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RRB NTPC Posts Job Profile & Salary Details of Commercial Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC), Goods Guard
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RRB Non-Technical Job Profiles

Commercial Apprentice (CA)

  • Commercial Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Commercial branch.
  • They will be given 2 year training in different categories of working of Commercial branch – training in duties of Commercial clerks, parcel clerks, goods clerks, catering, commercial inspectors. 
  • They may be put to work independently also in these posts during training. 

Job Profile: After 2 years training they will be posted normally as Chief Commercial/Parcel/Goods Clerk even though they can be posted as Commercial inspectors also in principle. 

Career Path: Next promotion will be to Parcel/Goods supervisor in GP 4600. Future promotions to managerial (Gazetted) posts are based on departmental examinations.

Salary and other Perks:  

  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic – 9300 and Grade Pay 4200, 
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme

Assistant Station Master (ASM)

Job Profile: ASM will be the in-charge of running of trains at a station. He operates the signals, ensures that everything goes as per the rules laid out. He will be working in shifts. Big stations may have more than one ASM.

Educational Requirement

  • Traffic Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Transportation (Operations) branch.
  • 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 ProfileAfter 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.

Salary and other perks:

  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic – 9300 and Grade Pay 4200.
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA).
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC)

Job Profile:

  • Job of ECRC is to issue computerized reserved tickets for Railway passengers and to respond to enquiries regarding issue of the same or helping the passengers to plan their travel.
  • The job is only indoor, in most of the places in air conditioned offices. As such it is one of the best available posts for ladies in Indian Railways.
  • In most of the stations ECRC works in two shifts on alternate days – from 8-14 hrs and 14-22 hrs. In some small stations where the earnings are less, only one person works in one shift, the timings adjusted suitably as per local conditions.

Salary and other Perks:

  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic – 9300 and Grade Pay 4200.
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA).
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Goods Guard

Job Profile:

Guard is the in charge of a running train. Goods Guard will be in charge of a goods train. His duties include:

  • Get the vehicle guidance (VG – written document containing numbers of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons, total tonnage) from Station Master/ Yardmaster.
  • Check the entire formation for anything that can endanger safe running of trains.
  • Check that doors of wagons are closed.
  • Check the brake continuity with Loco Pilot.
  • Sign the Brake Power certificate (BPC) after ensuring sufficient brake power
  • Constantly monitor the formation on the run for any abnormalities.
  • Prepare train reports like Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports…
  • Attend along with LP/ALP minor troubles experienced on the run like brake binding etc.

Career Path: 

When he is promoted to a non-running post like Section Controller his pay is fixed taking into consideration pay element of Running Allowance, which is highly beneficial for the employee. Guards can also write LDCE exams for Group B Gazetted post of Assistant Operations Manager (AOM).

Salary and other Perks:  

  • Pay Scale (5200-20200) with initial Basic – 8560 and Grade Pay 2800
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension Scheme.

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