10-Hour Rule for Train Crew
1. Overall duty of running staff from ‘sign-on’ to ‘sign-off’ should not generally exceed 12 hours.
2. Running duty at a stretch should not ordinarily exceed 10 hours from the departure of the train. Staff shall be entitled to claim relief thereafter.
3. In operational exigencies, running duty may be extended beyond 10 hours within overall limit of 12 hours provided due notice has been given to the staff by SCOR, before the completion of 8 hours duty.
4. If a train doesn’t reach its normal crew changing point / destination within a overall limit of 12 hours, and the crew changing point is approximately 1 hours journey, the staff should be required to work the train up to the crew changing point.
5. In exceptional, extreme emergencies like accident, flood, agitation, lightening, equipment failures etc, the staff may be required to work beyond the prescribed limits of working hours and SCOR should advise the staff accordingly.
6. In order that running staff are aware of their beat, at every crew HQ stations and normal crew changing point, the beat of staff of Mail Express, passenger, goods trains etc should be prominently displayed on the notice board. Such type of notices also be put on lobby, loco shed, where the running staff is required to sign on and sign off.