- INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE OF ENGINEERS,
- INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS,
- INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE OF SIGNAL ENGINEERS,
- INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
- INDIAN RAILWAY STORES SERVICE.
(a) Probation:—Candidates recruited to these Services will be on probation for a period of three years during which they will undergo training for two years and put in minimum of one year’s probation in working post. If the period of training has to be extended in any case, due to the training having not been completed satisfactorily, the total period of probation will be correspondingly extended. Even if the work during the period of probation in the working post is found not to be satisfactory, the total period of probation will be extended as considered necessary by the Government.
(b) Training :—All the probationers will be required to undergo training for a period of two years in accordance with the prescribed training syllabus for the particular service/post at such place and in such manner and pass such examinations during this period as the Government may determine from time to time.
(c) Termination of appointment :—The appointment of probationers can be terminated by three months notice in writing on either side during the period of probation. Such notice is not, however required in case of dismissal or removal as disciplinary measure after compliance with the provisions of clause (2) of Article 311 of the Constitution and compulsory retirement due to mental or physical incapacity. The Government however, reserve the right to terminate the services forthwith : (i) If in the opinion of the Government the work or conduct of probationer is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient, Government may discharge him forthwith. (ii) Failure to pass the departmental examination may result in termination of services. Failure to pass the examination in Hindi of an approved standard within the period of probation shall be liable to
termination of services.
(d) Confirmation :—On the satisfactory completion of the period of probation and on passing all the prescribed departmental and Hindi examinations, the probationers will be confirmed in the Junior Scale of the Service if they are considered fit for appointment in all respect.
(e) Scales of pay :—
(i) Junior Scale—PB-3 Rs15600-39100+GP Rs5400
(ii) Senior Scale—PB-3 Rs15600-39100+GP Rs6600
(iii) Junior Administrative Grade II—PB-3 Rs15600- 39100+GP Rs7600
(iv) Non functional Selection Grade—PB-4 Rs37400- 67000+GP Rs8700
(v) Senior Administrative Grade II—PB-4 Rs.37400- 67000+GP Rs10000
In addition there are super time scale posts carrying pay between Rs67000 and Rs80000 to which the officers of the above Services are eligible. A probationer will start on the minimum of Junior Scale and will be permitted to count the period spent in probation towards leave, pension and increments in time scale. Dearness and other allowances will be admissible in accordance with the orders issued by the Government of India from time to time. Failure to pass the departmental and other examination during the period of probation may result in stoppage or postponement of increment.
Note:- This pay scale is likely to be revised shortly with arrival of 7th Pay Commission. The salaries will increase significantly after that.
(f) Refund of the cost of training:—If for any reasons which in the opinion of the Government are not beyond the control of the probationer a probationer wishes to withdraw from training or probation he shall be liable to refund the whole cost of his training and any other money paid to him during the period of his probation. For this purpose probationers will be required to furnish a Bond a copy of which will be enclosed along with their offers of appointment. The probationers permitted to apply for examination for appointment to Indian Administrative Service. Indian Foreign Service etc. will not however, be required to refund the cost of the training.
(g) Leave:—Officers of the Service will be eligible for leave in accordance with the Leave Rules in force from time to time.
(h) Medical Attendance:— Officers will be eligible for medical attendance and treatment in accordance with the Rules in force from time to time.
(i) Passenger Privilege Ticket Orders:— Officers will be eligible for railway passes and Privilege Ticket Orders in accordance with the Rules in force from time to time.
(j)Provident Fund and Pensions:—Candidates recruited to the Service will be governed by the Railway Pension Rules and shall subscribe to the State Railway Provident Fund (Non-contributory) under the rules of that Fund as in force from time to time. (k) Candidates recruited to the Services/Posts are liable to serve in any Railway or Project in or out of India.
(1)Liability to serve in Defence Service:—The probationer appointed shall, if so required, be liable to serve in any Defence Service or post connected with the Defence of India for a period of not less than four years including the period spent on training if any :— Provided that such person :— (a) shall not be required to serve as aforesaid after the expiry of ten years from the date of appointment; (b) shall not ordinarily be required to serve as aforesaid after attaining the age of forty years;