MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)  

New Delhi, the 25th October 1997  
NOTIFICATION  

G.S.R. 620 (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 129 of the Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Rules, 1990, namely: -  

1.      (1) These rules may be called the Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Amendment Rules, 1997.  

         (2)  They shall come into force on the 1st day of November 1997.  

2.      In rule 3 of the Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Rules, 1990 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules),  

(i)      In sub-rule 2, for the words “rupees two lakhs” the words “rupees four lakhs” shall be substituted;  

(ii)     In the proviso to sub-rule 3 for the words “rupees forty thousand” the words “rupees eighty thousand” shall be substituted”.

3.      In the rule 4 of the said rules, for the words “rupees two lakh” the words “rupees four lakhs” shall be substituted.

4.      For the Schedule annexed to the said rules, the following Schedule shall be substituted namely:    

SCHEDULE  
(See rule 3)  

Compensation Payable for Death and Injuries 

   

Amount of Compensation
  (in rupees)

  PART I  
  For death 4,00,000
  PART II  
1 For loss of both hands and amputation at higher sites. 4,00,000
2 For loss of hand and a foot 4,00,000
3 For double amputation through leg or thigh or amputation through leg or thing on one side and loss of other foot. 4,00,000
4 For loss of sight to such an extent as to render the claimant unable to perform any work for which eyesight is essential.  4,00,000
5 For very severe facial disfigurement  4,00,000
6 For absolute deafness 4,00,000
  PART III  
1 For amputation through shoulder joint 3,60,000
2 For amputation below shoulder with stump less than 8" from tip of acromion 3,20,000
3 For amputation from 8" from tip of acromion to less than 4 1/2" below tip of olecranon 2,80,000
4 For loss of a hand or the thumb and four fingers of one hand or amputation from 4 1/2" below space tip of olecranon 2,40,000
5 For loss of thumb 1,20,000
6 For loss of thumb and its metacarpal bone 1,60,000
7 For loss of four fingers of one hand 2,00,000
8 For loss of three fingers of one hand 1,20,000
9 For loss of two fingers of one hand 80,000
10 For loss of terminal phalanx of thumb 80,000
11 For amputation of both feet resulting in end bearing stumps 3,60,000
12 For amputation through both feet proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joint  3,20,000
13 For loss of all toes of both feet through the metatarso-phalangeal joint. 1,60,000
14 For loss of all toes of both feet proximal to the proximal interphalangeal joint 1,20,000
15 For loss of all toes of both feet distal to the proximal interphalangeal joint 80,000
16 For amputation at hip 3,60,000
17 For amputation below hip with stump not exceeding 5" in length measured from tip of great trenchanter but not beyond middle thigh.

3,20,000

18 For amputation below hip with stump exceeding 5" in length measured from tip of great trenchanter but not beyond middle thigh. 2,80,000
19 For amputation below middle thigh to 3 1/2" below knee 2,40,000
20 For amputation below knee with stump exceeding 3 1/2" but not exceeding 5" 2,00,000
21 Fracture of Spine with paraplegia 2,00,000
22

For amputation below knee with stump exceeding 5"

1,60,000
23 For loss of one eye without complications the other being normal 1,60,000
24 For amputation of one foot resulting in end-bearing 1,20,000
25 For amputation through one foot proximal to the metatarso-phalangeal joint 1,20,000
26 Fracture of Spine without paraplegia 1,20,000
27

For loss of vision of one eye without complications of disfigurement of eye ball, the other being normal

1,20,000
28 For loss of all toes of one foot through the metatarso-phelangeal joint 80,000
29 Fracture of Hip-joint 80,000
30 Fracture of Major Bone Femur Tibia Both limbs 80,000
31 Fracture of Major Bone Humerus Radius Both limbs 60,000
32 Fracture of Pelvis not involving joint 40,000
33 Fracture of Major Bone Femur Tibia one limb 40,000
34 Fracture of Major Bone Humerus Radius Ulna One limb  32,000

(File No.97/TC-III/86/1)  

H.C. PUNIA,
Jt.Secy.  

Footnote: The principal rules were notified vide No.G.S.R. 552(E) dated the 7th June, 1990 and subsequently amended vide G.S.R. 592(E) dated 21st July, 1994 .