Forwarding of Job Application of Railway staff

  • Railway employees seeking employment in private/public bodies or government departments or even other departments of Railways must submit their application through proper channel. Submit the application along with all the relevant details to the personnel officer concerned (DPO). 
  • Normally applications for shall be forwarded except in cases where it is not in the public interest to do so.
  • Application of those who have received training at Railway’s cost or technical officials  applying for non-technical posts maybe withheld at the discretion of Competent authority.
  • Railway employees may be allowed to register their names in the employment exchanges for higher posts.
  • For application to private enterprises the staff must offer to resign before it is forwarded.
  • Application for posts abroad may be forwarded with prior permission of cadre controlling authority.
  • Employee may send advance copies subject to confirmation/withdrawal letter.
  • Application may be forwarded not more than 4 times a year. Applications to UPSC advertisements and for higher posts by RRB will not be counted in this 4.
  • When Railway employee tender resignation which is accepted while retaining his lien in the Railway his leave credit may also be transferred to the new employer.

Clarification regarding forwarding of application and relieving for posts outside Railways (Ref 3)

  • An application in response to advertised post outside the Railways like to that of Departments outside the Government of India or under a State Government, shall not ordinarily be refused unless the head of the office or the department in which he is employed considers that the grant of permission would not be consistent with the interest of the public service .
  • The competent authority should interpret the term “public interest” strictly subject to the condition that forwarding of application should be the rule rather than the exception.
  • Cadre controlling authorities would consider each case from the point of view whether the Railway servant could be spared or not, no other general condition should be applied in taking a decision in the case.
  • The compliance of above instructions may also be ensured to enable Railway Technical Staff (Senior Supervisors & Supervisors ) working in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and S&T Departments to get exposure of working outside the Railways on deputation basis or otherwise and improve their performance/knowledge on return to parent Department.


  1. Para 244 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I
  2. Para 1401 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM), Volume-I
  3. Railway Board Letter No: E(NG)I-2012/AP/1 dated 06.02.2013 (RBE No: 10/2013)


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Rajesh Ramdas Hedaoo (not verified)

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 12:59

I have joined as a sse in mas div after 8 yrs of service as station master by rrb selection,after technical resignation to sm post.I have taken 4 days to join new post , whether this 4 days will considered as joining time or as CL . As i am having 6 days CL balance .

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Rajesh Ramdas Hedaoo (not verified)

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 13:09

I have appointed as sse after 8 yrs of service in railway .Old basic is 11950 & new basic is 12540 .Whether i can get travelling allowance and HRA by new basic or i have to opt old basic plz suggest whichever is beneficial.My grade pay is 4600 in both post.

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Guest (not verified)

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 16:56

Sir, i have joined in SR as JE in march2012 and undergoing apprentice training.  After joining, RRB notification for SSE has came.  I had submitted my application to the WPO for forwarding my application to RRB.  But they returned my application in the month of july 2012 mentioning that in training their is no provision to forward the application.  Sir , I want to know that forwarding of application is applicable to apprentice or not?  Thank you sir.

Sir, i planned to write PSU exam on next month...? I want to do the things in proper way...But i dont know what to do now, because already my application rejected by WPO for RRB exam itself... Pls guide me to tackle this situation... thank you sir.

Sorry for continuous queries.  Sir, whether without getting permission & giving intimation about writing an exam after joining in railway as Apprentice JE will comes under suppression of facts..?  If I do so, whether i was relived properly when i got opportunity in PSU/govt sector.

Thank you sir.

Dear sir,

Currently i am under apprentice training of SSE pway in Udaipur.I want to apply for govt autonomous institute for plasma research which is under Department of atomic energy. Is it necessary  during apprentice training to get NOC. Railway provide NOC during training or not?  what is the exact procedure to get NOC if required during training?


Thank You

if you applied the higher post through proper channel, you are under training (apprentice) also, they have to forward your application, condition: you should indicate your necessary qualification for higher post in the previous post itself.

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swamy (not verified)

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 19:50


i am  group  d  employee    

forwarding  job application for  changing  department( commericial)  so

how many months for  changing  department?     i completed    pg

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sanju (not verified)

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 23:24

I had completed 15 yrs service in rlys,I want to join psu.After resign can I get retirement benefits incl.pension?

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Guest (not verified)

Thu, 27/09/2012 - 18:51


I am Sr TE (GP2400) in DLI Division, Northern Railway. I have intimated and applied for NOC for SSC Examination last year(2011) but there was an DAR pending against me so process of getting NOC was stopped. as now if the charge against me is not proved , Can i get that NOC again  as I have cleared SSC examination and got selected for Grade Pay 4600. for this, I need to apply for Technical Resignation. I want to know , is there any minimum time period for applying Technical Resignation ,and if no then what is the minimum time to get my Discharge Certificate so that I can apply for extention for joining in GP 4600.

thanks and Regards Sir.

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Guest (not verified)

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 00:17

Sir i was appointed in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WORK  but i became seriously ill and i resigned from DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WORK. Now I want to join again.Is there any rule for joining again?

Sir please help me.


Respected Sir/Madam,

I am working as a Nursing Sister in SC Railway since 16 yrs. Sir I wish to work on deputation basis in other railway companies e.g. IRCON India International in India or abroad. Kindly guide me on this subject.



Tue, 30/07/2013 - 20:19

Dear sir
i have been working in railways for 8 years as tech/C&W. Now i am selected first stage exam of NTGC. I have not taken NOC yet. The 2nd stage exam Will commenced next month so can i get NOC now. Please tell me sir.


Mon, 16/12/2013 - 15:31

mai point man hau mere koi bhi bachaa nahi hai mene apne bhai ke bachee ko ladka bana rakha hai aur mai vrs lena chahata hau toh mere bachee ko naukri kaise mil sakti hai aur mai railway ki saree term or condition mai aa raha hau par mai naukri apne banayee jayee ladke ko dena chahata hau

is mai  document kya lagege mujhe suggest kijiyee

kyoki mujhee pata chala hai ki ek rule railway ka hai agar kisi employee ko bachhe nahi hai toh vah apni margi se parivar ke ek sadash ko naukri de sakta hai

thank you

Dear Sir

My name sanjay kumar sharma worked as a ALP - Fl DOJ - 1st June 2013. i have diploma in mechanical and good knowledge of software ( SAP - MM & SD Module ). and Maintenance . i am interested in technical field so can u guide for me , how can i change my profile so my knowledge use .


sanjay sharma


Mon, 21/04/2014 - 15:04

i am balaji and my dad passed away on the same date where i didnt attend one exam (only one subject) in BE so i have to reappear for that one subject on Nov2014, can apply for job on compassionate ground as BE? What are the procedure to be followed?


Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:41


I joined the railway as the post of JE in January 2017.Before joining railway,I had given the examination of state psc for the post of lecturer (15600-39100+5400). I also took NOC from railway at the interview time.Now I got selected for the above said post. Even though the lecturer post is much higher than JE still railway is demanding to refund all the cost of training and payment before leaving JE post.

Plz suggest me.


KUMAR sanjaych…

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 12:15

R/Sir,I SANJAY KUMAR would like to put up few lines for your kind consideration and sympathetic order please. My son is studying in IIT Kanpur and in this regard my office (S.E.Railway, Jharsuguda)has opened an account for providing student pass. Just secure the age of 18 he is entitled for single pass(not with parents).Time  to travel the distance is around 36 hours. In this regard, one is asking for 15 days in advance, other one month in advance etc. Kindly solve the issue that 4 months in advance will valid or not for keeping the status of confirm tickets and oblige me. Thanking you.For any queries in this regard my mobile phone number is 9777582657.