Assistant Loco Pilot (Railway ALP) : Essential Qualification, Salary, Career Scope & Selection Process

Job Profile of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
Previously known as Assistant Driver.

He assists Loco Pilot in Driving or piloting the train. Job require continuous attention and high degree of responsiveness. Your response to situations are tested by an Aptitude test. You will assist Driver in performing his duties including calling out signal as soon as one is sighted, fine-tuning Loco, attending minor repairs of the Loco.
The strenuous nature of the job is compensated by allowances of which the important one is Running Allowance. You are paid Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres on the run.

Career Scope: ALP's next promotion is Sr. ALP followed by LP. After becoming LP one can write also exams for Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Foreman (Loco supervisor) . These posts have the added advantage of getting Running Allowance without actually running.

Qualification : Matriculation or equivalent undre 10+2 system and Course Completed Act Apprentice or ITI recognised by SCVT/NCVT or Diploma in Mecahnical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engg recognised by AICTE or higher qualification.

Selection Process : Written Examination followed by Aptitude Test and Document Verification.

Salary : Rs.1900 Grade Pay as per 6th CPC / Rs. 19900 initial pay as per 7th CPC.

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