Railway Services (Pension) Rules -1993
Pension Rules as applicable to Railway Servants are presently contained in the Manual of Railway Pension Rules, 1950 and Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume-II (1971 edition). While the Establishment Code was up-dated in the year 1987, the Chapters therein on Pension Rules, Commutation of Pension Rules and Extraordinary Pension Rules were not taken up for revision as it was intended to bring out a separate self contained volume on Railway Pension Rules incorporating the vast changes in the rules and a large number of executive instructions on the subject issued ever since the Establishment Code was last brought out in 1971. Similarly, the Manual of Railway Pension Rules, which actually is meant for the guidance of staff dealing with pension work, was last reprinted in the year 1969 incorporating corrections up to 1st September, 1969.
The present volume is thus, a self-contained compilation codifying all the Pension Rules applicable to Railway Servants in the form of statutory rules, on the pattern of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 applicable on the civil side.
Titled broadly as "Railway Services (Pension) Rules", 1993, the compilation actually embodies the existing rules in three parts namely (i) Railway Services (Pension) Rules (ii) Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, and (iii) Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules so that the three separate sets of rules are available in one volume to the advantage of particularly the Railway Personnel dealing with pension cases and settlement of Railway Staff over the vast stretch of Indian Railways.
The provisions contained in the present book of "Railway Services (Pension) Rules", 1993 are issued by the President of India in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India. These supersede all the rules and orders on the subject prevailing hitherto.
In accordance with the Government of India's policy, this volume has been printed in diglot edition.
The Railway Board will be glad to consider any suggestion from the Railway Administrations.