Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2024 – Notification R.B.E. No. 45/2024 dated 17.05.2024


(Railway Board)

New Delhi, the 17th May, 2024

(R.B./Estt. No. 45/2024)

G.S.R. 286 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal)Rules, 1968, namely:-

1. Short Title and Commencement- (1) These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2024.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, after the proviso of sub-rule (2) of rule 9, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided further that in exceptional circumstances such as a pandemic or natural calamities or when the disciplinary authority is satisfied for the reasons to be recorded by it in writing, the disciplinary authority may itself inquire into or may authorise an Inquiring Authority to inquire into the truth of any imputation of misconduct or misbehaviour against a Railway Servant through the aid of the digital mode of Video Conferencing, either wholly or in parts, in accordance with the regulations framed by the Central Government in the Ministry of Railways.”

[F. No. E(D&A) 2020 RG6-6]

SUNIL KUMAR, Executive Director/Establishment

Note:- Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide notification number S.O. 3181, dated the 14th September, 1968 and was last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 178 dated 19th September, 2015.

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