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Railway Recruitment has postponed the Physical Efficiency Test

The Railway Recruitment Cell of Southern Railway has postponed the Physical Efficiency Test scheduled to be held from 17th October, 2012 to 21st October, 2012 due to the heavy rains.

Call letters indicating the fresh date, time and venue would be sent to candidates shortly. Candidates can also visit www.rrcchennai.org inform an update on the test.

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Railway Recruitment : Recruitment for Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D

Perfect Detailing And Responsibility Distribution – The Key of Railway Recruitment

Indian Railway organizational structure is highly varied and mammoth so as to be able to manage the large system of Indian Railway, which extends from Kanyakumari in the south to the Kashmir and Himalayas in the north and from North East valley in the east to the plains of Gujarat in the west. Expansive as it is, the Indian Railway is also largest in terms of employees. The organizational structure, in which the Indian Railways has its functioning, is mostly in the format of the old era of the British rule, as was before independence. Human Resource Management of the vast expanse of Indian Railways is but done in an intricately divided format of Railway recruitment boards and union public service commission.

Organizational Structure :

Much of the recruitment profile in the Indian Railways is dependent on how the organization is divided. Indian Railway has been divided into 17 zones depending on the areas it caters to and each zone is headed by a General Manager, who is directly reporting to the Ministry of Railways or the Railway Board.

  • Each zone is further divided into divisions, which is headed by the Divisional Railway Managers or the DRMs.
  • Reporting to the DRMs are the officers for different sections in the divisions for the departments of Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Telecommunication, Personnel, Accounts, Commercial, Operating, and Safety. Each of these divisional officers is in charge of the operations of their individual departments and the management of the assets.
  • Lower down the hierarchy are the Station Masters in the individual station level, who manage and control the train movements in their track territory.

By such a system of management, there is a dual control of operations at the zonal level and the Railway Board provides the functional and policy guidance.

Railway Recruitment :

Recruitment in Indian Railways is undertaken in four group levels namely the Group A and B, who are in the gazetted ranks and the Group C and D who are included in the non-gazetted ranks. Each of these groups has officer cadre employees which can again have technical and non technical groups.

1.    Recruitment for Group A :

The highest ranking officers are in the Group A category whose recruitment is directly done by the UPSC by a written exam followed by the interview or group discussion. This recruitment is done by the Combined Engineering Services Examination and Civil Services Examination. Through the civil services exam, the services includes are :

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service
  • Railway Protection Force

The Combined Engineering Services Exam leads to the recruitment of officers into the followed services.

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Railway service of Signal Engineers

Through the UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination also, the personnel in Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers can be recruited.

All the officers of Group A are trained in the appropriate section among the six centralized training institutes in the country.

2.    Recruitment for Group B :

The Group B officers are promoted from the Group C recruits.

3.    Recruitment for Group C :

Recruitment of Group C officers is done through the Railway Recruitment Boards ( RRBs ) in the country, which are 19 in number and under the overall control of Railway Recruitment Control Board of the Ministry of Railways. These RRBs undertake the recruitment process of the personnel in the zones and the production houses and other Railway departments in the zonal levels. They are responsible for inviting applications in the technical and non technical cadre in the Group C.

  • Non Technical : The various Non Technical categories include Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, etc. These vacancies are advertised in the national newspapers and in the weekly Employment News papers. Most of the posts require the candidates to pass the written tests which are followed by interview. After the selection in these candidates, they are required to pass through a medical test. The age criteria for majority of these posts is within the limits of 18 to 27 years while the educational qualifications varies from post to post, which can range from matriculation pass to Graduation from a recognized University.
  • Technical : The Technical posts in the Group C category are usually in the fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal and Telecommunication, etc. The vacancies for these posts are also advertised in the National Dailies and Rojgar Samachar. The written rounds are designed according to the educational qualifications for the respective posts and usually there are no interview rounds. Some of the posts might require viva or psychological tests or skill tests, depending on the job profiles. After the selection of the candidates, they are referred to the respective zones and the successful candidates are required to pass the medical tests before being appointed. The age limit of these posts in Group C is between 18 to 27 years and they need to have degrees in respective branches in engineering from any recognised university in the country. The official advertisements have the other necessary qualifications and eligibility criteria.

At regular intervals, the different individual RRBs come out with the vacancies for such posts as and when required. 

4.  Recruitment for Group D :

The Group D recruitment is done at the divisional level. This can also be carried out by the Headquarters of the Zonal Railway.

Zonal Recruitment Norms :

As per the organizational structure of the Indian Railway, the segregation into zones and divisions has distributed the overall burden of recruitment, although the regulatory guidelines and supervision is done by the Railway Board at the centre or the Ministry of Railways. Through such a process also, there is a clear cut demarcation of the duties of individual RRBs and the divisions, both in their operational functions and recruitments.

One more advantage that is very much imminent is that the vacancies in the particular zone or division are filled up at the same level, which is best known by the zone or the division. There is no need to pass through bureaucratic decisions and compliance but such an autonomous system, as far as the recruitment in the Group C and D categories are concerned.

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