Railway Commercial Clerk : Essential Qualification, Salary, Career Scope & Selection Process

Job Profile of Commercial Clerk (CC)

CC can be posted in Ticket Booking Offices (known as Booking Clerk) or in Goods Shed (Known as Goods Clerk).  Booking Clerk issues tickets to Passengers (either traditional paper tickets or through computerized Unreserved Ticket System – UTS), book Luggage and parcels, supervise their loading and maintains concerned registers. Nowadays in some small stations Booking Clerk is also given additional charge of Computerized Passenger Reservation.

Booking Clerk can be given independent charge of a small station (known as Clerk-in-charge) stations or work under a Station Master or a Booking Supervisor in other stations.

Goods Clerk works in major Goods dealing stations/yards. His job involves booking freight traffic, coordinate with SM/YM regarding allotment of wagon, loading/unloading etc.

50% of vacancies in CCby direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards(RRB).

33-⅓% of vacancies are filled by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group D categories of Traffic and Commercial departments with 3 years of continuous service. This minimum service condition does not apply to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates.

16-⅔% by promotion entirely on merit of Matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of Written Test (85 marks ) and Record of Service (15 marks).

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Qualification for Direct Recruitment
Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

Career Scope
Commercial Clerks (CC) >> Sr. Commercial Clerks (Sr. CC) >> Chief Commercial Clerks (CCC) >> Dy. Station Manager(C)

Commercial Clerks have channel of promotion to the categories of Commercial Inspectors/other Supervisory posts in the Commercial Departments and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerks as per procedure laid down for filling up to vacancies in the respective categories.

25% of the post in grade Rs. 1600-2660 of Chief Booking/Parcel/Goods & Luggage Clerks will be filled by recruitment of Commercial Apprentices of which 15% will be by direct recruitment from open market through the Railway Recruitment Boards and 10% from amongst serving Graduate upto the age of 40 years in the Commercial Department (others than Ministerial) through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

Salary : Rs.2000 Grade Pay as per 6th CPC / Rs.21700 initial pay as per 7th CPC.

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