||  Index  ||  Chapter 1  ||  Chapter 2  ||  Chapter 3  ||  Chapter 4  ||  Chapter 5  ||  Chapter 6  || 
|| Chapter 7  ||  Chapter 8  ||  Chapter 9  ||  Chapter 10  ||  Chapter 11  ||  Chapter 12  ||
||  Appendix  ||



Indian Railway Establishment Code
Volume  I  

Fifth Edition- 1985
(Third Reprint Edition)

(EmbodyingAll Correction Slips issued upto 127 ,dated 12.10.2015)



            The State Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I was originally published in September, 1940. Subsequently four editions were brought out as Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I in 1945, 1951, 1959 and 1971 respectively. The 1971 edition has now been revised to incorporate all amendments issued upto 31-12-83 in respect of relevant provisions, and is issued by the President in exercise of powers conferred on him by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India.

2.         The revised edition of the Code is a self-contained compilation made by rearranging the Chapters of 1971 edition after simplifying and rationalising the existing rules. The provisions and Chapters included in the present edition, subject to what is stated in Paragraph 3 below, supersede all the rules and orders on the subject contained in 1971 edition to the extent these have been revised and incorporated in this volume.

3. Contents of Chapter II, III, IV & V of the 1971 edition dealing with Travelling Allowance, Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Overtime & Running Allowance, have not been included in this edition, but would be incorporated in the revised edition of Establishment Code Volume II. Contents of Chapters VIII and XIV dealing with 'Passages' and 'Sterling Accounts' have been dropped because of their irrelevance in today's context.  Contents of Chapter X on 'Language Examination' have been merged with the Chapter on 'Recruitment'. Contents of Chapter XI regarding 'Educational Assistance' have not been included as the relevant material is contained, in Establishment Manual. Contents of the entire Chapter XVII dealing with 'Discipline' have also been excluded as these Rules have already been published in a separate booklet.

Secretary, Railway Board. 

Preface  (First Reprint)

              This edition is a reprint of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I, incorporating additions and alterations issued upto Correction Slips No. 38 dated 21-10-1995. Chapter VI has, however, been modified in this reprint by deleting the obsolete provisions.

New Delhi,                                                                                                                 (S. SURYANARAYANAN)

                                                                                                                                                          Secretary, Railway Board.

(Second Re-print)

                 This edition is a reprint of  Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I 1985 edition, incorporating additions and alterations introduced through Advance Correction Slips issued upto Number 88, dated 19-06-2003.


New Delhi.                                                                                                           ( R. R. Bhandari)
Dated :Oct.2003                                                                                                             Secretary ,

Railway Board.