Hours of Employment Regulations



A. Objective:
1.Staff of essentially intermittent category must have a minimum of ______ consecutive hours of rest in a week include a full night.
2.The staff whose daily hours of duty include periods of inaction aggregating to _______ hours or more are declared as essentially intermittent.
3.The intensive worker must have a minimum of ______ hours of rest in a week.
4.The rostered hours of duty of an intensive worker in a week shall be ____ hours.
5.Rostered hours of duty of essentially intermittent worker in a week shall be ____ .
6.Railway servants employed in a confidential capacity are classified as ______.
7.Asst. Surgeons, matrons, sisters-in-charge & mid-wives are classified as _______.
8.Continuous staff are allowed a period of rest of _______ hours each week.
9.Casual Labour are governed under HOER. (say true or false)
10.In calculating the period of overtime, fraction of an hour less than 30 minutes shall be dropped. (say true or false).
11.Principles of averaging will not apply to Running staff. (say true of false)
12.Principles of averaging will apply to shift workers. (say true of false)
13.The period of averaging will be _________ in case of EI workers other than C class gatemen, caretakers of rest houses and saloon attendants etc.,
14.In case of C class gatemen, Care takers of rest houses & saloon attendants classified as Essentially Intermittent, the period of averaging shall be _________.
15.No leave reserve shall be provided for staff in Railway schools. (say true of false).
16.In the category of Permanent Way Inspectors the leave reserve shall be ___ %.
17.The weekly rest for essentially intermittent staff shall be __________ continuous hours in a week including one full night in bed.
18.When an employee work overtime beyond statutory limits, the payment of OT wil be made _________ times the ordinary rate of pay.
19.Periodical rest under HOER cannot be spread over two calendar days. (say true or false)
20.The staff excluded are eligible for night duty allowance. (say true or false)
1.Describe the provisions of Hours of Employment regulations?
2.How are staff classified under HOER? What procedure is adopted for change of classification?
3. What notices are required to be displayed at the site of work under HOER? What
are the registers required to be maintained?
4. What is job analysis? What are the mechanics of Job Analysis?
5. Define & explain:
(i) Intensive(ii) Essentially intermittent(iii) Long on
(iv) Short off(v) Split Shift (vi) Rest Givers(vii) Single OT
(viii) OTA to Running Staff(ix) Road side and other than road side stations
(x) sustained attention(xi) temporary exemption (xii) Principles of averaging
6.Explain the need for HOER in Railways? Define and explain different classifications under HOER duly giving rostered /statutory hours of work and rest?
7.How is overtime calculated for different categories of staff under HOER?Explain with examples.
C. Practical Questions:
a)Draft a letter recommending the change of classification of Asst. Station Masters of a way side station from Essentially Intermittent to Continuous.
b)What are the aspects to be covered in the inspection of a station, a shed and asubordinate office?
c)Put up a note to the competent authority seeking approval for change of classification from Continuous to Essentially intermittent based on the proposal and report received from the division.