INDIAN RAILWAY QUESTION BANK
Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968
1. The Railway servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules came into force on ________.
2. _______ form is used for placing a Railway employee under suspension.
3. Suspension is a penalty under D&A Rules, 1968. (say true or false)
4. ________form is used for revocation of suspension.
5. ________ form is used for imposition of minor penalty.
6. ________ form is used for imposition of major penalty.
7. ________ form is used for nomination of Inquiry Officer.
8. ________ form is used to appoint a presenting officer.
9. Subsistence allowance is equal to leave salary, which the employee would have drawn had he been on _____________________.
10. In case the suspension period is prolonged beyond three months for reasons not attributable to the employee, the subsistence allowance may be increased by an amount not exceeding _______ % __________.
11. In case the suspension period is prolonged beyond three months for reasons attributable to the employee, the subsistence allowance may be decreased by an amount not exceeding _______ % __________.
12. A retired Railway servant can act as a defense helper (say true or false)
13. Retired Railway servants cannot act as defense helper in more than ______ cases at a time.
14. The defense helper should be from the same Railway as that of the delinquent employee. (say true or false)
15. An official of a recognized trade union may assist in more than three pending disciplinary cases. (say true or false)
16. Termination of an employee on reduction of establishment is a penalty under D&A Rules, 1968. (say true or false)
17. Withholding of increments for failure to pass any departmental examination is not a penalty under D& A Rules, 1968. (say true or false).
18. Reversion of a Railway servant officiating in higher service on the ground that he is considered to be unsuitable for such higher grade is a penalty under D&A Rules, 1968. (say true or false)
19. No appeal lies against any order of an _____________ nature or of the nature of ______________ of the final disposal of a disciplinary proceedings.
20. Appeal lies against the order of suspension. (say true or false)
21. Any order interlocutory in nature passed by the inquiry can be appealed against. (say true or false)
22. While disposing of an appeal, the appellate authority can order re-appointment of the delinquent employee. (say true or false).
23. No appeal shall be entertained unless preferred within ______ days.
24. The period of 45 days for preferring an appeal is reckoned from _______.
25. The appeal against an order of the disciplinary authority can be preferred by the appellant in his own name. (say true or false)
26. The appeal shall be preferred to any higher authority than the disciplinary authority. (say true or false)
27. The appeal shall not contain any ______________________.
28. No order imposing/enhancing a penalty shall be made by any revising authority unless the Railway Servant concerned has been given ________ against the penalty proposed.
29. No proceeding for revision shall be commenced until after the expiry of the period of limitation for __________.
30. No proceeding for revision shall be commenced until after ________ of the appeal preferred.
31. Rule 25.A of the RS(D&A) Rules deal with _____________.
32. Every order or notice under RS (D&A) Rules, 1968 shall be served in person on the Railway servant concerned or communicated to him by _____________.
33. An authority not lower than ___________________ shall impose the penalties of dismissal/Removal/Compulsory retirement.
34. While putting up the case to revision authority, the authority competent thereto can suggest the specific penalty to be imposed. (say true or false)
35. If DRM functions as Disciplinary/Appellate authority, __________ shall be the appellate/revision authority.
36. The disciplinary proceedings should be closed immediately on the death of the charged employee. (say true or false).
37. ____________ inquiry is ordered, if necessary, to find out prima facie whether there is any case under DAR.
38. Disciplinary Authority decides to conduct inquiry either by ______ or by __________ or by ___________.
39. _________ authority fixes the date for inquiry and advises the charged employee.
40. The inquiring authority may refuse the request of the delinquent employee for documents, if they are __________ to the case.
41. The inquiring authority may refuse the request of the delinquent employee for documents, if they would be against__________ or ______________.
42. The inquiring authority, where it is not itself the ___________, shall forward to the disciplinary authority the records of inquiry.
43. Charges framed against a delinquent employee should not be _______ .They should be ______ and definite to convey exact nature of the alleged misconduct.
44. The disciplinary authority cannot impose major penalty without conducting enquiry proceedings subject to the exceptions given under Rule ________ of the RS(D&A) Rules, 1968.
45. If no presenting officer is appointed, __________ authority will perform the functions of the presenting officer in an inquiry.
46. A railway servant on leave preparatory to retirement cannot be nominated as a defence counsel. (say true or false).
47. The trade union official nominated as defence counsel should be a member of the recognized trade union for at least __________ (period) at the time of nomination.
48. If no presenting officer is nominated, __________ will commence the proceedings by reading out the articles of charge.
49. If no presenting officer is nominated, _________ will examine and re-examine the prosecution witnesses.
50. What is the time limit for submission of written statement of defence by the delinquent railway servant?
51. If the documents cited in the charge sheet are not enclosed to it at the time of serving the same, it shall lead to procedural lapse. (say true or false).
52. What is the time limit allowed for the delinquent employee for completion of inspection of the documents?
53. Show cause notice is necessary before imposing minor penalty after dropping the major penalty proceedings. (say true or false)
54. Recognized trade union official can assist a gazetted railway servant to present his case before the inquiring authority. (say true or false).
55. The trade union official who assists the delinquent employee in an inquiry should take nominal fees only. (say true or false)
56. A legal practitioner can act as a defence assistant. (say true or false)
57. If _________ authority is a legal practitioner, the defence assistant can also be a legal practitioner.
58. The ten days time allowed for submission of the written statement may be extended by the __________ authority, if he satisfies that there is enough justification to do so.
59. In case the alleged charge is assault, ___________ filed in the police station can be one of the relevant documents to be attached to the charge sheet.
60. In case the alleged charge is unauthorized absence, _________ can be one of the listed documents.
61. If the charge is unauthorized absence, _________ can be one of the witnesses.
62. A railway servant under suspension can be granted leave. (say true or false)
63. A railway servant under suspension can be given _______ sets of privilege passes in a calendar year at the discretion of the authority not lower than DRM.
64. A railway servant under suspension can be given one set of privilege pass in a calendar year at the discretion of the authority not lower than __________.
65. In case of removal/dismissal, the cost of privilege passes given to a railway servant under suspension should be recovered. (say true or false)
66. Employees under suspension may be given not more than ________ sets of PTOs per year at the discretion of __________.
67. The discretion to issue PTOs to employees under suspension may also be exercised by __________________.
68. PF amount can be recovered from Subsistence allowance. (say true or false)
69. Amount due to court attachment cannot be recovered for subsistence allowance. (say true or false).
70. Appeal shall be entertained unless preferred within _________ days.
71. Rule No. ________ of RS (D&A) Rules, 1968 deals with communication of orders to Railway servants.
72. Schedule III of RS (D&A) Rules, 1968 deals with ____________.
73. Special provisions to Group C and D are contained in Rule ________ of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968.
74. The authority competent to reduce of increase the subsistence allowance after a period of three months of suspension is _______________.
75. After a period of three months of suspension, the subsistence allowance may be increased or reduced by __________.
76. Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968 apply to casual labour. (say true or false)
77. Inquiry is not required to be held in case of DAR proceedings for minor penalty. (say true or false)
78. The disciplinary authority can never act as an inquiry officer. (say true or false)
79. A typical charge sheet for major penalty necessarily contains _____ annexure.
80. A trade union official can act as ___________ in a DAR Case.
81. Trade Union member can act as Defence counsel in a DAR case against Gazetted Officers. (say true or false)
82. Rule 13 of D&A Rules deals with common proceedings. (say true or false)
83. No appeal shall lie against any order passed by an Inquiry Officer in the course of an inquiry under Rule 9 of RS (D&A) Rules, 1968. (say true or false)
84. Rule 25 of RS (D&A) Rules, 1968 deals with special provisions for Group C & D staff. (say true or false)
1. To whom the Railway servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968 are not applicable and to whom they are applicable?
2. When a Railway servant may be placed under suspension?
3. What is meant by deemed suspension? What are the provisions for deemed suspension?
4. What is meant by subsistence allowance? What deductions are permissible from subsistence allowance?
5. How does the period of suspension is treated under different circumstances?
6. List out the minor penalties prescribed under D&A Rules, 1968.
7. List out the major penalties prescribed under D&A Rules, 1968.
8. What does not amount to penalty within the meaning of Rule 6 of D&A Rules?
9. What is the procedure for imposition of minor penalty under D&A Rules, 1968?
10. What documents shall be forwarded to inquiry Officer by the disciplinary authority to facilitate conduct of the inquiry?
11. Under what circumstances, an inquiry is not required to impose a penalty on the delinquent employee as an exception to Rule 9?
12. What are the orders against which no appeal lies under R.17 of D&A Rules?
13. Indicate five types of orders against which appeal lies under R.18 of D&A Rules.
14. Write briefly about the special provisions available to non-gazetted staff under D&A Rules, 1968?
15. Who are the revising authorities under the RS (D&A) Rules, 1968?
16. What are the provisions regarding submission of a petition to the President envisaged under Appendix II of IREC, Vol.I?
17. Distinguish between:
(i) Appellate authority & Disciplinary authority,
(ii) Revision & Review (iii) Suspension & Deemed Suspension,
(iv) Minor Penalty & Major Penalty (v) Removal & Dismissal
(vi) Presenting Officer & Inquiry Officer
18. Write Short notes on:
(i) Defence counsel. (ii) Communication of orders
(iii) Deemed suspension (iv) Common proceedings
(v)Rule 14 of Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968.
(vi) preponderance of probability (vii) Principles of natural justice
(viii) Review under RS (D&A) Rules.
19. Draft statement of articles of charge framed against Shri Rao a Lab superintendent, Railway Hospital, Lallaguda, who was found pilfering medicines worth Rs. 200/- from the hospital at about 17.30 hrs., on 21.05.2005..
20. Draft statement of imputations of misconduct/ misbehavior in support of the articles of charge framed against Shri Rao, a lab superintendent, Railway Hospital, Lallaguda, who was found pilfering medicines worth Rs. 200/- from the hospital at about 17.30 Hrs., on 21.05.2005.
21. Draft statement of imputations of misconduct/misbehaviour in support of the articles of charge framed against Shri Chari, a Sr. Clerk, CPO/O/SC who has misused II Class Privilege Pass No. S 235466 by allowing non-family members to travel under the guise of his wife and widowed mother.
22. Draft statement of articles of charge framed against Shri Singh, a Peon, COM/O/SC that he has remained unauthorizedly absent from duty for 200 days from 01.07.1998 to 16.01.99 without prior sanction of leave or production of proper medical certificate from authorised medical attendant.
23. Indicate the reasonable opportunities available to defend oneself if one is taken up for Major Penalty under Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968? What further avenues available to him, if he is imposed with the penalty and what procedure shall be followed?