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Most of the jobs of the Railway persons are peculier to the Railway Organisation. The skills required to be acquired cannot be obtained outside the organization. These are divided into few categories which are known as Group A services.
1. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
2. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
3. Indian Railway Pesonnel Service (IRPS)
4. Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF)
5. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME)
6. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE)
7. Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)
8. Indian Railways Store Service (IRSS)
9. Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS)
Recruiment to these services is done by the UPSC every year. The selection of the first four services is done as a part of Civil Service Examination popularly known as IAS and Allied services. Selection for the rest of the services is held as part of the Engineering Services Examination for selecting officers for Central Engineering Services.
Eligibility Criteria:
For the Civil Services Examination, the candidates must hold a degree from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the Central or state Legislature in India or Other education institutions established by an act of Parliament. The Engineering Services Examination consists of a two-part test: a written objective type test and a written test involving longer answers. After qualifying in this test, you will be called for an interview.
Bullet Special Class Railway apprentices Examination:
  A separate examination is conducted by the UPSC for the recruitment of junior officers in the service of Technical Engineers, called the Special Class Railway Apprentices. After selection they are trained by the railway and paid a stipend. Candidates appear for an examination conducted in two parts.
Bullet Part I:
  It consists of a written examination of a total of 700 marks with 100 marks in each of the seven subjects including English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Psychological test.
Bullet Part II:
  It comprises a personality test, with a maximum of 200 marks. The questions are approximately of intermediate level standard. All selected candidates have to execute a bond/agreement to serve in the Indian Railways on completion of their training, failing which they have to refund the amount paid to them.
Career Prospects:
After you are selected, you will be appointed initially on probation for a period of 2-3 years, depending on the service. On completion of the probation, you will be posted as an officer in the junior scale. Promotion to the senior scale takes place after about two years of service in working post. After six to seven years of service, the officer is promoted to the Junior Administrative Grade, which has two levels. You could be serving in various assignments at the Junior Administrative Grade for 8-10 years. This is followed by the Selection Grade.
The next in seniority is the Senior Administrative Grade, equivalent to the Joint Secretary, Government of India which is obtained after 16-18 years of service. Officers of this grade may be posted as heads of various workshops in the field, as heads of a department functioning at the Headquarters office, as Addition Divisional Railway Manager or as the Executive Director in the Railway Board. After six to eight years, while remaining in the same pay scale officers are selected to be appointed as Divisional Railway Managers (DRM). There are sixty divisions and this is a tenure posting for 2 to 3 years. The DRM is the most sought after posting.
Group C Personnel:
Group C Staff consists of about 54 % of the total strength of about 16.5-lakh manpower and they are the backbone of the Indian Railways. Skilled technicians, technical and non technical supervisors, drivers, station masters, booking clerks office staff, teachers, Para-medical personnel etc. form this group.
Recruitment for Group C posts in Railways is done through:
1. Direct recruitment
2. Promotion
3. Transfers from other government offices.
Written tests for the selection of candidates for all Group C Categories follow on basic pattern. In 2 hours time, about 160-175 multiple choice objective type questions are being asked. The standard question varies according to the levels. Metric, 10+2, Graduate, Diploma, Degree as per the minimum qualification required. For non-technical posts the questions are equally divided into 4 Groups.
1. General English
2. Arithmetic
3. General Knowledge
4. General Intelligence
For technical posts, besides the above, a fifth set of questions is added to test the requisite technical, specialized aptitude of the candidates. For the post of typist and stenographers, a practical test is held to judge the speed and accuracy of the candidate. After competing successfully in the skill test, the candidate is required to appear in the interview.
Recruitment to Group D posts is done by various railway administrations through Selection Boards of workshops or divisions, either by issuing employment notices locally or by regularizing the services of casual labor who have worked continuously for 120 days or more. A fairly good number of these posts are filled up as compassionates and to a limited extent, sports persons are recruited as Group D staff.
The monthly pay and allowances of the railway staff and officers are in accordance with the Central Pay Commission Recommendations, which are recently accepted by the Central Government. However, different government department have different perks to offer to their employees. Indian Railways, engaged in transport business offer good perks to their employees.
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