GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RAILWAY SERVICES (PENSION) RULES, 1993 - CHAPTER - IV  

Subject :- EMOLUMENTS AND AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS - 49. Emoluments

49. Emoluments - The expression

  1. "emoluments", for the purpose of calculating various retirement and death benefits, means the basic pay as defined in clause (i) of rule 1303 of the Code, which a railway servant was receiving immediately before his retirement or on the date of his death:

    Provided that the stagnation increment shall be treated as emolument for calculation of retirement benefits;

  2. 'pay' in these rules means the pay in the revised scales under the Railway Services (revised pay) Rules, 1986;

    Provided that 'pay element' of Running Staff shall also include fifty-five per centum of the basic pay for reckoning emoluments.

    { 'Pay' in these orders means the pay in the revised scales promulgated under the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 } Vide No. F(E)III/97/PN1/22   dated 05/11/1997 (RBE 142/97)

Note 1 : If a railway servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had been absent from duty on leave for which leave salary is payable or having been suspended had been reinstated without forfeiture of service, the emoluments which he would have drawn had he not been absent from duty or suspended shall be the emoluments for the purposes of this rule:

Provided that any increase in pay (other than the increment referred to in Note 4) which is not actually drawn shall not form part of his emoluments.

Note 2 : Where a railway servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had proceeded on leave for which leave salary is payable after having held a higher appointment, whether in an officiating or temporary capacity, the benefit of emoluments drawn in such higher appointment shall be given only if it is certified that the railway servant would have continued to hold the higher appointment but for his proceeding on leave.

Note 3 : If a railway servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service had been absent from duty on extraordinary leave, or had been under suspension, the period whereof does not count as service, the emoluments which he drew immediately before proceeding on such leave or being placed under suspension shall be the emoluments for the purposes of this rule.

Note 4 : If a railway servant immediately before his retirement or death while in service, was on earned leave and earned an increment which was not with-held, such increment though not actually drawn, shall form part of his emoluments:

Provided that the increment was earned during the currency of the earned leave not exceeding one hundred and twenty days, or during the first one hundred and twenty days of earned leave where such leave was for more than one hundred and twenty days.

Note 5 : Pay drawn by a railway servant while on deputation to the Armed Forces of India shall be treated as emoluments.

Note 6 : Pay drawn by a railway servant while on foreign service shall not be treated as emoluments, but the pay which he would have drawn under the railway, had he not been on foreign service shall alone be treated as emoluments.

Note 7 : Where a pensioner who is re-employed in railway service elects in terms of clause (a) of sub-rule (1) of rule 33 or clause (a) of sub-rule (1) of rule 34 to retain his pension for earlier service and whose pay on re-employment has been reduced by an amount not exceeding his pension, the element of pension by which his pay is reduced shall be treated as emoluments.

Note 8 : Where a railway servant has been transferred to an autonomous body consequent on the conversion of Department of the Railways into such a body and the railway servant so transferred opts to retain the pensionary benefits under the rules of the railway, the emoluments drawn under the autonomous body shall be treated as emoluments for the purpose of this rule.

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