Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA) : Essential Qualification, Salary, Career Scope & Selection Process

Job Profile of Traffic Apprentice(TA) 

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.  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 Scope:
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

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.

Selection Process : Written Examination and Document Verification.

Salary  Rs.4200 Grade Pay as per 6th CPC/ Rs. 35400 initial pay as per 7th CPC + Other admissible allowances.
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