects: 1000 MW of solar roof top & ground mounted power plants to harness the untapped potential of roof-top spaces on Railways buildings, stations, hospitals etc. and vacant Railways land lying with different ZR.

BINA Plant  - Record break - First of its kind project in the World

·         1.7 MW Solar Plant - TSS - Traction Sub Station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

·         A CSR project (Corporate Social Responsibility) of BHEL - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

·         Connected directly to Overhead Traction system for running of Trains - First time in the World

·         Innovative technology for converting DC - Direct Current to single phase AC - Alternating Current for feeding directly to Railway's Overhead traction system.

·         It can produce approx. 25 lakh units of energy annually and savings to IR exchequer for Rs. 1.37 Crores every year.  

Indian Railways & Solar power

·          Indian Railways - Going to transform itself as "Net Zero" Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network - by 2030 year.

·          Planning Solar projects on un utilized Railway land on mega scale.

·         IR wants to become a Green mode of Transportation - by meeting its entire traction power requirements

·           Here after RE Projects means, not only Railway Electrification Projects, but also Renewable Energy Projects.

·         Land based Solar Power Plants - Planned by REMCL

1.       50 MW Solar power plant - Bhilai

2.       2 MW Solar power plant - Diwana (Haryana)

·         1 GW solar plants - Planning installation of solar projects along operational Railway Track to enable to injection of solar power into traction network directly - innovative concept. 

·         Already REMCL floated Tenders for 2 GW of Solar projects on unutilized Railway lands.




Sunday, July 5, 2020

General Knowledge for LDCE


Longest Goods train named “SheshNaag” 2.8 Kms  - 177 wagons and 3 Locos – runs between Nagpur & Korba in SECR on 03-07-2020 


1.       Name the Slowest Train in India - NMR- Nilgiri mountain Rail. From Mettupalayam to Ooty-
46 Kms in 5 hours @10kmph

2.       Shortest Railway Station Name in India - IB station is the station in Odisha, in SECR. It marks the end of SECR and the starting of South Eastern Railways.

3.       Longest Railway Station name in India is “Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta” in Southern Railway

4.       First IRAS Officer -C T Venugopal, IRAS, 1930

5.       First IRAS FC -Mr K S Bhandari, IRAS, 1939

6.       First IRAS officer secretary to Govt of India -Y T Shah, IRAS, 1944

7.       First IRAS General ManagerMr R Narsimhan, IRAS, 1955

8.       RO-RO - Roll-on Roll-off service - First time started at Konkan Railways in 1999

9.       Worlds oldest working steam locomotive - The Fairy Queen (between New Delhi and Alwar)

10.   Name the 3 locomotives which hauled the first passenger train on 16 April 1853  between Bori Bunder in Mumbai and Thane  - SahibSindh and Sultan

11.   Highest Railway Station in India - Ghum Railway Station, West Bengal, Darjeeling railways (2258 Mtrs height)

12.   India’s first Electric train runs between Bombay Victoria Terminus and Kurla (1500 Volts DC) in 1925 year.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019



JTS – Junior Time Scale
AFA –Assistant Financial Advisor
STS – Senior Time Scale
DD - Deputy Director
Sr.AFA – Senior Assistant Financial Advisor
JAG – Junior Administrative Grade
JD - Joint Director
Dy.FA&CAO – Deputy Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
SG – Selection Grade
Dy.FA&CAO – Deputy Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
SAG – Senior Administrative Grade
ED - Executive Director
FA&CAO – Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer
HAG – Higher Administrative Grade
PED – Principal Executive Director
PFA – Principal Financial Advisor
HAG +  - Higher Administrative Grade Plus
AM – Additional Member
GM  - General Manager      
Secretary to Government of India
FC – Financial Commissioner (Railways)
Principal Secretary to Government of India
CRB – Chiarman, Railway Board

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Indian Railways Organisational structure

IR Organisational Structure
Damodara Prasad K
Sr.AFA (Retd.)

IR Organisational Structure

IR Organisational Structure

MR and RB

Minister for Railways: Shri Piyush Goyal
Minister of State for Railways: Angadi, Shri Suresh Channabasappa
         Chairman Railway Board Mr V. K. Yadav
         Financial Commissioner -Vijay Kumar
         Member (Traction) Mr Rajesh Tiwari
         Member Staff Mr Manoj Pande (L/A)
         Member Engineering Mr Vishwesh Chaube
         Member (Rolling Stock) Mr Rajesh Agrawal
         Member Traffic Mr P.S. Mishra
         Member (S&T) Mr Rajesh Tiwari (L/A)
         Member (Materials Management) Mr P.S. Mishra (L/A)

Divisional Departments


         Rly Bd – FC
AM(Finance) , AM (Budget) AM (Internal Audit)
AM (Revenue)
Adv (F),(B),(AR)
         Pr.Ex Dir – Accounts ,  
         Ex Dir -- F(Budget) , F (RM),  F(Exp I&II)
F(Comml), F(PPP), F( Stores) , F(E) ,F(PC I&II),
Accounts (Transformation Cell)
         Director, Jt. Director, Dy. Director
         Section Officers
         Zonal – HAG - PFA  (PHOD)
SAG – FA&CAO - G, T, S&W, C, CI, CII
         Division- SrDFMs
SS/JS    - Sr.AFAs , WAOs , AFAs


        Gen Accounts - Admn , Establishment (G &NG)
PF & Pension, Settlement , Budget , Books , Exp. Bills  ,
Exp. Finance , Estt. Finance Efficiency , Inspection , Internal Audit , Audit / Draft  Paras
        Traffic – Fin ,Tfc Book , Budget ,O/S, Coaching
(LPC,FPC, EFTs, BPTs, BSheet, Millitary Bills ,Parcel , HCD ) Goods ( Rates , W&D , E/s , MPAs, O/s)
        Stores & W/Shop – Fin , Budget  , Bills , M&P , RSP ,
WMS , Incentive ,Costing
(list is only illustrative & not exhaustive)   


        Establishment – posts/creation & extn , allowances , reimbursements , cadre & scale check, pay fixation , writeoffs
        Works – WP, M&P, RSP , estimates , indents , tenders , agreements , waivals , arbitrations ,
        Stores  - Vetting of indents , ANEs , TC minutes , POs
        Workshops – Costing , Incentive schemes
        Earnings – tariff rebate / incentive/rate schemes , writeoffs, augmentation of  facilities  ,claims
        Misc – delegation of powers , financial reviews , allocation & incidence of exp , competency of sanction 


        Internal Check of all transactions.
        Settlement of  all claims.
        Maintenance of accounts as per rules
        Ensure that there are no accounting  irregularities.
        Post audit of  paid vouchers / transactions.
        Inspection of executive offices & Stations, Stock verification
        Compilation and presentation of accounts to audit for certification. 


Rail PSUs

         Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited -RITES
         Ircon International Limited -IRCON , formally known as Indian Railway Construction Company Limited
         Centre for Railway Information Systems -CRIS
         Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited-IRFC
         Container Corporation of India Limited-CONCOR
         Konkan Railway Corporation Limited-KRCL
         Rail Tel Corporation of India Limited-RailTel
         Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited-IRCTC 
         Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited -PRCL
         Rail Vikas Nigam Limited –RVNL
         Rail Land Development Authority-RLDA
         Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited-DFCCIL
         Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd. –MRVC
         Burn Standard Company Ltd -BSCL
         Braithwaite & Co. Ltd –BCL

PUs and others

         Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh manufactures diesel & electric locomotives.
Venture of Indian Railways & General Electric. They manufacture high capacity diesel locomotives, used especially for freight transportation.
         Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works in Patiala, Punjab upgrades & overhaul the locomotive Rolling Stock:
         Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, Tamilnadu
         Rail Wheel Factory in Bangalore, Karnataka
         Rail Wheel Plant, Bela in Chhapra, Bihar

IR Training Institutes

Centralised Training Institutes

          Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune, for officers of civil engineering department.
          Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik, for officers of electrical engineering department.
          Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur, for officers of mechanical and engineering department.
          National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara
          National Rail and Transportation Institute/University,  Vadodara
          Railway Staff College, Vadodara, for all officers and centralised training for officers of accounts, personnel, stores & medical departments.
          Centralized Training Academy for Railways Accounts, Secunderabad, for financial & managerial training for officers & staff of accounts department. (IRIFM-Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management/Secunderabad is coming up for Rly Finance and Accounts officers’ training)
IR Zones and Hqrs./Divisions
1Central RailwayMumbai
1) Mumbai 2) Nagpur
3) Bhusawal 4) Pune
5) Sholapur
2Eastern RailwayKolkata
1)  Howrah-I
2)  Howrah-II
3)  Sealdah
4)  Malda
5)  Asansol
6)  Chitaranjan
7)  Kolkata Metro
3East Central RailwayHajipur
1)  Danapur
2)  Mugalsarai
3)  Dhanbad
4)  Sonpur
5)  Samastipur
4East Coast RailwayBhubaneshwar
1) Khurda Road 2) Waltair
3) Sambhalpur
5Northern RailwayBaroda House, New Delhi
1) Delhi-I
2) Delhi-II
3) Ambala
4) Moradabad
5) Lucknow
6) Firozpur
6North Central RailwayAllahabad
1) Allahabad
2) Jhansi
3) Agra
7North Eastern RailwayGorakhpur
1) Izzatnagar
2) Lucknow
3) Varanasi
4) DLW
8North Frontier RailwayMaligaon, Guwahati
1) Katihar
2) Alipurduar
3) Rangiya
4) Lumding
5) Tinsukhia
9North Western RailwayJaipur
1) Jaipur
2) Jodhpur
3) Bikaner
4) Ajmer
10Southern RailwayChennai
1) Chennai
2) Madurai
3) Palghat
4) Trichy
5) Trivendrum
11South Central RailwaySecunderabad
2) Hyderabad
3) Guntakal
4) Vijaywada
5) Nanded
6) Guntur

IR Zones and Hqrs./Divisions

12South Eastern RailwayGarden Reach, Kolkata
1) Kharagpur
2) Adra
3) Chakradharpur
4) Ranchi
5) Shalimar
13South East
Central RailwayBilaspur
1) Bilaspur
2) Nagpur
3) Raipur
15Western RailwayChurchgate
1) BCT
2) Vadodara
3) Ahemdabad
4) Ratlam
5) Rajkot
6) Bhavnagar
16West Central RailwayJabalpur
1) Jabalpur
2) Bhopal
3) Kota
17 Metro Railway, Kolkata
18 South Coast Railway, VSKP
14South Western RailwayHubli
1)  Bangalore
2)  Mysore
3)  Hubli



         IR has fourth largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 67,368-kilometre  and total track length of 121,407kilometre as of March 2017.
         Routes are electrified with 25 kV AC electric traction while 33% of them are double or multi-tracked.
         Indian Railway (IR) runs more than 20,000 passenger trains daily.
         Most premium passenger trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi Exp run at peak speed of 145 km/h with Gatiman Express between New Delhi and Agra touching peak speed of 160 km/h.
         Indian railways has also started a Semi superfast train by the name of Vande Bharat Express (Code name "Train-18“) runs maximum track speed of 180 km/h.
         In the freight segment, IR runs more than 9,200 trains daily. The average speed of freight trains is around 24 kilometres per hour.
         As of March 2017, Indian Railway's rolling stock consisted of 277,987 freight wagons, 70,937 passenger coaches and 11,452 locomotives.
         IR is the world's eighth-largest employer, it had 13.08 lakh employees as of March 2017.
        1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge, is the predominant gauge used by IR and spans 61,680 km of route (92% of total route network).
and 610 mm (2 ft) narrow gauge tracks are present on fewer routes. The metre gauge tracks were 3,479 kilometres (5% of total route network) and narrow gauges tracks were 2,208 km (3% of total route network) as of 31 March 2017.
        There are  7,349 stations across India.