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Job Profile of Traffic Apprentice(TA)

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  • 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

(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)

  • Kilometreage Allowance (Running Allowance)  is not admissible to the Traffic Apprentices who work independently as Guards as part of their training. (Ref 2)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

 

References

1.   Rule 125 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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sir is this is necessary to

sir is this is necessary to do 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...
i did only bca...so for what posts i am applicable in RAILWAY....help
me ...pls...

It is not necessary to do any

It is not necessary to do any of these courses to join IR. They are just complimentary.

You can apply for all graduate level posts like Asst Station Master, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice etc.

dear sir, i have completed my

dear sir,

i have completed my honours degree frm english(BA Eng Honrs)...........can i apply for ca/ta in railway

YEs you are eligible.

YEs you are eligible.

When are the results of

When are the results of Traffic Apprentice of RRB Mumbai???????

Dear freind, it is not a

Dear freind, it is not a course(it may seem so from the name). Traffic apprentices are recruited by Railway Recruitment Boards. Check RRB website regularly for the call. 

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