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Subject : The Railway Services Conduct Rules 1966

Updated till 2015

Subject matter of the circular
1.Short title. -(1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules1966. (2) They shall come into force at once. 2. Definition. – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-(a) ‘Government’ means, in relation to –
(i) gazetted officers holding posts in the Railway Board, the President; (ii) other gazetted officers, the Railway Board; (iii) non-gazetted officers, in the Railway Board, the Secretary, Railway Board; (iv) other non-gazetted officers in offices directly under the administrative control of the Railway Board, the Heads of the offices concerned; and (v) other non-gazetted officers, the General Managers of the Railway Administrations concerned:
Provided that for purposes of sub-rules (2) and (3) of rule 5, sub-rule (i)of rule 8, sub-rule (i) of rule 10, rule 12, rule 14, sub-rules (1) of rule 15, sub-rule (3) of rule 16, sub-rule (1) of rule 19 and rule 21, ‘Government’ means the Railway Board in the case of all non-gazetted railway servants. (Authority: Railway Board’s letter No.E (D&A) 2006/GS 1-9 dated 01.12. 2006)—ACS NO—101
(b) “railway servant” means a railway servant as defined in rule 103 (43*) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code. *Railway Servant means a person who is a member of a service or who holds a post under the administrative control of the Railway Board and includes a post in the Railway Board. Persons lent from a service or post which is not under the administrative control of the Railway Board to a service or post which is under such administrative control do not come within the scope of this definition.
Explanation.- A railway servant whose services are placed at the disposal of a company, corporation, organisation or a local authority shall, for the purposes of these rules, be deemed to be a railway servant notwithstanding that his salary is drawn from sources other than the Consolidated Fund of India. (c) “means of family” in relation to a railway servant includes – (i) the wife or husband, as the case may be, of the railway servant, whether residing with the railway servant or not but does not include a wife or husband, as the case may