Transfer Rules

  • Normally a Railway employee is employed throughout his service on the same Railway or Railway establishment to which he is posted on first appointment.
  • A Railway employee claim as a matter of right to be transferred to any other Railway establishment.


Types of Transfer


  • Seniority means the relative position of a Railway employee in the cadre to which he belongs. Seniority may undergo certain changes in circumstances like promotion, transfer, punishments etc.

On initial Appointment

Stepping Up

  • When a senior employee draws lesser pay than his junior promoted after him his pay maybe stepped up to the extent of pay of his junior from the date of promotion of junior subject to following conditions.
  1. Junior and Senior belongs to the same cadre and promotion posts are identical and in the same cadre.
  2. Scales of pay of lower and higher posts are identical.
  3. Anomaly is a direct result of application of rules.
  4. Junior was not drawing more pay than Senior in the lower post.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS)

  • MACPS is applicable to all regularly appointed Group ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ Railway Employees .
  • The financial upgradations under the MACPS would be admissible upto the highest Grade Pay of Rs.12000/- in the PB-4.
  • Casual employees, including those granted ‘temporary status’ and employees appointed in the Railways only on ad-hoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme.

Fixation of Minimum Pay of Promotees with respect to directly recruited juniors

  • Sixth pay commission has recommended entry pay for employees directly recruited to different posts based on Grade pay of the post. This will apply only to staff posted on or after 1.1.2006.
  • Hence pay of those Railway servants who were already in service on 1.1.2006 can not be fixed with reference to the minimum entry pay prescribed for those who joined the Railways as direct recruits on or after 1.1.2006.