• Gratuity is a lump-sum payment made by an employer as a mark of gratitude for the services rendered by his employee.
  • It is an important form of social security benefit.
  • Gratuity is payable at the end of the employment (by way of retirement, death, termination or resignation). 

Service Gratutiy

  • When a Railway Employee has rendered service less than 10 years no pension shall be paid.
  • Service Gratutiy will be paid at the rate of one month emoluments for each completed year of service.
  • No reduction will be made whether the retirement of the Railway Employee is on medical grounds or personal grounds.
  • Emoluments means basic pay(ie, pay in Pay Band plus applicable Grade Pay) plus NPA if any and DA admissible on the date of retirement.

Retirement Gratuity

  • When a Railway Employeehas rendered minimum qualifying service of 5 years Retirement Gratuity is paid at the rate of 1/4th of one month’s pay per each completed half year of service subject to a maximum of 161/2 month’s pay or 10 Lakh rupees whichever is less.

Death Gratuity
Paid in case of death of a Railway Employee while in service at the following rates.

Less than 1 year

2 times emoluments

One year or more but less than 5 years

6 times emoluments

5 years or more but less than 20 years

12 times emoluments

20 years of more

Half of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period subject to maximum 33 times  emoluments subject to maximum limit of Rs. 10 Lakh.

Terminal Gratuity

5 years or more but less than 10 years

Half month pay for each  completed year of service

10 years or more but less than 20 years

One  month pay for each  completed year of service subject to maximum limit of Rs. 150000 or 15 months pay whichever is less.



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49 years 6 months

Nishika (not verified)

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 17:32

Plz tell me dt my father z having 8 yrs job left
But he expired in Aug 12. Vat ll b d amount of
His gratuity. & nomiee z still my late mother.
Vat ll b procedure

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49 years 6 months

Sanjay Minocha (not verified)

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:56

Sir - My Dad expired on 09-20-2012.

I have a few questions;

1. He retired at DEE/TRD/Aligarh, what is his DRM office? What is their phone number?
2. How do we stop his Pension?
3. Will my Mom be entitled to any Death Gratuity, if yes, how much and how can we claim it?
4. How do I get the family pension for my Mom?

Appreciate if you could please respond to my queries at my email address: [email protected]

Thanks a lot

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49 years 6 months

Sanjay Minocha (not verified)

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:59


What is the web site where I can download forms for:

1. Death Gratuity?
2. Family Pension?
3. Where are the completed forms to be submitted?


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49 years 6 months

Bhargav Kumar (not verified)

Thu, 04/10/2012 - 22:01


My father was OS Gr II, he expired 3 years back and at that time he was removed from service for un authorised absence after i went to CAT (after 3 years) CAT said my father's punishment should be quashed and consider as my father expired while still in service.


My question is he was having debt of 2 Lakhs in bank as loan.

now after 3 years i think they will deducting all the interest also.

 Will the railway give interest for  all the retirement benefits of  these 3 years.



Thu, 08/10/2015 - 15:28



Thank you so much for registering me and allowing me to post my comments and I appreciate admin's effort, THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE! 

Sadly, my father was working for Northern Railway and he got expired (Natural detah at home) in June 2015. & years were left in his retirement. I have some questions... How the death maturity is calculated when 7 years were left on service, how the pension will be calculated and how long does it take to start the pension and how much would be the lump-sum amount of pension? there are only three things which gets paid after death of a Railway Employee, is it correct (PF, Leave balance and Maturity)? Are there other types of benefits family can get? Would I get a letter or statement from railway when they pay all these amount, if not, how can I get the same? Thank you so much in advance...please take time and answer these questions, would be great help!!



Wed, 27/12/2017 - 20:44


My Father retired on Jan, 2016. He hand over the quarter along with all the required documents in October. Can you please help me know when will he receive his gratuity amount?