Indian Railways runs one of the most complex rail networks in the world. It manages a network of over 63000 route kmwith over 13 lakh employees. Approximately 13000 trains runs daily  out of which 9000 are Passanger trains. In recent years IR has made turnaround to become a huge profit making organization, it made Rs.25000 Crores of annual profit in 2008.

Railway Board
Indian Railways are owned and managed by Government of India. Ministry of Railways of Government of India is headed by a Minister of Railways assisted by one or two Deputy Ministers. Administration and management of Indian Railways vests with the Railway Board – a top executive body- under the Minister of Railways.  Railway Board exercises powers of Central Government in respect of regulation, construction, maintenance and operation of the Railways. 

Railway Board is headed by a Chairman, Financial Commissioner and 5 members each representing a major department of Indian Railways – Member Staff, Member Electrical, Member Mechanical, Member Traffic, Member Engineering.

Financial Commissioner for Railways is vested with full powers of the Government of India to sanction Railway expenditure and is ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Railways in financial matters.

Railway Board is assisted by Director General/ Railway Health Services , by Director General/Railway Protection Force & Security and some advisors.

Railway Board establishment is organized as functional directorates, each under an Executive Director who is responsible for the day to day technical and professional business of the Indian Railways as the per the policy guidelines laid out by the Board.

The entire secretariat is supervised by Secretary, Railway Board who is the co-ordinating officer between different directorates.

Executive Directors are in Senior Administrative Grade(SAG), Directors/Joint Secretaries in Selection Grade, Join Directors/ Dy. Secretaries in Junior Administrative Grade(JAG) and Dy Directors/ Under Secretaries in Senior Scale.
In 2003 Government of India through a notification made Railway Board a completely independent body which empowered it to take decision on projects without going through the Railway Ministry. Necessary checks have been made in the form of a body comprising of existing Board members, expenditure secretary and Secretary, Planning Commission.



Fri, 13/07/2012 - 20:56


 I am ex-serviceman joined in Indian railway in April 2011,in the post of helper II in electrical.I had no idea that helper II is in grade IV.But i was in Indian air force i was  in grade I category that supervisory level.Presently how I can come to grade one category in railway. I am graduate,computer literate and have huge knowledge of clerical, telecommunication,security, wireless radio etc.Sir please help me in this matter.

After being a supervisor in IAF, a so responisble job, it is rather strange that you took a highly irresponsible decision reagarding chosing your further career without even asking somebody what the job is about............

Now changing category is not that easy. Wait for departmental exams in your cadre. And ask questions before jumping into something even worse.

Bharat S Karad

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 12:43

Dear sir, i m pass Jr.Engg(W&C) .but presently working in state govt Maharashtra as Craft Instructor (ITI) my pay scale is 9300-34800 Gp 4300. So i m totally confused where join Indian Railway  or continue my present job.

  please tell me sir.


i am group  d  employee( track man)   i have  degree(Bsc with  mpc)  and   master degree  in computer (MCA)    so  i  want  change  my department   with out   department exams     how to  change  department?

Prashant 86

Thu, 01/11/2012 - 22:40


Dear Sir, 

I have cleared the written examination as well as document verification for the post of PHARMACIST-III CEN 06/2010 by RRB PATNA. The final result was declared on 31.08.2012 and i was alloted East Central Railway zone. But till today i have not received any communication neither from RRB PATNA nor from East Central Railway. 

Kindly help me out. If any one got communication plz contact to me.

Has anybody got a call for medical for the post of PHARMACIST under East Central Railway? Its around 6 months over after final result CEN 06/2010. How much delay will be there? After final result there  is no letter neither from RRB Patna nor from ECR. Please somebody help me out what to do?



Wed, 19/06/2013 - 10:40

hello sir
my name is karthiban working as trackman in tvc division in southern railway appointed under act apprentices my service is 6 years BELONGS TO SC

i have a person who is working as peon in integral coach factory(ICF) appointed by RRC his service 3 month belongs to OBC CAN WE GIVE MUTUAL TRANSFER OR NO IF SO UNDER WHICH ARTICEL please say


Sun, 26/11/2017 - 00:39


We are applied for Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme under LARGESS/2016,1” cycle & 2”cycle Secunderabad Devision. We have cleared Verification of Educational/Caste Certificate and eligibility conditions as per notifications and we receive call for medical on dt.24.03.2017-1”cycle & 08.05.2017-2”cycle, we have cleared Medical Examination and Fitness are completed, We are totally 147 members at present, we are waiting from for our appointments, our medical also completed till now 8months, from last 8 months we are turn around office at Secunderabad Sanchalan Bhavan  till now we are not receive our posting orders. Because of Largess Administration Team Delay we are suffering some of own decision like clubing 1st & 2nd cycle batch & other


Sun, 26/11/2017 - 01:11

Dear Sir,

                This is inform you that in our SCR Divisions 2016 year except SC Division some members are appointed in Largess scheme and there are doing there duties from SC division 2016yr batch only suffering, at the Delay process now we receive a letter from Railway board on dt.27.10.2017 for that files kept in hold.

Sir, we want to know exact problem, why we are not getting posting orders after completed every thing document verification and medical fitness & other. 

        kindly requesting you to forward our issue what we facing problems and solve asap.