Skip to content

Chapter 22

November 20, 2011

Chapter-XXII
Staff Welfare

Section A

Schooling faculties and educational assistance for the children of Railway servants

               2201. Policy regarding Railway Schools .- Education being the concern of State Governments, the policy of the Railway Ministry is not to enter the field except to the limited extent indicated below:�:

(a) Provision of facilities in railway colonies to the extent that the State Governments or other educational organisations are not willing to provide  them. Elementary education and, where no high schools are available in the neighborhood, education up to the High school should be deemed as an inescapable responsibility in railway colonies, if the only alternative is to let the children of railway workers be without any educational facilities.

(b) Where railway servants are posted in out of the way places, some provision should be made for getting their children educated in High Schools and colleges.

              2202. Authority competent to incur expenditure :- All expenditure on schools, otherwise than provide for in the rules requires the sanction of the Railway Board.

              2203. Grants-in-aid to non- railway schools:- General managers may, in consultation with the financial adviser and chief account officers, sanction grants-in-aid to non-railway school in accordance with paragraph 2404 of Chapter XXIV.

              2204. Educational Assistance- Railway servants with not less than 3 years service shall be eligible for assistance for the education of their children in accordance with the instructions contained in Railway Board�s letter No. E (W) 84-ED1-1 dated 4.10.85 as modified in Railway Board�s letter no.FC IV/86/Imp/AL-2 dated 14.1.88 which are as follows:

(1) Application- These orders shall apply to Railway servants including those on deputation to the Railways whose pay is debitable to Railway Revenues but shall not apply to:
  (a) civil servants;
  (b) persons in casual or daily rates or ad-hoc or part-time employment;
  (c) persons paid from contingencies;
  (d) Persons employed on contract except where the contract provided otherwise and.
  (e) India-Based Railway staff serving in Missions abroad and receiving educational assistance under the Indian Foreign service (Pay, Leave, Compensatory allowances and other conditions of service) Rules. 1961.
(2) Those orders shall also apply to Railway servants on deputation to State Governments or on foreign service, provided necessary provision in regard to the drawal of educational assistance under those orders from such State Government or foreign employers is expressly made in the terms of deputation or foreign service.
(3) Definitions .-In these orders, unless the context otherwise requires:-
  (a) ‘Child’ means a child of a Railway servant and includes a step-child and an adopted child, who is wholly dependent on the Railway servant;
  (b) Railway means the Zonal Railway administrations on open lines and Production Unit including � other Organisations set up directly under theadministrative control of the Ministry of Railways;��
  (c) Head of office means a gazetted officer declared as such under rule 4 of the delegation of Financial power Rules, 1978 and included such other authority or person, whom the competent authority  may,  by order, specify as head of office;.
  (d) Higher Secondary or Senior Secondary Classes mean classes XI and XII and include classes upto the equivalent of XII Class under the 10+2+3 scheme like pre-university class or the first year class of an Intermediate College,  a technical college or a Poly- technical provided the child has passed the Secondary  or equivalent but not Higher Secondary Examination before Joining such class;
  (e) ‘Pay’ means pay, as defined in the Fundamental Rules, viz. pay drawn monthly by a Railway servant, including special pay, personal pay or other emoluments which may be specially classed as pay by the President:
    Provided that in the case of a Railway servant who has selected to retain the scale of pay which prevailed prior to 1st January, 1973 such pay together with dearness pay, dearness allowance and interim reliefs as admissible on that day at the rates in force on 31st December, 1972 shall be treated as pay.
    Provided further, that in respect of a re-employed pensioner, pay means pay drawn by him in the post to which he is re-employed plus pension (including pension equivalent of gratuity and /or other retirement benefits but excluding temporary relief in pension.)
  (f) �Primary classes� mean classes I to V but does not include kindergarden or nursery classes;
  (g) �Recognized School� means a school or any educational institution whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by a university or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. For the purpose of these orders education up to the senior level shall be treated as school education;
  (h) �Secondary Classes� mean Classes VI to X;
    (i) �Tuition Fee� means tuition fee payable and actually paid and includes:-
      (i) Science Fee if not charged separately.
        (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)
      (ii) Laboratory fee, in case Science fee is not separately charged,
      (iii) Special fee, charged for agriculture as an elective additional subject, and
      (iv) Any fee charged for subjects like music which are taught as part of the regular school curriculum or subject requiring practical work under the programme of work experience:

Provided that if tuition fee charged from a science student is higher than charged from a non-science student, science fee, though separately charged, shall not be included in tuition fee for the purpose of these orders.

Explanation:- �Tuition fee� does not, however, include �

(i) Domestic Science Fund charges,
(ii) Library fee.
(iii) Games fee,
(iv) admission fee, and
(v) Extra- curricular activity fee.

General Conditions-

(4) Eligibility- (i) Subject to the Provisions of sub clauses 9(11) to (24) below, the concessions of Educational Allowance, reimbursement of tuition fee and Hostel Subsidy will apply to all Railway servants without any pay limit from 1.12.1987.
  (ii) The concession will be available up to three children as at present to children born up to the date of issue of these orders,viz., 14-1-88 and shall be restricted to only to two children born thereafter.
  (iii) Subject to the provisions of orders 23 to 26, a Railway servant shall be eligible to the payment of hostel subsidy, irrespective of the pay drawn by him.
    Provided that the assistance mentioned in orders (i) to (iii) above will be admissible only if the children of the Railway servant study in a recognized school.
(5) (i) In case both wife and husband are Railway servants and are governed by the provision of these orders, the children�s educational allowance or reimbursement of tuition fee or subsidy for purchase of books or hostel subsidy, as the case m y be shall be admissible to one of them only.
  (ii) In case the wife or husband of a Railway servant is employed outside the Railways, the servant shall be eligible to draw the allowance or reimbursement or subsidy under these orders, only if his or her spouse is not entitled to the benefit of any such allowance or reimbursement or subsidy from his/her employer and a declaration to that effect shall be obtained from the Railway servant.
(6) (i) The children�s educational allowance or the reimbursement of tuition fees or subsidy for purchase of books or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Railway servant while he /she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extraordinary leave).
    Provided that during any period which is treated as �dies non� the Railway servant shall not be eligible for the allowance/reimbursement/subsidy for the period.
    Explanation:- In the case of a Railway servant under suspension or on leave, the pay admissible to him at the time he was placed under suspension or he proceeded on leave shall be taken as ‘pay’ for the purpose of these orders.
  (ii) If a Railway servant died or ceases to be in service by reason of retirement, resignation, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year, the allowance or reimbursement of hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the event takes place.
(7) Children’s educational allowance, reimbursement of tuition fee or hostel subsidy shall be admissible only in respect of children between the age limits of 5 and 20 years. A Railway servant shall not be eligible to draw children�s educational allowance, reimbursement of tuition fee of hostel subsidy for a child for more than two academic years in the same class.
(8) Assistance under these orders shall be admissible to the Railway servant up to three children as at present, to children born up to 14-1.88 and shall be restricted to only two children born thereafter.
  Provided that where a Railway servant claims children’s educational allowance in respect of some of the children and Hostel subsidy in respect of other children, the total number of children in respect of whom allowance or subsidy is drawn shall not exceed three or two as the case may be.
(9) The Children’s educational allowance, reimbursement of tuition fee or hostel subsidy, as the case may be, shall be admissible to a Railway servant in respect of a child only if the child attends the school regularly,
  Provided that no such allowance, reimbursement or subsidy shall be admissible in any case where the period of absence from the school without proper leave exceeds on month notwithstanding that the name child remains on the rolls of the school.
(10) The Children’s educational allowance, reimbur�sement of tuition fee, or hostel subsidy, as the case may be, shall be admissible to a railway servant in respect of his children regardless of the fact that any scholarship is received provided that if free ship is awarded, reimbursement of tuition fee/hostel subsidy shall be ad�missible only to the extent of fees actually paid.

Childrens Educational Allowance:

(11) (i) A Railway servant is eligible to draw children�s educational allowance when he is compelled to send his child to a school away from the station at which he is posted and/or residing owing to the absence of a school of the requisite standard at that station.
  (ii) Not with standing anything in order (1) above a Railway servant who, on the 31st October, 1973, was drawing the allowance in accordance with the orders when in force in respect of his child, shall continue to be eligible to draw such allowance so long as that child continues to study at the same place or within the same district, as on the said date.
  (iii) For the Purpose of this order, the following schools shall not be deemed to be schools of the requisite standard:
    (a) In so far as an Anglo Indian child is concerned, a school not run by the Anglo Indian community or a school not affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination or the Indian Council secondary Education.
    (b) A school run by a body of certain religious persuasion which the child is prevented by the tenets of his religious persuasion from attending due to religious instructions being compulsorily imparted in such a school and
    (c) A school where teaching is conducted in a language different from the language of the child.

Explanation:- I.- The language of the child will be medium of instructions in the school where the child was getting education earlier and in the case of a child admitted in a school for the first time the mother tongue of the child by birth or by adoption.

Explanation II:-The admissibility of children’s education allowance will have to be determined with reference to the standard of the school viz. Primary, Secondary or Higher Secondary or Senior Secondary and the medium of instruction and the language of the child and not to the absence of any particular subject in a particular tuition.

(12) The allowance shall be admissible to a Rail�way servant at a station. Where there is no school of the requisite standard, only if the nearest school of such standard is so situated, that there is no convenient, train or bus service to take the child from his residence near the time of the opening of the school and bring him back not too long after the school is closed for the day and the journey by such train/bus service takes more than an hour.
(13) If a Railway servant is transferred from a station where there is no school of the requisite standard to a station where there is such school and if he was in receipt of the allowance at the former station in respect of any child, he shall continue to remain eligible for such allowance as long as the child continues to study in the same school.
  (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)
(14) If a child of a Railway servant is denied ad�mission to a school of the ‘requisite standard’ at the station at which the Railway servant is posted and/or residing because of there being no vacancy, or for any other reasons and the child is, compelled to attend a school away from the Railway servant’s place of posting and/or residence, the Railway servant shall be entitled to the allowance as if there were no school of the requisite standard at that station.

Explanation. �The availability of a vacancy in a school shall be determined with reference to the position existing at the time of’ the admission of the child in the school whether it be at the” start or in the middle of the session, in consultation with competent educational autho�rities of the area and not on the basis of the cer�tificate of the school authorities.

(15) A Railway servant in receipt of the allowance shall continue to be eligible to draw such allowance during any period, not exceeding four months.
  (i) When he may go and stay with the child in respect of whom the allowance is drawn while on leave or during suspension or temporary transfer;
  (ii) When the child come to live with the Railway servant provided it is certified by a registered medical practitioner that the child is forced to remain away from studies due to illness; and
  (iii) When the child may come to live with the Railway servant during vacation, provided the child continues to be on the rolls of the school.
(16) The allowance shall be admissible to a Railway servant at the following rates:
  Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary classes.} Rs. 100/- per child.
  (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)
(17) (i) The allowance shall be admissible to a Railway servant throughout the year not withstanding that no tuition fee is paid during the vacation.
  (ii) In the case of a child who is successful at the final secondary /higher secondary / senior secondary examination, the allowance shall be admissible to the Railway servant up to the end of the month in which the examinations is completed or up to the end of the month up to which the school fee are charged, whichever is later.
  (iii) In the case of a child who fails in the final secondary/higher secondary/senior secondary examination but resumes his studies, the allowance shall admissible to the Railway servant for the period of vacation intervening provided that fees are paid for the period of vacation.

Reimbursement of Tuition:

(18) A Railway servant shall be eligible to the reimbursement of tuition fee payable and actually paid in respect of his child provided that no children’s educational allowance under these orders is admissible to him.
(19) The tuition fee payable and actually paid in by a Railway servant in respect of his child may be reimbursed, subject to the following limits;
 
Class I to X

:

Rs. 40/- per month per child
Class XI to XII

:

Rs 50/- per month per child.
Class I to X in respect of physically handicapped or mentally retarded children

:

Rs 100/- per month per child.
Science Fee, if charged separately will be reimbursable in addition to tuition fee in respect of children studying in Class IX to XII and offering science subjects.

:

Rs. 10/- p.m.

 

  (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)
(20) The reimbursement of tuition fee charged by a college run by a University or affiliated to a University for Pre-University/first year class of an Intermediate College or of a Technical college of first year class of Polytechnic or for a correspondence course shall however, be reimbursed in full subject to their being restricted to the rates prescribed by Government colleges for corresponding classes.
  “In cases where minimum qualifications for admission in the two years Diploma course in Polytechnics is 10th class of the revised pattern of education and the students joins the polytechnic. After passing, 10th class of the revised pattern of education, the reimbur�sement of tuition fees shall also be allowed for the 1st and II year classes of the above course.”
(21) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these orders, tuition fee payable and paid in respect of a physically handicapped or a mentally retarded child of a Railway servant shall be reimbursement subject to the following conditions:
  Reimbursement of Tuition Fee in case of physically handicapped/mentally retarded child of a Government servant shall be permitted even if the institution in which the child studying is not recognised by the Central/State Government or Union Territory Administration, as the case may be.
  (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)

Hostel Subsidy

(22) A Railway servant shall be eligible to the grant of a subsidy at the rate of Rs. 300/- per month per child if because of his transfer he is obliged to keep his children in the hostel of a residential school away from the station at which he is posted and/or is residing.
  (Authority Railway Board letter No. E(W)98ED2-6 dated 9.9.98)
(23) The hostel subsidy shall be payable up to 10 plus 2 stage in States and Union Territories, where the pattern of 10 plus 2 plus 3 has been adopted and up to Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary stage in other States and Union territories irrespective of the fact that the children study in a Kendriya Vidyalaya or any other recognized school.
(24) (a) The hostel subsidy shall not be admissible in respect of a child for whom children’s educational allowance is drawn by a Government servant.
  (b) A Railway employee who is transferred to a station but who, due to genuine personal reasons does not admit the child immediately in a hostel but admits him/her later will also be eligible for the grant of hostel subsidy from the actual date of admission of the child in the hostel, subject to the fulfillment of all other conditions laid down herein.

Procedure for Payment of Children’s educational allowance, Reimbursement Tuition of fees and hostel subsidy.

 2205. (1) A Railway servant, claiming children’s educational allowance, reimbursement of tuition fees or hostel subsidy shall furnish a certificate in the prescribed from 1, 2 & 3 or 6 & 7, as the case may be, to the Head of Office at the time of preferring his initial claim and there after in the months of March and July every year. Where the Government servant. is himself the Head of the Office, he shall furnish certificate to the next higher authority.

(2) The Head of office in regard to officers working in his office and the next higher authority in regard to the Head of Office shall, after making such enquiry as may be considered necessary, issue a certificate indicating the amount of allowance admissible to the Railway servant, on the basis of which the allowance shall be drawn by the drawing and disburse officer:

Provided that in the case of Children’s educational allowance it shall be permissible for the allowance being drawn on provisional basis, pending verification as above; for short periods not exceeding three months, subject to an undertaking being obtained from the Government servant that if, as a result of verification, it is established that a school of the requisite standard and does exist at the station of posting/residence or near such station as referred to in order 12, he shall refund the allowance paid to him.

Provided further that the Head of office or the next higher authority, as the case may be, may at his discretion, make enquiry at periodic intervals re�garding admissibility of assistance under these orders.

(3)The drawing and disbursing officer shall certify on the Pay Bill that the certificate as mentioned, in order 27 in respect of the Railway servants covered by the pay bill have been obtained.

(4) A Railway servant transferred from one station to another shall furnish a fresh certificate at the new station in case he continues to be eligible to draw children’s educational allowance or hostel subsidy. FORM 1
(Para 26)

Children’s educational allowance 

1. Certified that my child/children mentioned below in respect of whom children�s educational allowance is claimed is/are wholly dependent upon me and I am compelled to send my child/children, away from the place of my posting/residence due to non-availability of the school of the requisite standard at the station of my posting/residence or due to non-availability of a vacancy in such a school at the station of my posting/residence.

Name of 
the child

Date of Birth

School/college in which studying location there of and residence of the child

The place where the Government Servant is residing  

Class in which the child is studying

Monthly educational allowance admissible 

Amount of allowance claimed for the period from

July 20….. 
to Feb 20
. Mar.20………. to June 20…..

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.
2.
3.

           

2. Certified that my child/children in respect of whom children�s educational allowance is claimed is/ are studying in the schools mentioned in column (2) which is/are recognised school (s) (Not applicable to schools run by the Central Government/ State Government/ Union Territory Administration Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee/ Panchayat Samiti / Zilla Parishad).

3. Certified that;

(i) My wife/husband is / is not a Central Govern�ment Servant.
(ii) My wife/husband is a Central Government servant and that her/his, pay does not exceed Rs.  1200 p.m. but she/he will not claim children’s educational allowance in respect of our child/ children.
(iii) My wife/husband is employed with …. .*……she/he is/is not entitled to children’s educa�tional allowance in respect of our child/children.
  *Employer other than Central Government to be mentioned

4.  Certified that during the, period covered by the claim the child/children attended the school regularly and did riot absent himself /herself/ themselves from the school without proper leave for a period exceeding one month.

5. Certified that  the child/children has / have been not studying in the same class for more than two academic years.

6. In the event of any change in the particulars given above which affect my eligibility for children�s educational allowance, I undertake to intimate the same promptly and also to refund excess payments, if’ any made.

Date                  ……………….

(Signature of the Railway Servant)

Place of Posting  ………………

Name in Block Letters…………………………….

 

Designation & Office………………………………

(Strike out whatever is not applicable)
*Employer other than Central Government to be mentioned

 

Form 2
Para 26

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

Name of the Child

Date of birth

School in which studying

Class in which studying

Monthly tuition fees actual payable

Tuition fee actually paid from July 20toFeb20

Mar20toJune 20

Amount of reimbursement claimed

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.            
2.            
3.            

2. Certified that the tuition fee indicated against the child/each of the children had actually been paid by me vide certificate (s) from the institution(s) attached.

3. Certified that:

(i) My wife/husband is/is not a Central Government servant.
(ii) My wife/ husband is  a Central Government servant and her/his pay does not exceed Rs.1200/- but she/he will not claim reimbursement of tuition fee in respect of our child/children.
(iii) My wife/husband is employed with *………..she/he is/ is not entitled to reimbursement of tuition fees in respect of our child/children.
  *Employer other than Central Government to be mentioned.

4. Certified that during the period covered by this claim, the child /children attended the school(s) regularly and did not absent himself /herself /themselves from the school(s) without proper leave for a period of exceeding one month.

5. Certified that the child/children mentioned has/ have not been studying in the same class for more than two years.

6. Certified that I or my wife/husband have/has or I not claimed and will not claim the children�s educational allowance in respect of the children mentioned above.

7. In the event of any change in the particular given above which effect by eligibility for Reimbursement of tuition fees, I undertake to intimate the same promptly and also to refund excess payments, if any made.

Dated ……………….

(Signature of the Railway Servant)
Name in Block Letters…………………………….
Designation & Office……………………………..

(Strike out what is not applicable)

FORM 3
(Para 26)

��������������� school/College (name and location of the Institution)

Certified that Shri/ Kumari …………….son/daughter of Shri/smt…………….Passed out from Class…………..in…………. He/she had paid tuition fees for the period from August/April to…………..as per details given below:

1. Tuition fees.
2. Science fees.
3. Music fees.
4����.
5�..����.

*Certified that Shri/ kumari������.is at present a student of class�����..since ������.and had paid tuition fees for the period from July to February March��………/June……….. ��as per details given below:

1. Tuition fees.
2. Science fees.
3. Music fees.
4����.
5�..����.

*Certified that this is a school/college run by Central Government/state Government/Union Territory Administration /Municipal Corporation/Municipal Committee/Panchyat Samiti/Zilla Parishad.

*Certified that this is a school/college recognised by the education authorities of ……………………….. State/Union territory Administration .

Dated������

Principal/Head master/Head Mistress

(Stamp of the Institution)

*(Strike out whatever is not applicable)

Note 1. Certificate from the Head of the institution should be furnished in the month of April and August every year covering the period as shown below:

Month of the Certificate

Period to be covered by the Certificate

April August of the preceding year to March of the current year.
August April to July of current year.

Note 2.-If the student has been continuously studying in the same class during the periods August to March / April to July the first part of the certificate will not be necessary.

Hostel Subsidy 

1. Certified that my child Shri/Kumari ….. ….�����..is studying in �������.was admitted (Name of the school) to hostel of the school on�������� 20 �������.
  (Certificate from the Head of the School attached).
2. Certified that
  (a) My wife/ husband is /is not in Government service is /is not drawing Hostel subsidy in respect of may child/children.
  (b) The total number of children in respect of whom the hostel subsidy and children�s educational allowance have been claimed does not exceed three.
3. I undertake to inform my employer forthwith in the event of my withdrawing the child, from the hostel and also in the event of there being any change the particulars mentioned earlier.

 

  (Signature of the Government servant)
Name in block letters…. …������…
Designation & Office��……
Dated…………….

FORM 5

Hostel Subsidy

�����������������������. School (Name of the School and place)

1. Name of boarder����������������..
2. Name of Parent�����������������
3. Class to which admitted�������������..
4. Date of admission in the hostel�����������
5. Period during the year for which the child would continue to stay in the hostel������

From

To

(a)  
(b)  
(c)  
(d)  

Dated…………………..

Principal/ Head Master/ Head Mistress

(Stamp of the School)

             2206. Scholarship for technical education The details of the scheme on the Railways for awarding Scholarships to the children, dependent brothers and sisters of railways servants is as follows: �The employees of non-Railway Departments who are on deputation to Railway may not be considered eligible for grant of scholarship for education of their children �

(i) The term �technical education” will mean education in pure sciences (leading up to a degree in science) or in applied sciences (leading up to a degree or diploma in Medicine and the various branches Engineering). It will exclude subjects commonly included in Arts courses in colleges and other educational institutions. The diploma courses referred to here are not necessarily those that are equivalent to a degree. Diploma of all kinds given in various branches of technical education, will fall within the scope of the scheme.
(ii) The cost of these scholarships will be borne by the staff Benefit Fund.
(iii) The value of scholarship will be related to the approximate estimated cost of education in the educational institutions offering technical education. The cost of education is taken to mean the fees including fees for laboratory, field training and crafts, books and equipment necessary for the prosecution of the studies and any compulsory expenditure on account of participation in games, sports etc. It will exclude the cost of personal clothing except uniforms where such are compulsory. The purpose is to ensure that appreciable financial assistance is given to the railway servant albeid not relieving him entirely of the burden of education.
(iv) The value of the scholarship will vary from Rs. 15/- to Rs. 50/- per month which may be increased to Rs. 70/- in deserving cases but only in respect of students of degree courses in Medicine or Engineering. The actual amount of scholarship to be awarded for the various courses of technical education will be determi�ned by the staff Benefit Fund Committee.

Note-: 1. A �deserving case” is one wherein the Railway servant, whose child or dependent goes in for a degree course in medicine or Engineering, is not in a position to meet the expenditure involved even after .the grant of  the usual limit of Rs. 50/- per month and the student himself is promising.

(2) Before a technical scholarship is granted, it should be ensured that the student who is sanctioned the scholarship is not in receipt of any other financial assistance from the institution where he may be studying or; from any other source. For this purpose the wards of Railway employees will be required to pro�duce a certificate from their respective school/ Institution that they are not in receipt of any scholarship from that School/Institution or any other source alongwith their application for claiming scholarship from the Railway Staff Benefit Fund.

The following priorities have been laid down for the guidance of the SBF Committee for the allotment of scholarships:

(a) Highest priority to be given to applicants studying for Degree courses in. Medicine including Homeopathy and Ayurveda system of medicine. Pharmacy and various branches of Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture and Environment Planning Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and B.Sc. (Agri�culture), B. Pharma of Hamdard College, Delhi.
(b) Second priority for diploma courses in Medicine including Homeopathy, Ayurvedic systems of medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering, Computer Sciences, Architec�ture and Environment Planning.
(c) Third priority to be given to applicants studying for Degree courses in pure scien�ces, if the quota of scholarship to a Railway is not fully availed or by (a) and (b) categories above.
(Board’s Nos. E(W)85 FU1-4 dt. 19-11:1985. E (W) 84 FU 1-12 dt. 11-2-1985, E(W) 74 WE 8.2. dt. 12.3.1975, E(W) 66 WE 8-8 dt. 16-1-1967 and E.(W) 64 a WE 8.12 dt. 28-12-64.)
(v) The total number of scholarships to be awarded to the Railway servants will be as fixed by the Railway Board from time to time.
(vi) Scholarships will be available to children and dependent brothers and sisters of non- gazetted railway servant whose, pay does not exceed Rs. 695/- P.M.
  E (W) 74 WL.81 dt; 8-1-1974).

Note:- In the case of running staff 50% of pay on account of running allowance may be added to the pay foe the purpose of determining eligibility of their children /wards for the award of scholarships.

(vii) Scholarship will be payable on the basis of the scholarstic record of the students up to the stage of admission to the particular institution or class from which technical education begins. In the case of a student already studying in a technical institution, the scholarship will be paid on his scholastic record in his institution being satisfactory.
(viii) As an encouragement a minimum of one scholarship in each Administration will be reserved for the children of the Class IV Railway servants. If, however, no applications from the class IV Railway servants are forthcoming the scholarship may not be permitted to lapse but may be awarded to other deserving candidates.
(ix) The following percentages of scholarships may be reserved for being granted to the children of scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees :-
 

Scheduled Castes

  12 .5%

Scheduled Tribes

  5%

 

(x) Scholarships will be payable from the date of their award until completion of the degree or diploma course but in the event, of failure at any the intermediate examinations, the scholarships will be discontinued.

            Note (1) in the case requisite number of children of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees are not forthcoming to avail of the above percentages of scholarships, the scholarships should be thrown open to other candidates and should not be allowed to lapse.

(2) A scholarship granted in favour of a child of the serving railway servant should continue until the child completes the course of study for which the scholarship was granted and it should not be affected by the .death, invalidation or retirement on superannuation of the railway servant. When, however, a Railway servant resigns from service he would lose the scholarship sanctioned to his child.

(3) A scholarship for study granted to the child/ward of a non-gezetted railway servant will not be withdrawn merely because the railway servant is subsequently promoted to officiate in a gazetted post, provided the student remains otherwise eligible for the same. When, however, the Railway servant is confirmed in the gazetted post, the scholarship should, merely be discon�tinued and no recovery should be made in respect of the period from the date of confirma�tion to the date of issue of the Notification of confirmation.

(xi) The criteria for dependency of brothers and sisters of railway employees for the purpose of award of technical scholarships should be de�termined by the Railway administrations ac�cording to the merits of each case, the deci�sion being left to the Staff Benefit Fund Com�mittee or the scholarship sub-committee, if any.
(xii) These scholarships should not be given to students undergoing post-graduate courses, the scholarship being essentially intended to enable railway servants to give their children/wards of a reasonable- University education- a degree in technical subjects. If, however, the quota of scholarships is found to be unfilled for want of suitable candidates, a student going in for post-graduate may be granted a scholarship. The children of railway employees undergoing Courses in Bachelor of veterinary science and Animal Husbandry and B.Sc. (Agriculture) may be treated at par for the degree courses in Medicine and Engineering respectively for the purpose of grant of technical scholarships.
(xiii) Normally scholarships for technical education of the children/wards of railway employees are payable from the date of their award until completion of the degree or diploma course and in the event of a failure at any of the intermediate examination the scholarship is to be discontinued. In the case of candidates granted scholarships for Medical degree/diploma course degree/diploma course and Engineering degree/diploma course only, if a candidate fails at one intermediate examination, he may, as a special concession, be considered eligible for the benefit of the scholarship from the date he qualifies in examination at the second attempt. However, in cases where one/two failure do not entail detention in the same class and the candidate is allowed to continue studies in the next higher class, the technical scholarships granted to candidates may be continued. A second failure at the same intermediate examination or at a subsequent intermediate stage of the course should entail withdrawal of the scholarship altogether. In respect of courses other than Medical and Engineering degree/diploma even one failure should render the candidate ineligible for the scholarship thereafter. Scholarships may be granted to the child/eligible ward of an employees who failed but passed in the second attempt after the retirement of the employee.

Note:- Scholarship once granted should not be withdrawn on account of the pay of the railway servant exceeding the limit of Rs. 695/- at any stage before  the completion of the diploma or degree course if otherwise entitled to it.

(xiv) Training in the Training ship “Dufferin” and Marine Engineering Course conducted by the Directorate of Engineering Marine Training Calcutta, should be considered as Engineering Courses for the purpose of grant of technical scholarships to children/wards of railway employees.
(xv) In the event of an employee granted a scholarship, under these Rules being transferred to another Railway Administration, the scholarship for the technical education of his child/ward should continue to be met by the staff Benefit Fund of the transferring Railway till the course of study is completed, if it is not forfeited otherwise.

             2207. Uniforms for children in school  (i) Uniforms of a simple style on a modest scale, and at low cost, may be supplied at the cost of Railway Revenues to the children of Railway employees drawing pay (including 50% of pay on account of running allowance or 25% of pay on account of running allowance in cases of staff governed by Authorised Scales of pay if, any, plus dearness pay, if any) upto Rs. 1400/- per month studying in:

(1) Railway Primary Schools, Primary Classes of Railway Middle & High/Higher Secondary Schools, and
(2) Primary classes of non-railway schools managed by staff themselves subject to the following conditions:-
  (a) the school should be situated in Railway Colonies;
  (b) these schools should be well established and recognised by the Education Department of the state Government: and
  (c) Uniforms should be worn by all students (i.e. children of both railway men and non- railway men) in primary classes.

(ii) Children of Railway employees drawing pay above Rs. 1400/- per month studying in primary classes of schools referred to at (i) above may also be supplied with uniforms and the cost thereof recovered from the pay of employees concerned subject to the fulfillment of the provisions of section II of the payment of Wages Act, 1936. Deduction on account of supply of uniforms in such circumstances is covered by the item �use of Railway schools� which has been authorized by the Central Government to be regarded as �amenities and services� under section 7(2) (e) of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

(iii) Non-Railway men will have to provided uniforms at their own cost to their children studying in primary classes of schools as at (i) above.

(ii)     Three sets of uniforms, each consisting of a white shirt/blouse(cotton) and a pair of blue shorts/skirt(cotton) should be supplied to children at all places. In winter areas, a pull-over in navy blue full sleeved �of indigenous wool of average quality may be given as an extra garment to each child once in two years. These uniforms are not required to be taken back when the children leave the school due to transfer of their parents or otherwise.

 

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: