Divertion of PRASANTI Express, Chennai Asansol Superfast Express, Falaknuma Superfast Express, Partial Cancellation of Machilipatnam / Narasapur Visakhapatnam Passenger & Special Trains run by ECoR
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Rescheduled due to overflowing of rain water above danger level at a Railway Bridge o­n Thandava River between Tuni-Gullipadu
More Helpline Numbers Provided for Public Information In view of Changes In Train Services
Steps Taken by SCR to Minimise Inconvenience to Passengers in View of Disruption to Train Services Between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Due to Heavy Floods
Alleppy-Dhanbad, Nagavali, & Yesvantapur Hatia Express Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Trains Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi Special Train Extended for Eight more Services
SCR Extends Secunderabad-Jaipur-Secunderabad Special Train For Eight more Services
SCR Observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’
Machilipatnam-Yesvantapur Express to stop at Narasaraopet
Special Trains between Visakhapatnam Secunderabad, Karimnagar Tirupati, Visakhapatnam Shiridi Sai Nagar, Visakhapatnam Chennai and Indore Yesvantapur
Tirupati Karimnagar Express Inaugurated and Jammikunta Adarsh Station Inaugurated
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Regulated Due to Road Under Bridge Work in Nanded Division
Special Ticket Checking Drives conducted by Secunderabad Division
A/C Special Trains Between Kakinada Town and Secunderabad Via Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Gudivada
SCR sets up Exclusive Contact Numbers for Fire Prevention Alert
Cancellation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works On Tirupati-Renigunta-Gudur Section
Monthly Combined MMTS / APSRTC Ticket Fares to be Increased
Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Tirupati and Tirupati-Karimnagar
South Central Railway to Run Fourteen Dussera / Diwali Special Trains Between Nanded and Surat
Six Special Trains between Chennai and Shalimar Via Gudur, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Two Special Trains Between Bangalore and Santragachi
Twelve Super Fast Deepawali AC Special Trains Between Secunderabad and Mumbai LTT
“Science Express-Biodiversity Special-Fifth Phase” To Put Up Exhibitions on SCR
Eighteen Special Trains Between Jammu Tawi and H.S.Nanded
Eight Superfast Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Sainagar Shirdi
Levy of Service Tax on AC and First Class Rail Passengers from 1st October 2012
Levy of Service Tax on Transportation of Goods by Rail from 1st October 2012
Twenty Eight Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Nanded Via Vijayawada
Dismantling of Staircases on Platforms of Secunderabad Railway Station for Installation of Escalators
Miraj-Parli Vaijnath Passenger Train Derailed Between Ghatnandur and Parli Vaijnath Stations
SCR to revise the Timings of 77687 Nizamabad-Kacheguda DEMU Passenger, 77614 Manoharabad-Secunderabad DEMU Passenger, 77688 Kacheguda-Nizambad DEMU Passenger, 77615 Secunderabad-Medchal DEMU Passenger & 57473 Kacheguda- Bodhan Passenger
SCR to revise the Timings of Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express
SCR to Run Twelve Special Express Trains For Diwali Festival between Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad - Santragachi, Aurangabad - Tirupati And Kacheguda - Bangaluru
SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 29th and 30th September 2012 for Vinayaka Nimarjanam
SCR to revise the Timings of Gulbarga – Hyderabad Passenger Train
SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad and Santragachi during Dussehra Season
Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Flags off New Intercity Express Between Bidar and Hyderabad
Fare of Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Duronto Express Does not Include Catering Charges
Train Services Cancelled on 4th September 2012
Rejoinder / Clarification on News Items on the Incident Involving Rajdhani Express Near Adoni on 24th August, 2012
Cancellation / Partial Cancelation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works on Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Kakinada and Vijayawada-Ongole-Gudur Sections
Cancellation / Short Termination / Rescheduling / Partially cancellation / Running of Special Services Due to Line Block Between Hussain Sagar and Secunderabad / Hyderabad due to Track Improvement Works
High Level Coordination Meeting Between SCR, GHMC, and HMRL Held on Various Developmental Works
SCR Introduces Token System at Passenger Reservation System Office at Secunderabad
SCR To Run Ten Special Trains Between Kacheguda And Banglore, Hyderabad And Visakhapatnam & Aurangabad And Tirupati
Surprise Check Against Ticketless Travel at Secunderabad Railway Station
South Central Railway to run special Trains between Hyderabad –Kollam-Hyderabad
South Central Railway extends the run of Jaipur-Secunderabad-Jaipur Special Train
Singareni Collieries Company Limited Pays Rs. 6.38 Crores to S.C.Railway for the Bhadrachalam Road – Sattupalli New Railway Line
SCR to Run Ten Special Trains Between Hyderabad – Kolhapur – Hyderabad
SCR Releases MMTS-Cum-Local Trains Pocket Time Table
Asanlol-Chennai Central Weekly Express introduced


About the department

                The Personnel Department is one of the key departments of South Central Railway, entrusted  with the task of human resources development. Personnel Department is the vital link in SCR’s journey into the future as a modern, customer friendly organization, functioning through Headquarters at Secunderabad and six divisional organizations at Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal, Secunderabad,  Hyderabad and Nanded.


                As Indian Railways is stressing towards improvement in quality and productivity, the Personnel Department of SCR aims to play a critical role in Building South Central Railway as an efficient, responsive organisation by recruiting ideal people, training them to face the challenges of the future, and serving the employees with dedication and commitment.


 Recruitment : Right man at the right place. 
  Administration : Promotion and sustenance of skills and attitudes. 
  Employee welfare and employee relations : Modal Employer
Personnel department at a glance
 • Departmental strength of 2,166 employees (around 2% of the total SCR Workforce) 
  • Leading personnel service provider to the railway 
  • In-charge of all Establishment and Personnel matters. 
  • Continuous and sustained employee friendly initiatives 
  • 100% Computerised Salary Bills 
  • Overseeing functioning of 60 educational institutions and Recreational centers in Zonal, 
     Divisional and Sub-divisional

• Low employee per gross ton transportation ratio 
 • Constant profit earning Railway 
 • Unique Degree College at Secunderabad in Railway Network 
 • Holiday home at Tirupathi, Horseley Hills. 
 • 30,000 strong contingent of Scouts and Guides, involving themselves in social welfare 
    activities like tree plantation (aiming at a massive tree plantation of 30,000 plants every year), generating          awareness about AIDS, etc. 
 • Computerisation of all employees’ salary bills 
 • Aakansha – Vocational Training Centre for mentally retarded Children

Human Resources of SCR at a glance

Total workforce- 95.64 thousands
Department                  Group A   Group B   Group C   Group D   Total
Accounts                           31             50            1748         233        2062
 Administration                    28            17            1115         501        1661
 Civil                                   71           117           8671     19713      28572
 Mechanical                        35             45          16262       4836      21178
 Commercial & Operations  46            69         13617        4304      18036
 S & T                                35            43            2928       1852        4858
 Electrical                             32          28            5936        3028       9024
 Medical                            141          09               696        2315       3161
 Personnel                            12          35            1791          328       2166
 Stores                                 28          25            1118          767       1938
 RPF                                    12                          2932           45        2989
 Total                                  471       438           56814     37922      95645
• Recruitment, Training and Administration 
 • Computerisation 
 • Employee Welfare


Methods of recruitment in SCR 
 • Through Union Public Service Commission for Group "A" Officers 
 • Through Railway Recruitment Board 
 • Direct Substitute appointments 
 • Appointments on compassionate grounds 
 • Appointments of Sportspersons (1) Rules (2)Notification 
 • Appointments of Cultural artists -  Rules  
 • Appointments of Scouts & Guides (1) Rules  (2) Notification
 • Appointment of Handicapped persons
 • Special recruitment drive for SCs & STs


Types of Training
Initial training at recruitment stage

• Promotional Training 
 • Prescribed Technical Skill upgradation Training 
 • Periodical Training related to safety, puctuality, publicity, passenger amenities and 
    customer care 
 • Special Training courses 
 • First Aid Training courses 

Departmental Staff Training Institutions 

Zonal Training Centre, Moula-Ali 
 Zonal S&T Training centre, Moula-Ali 
 Zonal Electrical Training centre, Lallaguda 
 Supervisor Training centre, Lallaguda 
 Zonal Civil Engineering Training centre, Kachiguda 
 Electric Traction Training centre, Vijayawada 
 Diesel Traction Training centre, Guntakal 
 Basic Training centres in each Division and Workshop for technical staff


Salary Payment - an Outlay of Rs.240 crores per month 
 Four types of Payments 
 • Ministerial payment by month end                                            A-40% 
 • Gangmen and workshop staff payment by 7th of every month - B-30% 
 • Line Staff payment by 14th of every month -                             C-20% 
 • Running Staff payment by 22nd of every month -                       D-10% 

Promotion of skills and Attitudes 

• Selection by positive act              20% 
 • Suitability by scrutiny of Service. 40% through Registers/Confidential Reports 
 • Trade test                                   40% 

Transfer and posting of employees 

Representation of weaker sections of society 
 • Other Backward classes representation in Recruitment (27%) 
 • Scheduled Castes in Recruitment and Promotion (15%) 
 • Scheduled Tribes in Recruitment and Promotion (7.5%) 
 • Others (50.5%)


              The Personnel Department, moving towards modernization, transparency in functioning,
deliver promptly and effective service to its internal customers who are none other than the
employees of the railway itself, has computerised its various activities. 
 • The salary payments of all the employees throughout the railway have been computerised. 
 The computerised payslips given to the employees show details of pay, allowances, deductions, 
 leave balance, increment due date etc. 
 • The Personnel Department at Headquaters, Divisions and other units of the railway has 
 computerised different activities like , seniority lists of the employees, handling of the 
 grievances of the employees, details pertaining to the appointments made/being made, pensionary 
 and terminal benefits of the employees etc. 

Future plans for the new year 

• On-line leave enquiry 
 • On-line PF enquiry 
 • On-line Pass Account enquiry 
 • On-line Vacancy enquiry 
 • On-line Rules enquiry 


Types of Retirements 
 • Voluntary Retirement - One who completes 20 years of service can retire voluntarily with bonus benefits. 
 • Normal Retirement -On completion of 60 years of age 
 • Other than Normal Retirement like Death, Medical Decategorisation and Missing Benefits after Retirement 
 • Monthly Pension @ 50%- of average emoluments drawn during the last 10 months/Family 
    Pension @ 30 percent of last pay drawn for those completing 33 years of qualifying service 
 • Retirement/Death Gratuity 
 • Commutation of Pension to the maximum extent of 40% of monthly pension 
 • Leave encashment 
 • Insurance amount 
 • Provident fund 
 • Post Retirement/Widow Complimentary yearly passes for free travel on Railway Network 
 • Kit Pass 
 • Transfer pass, Transfer grant, Packing Allowance and Travelling Allowance 
 • Compassionate Appointment in case of death/missing 
 • Railway Employees Liberalized Health Scheme for medical assistance on par with serving 
    employees .

Pension Adalat

On the spot redressal of grievances of retired Staff by a Single High Level Officer Committee on 
 15th December every year 

Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations are maintained through: 
 • Direct contact with employees by Officers and Welfare Inspectors 
 • Periodical negotiations and participation in Management with the recognised Labour 
   Organization called South Central Railway Employees’ Sangh at Zonal, Divisional and 
   Workshops level. 
 • Periodical negotiations and participation in Management with the recognised Labour 
   Organisation called South Central Railway MazdoorUnion at Zonal, Divisional and Workshops 
 • Receipt of Memoranda from OBC/SC/ST Welfare Associations in Zonal, Divisional and 
    Workshops level. 
 • Participation in Management with Promotee Officers Association 
 • Participation in Management with Railway Officers Association 
 • Participation of Railway Employees in Management (PREM)

 Railway Housing facilities

Railway housing for comfortable and homely living: 
 Total quarters (i.e., Type I, II, III, IV, V, and VI)         39,676 
 Type-I (single room)                                                     24,561 
 Type-II (double room)                                                  11,985 
 Type-III (double room special)                                        2,536 
 Type-IV (double bed room)                                            1,263 
 Type-V (3 bed rooms)                                                       431

 Welfare activities at field level

• Annual Sports Competitions by South Central Railway Sports Association 
 • Annual Cultural Competitions 
 • Colony care committees to take care of amenities of residents in railway colonies

Redressal of employee grievances

• Well-trained Ministerial Staff in Personnel Department in each Division 
 • Grievance Cell in each Division headed by Divisional Personnel Officer 
 • Divisional Railway Manager Line Inspection 
 • GM’s Annual Line Inspection 
 • Memorandums received during Departmental Officer’s Inspection 
 • Welfare Inspectors personal contact scheme–every employee will be contacted once in a 
 • Memorandums directly received by General Manager, PHODs, DRM, Branch Officers every day 
 from 16hrs. to 17 hrs.

Educational Facilities

• 1 Degree College at Lallaguda, Secunderabad 
 • 4 Junior Colleges at Secunderabad,Guntakal, Vijayawada and Kazipet 
 • 14 High Schools in six Divisions 
 • 2 Upper Primary Schools in Two Divisions 
 • 9 Primary Schools in five Divisions 
 • 22 Austerity type Primary Schools in five Divisions

• Officers Clubs for Recreation of Officers 
 • Staff Institutes for Recreation of Staff. 
 • Community Halls for Customary functions 
 • Holiday Homes for Pilgrimages/Outings 
 • Rest Houses for rest on short leave

General Facilities

General facilities 

• Subsidised Hostels for economically backward Students 
 • Cycle/Scooter/Car/Computer/House Loans 
 • Privilege Travel Passes and concessional P.T.Os 
 • Canteens with nutritious food in all major Centers of workforce 

Co-operative Scheme

• Co-operative societies for economic living 
 • Cooperative Credit societies for Banking purpose 
 • House Building Society for Housing activities

Welfare Facilities for the needy

General Manager’s Relief Fund - Rs.10 lakh 
 (This fund is granted for relief of deserving patients taking major medical treatments)

Staff Benefit Fund: Total outlay every year - Rs.36 lakh 
 It is a fund available from Ministry of Railways to grant money to needy Railway Staff by joint decision of Management and recognised Labour Organizations for, 
 • Grant of Scholarships to the students pursuing technical education 
 • Reimbursement of cost of text books 
 • Educational facilities to employees’ children at wayside stations 
 • Grants for recreational amusements 
 • Relief to distressed/sick 
 • Maintenance Grant 
 • Financial assistance to chronic TB patients 
 • Reimbursement of cost of spectacles and lenses 
 • Financial assistance to deaf, dumb, blind and mentally retarded 
 • Grants to homeopathic and Ayurvedic dispensaries 
 • Reimbursement of Medical Expenses 
 • Grants to 18 Social Welfare Centres, 70 Handicraft centres forwomen 
 • Promotion of Sports and Cultural and other activities 
 • Promotion of employees and children annual camps at Zonal and Divisional levels

South Central Railway Women's Welfare Organisation   

The South Central Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (SCRWWO) has been formed mainly to 
 supplement efforts of the Railway Administration in arranging relief to the distressed staff and to extend the assistance to the needy employees and their offspring. Wives of Railway Employees are eligible to become members of this organisation. Various schemes undertaken by SCRWWO inter alia include:
 • Technical assistance in functioning of 66 Handicraft centres to augment Railway Staff 
   family income through tailoring, embroidery work etc. 
 • Vocational Training Centre at nominal fee 
 • Ashakiran for mentally retarded/handicapped children 
 • Arogya Niketan to extend helping hand to chronic patients 
 • Athmabala – Widow Welfare scheme by which Rs.1000/- is being given to meet immediate 
   relief to the deceased families of Group D employees 
 • Jagruthi – Financial aid to Adult Literacy centres. 
 • Cr-ches – to take care of children of working women. 
 • Schools for meeting Primary Educational needs of the children of the staff 
 • Gold Medals for the meritorious students of Railway Schools/Colleges 
 • Scholarships for needy children of Railway Staff

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