Special Voluntary Reirement Scheme for Surplus Railway Employees

  • Scheme is for permanent Group C and D Railway Employees declared surplus(medically decategorized or otherwise) and placed in supernumerary post(SNP) and for whome remployment is not feasible.
  • Scheme is applicable only for those who have 5 years residual service.
  • Employee would be eligible to give notice under this within 3 months after a period of 1 year from the date he/she is declared surplus and placed in SNP.
  • Particular Railway/Production Unit would be reckoned as the unit for providing alternate employment.
  • CPO of the Railway/Production Unit would certify non-availability of avenue of alternate employment.
  • Weightage of 5 years Qualifying Service shall be given under Railway.
  • Services(Pension) Rules 1993 to surplus/decategorised employees who have rendered 15 years of qualifying service on the date they are declared surplus/Medically decategorised.
  • Encashment of LAP on the date of relief as per Railway Services(Liberalized Leave) Rules 1949.
  • Savings element with interest in REGIS shall be paid.
  • TA/DA as on retirement for the retiring Railway Employee & family for settling anywhere in India.


  • Entitled for ex-gratia equal to Basic Pay plus DA for the number of days worked out at the rate of 35 days for each completed year and 25 days for each remaining year.
  • For any part of a year number of days will be worked out on the basis of 365 days in a year.
  • Total number of years to be counted for Ex-gratia shall not exceed 33 years.
    No weightage of additional service.
  • Ex-gratia minimum Rs. 25000/- or 250 days emoluments whichever is higher.
  • Ex-gratia amount should not exceed the sum of Basic Pay and DA that the employee would draw at the prevailing level for the balance of period of service left before superannuation.
  • Ex-gratia amount will be paid lumpsum. It will be over and above the normal retirement benefit.
  • Ex-gratia amount upto 5 Lakh is exempted from Income Tax.


Member for

49 years 6 months

shashi kant (not verified)

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 13:51


     sir, mere uncle railway employe h. unke retirment m 2.5 saal hi rhe gaye h. lekin ab unse kuch kaam thik se nahi hota. kyoki unki do bypass sergeri ho choki h. unke medical bais per retiment m name bhi aa chuka h. Lekin adhikari khate h ki unki service 5 saal se bhi kaam h. unhki jagh unka ladka job per nahi lage sakta.

     Kya iska koi Legal upye h jises unke ladke ki job bhi lage jaye or uncle ko retirment bhi mile jaye.

      M apke jawab ka intjar karunga                    


My father is retiring in 2019 aug. Can anyone please tell me, when will be vrs option open for senior section engineers. What an Indian railway emoyee want, He wants to give career option to their child to run his life smoothly after retirement. he has served Indian railways more than 50 years. My grand father and uncle also served Indian railway. If I got a chance to work in Indian railway, I would be greatful. I loved Indian railways as I have been born n brought up in such envoirnment only. Can any one help to know that how can my father get vrs.

i want to raise my humble request to our Respected PM Mr. Narendra Modi sir. We are daughter/son of a Indian railway employee. Our father, grand father invested the whole life to serving Indian railways. But as I have seen in railways 80% of employees are not able to give proper education and good living life to their children just due to lessor salaries. These employees takes loan or borrow money on higer percentage to take care of their families and for good study for their children. The salaries are increased just few year back. And they have no one other stablish hand to take the burdon of him in the family. They have only hope that one day my son will replace my job and responsiblities. The people have lots of hope from VRS. One day this man will get retired he will have same respect in the railways and will be more than happy to see his son or daughter serving railways. Yes i am being selfish this time. I know there are lotz of opening in the railways and can be cracked through written and interviews. But what about those who could not take proper education just due to lessor salaties. The VRS option should be available to all railways employees so that they can easily survive in this competitive era. I feel they do not have any fault to compromise just because of the era has change. Its all our mutual mistake we never tried to guide them we never tried to educate them (talking about junior grade or 80%). Does we took proper step to guide them about this privitization or compitive era. I think no but I feel I should raise my hand first or may be I am not the first one. Yes I am selfish and want to serve the Indian railways as my father and grand fathern did.

If I said something wrong or disrespect the feeling of someone please forgive me.

I just wanted to come up this issue which might be in mind of lot of people.

Suggest me.


Son/Daughter of Employee in Indian Railways

munalal yadav

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 23:07

mere papa ne muje vrs de diya hai lekin sir muje mera diploma pura karna hai or mera diploma abhe bhe chalu hai to me usse bhe nhe chod skta to sir me kya karu jis se meri job bhi na chute or diploma bhe pura ho gaye..

brijesh maurya

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 20:17

Dear sir
my father is corently working in railway mumbai as a sin trackman department and he has fillup form for vrs for me in this month kindly telme when i will join railway and somebody told this schim is closed kya ye sach hai kindy send your comment on [email protected]

harish mahawer

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 17:48

dear sir

my father is a mail loco pilot in wcr & my father retirement  will be in july 2019

sir mere father ko cytica ki problem hai or wo jab bhi train chalate he to unko long term ke liye baithne se unki left wala pair bahot pain karta he..

sir wo job nhi kar sakte ..

sir koi schem he kya jisse unko vrs mill jaye or unki jagha par job mje de di jaye taki main apne parivar ki seva kar saku plzzzzzzzz.sir give me solution ki hum kya kare


Pooja sahu

Sat, 12/09/2015 - 09:05

Dear sir...mere father railway good guards me h...wo 2016 me VR lena chahte h..aur koi apni job mje dena chahte h .sir...aisa koi scheme h kya..jo mje job mil jaye...
Waiting for your response sir ..plz reply

SIr I  got selected for both JE and sse CEN02/2014,I  got joining letter for je but I want to join sse If during training of je I got a call for sse from different zone then what should I do.