Railway Accounts Department Examinations

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Traffic Study Material by Shri Murali, SSO(A)/Chennai/SR

 TRAFFIC ACCOUNTS  (Goods) 

Various types of charges collected in Railway Receipts

By P.Murali Sr.SO(A)/TA/SR

Current prevailing Rates:


  1. Wagon Demand Registration FEE. W.E.F. 01.11.2022 (WDRF)


Gauge

Registration fee per wagon (Rs.)

Registration Fee per rake (Rs.)

BG

6,000

1,00,000

MG

6,000

1,00,000

NG

No loading

No loading


Lump Sum Deposit for Government Departments shall be Rs.5 Lakhs.

Authority TC-I/2020/101/efile/I-part(I)(3332083) dt 17.10.2022

  1. Demurrage Charges 

The current Base Rate of DC shall be Rs.150/- per 8 wheeled wagons per hour w.e.f. 1.10.2022

Duration of excess detention beyond the free time of stock

Rate of Demurrage

Upto 6 hours

Rs.150/- per wagon per hour or part thereof

Beyond 6 hours upto 12 hours

Base rate + 10%

Beyond 12 hours upto 14hours

Base rate + 25%

Beyond 24 hours upto 48 hours

Base rate + 50%

Beyond 48 hours upto 72 hours

Twice of Base Rate

Beyond 72 hours 

Thrice of Base Rate


Authority TC-I//2022/201/efile/2(3394909   dt  13.09.2022

The debit/credit system of charging DC on trial measure has been discontinued  w.e.f. 01.10.2022

  1. Wharfage Charges


Railway Premises (Goods Sheds, Stations etc.) will be classified into three groups as prescribed below on the basis of average number of rakes dealt with during the period from 1st January to 30th April. 

Group I 

More than 12 rakes per month

Group II

7 rakes to 12 rakes per month

Group III

less than 7 rakes per month 



PERMISSIBLE FREE TIME FOR REMOVAL OF GOODS FROM RAILWAY PREMISES 3.1 Free time for removal of goods from railway premises will be as under:


  1. Goods stacked in goods sheds etc. waiting to be loaded in wagons/rake  

Group I 

12 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group II

15 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group III

30 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake


(b) Goods unloaded from wagons/rakes waiting to be removed from goods shed etc.

Group I 

12 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group II

15 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group III

30 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake



  1. Siding Charges:  

The siding charges are calculated with All India Engine  Hour Cost (AIHEC)  which is advised by the Traffic Commercial Department. Every year. Based on the AIEHC siding charges are fixed for each siding. 

The AIEHC for the current year w.e.f. 01.08.2022

Type of Engine Locomotives

Cost per hour

Broad Gauge (BG)

Meter Gauge (MG)

Diesel Locomotives



Shunting Engine

Rs.10620

Rs.10340

Train Engine

Rs.16990

Rs.14770

Electric Locomotives



Train Engine

Rs.15440

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Costs to be recovered for steam locos wherever in use over IR shall be identical to that of Diesel Engines indicated above.

Minimum time levied for siding charge is one hour

If the shunting trip time exceeds one hour based on trip trials conducted. The siding rates are calculated accordingly. 

  1. Busy Season Charge

Busy Season Charges which were discontinued during the pandemic period .  Now the Board has decided              to levy the same w.e.f. 01.10.2022 at the rate of  15 % for all commodities except Coal & Coke, container traffic and Automobile traffic. The Busy Season period is from 1st April to 30th June and 1st October to 31st March.

(Authority TCR/1078/2020/16/3329183  dated 27.09.2022



  1. Development Surcharge:

5% levied throughout the year on all Goods Traffic

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 


  1. Congestion charge:. 

25% for all traffic booked to Bangladesh.

 20% for all  traffic booked to Pakistan 

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 


  1. Port congestion charges: 

 10% is levied for all Goods traffic, including containers originating from the ports. 

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 


  1. OTC & DTC:


 In addition ,Originating Terminal Charge and Destination Terminal Charge are collected and apportioned to Originating Railway and Terminating Railway. The rates are OTC Rs. 20/- per tonne and DTC Rs.20/- per tonne.


  1. GST:

 5% Levied on all commodities.


  1. Railway Material consignment:

 when booked in Department owned wagons NO OTC, DTC and  busy season surcharge levied.    If RMC is booked in the General Service Wagon it is treated as Revenue Traffic and all charges are levied.










  1. Freight calculation


 sample calculation 


From:  MDKS   - ACC Siding Madukkarai

To:      BDJ           - BADAGARA

Commodity : Cement

Class :  140 B Wagon load

Distance : 216  Kms.

Table Rate : Rs. 366.50

Tonnes : 759 T


Distance

216 Kms.

Table Rate

Rs.366.50

Chargeable weight 

759 T

Freight

Rs.2,78,173.50

OTC & DTC 40/T

Rs. 15,180/-  Origin is private siding only DTC is charged

Busy season surcharge 15 %

Rs.41,729.50 (278173.5* 15%)

Development Surcharge 5%

Rs. 15992.13 ((278173.5+41729) X 5%)

GST 5%

Rs.17,554 (278173.5+15180+41729.5+15992.13) X 5 %

Total freight 

Rs.3,68,630/- 

GST



  1. Hub and Spoke system:


 Operators can operate the Hub and Spoke system for transportation of containers in certain regions for which the system of documentation and calculation of haulage charges would be as follows. 

  1. Hub is a container loading facility/depot, which will be used by an operator to aggregate/ disseminate traffic. For this purpose, the operator may make a request to the Railway indicating the pairs of stations between which he will run his container trains via this hub.  Depending on operational feasibility and ensuring that this feasibility is not used by operators to get undue benefit of telescopic rate, the hub will be approved and notified to the Railway Administration by the Railway Board.  No benefit may be given unless a Hub is notified by the Railway Board.


  1. The Originating point will clearly indicate on the Railway Receipt (RR) whether the container will go directly to the destination or will move via a specified hub.  


  1. The haulage charges for the loaded container will be charged from the originating point to the destination point for the entire distance of actual haulage via the specified “Hub”.


  1. For the loaded/empty container transshipped at the “Hub”, a subsequent RR with “Zero” freight will be prepared for the distance from the hub to the destination, duly cross-referring the original RR and the originating point on the subsequent RR.


  1. The RR for recovery of haulage charges will be prepared by Railway Staff posted at ICD/Port/Railway Terminal on the basis of summary given by the operator of ICD indicating weight of consignment including the tare weight of container.



  1. CONCOR:


  • The haulage charges are  only collected for movement of TEU (Twenty feet Equivalent unit). The  empty haulage is also charged.


  • The loaded container single deck are charged based on   the weight loaded i.e, upto 10T, more than 10T and upto 20T, more than 20T and upto 26T, more than 26T and upto 30T and more than 30T. 

  • Similarly empty container single deck and Empty Flat wagon movements are also charged. 


  • Development Surcharge 5%,  GST and Terminal Access Charge is also  leviable   for concor movement. 


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Monday, October 3, 2022

Co-branding of Railway Stations - part of NFR Non Fare Revenue

 Co-branding of Railway Stations

By Nageswara Rao 9492432160


  1. Generate NFR  

  2. Allowing co-branding / station branding / semi-naming rights at stations or prefixing / suffixing of brand names / logos to the names of Railway Stations  

  3.  Eligible: Government organizations and reputed business houses 

  4. Not eligible: Advertising agencies 

  5. Activity should be a form of advertisement only, not tantamount to change in the name of the Railway station. 

  6. All the above activities denoted as co-branding of Railway station. 

Salient features: 

  •  Brand name should not exceed two words. 

  • Purely a form of advertisement

  • Does not tantamount to change in the name of the Railway Station

  • Shall not be permitted on the Railway Tickets, PRS, Websites, route maps, in announcements through PA (Public Address) systems on the RDN (Railway Display Network) 

  • The name of the Railway Station shall be its original name only. 

  •  Zonal Railways may consider clubbing of Railway Stations for bidding in clusters. 

Permitted Locations: 

  •  All places wherever the name of the Railway Station is displayed. 

  • Subject to the availability of space

  • Subject to the conditions of OOH (Out Of Home) 

  • The quantum / location of space to be allotted in Circulating area - decided by Zonal Railways / Divisions 

  • Do not conflict with spaces already awarded under the provisions of the existing NFR policy. 

  •  Does not adversely impact clear visibility of the Station name that is essential for train operations. 


Not permitted Locations - Negative List


  •  Heritage buildings

  • Railway Stations named after eminent personalities, national leaders, martyrs etc. 

  • Surrogate advertisements

  • Advertisements of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco items etc. 

  • Prohibited items advertisement. 

  • Threatens the public image of Indian Railways / Central / State Government

  • Negative list as per local Outdoor advertisement policy 

  • Branding by Political parties, religious institutions, outfits and individual personalities. 

  • Advertisements banned by the Advertising Council of India or by Law


Other aspects of Policy: 

 

  •  The prefix or suffix  - in different font / color and small in size compared to Station Name and IR logo. 

  • Either Brand Name or Logo.  Not permitted both. 

  • Brand name should not be more than two words.  In case, Brand name has more than two words, only Logo should be used. 

  • The Licensee should pay the requisite advertising tax if any by the Local Government authorities. 


Contract terms & conditions: 


  • Awarded through EOI (Expression Of Interest) / Open Bidding 

  • RP (Reserve Price) - Arrived duly considering relevant parameters such as prevailing circle rates, practice followed in other NFR Contracts. 

  • Brand name / logo - would be approved by PCCM. 

  • Sub-letting shall not be permitted. 

  • Tenure:  Minimum period - 1 year. Maximum period - 3 years. 

  • Delegation of Powers - as per MSOP - Model Schedule Of Powers. 

  • EMD - 2 % of Tender Value.

  • License Fees - Half yearly basis - paid in advance. 

  • Licensee shall be liable to pay applicable GST under RCM (Reverse Charge Mechanism) to the Tax authorities. 

  •  The Station would be handed over for co-branding activities on “as is where is basis” 

  • Security arrangements responsibility by the Licensor i.e., Indian Railways

  • SBD - Standard Bid Document


Other features: 

  

  • Tender / Bid should be open for a period of 45 days from the date fixed for opening of the same.  

  • Security Deposit: Within 30 days from the date of issue of LOA - Letter Of Acceptance.

  • Purely License basis 

  • If work is not commenced within 45 days from the date of issue of LOA, IR shall be forfeit the EMD

  •   Open to Central & State Government institutions, PSUs, reputed private companies, Banks,  Financial entities, excluding Advertising agencies. 

  •  Breach of conditions if any, the Licensee would be liable to pay the damages @ 5 % of his License Fees subject to minimum of Rs. 5,000 per irregularity along with legal actions as per Agreement. 

  • Conditional offer by the Tenderers - out rightly be rejected and EMD is forfeited. 

  • EMD of the successful tenderer - converted into SD with the issue of LOA. 

  •  EMD of unsuccessful tenders shall be refunded within 30 days from the date of LOA without any interest. 

  • SD - equivalent to 6 months License fee calculated for the final year of the Contract - in the form of irrecoverable PBG - Performance Bank Guarantee from a commercial Scheduled Bank within 21 days from the date of LOA.   

  •  Extension of submission of SD - Beyond 21 days and up to to 60 days from the date of issue of LOA. But penal interest 18% per annum beyond 21 days.   

  • If contractor fails to submit the PBG even after 60 days from the date of LOA, the consequences are: 

  1.  The Contract is terminated. 

  2. Forfeiting the EMD and other dues if any paid to the Contractor. 

  3. The failed Contractor shall be debarred from participating in re-tender for that work.  

  • Validity of PBG -  Should cover the license tenure plus 180 days. 

  •  PBG shall be released subject to: 

  1. After successful completion of the License period

  2. Issue of No Claim Certificate by the Licensee

  3. Appeal for release of PBG - shall be submitted within 6 months of the completion of the Contract

  • PBG - should be sent to Indian Railways directly by the issuing Bank under Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due. 

  • First installment of License fees - 6 Months one - have to be paid in advance within 10 days of the issue of LOA. 

  • Termination of License - IR reserves the right to terminate without assigning any reason by giving 30 days’ notice 

  • The date of commencement of the License  -  30 days from the date of issue of LOA. 

Penalty: 

The Licensee shall be liable to pay @5% of the Annual License Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5,000/- for violation of each of the following acts and omissions in addition to legal action. 

  1.  Not following the instructions by the Indian Railways 

  2. Any staff of licensee found in drunken condition/indulging in improper  conduct;

  3.  For any staff of the licensee found creating nuisance on duty;

  4. Any other violation as decided by the competent authority. 




Material for MCQ


  1. NFR stands for Non Fare Revenue 

  2. Co-branding of Railway Stations - part of NFR 

  3. Advertisement Agencies are not eligible for Co-branding of Stations.

  4. Brand name should not exceed two words 

  5. OOH stands for Out Of Home  (part of NFR) 

  6. PA System stands for Public Address System 

  7. Permitted either Brand name or Logo. Not permitted Both. 

  8. Brand Name - Approval of PCCM is required

  9. EOI stands for Expression Of Interest 

  10. RP stands for Reserve Price

  11. Sub letting shall not be permitted

  12. Contract Minimum and Maximum period - 1 Year and 3 Years respectively. 

  13. EMD - 2% of Tender Value

  14. License fees - payable half years (in advance) 

  15. SBD stands for Standard Bid Document. Modifications can be done by GM to suit local conditions

  16. Tender / Bid should be open for a period of 45 days from the date of opening the Tender / Bid. 

  17. SD  - within 30 days from the date of LOA

  18. Purely License Basis.  Not on Lease basis Click here for differences between Lease and License 

  19. EMD forfeit - If work is not commenced within 45 days from LOA

  20. LOA stands for Letter Of Acceptance / Award 

  21. Breach of conditions - @5% of License fees subject to a minimum of Rs.5,000/- per each irregularity

  22. If a conditional offer is received, outrightly be rejected and EMD is forfeited. 

  23. EMD of successful Tenderer converted into SD. 

  24. EMD of unsuccessful Tenderers - Returned within 30 days from the date of LOA

  25. SD - 6 Months License Fees of Final year 

  26. SD - form of irrecoverable PBG from a commercial Scheduled Bank -within 21 days from the date of LOA.  Beyond 21 days and up to 60 days extension is permitted with penal interest of 18% per annum. 

  27. Contractor fails to submit PBG even after 60 days from the date of LOA, the consequences are 

  • Contract is terminated

  • Forfeit of EMD & other dues if any

  • Failed contractor debarred from participating in re-tender for that work. 

  1.  Validity of PBG - License tenure period plus 180 days. 

  2. PBG stands for Performance Based Guarantee

  3. First installment of License fees - 6 Months one - have to be paid in advance within 10 days of the issue of LOA. 

  4. Termination of the Licensee by IR - Notice period is 30 days

  5. Penalty -  @5% of License Fees subject to a minimum of Rs.5000 for each act

 

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