Job Profile of Traffic Apprentice TA through RRB

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Job Profile of Traffic Apprentice (TA) in Indian Railways (RRB) 

  • Traffic Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Transportation(Operations) branch.
  • 25  %  of  the  post  in  the  categories  of  Section  Controllers,  Station  Masters,  Yard  Masters  and  Traffic  Inspectors  in  Grade Pay 4200  will  be  filled  by  recruitment  as  Traffic  Apprentices. (Ref1)
  • They will be given 2 year training in different categories of working of Traffic branch - training as Station Master, Guard, Section Controller, Yard Masters, Traffic inspectors.  
  • They will work short periods as  Station Master, Yard Master and Guard independently during training  also.
  • Job profile: After 2 years training they will be posted either as Station Master, Yard Master(Now both has been combined) or Section Controller. Their further promotion will be in that cadre to which he will be posted only.
Career path :
  • Station Master /   Section Controller >>
  • Station Supt. /Chief Controller >>
  • Future promotions to managerial (Gazetted) posts are based on departmental examinations.
  • Assistant Opertions Manager >>   Divisional  Operations Manager
Recruitment(Ref 1)
  • Out of total 25  %  of  the  post  in  the  categories  of  Section  Controllers,  Station  Masters,  Yard  Masters  and  Traffic  Inspectors,  10% will be filled through  Traffic Apprentices selected through Limited  Departmental  Competitive  Examination  (LDCE) from  amongst  serving  staff  (other  than  Ministerial)  in  the  Traffic  (Transportation)  Department  who  are  graduates  and  are  upto  40  years  of  age.
  • 15%  plus  shortfall  ,  if  any,  against  LDCE  quota  as  above,  by  direct  recruitment  through  the  Railway  Recruitment  Boards(RRBs).
Qualification : Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport & Management, Transport Economics, Multimodal Transport (Containerization) awarded by Institute of Rail Transport, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi will be additional desirable qualification. (Ref 1)
Selection Process : Written Examination and Document Verification.

Salary and other perks:  
  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic - 9300 and Grade Pay 4200
  • other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme. 
References :
1. Rule 130 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual Chapter I

2. Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-19 dated 15.07.2011

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