Indian Railways is a large employer with its staff strength of 13.28 lakhs and annual wage bill of Rs. 53,706 Crs. during 2010-11. This works out to be an average payout of rs. 4.04 Lakh/annuam. A good sum as compared to average payout to even an Engineer joining a Private company. This cadre of 13.28 lakhs employee consists of Group A&B (Officers Cadre), Group C (Supervisor and Artisan) and Group D cadre (Unskilled/helper). The Distribution is as follows:
|Group A& B||16,800|
Considering the average working tenure of approximately 35 years for any employee, it generates an employment opportunity of
It is to be noted that there is no back door entry for filling up the above cadre and all post are filled up by competitive examination. The competitive examination for Group A cadre is conducted by UPSC, Group C by Railway Recruitment Board and Group D by respective Railways having Railway Recruitment Cell. Group B is a promotional cadre from Group C to Group B. It is also important that there is no interview for filling up the posts in Group C and D and therefore, no subjectivity.
Group A Service
There are nine cadres for filling up group A posts namely IRTS, IRAS, IRPS and IRPFS by IAS and Allied Service Examination, IRSE, IRSEE, IRSS, IRSME & IRSSE through Indian Engineering Service Examination conducted by UPSC
Group C Service
This group consists of Supervisory and Artisan category.
Supervisory Post are filled up in two groups namely Senior Section Engineer for which the minimum qualification is graduation in engineering and Junior engineer with minimum educational qualification of Diploma. This examination is for all discipline such as Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Telecommunication, Stores, etc.
Minimum qualification for artisan category is Matriculation with ITI
Following category of posts are opened to all discipline of education
- Assistant Loco Pilot
- Assistant Station master
- Ticket Conductor
Group D Services
The group consists of Porter in transportation, Track-man and Gate man in Engg. Department, Khalasi helper in Mechanical Electrical/Signal & Telecommunication department, Safaiwala etc.
The job is arduous particularly of Trackman whereas others are OK. Minimum qualification is Matric or ITI. There is written examination and Physical Efficiency Test. Before applying one should be sure of his ability to do physical work otherwise after qualifying written examination and get disqualified in PET, it feels bad. If you live in a city far away from the Railway recruiting manpower and thinking of managing the transfer, it will be difficult. Appear in the examination of the Railway which is near to your hometown.
For latest vacancies from different Railways
- East Coast Railway: http://www.pardaphash.com/news/railway-bhubaneswar-recruitment-apply/723751.html#.UmSNJDCQaHY
- Eastern Railway: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/railway-recruitment-cell-eastern-railways-notified-recruitment-for-2830-vacancies-1381409343-1
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