Establishment Rules

Indian Railways establishment rules are detailed in Indian Railways Establishment codes, Manuals and any changes will be notified through Gazette as well as Circulars from Railway Board.  Some of the extracts of the establishment rules are reproduced on this site.


The articles are intended to be interpretation of Establishment Rules detailed in Manuals and Codes.  In any case of any doubt readers are requested to refer the Manuals and Circulars published on the Indian Railways website.

Railway employee Establishment Rules




Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:04

Dear sir,

I have been provisionally selected for asm in trivandrum zone of southern my medical examination is going on.. I had an ear surgery in childhood.. Mild hearing loss is present in my left ear..( can hear upto 25 decibels and right ear is normal) During the medical examination i have passed the 6 metre conversation test. Stil doctor referred me to perambur railway hospital for detailed check up. Am i unfit for this post? Will they reject my candidature..? pls help me sir


Sat, 20/01/2018 - 20:45


I am joined tech-III through RRB/SCR/BZA Division wagon workshop guntupalli on 26-12-2016.

i am eligible july-2017 increment .


jaganath mahto

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:27

sir. I recruited through rrb Jammu tawi as Je electrical(G) in 2008. I got matual transfer in electrical(Trd) at sealdah division. I have worked more than 9 year in elect (G) . can i change my category from Trd to elect(g). if yes. what is the process. please help.


Wed, 24/01/2018 - 12:51

sir i was absent for a period of 181 days . will i get my annual increment for the year. kindly reply


Wed, 24/01/2018 - 18:34


 I am appointed as Tech-III in SCR on 2005. I promoted as Tech-I on 2010 and Mutual transfered to SR (GOC workshop) on march-2016. I passed the LDCE exam for JE and not considered for selection due to 02 years service not completed in workshop. I have nearly 13 years service and not consider me. Is there is any rule for minimum service required in new working place?


       I am working as Track Maintainer-III and I had been booked for duty as patrolmen from 16:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs on 04/02/2018. Now I want to know about attendance of this fact of duty. Because I had worked on 04/02/2018 from 18:00 hrs to 00:00 hrs and on 05/02/2018 00:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs.

        Please clear my confusion regarding this attendance. whereas the attendance provided to me I think is injustice. 

Sir if i apply for 10 days leave encashment.tht i availed pto and reserved in march 14 and also leave sanctioned on 14/03/18.then when i will get the money on march 1st or in April and 1st


Sun, 18/02/2018 - 20:21

Sir, My name is Parul Ganguly . My husband was RPF staff at Eastern Railway  , My husband died at 1975. I am drawing  my pension   since then I am not taking any medical facility from Railways , but now I am 76 , my medical facility is required. Can i avail your medical facility, If you please give me this facility then I am highly obliged


Thanks with Regards

Parul Ganguly


Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:26

Sir, I was previously working in Dr RML Hospital, Ministry of Health (GoI), New Delhi as staff nurse (regular)w.e.f.28feb2012 and applied through proper channel to RRB, Kolkata on 20 oct 2014 for the post of staff nurse(same post same pay scale) and got selected on 20 december 2016 then  after rendering technical resignation on 23 Jan 2017 from Dr RML Hospital joined Metro railway(Kolkata)under panel of RRB Kolkata on 24 Jan 2017 after being relieved from past employer.As per provision of technical resignation I'm entitled for past service benefits. Then I applied to present employer , Chief Personnel Officer, Metro railway Kolkata on 21Feb 2017 for past service benifit like pay fixation substantially drawing at Dr RML hospital, service continuity , leave record updation, joining time benifit and pay protection but after application and 1st reminder on 4th May2017 and 2nd reminder on 4th August 2017of that and still I haven't received any response and then applied to nivaran portal on 7th february 2018 for griveance readdressal but still no response, 

Kindly guide me to what to do further,


Vikas Mondal, STNSE

Metro Railway, Kolkata


k j sagar tte kota

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 08:32

Sir iam tti ggc mera 1st appointment rrb ald se te me 2007 me  hua tha aur jan 2008 ko stn join kiya  fir me tte bana uske bad mene 2013 me Kota div. Me 2006 ke appointed te se mutual lagaya uske bad june 2013 me kota join kiya jahan pe ki 2010 11 ke appointe te bhi january me nikli list me tte ho chuke the ab mujhe 2014 july tak wait karaya gaya tab agli list me promotion diya to kripya karke mujhe batayen mera ye promotion sahi samay hua ya mera yahan join ke bad hi promotion due Manke turant diya jata 



Sir I got promotion As LP GOODS in the month of February. I got the promotional increment. now the Confusion is that will I get Yearly increment in July or not. If not then when I will get Yearly increment ?

Sir during handling of New LP GOODS if SPAD happens .... Then who will be find guilty because in many division New LP GOODS are coming from LP SHUNTER that dont have main line Learning Road and Administration also dont give Learning before handling.


i m sanjeev kumar working as track maintaner in southern railway since last 2.5 years, i had applied for rrb cen 03/2015

by informing the department with the same, now i got selected for SM in southern railway, they have given NOC for appearing in document verification , now chennai div is calling me for training session , before joining the SM they are asking for technical resignation.

whereas a railway employee was working in central railway who was selected rrb cen/2012  as SM

CR had releived him as it is and his date of appointment is same as inintial appointment


my query is that what should i do in this situation

                                                                            plz, guide me............................

respected sir, i am empoyee in railway from 2005 and at present my grade pay Rs. 4600/-, now i am selected in lower grade pay (Rs. 4200) in UP State service and i want to go in UP state Service. is it possible or not, pls. clarify me.

Hi sir,it possible to mutual transfer between different community,one is requirement from RRC in group D belongs community in SC.and other one requirement from compassionate grounds in group D belongs community OBC. and both are get promotive technician grade 3.

If it's possible to mutual transfer then will you please give me a ruling number.


Hirday kumar

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 07:18

Good morning sir,

Northen Rly to Southeastern Rly

What is seniority when mutual transfer with different community (OBC & SC) post Alp , grade pay 1900 RRB condidate


OLD PPO NO:-     NE/10218/208129/1208  ---   EX CS(COACHING SUPERVISOR)--  CS/SPJ

NEW PPO NO:  ?  


  I do not know My new PPO no and latest pension details.I couldn’t get latest increments.plz provide me my all details regarding pension.


Name Md Owais


My pan card no_ BSPR8413H

RTD- 31/01/1994


Old ppo  NE/10218/208129/1208


Off.  20/09/1994


By FA&CAO/GKP.NE Railway,Samastipur Bihar


Date of birth 02/01/1936


With regard 


Md Owais


Tue, 24/07/2018 - 22:06

sir in apr 2017 i was selected as je through that time my basic was i was completed my training n given posting in apr .now my basic was 36500.can i claim for arrears


Respected Sir,

I recently got joining letter against CEN 01/2015 as SSE (Civil), the letter mentioned to join on or before 8th August, but due my ongoing masters I am not able to join in mentioned period. My course will be completed in september after which i can join the service, how can i get extension for joining ?   

Pankaj kr yadav

Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:54

Sir if two people are in same grade pay and they demand railway quarter . Then railway how will be  give quarter, On the basis of name noting or date of joining


Sat, 25/08/2018 - 16:55

Sir I was joined in railway on 2007 in group D post. But during job I was passed a course of sanitary inspector as a regular student without NOC of railway in 2012-13 session. I have leaved the railway in 2014 with technical resignation and join in Ministry of textiles in 2014 as LDC. My old service has been counted to the present service and also my pay is protected. Now I am selected in Railway as Health inspector of 4200 GP. I want to join there. But I can not exercise as technical resignation because of my degree taken during job. Can I resigned from my present service and apply for premature exit from PRAN. My bio data is digital with PFMS in my present department. But biodata of railway employee is digitalised with CRIS & RESS. Can I joined in railway after resignation from ministry of Textiles. Pl help me sir , my mob no. 8697673626


Mon, 27/08/2018 - 11:06

महाशय मै वर्ष 2007 से रेलवे में था  मैंने बिना NOC का वर्ष 2012 -13 में Health Inspector का कोर्स एक रेगुलर छात्र के रूप में किया | वर्ष 2014 में मेरी नौकरी Textiles Ministry में हो गया जहाँ मैंने रेलवे से NOC लेकर गया था और वहां पर मुझे पुराणी सर्विस को जोर दिया गया एवं पे प्रोटेक्शन भी किया गया | अब मेरा सिलेक्शन रेलवे में पुनः एक हेल्थ इंस्पेक्टर के रूप में हुआ है | मै वहाँ पर Join करना चाहता हूँ | क्या मै ऐसा वर्तमान नौकरी से त्यागपत्र देकर कर सकता हूँ | क्योकि नौकरी से त्यागपत्र देकर ज्वाइन करने में तो पुराणी नौकरी का कोई मतलब नहीं रहता है या मुझे कोई समस्या का सामना करना होगा कृपया मदद करें | 



Fri, 31/08/2018 - 19:59

Sir I promoted JE/C&W on dt 17/02/2017 in against DPQ 25%. I apointed as Tech-3 on dt 07/11/2007 from RRB/RNC .Sir I want own request transfer in self medical ground from ser/ckp division to secr/raipur division as JE/C& this possible?my qualification is B.Sc(maths) and ITI(fitter).

Sir my date of appointment 25/10/2003 as tech.3 & than 25/10/2006 GDCE appointed as ALP in Trichhy(SR). Same time 6th pay commission was introduced, my pay fixation was fixed along with RRB candidates & no difference in basic pay while I have completed 3years as tech3. After that in sevenths pay commission same repeated, & now my basic less fixed than my junior who got appointment  in 2006 & all pramotion after me only. Presently my basic fixed 52000₹ while junior getting 53500₹ basic pay. Now I am working as LOCOPILOT MAIL&EXP in Trichhy division in southern Railway. I have given writing but no action. Kindly guide me, what I have to do, how can I get my correct basis pay.

मेरा परिचय: -
दीपक कुमार गरासिया
लोको पायलट  (मैल&एक्सप्रैस)
कंबाइंड क्रू लॉबी, विल्लुपुरम
त्रिचरापल्ली डिवीज़न, साउथर्न रैलवे, तमिलनाडू 605602

नियुक्ति तारीख :- 25/10/2003
जन्म दिनाँक:- 04/06/1977

स्थायी पता: -
गाँव -चित्तोड़ा, बडला चोक, पोस्ट -छाणी, तहसील-खेरवाड़ा, जिला- उदयपुर, राजस्थान- 313804

कोई म्यूच्यूअल ट्रान्सफर हों तो कृपया कॉन्टैक्ट करें ! Ahmedabad , Vadodara, Ratlam, Ajamer, नोर्थ रैलवे, नर्थ वेस्टर्न रैलवे ज़ोन के किसी भी डिवीज़न में आने के लिए तैयार है । (कैटेगरी- अनुसूचित जन जाति) 
कॉन्टैक्ट नम्बर परमानेंट:- 

Hiren m. sodha

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 20:31

Respested sir, 

What is the terms and conditions of change the department in same division for the employee who get the job under larsgess scheme. 


Boddepalli Ramu

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 10:58

May please Comment on the below issue which is a major in brutal practice in One Division which is big threat to Indian Railways Safety..Loss to the Railway Revenues..Loss to the Meritorious Employees.

"{ There is No Bench marking or Distinction as such, irrespective of  Designation -Post-cadre- right from Jr.Clerk to Chief Office superintendent is same and Parallel } " Like wise

"{ There is No Bench marking or Distinction as such, irrespective of  Designation -Post-cadre- right from  Technician Gr-III  to Sr.Technician  is same and Parallel } ".

Is it the correct thing thing to accept such practice,..? then Why Central Pay Commission has Granted 04 different Grades/Levels/Scales of pay which was approved by Railway Ministry/Board and  the Honorable President of India.

in the above contest..why the certified /bonafied higher graded staff are nominating in Lower graded posts besides higher paid contingencies ? and why the Lower graded staff are posting in the Higher graded Posts without any pay/scale/post benefit ?

If any thing goes wrong ..who will held responsible for any accrued Accidents/collision Lives Loss or Railway Revenues Loss? What about the Rail Safety? is it not endangers the Railways Safety?

Intellectual Railway Employees are requested to think and comment over this brutal practices->>>>>>>>



Tue, 27/11/2018 - 09:11

I am working in NS railway  hospital ,sir I have been allotted type II quarter, but due to some community problem I would like to surrender my quarter . I got to only Allottment letter from IOW. I did not get any handover and take over to other department  If I am surrendering my quarter I am eligible for HRA or not.  If I am eligible for HRA please provide the rules and suggestion.


Thu, 24/01/2019 - 15:55


I am working as SM, in next few i am getting married, I just want to ask if i can avail 10days leave(cl)for that purpose? 

Sir I want to know TCM can be promoted to WTM , in 2010 I was appointed  Tech(T) (TCM-III) through RRB SC in IRISET/SC. That time only one seniority.  Due to some reason in 2012 admin has de-marge in  two wings i.e    

1. Electronic & Microwave Lab

2. Telephony lab, Control lab and Outdoor Telecom lab

Next I have got promotion Tech-II in 2013 and Tech-I in 2016 in Electronic & Microwave Lab.Electronic & Microwave staff and Telephony, Control and Outdoor staff both side staff designation  are same i.e Tech. So I can't understand .further I have enquries that actually this lab is for WTM staff . and all the retirement post is added to Telephony Lab, Control Lab an Outdoor lab. now condition is that who is appointed in the 2013 year he will got the MCM but I will not get MCM. I have complain to the admin he told me you have taken two promotion in that wing (Electronic & Microwave Lab) it is not possible to change the wing. Admin told me when the post will arise  that time you will get MCM.  My question is that  TCM-III can be promoted to WTM-II. We know that RB letter no. 2001/Tele/MW/7/C/Pt. dated 29.03.2006 clearly said that  further no recruitment in WTM. Again Why they have given me WTM wing but I requited for TCM.  plz advice me ....

Rina kymari mahato

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 00:02


 I have been referred for Grc for medical treatment so can I issue rmc sick in 2 days in advance                        Like  surgeon available on Tuesday and can I issued rmc sick on Saturday as Sunday is off day 

Hell Sir My name Is Vijay pawar 

Form Nashik

My Dad Digambar Uttam Pawar 

He addmited In ICCU Sujata Birla Hospital  NASHIK ROAD

21/03/2019 AT 7. 55




SIR mere Dad ko aaj 6 day ho gaye h ur unka kal born marrpw test hua h, lekin hum tartment k liye raillway se 10din ki traement kj help chahye, 

Sir plz Help mi

Vijay pawar 

Plz contect