This first publication is based on review and in depth analysis of financial powers delegated to enable quick decision making. The Schedule of Powers is an important document, delegating the powers delegated to officers of this Railway. I acknowledge the hard work and sincere efforts of officers and staff in preparing this document and sincerely hope that this will accelerate and streamline administrative decision making on this railway. A CD with date has also been issued covering the schedule of powers with a view to reduce the paper work. A copy of the same would also be pasted on the NWR's Website http://10.141.2.19, which can be accessed by all officials of NWR. An attempt would be made to keep it up to date by posting all the correction slips on quarterly basis so that an up-dated version of this Schedule of Powers is always available for reference. ( R.M. Agarwal )
North Western Railway
Place : JAIPUR
P R E F A C E
1. The delegation of powers made in this SOP, is in exercise of the powers conferred on the General Manager, as per Railway Board's letter No. F(X)II-2001/PW/6 dated 09.05.2001, Annexure II of Chapter-V of the Indian Finance Code Vol-I, and other Codes, Manuals as well as Orders issued by Railway Board from time to time. 2. Officers and officials at various levels can sanction expenditure or issue orders as delegated in this schedule subject to the observance of cannons of financial property and provisions of various Codes, Rules and Regulations from time to time. 3. No officer is empowered, except in emergency, to suspend the exercise of or to withdraw the powers to his subordinates to whom powers have been delegated in this Schedule. If at the field level, curtailment of the powers, delegated to the officers is considered necessary, the same should be done after clearance from the headquarters' office. 4. Amendments: Amendments to the Schedule of Powers will be issued in the form of correction Slips, and will be numbered serially, part-wise and dated. The Number, date and other particulars of each correction slip, as received, should be entered at the end of this booklet and the same should be carried out immediately or the correction slip pasted at the appropriate place. The officers responsible for maintaining the Schedule of Powers up-to-date will initial his signature against such entry in the register of correction slips. If a correction slip is received, out of sequence, the missing intermediate serial number or numbers should be called for from the supervisor of the official concerned. As a further check, the number of the last correction slip issued will be printed in the first issue each month of the bi-monthly gazette of North Western Railway. Correction Slip will be issued to each official to whom a copy of Schedule of Powers is supplied and it will be his responsibility to see that the Schedule of Powers supplied is maintained up-to-date. 5. Except where specifically indicated, all powers having financial implications shall be exercised with prior finance concurrence. 6. Wherever monetary limit on delegations "up to" is specified, it means the powers delegated are up to and inclusive of that monetary limit. 7. Suggestions for modification of Schedule of Powers to enable work to be done more expeditiously or efficiently are welcome. Such reference should be addressed to DGM (G) through the normal official channels. 8. Notwithstanding, whatever has been said above, in case Railway Board amends certain powers as delegated to General Manager based on Railway Board's letter mentioned in Para 1 above, the same would become applicable immediately, irrespective of fact, whether the correction slip is issued or not. 9. All Powers specified herein shall be exercised subject to the procedures/conditions/manner specified in the Codal Provisions and other instructions issued from time to time. 10. The delegations of Powers to various tiers of administration are limited to their administrative jurisdiction. 11. Superior authorities shall also be competent to exercise the Powers delegated to lower authority in the administrative hierarchy. 12. The Powers specified herein will be identified by prefixing the phrases SOP (A) to the Sl. Number of the item/sub-item.