Syllabus for LDCE-Group B Traffic Dept (AOM/AO/ATM) Paper II

PAPER II WORKING OF TRAINS GENERALLY AND GENERAL AND SUSBSIDIARY RULES

  • Responsibilty and Function of Engine crew before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.
  • Responsibility and function of Guard/Asst Guard before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.
  • Role and responsibility of Station staff in working of trains.
  • Various systems of working of trains and conditions of Granting Line Clear.
  • Classification of stations, Standards of Interlocking, Signalling systems, Equipment and their working.
  • Station Working Rules and Block Working.
  • Level Crossings.
  • Line Capacity and Measures for Augmenting it MAUQ, Tokenless working, Centralised Traffic Control, Doubling Autoamtic Block, IBS/IBH.
  • Combined Train Report, Guards Rough Journal Book, Vehicle Guidance, Drivers Ticket, Brake Pwer Certificate etc.
  • Rules regarding Marshalling of vehicles on Passanger, Mixed and Freight Trains.
  • Vaccum Brake and Air Brake Systems alongwith Continuity test.
  • Precautions to be taken on Ghat sections.
  • PASSENGER TRAIN OPERATIONS
  • General Precautions and methodology of Timetabling of Passenger Trains.
  • Consultative machinery for revision of Time table, Public Time Table & Sheet Time Table.
  • Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains.
  • Factors affecting Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains and methods of improving Punctuality.
  • Augmentation of Train Loads for meeting Traffic requirements.
  • Running of tourist coaches, Special carriages and Special trains.
  • Planning and running of Holiday specials, Mela specials, Tourist Specials etc.
  • Introduction of new trains, extension of train runs, Introduction of through and section coaches.
  • Preparation of Engine Links, Driver/Guard Links and Rake Links.
  • Commuter Service Operations.
  • ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY ORGANISATION
  • Accidents, types and their classification, Causes and their prevention.
  • Functioning of Railway Safety Organisation.
  • Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and his Functions.
  • Rules for Reporting of Accidents.
  • Accident Relief Medical Equipment(ARME) and Accident Relief Trains(ARTs)
    Role and Responsibilities of various Officials and Departments during Accidents.
  • Responsibility of Control Organisation, Station Masters and Traffic Staff on the Affected section.
  • Review and Analysis of Accidents for taking corrective measures.
  • Disaster Management and implementation of High Level Committee’s Report on Disaster Management on Indian Railways.
  • ACCIDENT PREVENTION
  • Psycho analysis in case of accidents attributed to human failures.
  • Improved mechanized aids to prevent human error like:
  • Improved siganlling and Interlocking Arrangement.
  • SM’s Central and cabin control over route.
  • Track circuit and Axle Counters.
  • Route Relay Interlocking.
  • Automatic Cab Warning System and Automatic Braking System.
  • Refresher Courses, Safety Camps and Safety Campaigns.
  • PLANNING ON THE RAILWAYS
  • Set up and Functions of Planning wing on IR.
  • Corporate Plan and Annual Plan.

ESTABLISHMENT RULES

  • PESONNEL MANAGEMENT
  • Organisation of the Personnel department in the Railways.
  • The objective of the Personnel department, functions and policies of the Personnel department.
  • Role of Personnel Officer in the Headquarters and in Divisions.
  • Classification of service.
  • Recruitment to Different services Group A to D.
  • Recruitment of Artizan staff.
  • Special Reservation in Railway Services.
  • Role of the Railway Services Commissions in Recruitment.
  • Other than through Usual channels.
  • Promotion – Policy and Methods.
  • Personnel Supervision- Leadership sDemocratic or participative leadership style, advantages of participation, Joint Councils of Management. Negotiating Machinery Schemes, zonal and divisional corporate enterprise Groups.
  • Inspection of loco sheds, C & W Depots, Stations, Engineering Office.
  • LABOUR RELATIONS AND WELFARE
  • Important Recognised Trade unions in Railways, role of unrecognized unions and methods of dealing with them.
  • Industrial disputes and legislative framework, causes of industrial disputes, basic remedies, the industrial disputes Act 1947, strikes, lockouts and layoffs, handling of grievance at divisions and in the Headquarters, handling of grievances by Labour Enforcement Offices.
  • The hours of Employment Regualtions, Overtime, Job Analysis, and its Machines.
    The Workmen’s Compensations Act – ex-gratia Payment , Incentive Bonus Scheme.
  • WELFARE
  • Pass Rules.
  • Retirement benefits under the Provident Funds and Pensions Schemes, Final Settlement.
  • Welfare of the whole Family Of Railwaymen. Concept and Practice on Railways.

FINANCIAL RULES

  • Parliamentary Control on Railway Finance _ Public Accountability canons of Financial Propriety.
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting, Budgetary and Financial Reviews – Appreciation accounts.
  • Rules of Allocation, Classification of expenditure, Control of expenditure, Responsibilty Accounting, Performance Budgeting. Exchequer Control, Financial Results of Working.
    Works Programme. Financial justification of Works. Surveys. Preparation of Estimates. Capital Budget. Control over Capital Expenditure. Productivity Test.
  • Financial control over Stores Expenditure. Purchase And Stores Keeping Procedure. Inventory Controls and A, B, C Analysis.
  • Financial and Cost Control in Railway Workshops.
  • Rules and Procedure relating to Tenders and contracts for execution of works and Procurement of Stores.
  • Procedure for Possessing and finalizing Court Objections and Draft Paras.
  • Delegation Of Powers.
  • Losses, Frauds and Embezzlements.

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