Schedule of Disciplinary powers under Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules

Railway Board Letter No
E(D&A) 2009 RG 6-1 dated 19.01.2011
Date
RBE No
10/2011
Circular Subject
The Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968- Schedules

(To be published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India)

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi, Dated 19.01.2011

 

NOTIFICATION

 

G.S.R.- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, namely:-

 

Short title and Commencement-

 

(1) These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) First Amendment Rules, 2011

 

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

 

2. In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, for Schedule I and Schedule II, the following Schedules shall be substituted, namely:-

 

SCHEDULE-I

 

[See rule 4 and sub-rule (2) of rule 7]

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Authority
empowered to place a Railway servant under  suspension  or to impose penalties

Class of Railway Servants
over   whom   disciplinary powers can be exercised

 Nature      of      penalties
mentioned  in  rule  6 which the authorities specified in Column 2 are empowered to impose on Railway Servants mentioned in corresponding entries in Column 3 and powers of that authority to place them under suspension

Appellate
Authority

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

RAILWAY BOARD’S OFFICE

 

1

Secretary,         Railway
Board

All classes of non-gazetted
Railway servants including Group ‘B’ non-Gazetted Ministerial Staff

All        penalties        and
suspension.

Railway Board

 

2

Joint               Secretary,

All classes of non-gazetted

Penalties     specified     in

Secretary,  Railway

 

 

Railway Board

Railway  servants  including
Group ‘B’ non-gazetted Ministerial Staff appointed up to 30th  June, 1988.

clauses   (i)   to   (iv)   and
suspension.

Board

 

3

Joint               Secretary,
Railway Board

All classes of non-gazetted
Railway servants including Group ‘B’ non-gazetted Ministerial  staff  appointed on or after 1st July, 1988.

All        penalties        and
suspension.

Secretary,  Railway
Board

 

4

Under            Secretary,
Railway Board

Staff with Grade Pay of up
to  and  including  Rs.   1650/- appointed  up  to  30th   June,
1988.

Penalties     specified     in
clauses   (i)   to   (iv)   and suspension.

Joint       Secretary,
Railway Board

 

5

Under            Secretary,
Railway Board

Staff with Grade Pay of up
to and including Rs.  1650/- appointed   on  or  after  1st July, 1988.

All        penalties        and
suspension

Joint       Secretary,
Railway Board

 

RESEARCH, DESIGNS AND STANDARDS ORGANISATION(RDSO)

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Junior         Administrative
Grade/Selection Grade officers or Senior Administrative Grade Officers or Higher Administrative          Grade
Officers     or     Additional
Director       General       or
Director General.

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted Railway Servants including Group  ‘B’  non- gazetted staff.

All          penalties          and
suspension.

Next               higher
authority   to   whom the     authority     in column        2        is immediately subordinate.

 

2

Deputy Director and other
Officers in Senior Scale or equivalent.

All  staff  with  Grade
Pay   of   up   to   and including Rs.  2800/-

Penalties       specified       in
clauses    (i)    to    (vi)    and suspension.

Next               higher
authority   to   whom the     authority     in column        2        is immediately subordinate.

 

3

Junior Scale or Group ‘B’
Officers (Gazetted)

All  staff  with  Grade
Pay   of   up   to   and including Rs.  1650/-

Penalties       specified       in
clauses    (i)    to    (vi)    and suspension.

Next               higher
authority   to   whom the     authority     in column        2        is immediately subordinate

 

4

Junior Scale or Group ‘B’
Officers (Gazetted)

All  staff  with  Grade
Pay   of   up   to   and including Rs.  2400/-

Penalties       specified       in
clauses    (i)    to    (v)    and suspension.

Next               higher
authority   to   whom the     authority     in column        2        is immediately subordinate

 

5

Senior   Supervisors   with
Grade Pay of Rs.  4200/- and above.

All  staff  with  Grade
Pay   of   up   to   and including Rs.  2000/-

Penalties       specified       in
clauses (i), (iii), (iii-a) and (iv) (no such power can be exercised where inquiry under sub-rule (2) of rule 11 is required) and also suspension subject to report to Junior Scale or Group ‘

Next               higher
authority   to   whom the     authority     in column        2        is immediately subordinate.

 

 

 

 

B’ (Gazetted) Officer of the
respective branch within twenty  four  hours  in  the case of Group ‘C’ staff.

 

 

RAILWAY STAFF COLLEGE VADODARA

 

1

2

3

4

5

1

Director  General,  Higher
Administrative Grade Officers, Senior Administrative Grade Officers, Junior Administrative Grade Officers

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

Full  powers  in  respect  of
non-gazetted staff placed under their control (except that only appointing Authority or above will impose penalties under clauses (vii), (viii) and (ix).

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

2

Senior Scale Officers

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants-
(a) with Grade Pay of up  to  and  including  Rs.
2400/-
(b)  for  whom  the officer concerned is the appointing authority.

(a)   Penalties   specified   in
clauses    (i)    to    (iv)    and suspension.
(b)   Penalties   specified   in clauses (vii) to (ix)

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

3

Officers in Junior Scale or
in Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants-
(a) with Grade Pay of upto  and  including  Rs.
2000/-.
(b) for whom the Officer   concerned   is the appointing authority.

(a)   Penalties   specified   in
clauses    (i)    to    (iv)    and suspension.
(b)   Penalties   specified   in clauses (vii) to (ix).

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, PUNE

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, NASIK

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, JAMALPUR

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF SIGNAL ENGINEERING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SECUNDERABAD

1

2

3

4

5

1

Director,                   Senior
Administrative Grade Officers (other than Directors), Junior Administrative Grade Officers

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

Full  powers  in  respect  of
non-gazetted staff placed under their control (except that only appointing Authority or above will impose penalties under clauses (vii), (viii) and (ix).

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

2

Senior Scale Officers

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants-
(a) with Grade Pay of up  to  and  including  Rs.
2400/-
(b)    for    whom    the officer concerned is the

appointing authority.

(a)   Penalties   specified   in
clauses    (i)    to    (iv)    and suspension.
(b)   Penalties   specified   in clauses (vii) to (ix)

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

3

Officers in Junior Scale or
in Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants-
(a) with Grade Pay of upto  and  including  Rs.
2000/-.
(b) for whom the Officer   concerned   is the appointing authority.

(a)   Penalties   specified   in
clauses    (i)    to    (iv)    and suspension.
(b)   Penalties   specified   in clauses (vii) to (ix).

Next higher authority
to  whom  the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate.

RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARDS

1

2

3

4

5

1

Chairman

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

All penalties and suspension

Railway Board

RAILWAY RATES TRIBUNAL

1

2

3

4

5

1

Chairman

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

All penalties and suspension

Railway Board

2

Secretary

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

Penalties       specified       in
clauses    (i)    to    (iv)    and suspension

Chairman,     Railway
Rates Tribunal

RAILWAY LIAISON OFFICE

1

2

3

4

5

1

Joint   Secretary,   Railway
Board

All   Classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

All penalties and suspension

Railway Board

ALL OTHER OFFICES (NOT SHOWN ABOVE)

1

2

3

4

5

1

Head of Office

All   classes   of   non-
gazetted           Railway
Servants

All penalties and suspension

Railway Board

                   

 

Note:-

(1) The Railway board may impose any of the penalties specified in rule 6 on all non-gazetted Railway Servants employed in the offices mentioned in this Schedule and place them under suspension.

 

(2) The penalty of compulsory retirement or removal or dismissal from service shall be imposed only by the Appointing Authority or an authority of equivalent rank or a higher authority.

 

SCHEDULE-II

[See rule 4 and sub-rule (2) of rule 7]

Schedule of Disciplinary powers and powers of suspension of different grades of Railway Officers and Senior Supervisors in respect of non-gazetted staff of Zonal Railways, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Diesel Locomotive Works, Integral Coach Factory, Rail Wheel Factory, Metro Railway (Kolkata), Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (Patiala), Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala), Railway Electrification Projects and Metropolitan Transport Projects (Railways).

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Authority empowered to
place a Railway servant under suspension or to impose penalties under rule 6

Class  of  Railway
Servants over whom disciplinary powers can be exercised

 ature         of         penalties
mentioned  in  rule  6  which the authority in Column 2 is empowered to impose on Railway Servants mentioned in  corresponding  entries  in Column 3 and powers of that
authority    to    place    them under suspension

Appellate Authority

1

2

3

4

5

1

Senior             Supervisors
incharge  with Grade Pay of Rs.  4200/- and above. (Described as Supervisors In-charge by the Railway Administration for this purpose)

All  staff  who  are
three grades (Grade Pay)    below    and lower     than     the Disciplinary Authority.

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (iv) (no such power can be exercised where inquiry under sub-rule (2) of rule 11 is required) and suspension subject to report to Divisional Officer  or  Assistant  Officer
Incharge  within  twenty  four
hours in the case of Group ‘C’
staff.

Assistant       Officers
(Junior    Scale    and
Group ‘B’ Gazetted)

2

Assistant Officers (Junior
Scale   and   Group   ‘B’) (Gazetted)

All      staff      with
Grade Pay of up to and    including    Rs.
2400/-

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (v) and suspension. Also Penalty specified in clause (vi) on staff with Grade Pay of up to and including Rs.  1650/- only.

Senior Scale officers
and   Assistant Officers (Jr. Scale & Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) holding independent charge)

3

Senior Scale Officers and
Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) holding independent charge)

All      staff      with
Grade Pay of up to and    including    Rs.
2800/-

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (vi) and suspension.

Junior Administrative
Grade Officers and Senior Scale Officers holding independent Charge  or  In-charge of  a  Department  in the Division

4

Junior        Administrative
Grade Officers and Senior Scale Officers holding independent Charge or In- charge of a Department in the Division

All classes of non-
gazetted staff

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (vi) and suspension

Additional Divisional
Railway Managers in relation to the Departments attached to them or Divisional Railway Managers

5

Additional        Divisional
Railway Managers in relation  to  the Departments attached to them or Divisional Railway Managers

All classes of non-
gazetted staff.

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (vi) and suspension

Senior
Administrative Grade Officers in the Zonal Railways Head Quarters  in  Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay Rs.  10000/- including Principal Heads   of Departments in Pay band-4 with Grade Pay Rs.  12000/-

6

Senior        Administrative
Grade   Officers   in   the zonal Railways’ Head Quarters in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay Rs.  10000/- including Principal Heads of Departments in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay Rs.
12000/-

All classed of non-
gazetted staff

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (vi) and suspension

Additional     General
Managers in relation to Departments attached to them or Chief Administrative Officers or General Managers

7

Additional            General Managers  in  relation  to
Departments attached to them or Chief Administrative Officers or General Managers

All classes of non- gazetted staff.

Penalties  specified  in  clauses (i) to (vi) and suspension

Railway Board

8

Railway Board

All classes of non-
gazetted staff.

Penalties  specified  in  clauses
(i) to (vi) and suspension

President

 

Note:

(1) An Appointing authority or an authority of equivalent rank or any higher authority shall be competent to impose penalties specified in clauses (vii), (viii) and (ix) of rule 6.

 

(2) Where the post of appellate authority as shown in column 5 is vacant, then, in that case, the next higher authority shown in the row just below that authority shall be the appellate authority.

 

(3) The appointing authority or an authority of equivalent rank or any higher authority who is competent to impose the penalty of dismissal or removal or compulsory retirement from service, may also impose any lower penalty.

 

Note :- Principal rules were published vide Notification No. S.O. 3181, dated the 14th September, 1968 and subsequently amended by:

1.No.E(D&A) 66 RG 6-9 dated the 10th April, 1969; S.0. No.1531 dated the 24th June, 1969

2. No.E(D&A) 67 RG 6-13 dated the7th April, 1971; S.0. No. 1925 dated the 8th May, 1971

3.No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-63 dated the 9th June,1971; S.0. No.2501 dated the 3rd July, 1971

4.No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-60 dated the 19th October,1971; S.0. No.5078 dated the 6th November, 1971

5.No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-41 dated the 21st October, 1971; S.0. No.4050 dated the 30th October 1971

6.' No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-43 dated the 12th November,1971; S.0. No.5264 dated the 4th December, 1971

7.No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-52 dated the 25th March, 1972; S.0. No.9467 dated the 8th April, 1972

8. No.E(D&A) 70 RG 6-69 dated the 17th November,1972; S.0. No.3918 dated the 25th November, 1972

9.No.E(D&A) 69 RG 6-9 dated the 5th February, 1973

10.No.E(D&A) 71 RG 6-60 dated the 13th July, 1973; S.0. No.2897 dated the 6th October, 1973

11No.E(D&A) 75 RG 6-35 dated the 5th April, 1977; S.0. No. 1413 dated the 14th May, 1977

12.No.E(D&A) 77 RG 6-36 dated the 7th July, 1978; S.0. No.2193 dated the 29th July, 1978

13.No.E(D&A)78RG6-54 dated the 29th November, 1978S.O.No.364 dated the 23rd December, 1978

14.No.E(D&A) 77 RG 6-30 dated the 7th April, 1978

15.No.E(D&A) 79 RG 6-26 dated the 17th August, 1979; S.0. No.3057 dated the 8th September, 1979

16.No.E(D&A) 79 RG 6-12 dated the 25th October, 1979; S.0. No.3777 dated the 17th November, 1979

17.No.E(D&A) 78 RG 6-61 dated the 22nd November, 1979; S.0. No.3990 dated the 8th December, 1979

18.No.E(D&A) 79 RG 6-39 dated the 31st December, 1979; S.0. No.143 dated the 19th January, 1980

19.No.E(D&A) 78 RG 6-11 dated the 6th February, 1980; S.0. No.441 dated the 23rd February, 1980

20.No.E(D&A) 81 RG 6-72 dated the 31st August, 1982

21.No.E(D&A) 81 RG 6-63 dated the 10th August, 1983; GSR No.982 dated the 17thDecemberr1983

22.No.E(D&A) 81 RG 6-54 dated the 31st May, 1984; GSR No.632 dated the 23rd June, 1984

23.No.E(D&A) 82 RG 6-29 dated the 30th March, 1985; S.0. No.1822 dated the 27th April, 1985

24.No.E(D&A) 83 RG 6-45 dated the 13th June, 1985; S.0. No.5667 dated the 6th July, 1985

25.No.E(D&A) 80 RG 6-25 dated the 20th January, 1986; GSR No.667 dated the 22nd February, 1986

26.No.E(D&A) 85 RG 6-16 dated the 20th March, 1987; GSR No.241 dated the 4th April, 1987

27. No.E(D&A) 83 RG 6-14 dated the 28th August, 1987; GSR No.708 dated the 19th September, 1987

28.No.E(D&A) 87 RG 6-47 dated the 26th October, 1987; GSR No.869 dated the 21st November, 1987

29.No.E(D&A).87 RG 6-146 dated the 10th May, 1988; GSR No.420 dated the 21st May, 1988

30.No.E(D&A) 88 RG 6-43 dated the 12th August, 1988; GSR No.739 dated the 17th September, 1988

31.333No.E(D&A) 84 RG 6-44 dated the 20th October, 1989; GSR No.850 dated the 11th November, 1989

32.No.E(D&A) 88 RG 6-38 dated the 16th November, 1989; GSR No.900 dated the 2nd December, 1989

33.No.E(D&A) 84 RG 6-44 dated the 22nd November, 1990; GSR No.734 dated the 8th December, 1990

34.No.E(D&A) 90 RG 6-112 dated the 16th November, 1990; GSR No.723 dated the 1st December, 1990

35.No.E(D&A) 91 RG 6-42 dated the 8th June, 1991

36 .No.E(D&A) 90 RG 6-117 dated the 19th September, 1991; GSR No.568 dated the 5th October,1991

37.No.E(D&A) 89 RG-6-80 dated the 20th January, 1992,GSR No.86 dated 22nd February,1992

38. No.E(D&A) 90 RG 6-112 dated the 22nd October, 1992; GSR No.504 dated the 14th November, 1989

39.No.E(D&A) 92 RG 6-148 dated the 9th November, 1992

40.No.E(D&A) 92 RG 6-166 dated the 11th January, 1993; GSR No.63 dated the 30th January, 1993

41.No.E(D&A) 93 RG 6-94 dated the 23rd June, 1994; GSR No.327 dated the 16th July, 1994

42. No.E(D&A) 95 RG 6-68 dated the 13th August, 1997; GSR No.106 dated the 6th June, 1998

43. No.E(D&A) 92 RG 6-151 dated the 6th November, 1997; GSR No.422 dated the 27th December, 1997

44.No.E(D&A) 94 RG 6-10 dated the 16th February, 1999; GSR No.87 dated the 20th March, 1999

45. No.E(D&A) 98 RG 6-42 dated the 11th October, 1999; GSR No.385 dated the 20th November, 1999

46.No.E(D&A) 2001 RG6-29 dated the 31st October, 2001; GSR No.617 dated the 24th November, 2001

47.No.E(D&A) 87 RG 6-151 dated the 8th August, 2002; GSR No.342 dated the 24th August, 2002

48.No.E(D&A) 98 RG 6-52 dated the 16th January, 2003; GSR No.5O dated the 1st February, 2003

49.No.E(D&A)2002/RG6-1 dated the 10th March, 2003; GSR No. 134 dated the 29th March, 2003

50. No.E(D&A) 2004/RG 6-30 dated the 13th October, 2004; GSR No.376 dated the 30th October, 2004

51.No.E(D&A) 2003 RG 6-33 dated the 10th December, 2004; GSR No.62 dated the 19th February, 2005

52.No.E(D&A) 2003 RG 6-8 dated the 27th May, 2005; GSR No. 195 dated the 11th June, 2005

53. No. E(D&A) 98 RG6-52 dated the 23rd June, 2005; GSR No.226 dated the 9th July, 2005

54. GSR No. 190 dated the 29th July, 2006.

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