Job Profile of Commercial Apprentice (CA)

  • Commercial Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Commercial branch.
  • 25%  of  the  posts  in  the  categories  of  Commercial  Inspectors,  Claims  Inspectors,  Rates  Inspectors,  Chief  Booking/Parcel/Goods  Clerks  in  GP 4200  will  be  filled  by  recruitment  as  Commercial  Apprentices. (Ref 1)
  • They will be given 2 year training in different categories of working of Commercial branch - training in duties of Commercial clerks, parcel clerks, goods clerks, catering, commercial inspectors. 
  • They may be put to work independently also in these posts during training.
  • Job profile: After 2 years training they will be posted normally as Chief Commercial/Parcel/Goods Clerk even though they can be posted as Commercial inspectors also in principle.
  • Career path :
  • Next promotion will be to Parcel/Goods supervisor in GP 4600. Future promotions to managerial (Gazetted) posts are based on departmental examinations.

Assistant Commercial Manager >>

Divisional  Commercial Manager >>

Senior Divisional  Commercial Manager

Recruitment (Ref 1)

  • Out of total 25  %  of  the  post  in  Commercial  Inspectors,  Claims  Inspectors,  Rates  Inspectors,  Chief  Booking/Parcel/Goods  Clerks  in  GP 4200 ,  10% will be filled through  Traffic Apprentices selected through Limited  Departmental  Competitive  Examination  (LDCE) from  amongst  serving  staff  amongst  serving  staff  who are graduates  in  Commercial  Department  (other  than  Ministerial)  upto  40  year  of  age.1
  • 15%  plus  shortfall  ,  if  any,  against  LDCE  quota  as  above,  by  direct  recruitment  through  the  Railway  Recruitment  Boards(RRBs).

Qualification for Direct Recruitment: Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Diploma  in  Rail  Transport  and  Management  from  the  Institute  of  Rail  Transport  will  be  an  additional  desirable  qualification.

Selection Process : Written Examination and Document Verification.

Salary and other perks

(i)

Pay Scale

9300-34800

(ii)

Grade Pay

4200

(iii)

Initial Pay

9300

(iv)

Total Pay (i) + (ii )

13500

Other Allowances depend on various conditions and hence cant be stated uniformly. Other major allowances include :

DA on Total Pay above

Transport Allowance

House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)

Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

References

1.   Rule 130 of  Indian  Railway  Establishment  Manual Chapter  I 

Comments

 

Dear Sir/Madam,
           I have been selected for the verification as commercial apprentice in kolkata rrb through 2 level exams held on 5/12/2010 and 22/1/2012 respectively. My verification date was on 27/4/2012.  I want to know when will the final panel be declared ,when the final panel candidate will get the appontment letter  & after how much time will he/she join to his/her job?

 

dear sir,

        when the division will be alloted to rrb muzaffarpur ta/ca whose  result was declared on

31.03.2012 verification was held on 01.05.2012 & 02.05.2012 and after verification final result was declared on 31.05.2012.

dear sir,

      i have been selected as a commercial apprentice in rrb muzaffarpur. presently i have been working as a tax assistant (pb- 5200 - 20200 gp- 2400) since 2 years in central excise. i got my 'noc' which  i submitted in verification. I want to know what will be my pay during training as commercial apprentice. will it less than my present pay? or i will get equal or more than that of my present pay.

                    waiting for your kind advice.

 

 

thanking you.

The Vadodara Division on the behest of Unions and corrupt officers has given the seniority to HBC over CBC only in booking/luggage cadres, Hope the Railway Board will take the decision on the seniority issue soon.

Sir,

I have applied for post of Commercial Apprentice published this year (2012).

Shall be very grateful, if you can kindly advise how to prepare for CA, and what could be good reference books.

Thanks in advance for guidance, as this will be useful for all aspirants...

Sir,what are the posts in Indian railways for B.Sc 1st year passed candidates?please say.Is there any news for recruitment in these posts?

Good evening sir,

                               kindly you provide me a preliminary examination date of employment notice 03/2012            for CA/TA/GG . thanks 

 

With the decision of Railway Board regarding the seniority of commercial apprentice i.e. they will be placed below 4200, has created confusion as the main intention of Railways were to bring up in senior supervisors level in quickest time, so that they were available for middle management in Railways, but now they are placed at the bottom of 4200 and there is no exam being conducted for 4600 as the promotion to employee is being given purely in seniority so it will took almost 10 more years to come to the grade of 4600.It seems that Railways is on the suicidal path. God help the Railways

Thanks

  

With the decision of Railway Board regarding the seniority of commercial apprentice i.e. they will be placed below 4200, has created confusion as the main intention of Railways were to bring up in senior supervisors level in quickest time, so that they were available for middle management in Railways, but now they are placed at the bottom of 4200 and there is no exam being conducted for 4600 as the promotion to employee is being given purely in seniority so it will took almost 10 more years to come to the grade of 4600.It seems that Railways is on the suicidal path. God help the Railways

Thanks

  

Respected Sir,
I got selected finally for CA around three month back from RRB Chandigarh, but didn't't get any correspondence from NR Hqs. Now, should I contact personally to NR or wait for their letter. Can you give expected date of joining. 
Moreover I think the duration of 2 years training of CA is  more . Is there any possibility of reduction of training period in future or there is change in amount of stipend.
In one of comments of this page it is given that in some of the divisions the time to be promoted to next grade pay is more than 10 yrs, is it true.
Thanks 

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In reply to by Ram Kumar (not verified)

hi 

can you tell me about your preparation of CA/TA what should you prepare n which books

n also past papers or something material that useful for me i am also applied for same n my exam coming in next month

nishant joshi

09427563772

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