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  • For transfer in administrative interest from one station to another and appointments to permanent posts filled by competitive exam.
  • Commences on the day one relinquishes charge.
  • Not admissible if change of station is not involved.
  • Joining time is allowed based on the actual distance between old and new headquarters as follows: 

1000 Km or less

10 days

More than 1000 Km


More than 2000 Km

15 days

  • In rare cases Joining time can be extended by Competent authority.
  • In case an employee on request transfer is relieved on the eve of holiday and join new station forenoon after Holiday they may be deemed to have availed the holiday and no leave may be debited.
  • In temporary transfer only actual transit time will be allowed.
  • When a Railway servant joins a new post without availing full joining time for — (a) he is ordered to join the new post at a new place of posting without availing of full joining time to which he is entitled; or(b) he proceeds alone to the new place of posting and joins the post without availing full joining time and takes his family later within the permissible period of time for claiming Travelling Allowance for the family, then thenumber of days of joining time admissible reduced by the number of days of joining time actually availed of shall be credited to his leave account as LAP. (Ref 2)
  • Joining time can be combined with other leave of any kind or duration excluding CL. (Ref 2)
  • Salary – that before relinquishing if on promotion.
  • Overstayal of Joining Time will not be duty and will not count for increment.
  • Holidays afte rJoining time will extend it to the extent.
  • For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and or interview open to Government servants and others, employees will be entitled to joining time. The employee shall be treated on duty during the period of joining time and shall be entitled to joining time pay equal to the pay and allowances like DA, HRA, CCA, drawn before relinquishment of charge at the old post. But temporary Central Government employees with less than 3 years of regular continuous service, though entitled to joining time would not be entitled to joining time pay.(Ref 2)


1.     Chapter 11 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I

2.  Railway Board’s letter No.E(W2008/ED-2/4    Dated       07.06.2013 (RBE No.  55/2013) PC-VI No.319


respected sir/ madam please

respected sir/ madam
please help me with my queries. my dad working in mumbai as CBS( chief booking supervisor) has expired so on compassionate ground can i get a job outside mumbai division.because my mother is going to live at native (agra).she is completely dependent on me.sir pls help


Respected Sir,

                           Myself Meena kataria i am working as a CRS at saharanpur (Ambala Division ) , Sir my husbaand is suffring from cancer last seven years .In my family i am the only one to take care of my family . since last days my transfered to ambala but i am unabale to join there .

kindly advice me what should i do


Sir,   We are good guards 


We are good guards  categories  of  ST and SC  selected through departmental exams  in BSL and NGP
We want mutual exchange each other  grade pay  Rs-2800.
We want mutual exchange with each other we agreed to bottom seniority and vacancy it is possible or not

Please help us

From- Manoj Ramkrushna Naik
Mob No. 8600049418

Dear Sir,   I have applied

Dear Sir,


I have applied for mutual transfer  from Chennai to Bangalore; we both are bottom seniority  staff nurse and one  belong to SC and other  Gen category;

As per the Establishment rules cited in the site and previous court orders it is learnt that  mutual transfer is possible in our case  as we are recruited from open selection not by special recruitment drives;

How ever when we applied for the transfer from both ends it has come to a conclusion that it could not be processed further as we both not belonging to same category.

There for I kindly request you kindly clarify the things earliest as possible as we both desperately need transfer for family related issues,

also kindly advise us to how to proceed further and is there any  recent CAT views in this regard.


Thanking you,



Sudish S Babu

......dear sir, One of my

......dear sir,

One of my friends now in tech-I post and 12 years service period has been selected for a post of JE in other railway through RRB .He had submitted NOC at the time of application.

My question - Is he allowed joining time and if yes,then how many days..please reply sir with RBE circulars..

thank you....

sir  I am a technician-II  in


I am a technician-II  in c&w (my category is  UR) and i want to zonal transfer by mutual with a candidate who's designation is technician-II(of SC category) and working under AEN in track machine it possible or not ? if possible then may any one loss their seniority? pls

This mutual is not possible.

This mutual is not possible.

Could u please explain the

Could u please explain the cases of temporary transfers done on administrative grounds incase of GR.B & C Staff

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