Leave Rules

Leave Rules 


 502. Extent of application.  These rules shall apply to (i) Railway servants appointed on or after 1st February 1949; (ii) Railway servants appointed prior to 1st February 1949 who have elected to be governed by these rules; and (iii) others who are brought under these rules by special orders; (iv) a temporary Railway servant who has completed 3 years continuous service shall be entitled, from the date of completion of 3 years continuous service, to the same conditions of service in respect of question of leave (including leave salary) as he would have been entitled to if he held a lien on the post in which he was initially appointed.

Function of Personnel Branch

Function of Personnel Branch

In order to overcome the personnel problems faced by Railway administration as well as Railway employees a personnel branch has been set up at Head quarters level of each zonal Railway and also at the divisional level including in Railway workshop. The branch at Head quarters is placed under the supervision of chief personnel officer and in division and workshop under the supervision of Sr. Personnel officer and personnel
officer respectively.
1. Arranging recruitment, selection and creation of post, training of staff, promotions and demotion, transfer, suspension, discharges, granting retirement benefits.
2. Payment of pay, allowances and incentive, hours confirmation, maintenance of seniority, record of service, leave account, grant of educational assistance and medical facilities.

Railway Board & Attached / Subordinate Offices

Railway Board

The Railway board is the Chief Administrative and Executive body assisting the Minister of Railway in the discharge of his functions. The Railway board as at present constituted consists of: -

1. Chairman Railway board
2. Financial Commissioner Railway
3. Five Members Each In Charge Of Traffic, Staff, Mechanical, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering.



Manpower planning is a strategy for the acquisition, utilization, improvement and presentation of manpower of an enterprise. Its objective is to ensure  optimum use of manpower currently employed and to provide for the future manpower needs of enterprise in terms of skills, number and age i.e. to provide the right number of employees, with right level of talents and skills, in the right jobs, at the right time performing the right activities to achieve the right objectives to fulfill the corporate enterprises.

Railway is a Government concern having commercial value, run on commercial basis as it sells transport and earn profit. For the efficient and effective management of a gigantic organization like Railways in a smooth



Different types of advances can be sanctioned to the Railway employee through Consolidated Fund of India & Railway Revenue. Some of the advances are recovered with interest and some of them are recovered without charging interest.

[A]. Advances repayable without charging interest.

1. Advances for proceeding on tour.
2. Advance of Travelling allowance
3. Advances of Pay on transfer.
4. Advances on deputation to abroad.
5. Advances on return to India from deputation.
6. Natural Calamity advance.
7. Festival Advance.
8. Advance for children out fits
9. Advance for law suits.
10. Advance for treatment of cancer.


DISCIPLINE AND APPEAL RULES - 1968 (w.e.f. 01.10.1968)



These rules shall apply to every railway employee but shall not apply to -
1. Any member of the all India services.
2. Any member of RPF.
3. Any person for whom special provision is made.
4. Any person in casual employment.

The president may by order exclude any class of railway servant.


1. The authority empowered to make appointments to the service of which the railway servant is for time being, a member to the grade of the service in which the railway servant is for time being included, or