What is the dark side of being an IES / ESE officer? Why do people leave the IES / ESE service? What should applicants consider before joining?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Abigail Stewart



What is the dark side of being an IES / ESE officer? Why do people leave the IES / ESE service? What should applicants consider before joining?

I can write about the dark side of being an IES officer in Railroads. Some of them could apply to HEIs in general. User-11882833067389151638 wrote such a good answer that I didn't feel like answering this question for a long time. I can only add the points. You must understand from the bottom of your heart that we are all dogs that run after cars, one after another. There is no goal where you can say that this is enough, I will be eternally happy / content now.

  1. You will say IES and people will assume IAS. You will end up explaining about the IES exam from scratch. It is not often that people know about
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I can write about the dark side of being an IES officer in Railroads. Some of them could apply to HEIs in general. User-11882833067389151638 wrote such a good answer that I didn't feel like answering this question for a long time. I can only add the points. You must understand from the bottom of your heart that we are all dogs that run after cars, one after another. There is no goal where you can say that this is enough, I will be eternally happy / content now.

  1. You will say IES and people will assume IAS. You will end up explaining about the IES exam from scratch. It is not often that people know. And the reaction will be awkward ...
  2. Every time random people show up to me, I automatically assume they need their tickets confirmed. People will talk to you when they need reservations. Yes, your neighbors, your relatives and friends. You will have to say no! You don't have this power, at least not as much as people assume.
  3. Nightly Inspections: They're Killing Me, Seriously! 2 night station inspections, 8 locomotive footrests including 2 night footrests, night station service inspection and many more. Did I tell you that night means 12:00 to 4:00 am? And do we think we'll be able to sleep once we get a job? Liars !!
  4. Not to mention check-in calls at night, where you are supposed to be alert, know everything, able to make quick and correct decisions with almost no experience. Passing an exam does not make you an expert.
  5. The learning doesn't stop when you receive the appointment letter. It actually starts there. The problem starts here. You have read the service and maintenance manuals for 10 types of locomotives that have undergone various modifications over the years. Add to that administrative rules, miscellaneous reports, previous actions taken, etc. And we don't think of more books.
  6. You have absolutely no control over your posts and transfers. You will be away from your family and friends. You cannot choose the type of publication you want to work on. You may not understand the lingua franca, but you are supposed to command people who are more experienced than you will ever have. That is another point.
  7. Official Holidays: When I joined, I was in awe of these great social gatherings. But over time I've come to realize that you just have to put on a mask and socialize with people you wouldn't even talk to if they weren't in the same organization. You have to follow a protocol, which does not treat people as persons, but by their designation. I'm not saying a word about the big egos of entitled officers and their families, there is a reason for that.

There are ten reasons why people leave work. I will be lying if I say that I have not contemplated it. Imagine not having control over your own promotions? Do you have no choice about where to live? Don't have a choice about where you want to work? You don't have a choice about which people you want to work with? Moving house every 5 years? The stress of running trains 24 * 7, 7 days a week? You can never sleep soundly without worrying about your phone.

I don't think I can suggest anything to applicants. For each on their own. In fact, nobody can do it. It is your journey your life to solve it.

On a lighter note, we are all Po from Kung Fu panda who saw the dream of being a dragon warrior. Little did he know about the challenges ahead and so did we.

What are you looking for in a job?

Some time in the office, some time with the family, free decision-making ability.

When it comes to the railroad, it will be very difficult to manage time for the family. The nature of Ferrocarriles work is such that it operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the phone will ring from morning to night (engineers are the backbone of Ferrocarriles). Sometimes you even have to attend to nightly emergency tasks and answer phone calls. A newly recruited officer must conduct nightly inspections on a regular basis.

As an officer, you are always on the alert! and you have to mean it. Working conditions of supervisors a

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What are you looking for in a job?

Some time in the office, some time with the family, free decision-making ability.

When it comes to the railroad, it will be very difficult to manage time for the family. The nature of Ferrocarriles work is such that it operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the phone will ring from morning to night (engineers are the backbone of Ferrocarriles). Sometimes you even have to attend to nightly emergency tasks and answer phone calls. A newly recruited officer must conduct nightly inspections on a regular basis.

As an officer, you are always on the alert! and you have to mean it. Working conditions for supervisors are difficult. They must leave their home for work at 6 in the morning and return home at 6 or 8 at night. This is almost like a daily routine. There will be rain, sun and your elders will be asking for progress! If supervisors are under pressure, officers will be in a similar position of mental pressure.

There is no family time. There will be no Sunday, national holiday, etc.

With some experience, I think the state civil engineering services do much better in terms of personal and family development compared to the railroad officer.

Officers who come through the PCU are recruited as engineers, just as the government needs doctors. So it's really like hiring professionals who have a deep understanding of a profession. This should be very well understood and should not be compared to ias, ips, ifs, etc. This is the bigger dark side when some of the new officers-in-training start to compare themselves in that way. You can follow the disappointment.

Another is frequent transfers. They transfer you every 3 years in departments. like cpwd, month, etc. And getting a hometown transfer is very difficult. Then the education of children m

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Officers who come through the PCU are recruited as engineers, just as the government needs doctors. So it's really like hiring professionals who have a deep understanding of a profession. This should be very well understood and should not be compared to ias, ips, ifs, etc. This is the bigger dark side when some of the new officers-in-training start to compare themselves in that way. You can follow the disappointment.

Another is frequent transfers. They transfer you every 3 years in departments. like cpwd, month, etc. And getting a hometown transfer is very difficult. Therefore, children's education can be affected in small towns.

So some people start preparing for civil service after joining and some start adding value to their knowledge to gain better prospects in the private sector. As soon as your pupils are in the eighth or ninth level, they leave the job after 12 to 15 years of experience.

There are many who simply go to the US, New Zealand, Germany in search of better opportunities for engineers and settle there.

Please note that all of the above are my personal experiences and individual perspective may vary by notion.

I joined the IRRS after cleaning UPSC ESE-17 with AIR-5, I have been working on this box for almost 2 years.

Description about the Cadre:

This technical department was born in 1952 and became an organized chart with a Gazette notification in 2013.
The IRRS Cadre is a combination of two departments, namely:
1. WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing) is the nodal authority for planning, regulation, coordination, authorization and management of radio spectrum in the country, international coordination for spectrum management and coordination of satellite orbit in India

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I joined the IRRS after cleaning UPSC ESE-17 with AIR-5, I have been working on this box for almost 2 years.

Description about the Cadre:

This technical department was born in 1952 and became an organized chart with a Gazette notification in 2013.
The IRRS Cadre is a combination of two departments, namely:
1. WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing) is the nodal authority for planning, regulation, coordination, authorization and management of radio spectrum in the country, international coordination for spectrum management and coordination of satellite orbit in India as FCC in USA or Ofcom in the United Kingdom
2. The WMO (Wireless Monitoring Organization) is the IRRS field unit that has 27 wireless monitoring stations and one satellite monitoring earth station, all in state capitals or district headquarters.

A brief on the nature of the work:

1. WPC:
The basic function of WPC is to assign frequency to users and regulate the use of wireless spectrum in the country. WPC works in coordination with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its member countries for the Regulation and Management of the radio frequency spectrum in the country / region, and participates in international conferences such as WRC (World Radio Conference), etc. WPC has different groups to take care of specific wireless uses / operations. It also regulates the possession of wireless equipment.
Completion of various proficiency tests such as GMDSS (Global Maritime Disaster Safety Systems), RTR (A), Amateur Radio Exams, etc.

2. WMO:
It is the field unit and is divided into regions such as North, South, East and West that have monitoring stations in each region. The basic job is to monitor the frequency bands (active, not active, vacant, interfered), both static and mobile. Also, WMO is inspecting the frequency assigned by the WPC.
It also monitors unauthorized use of the radio spectrum and, if found, a warning is sent to the unauthorized user along with deactivation of the radiating device. In these cases, you must conduct direct public transactions and, in most cases, the general public is unaware of the spectrum or radio frequencies, you must inform them and understand that they can cause harmful interference and are affecting the band assigned to an authorized spectrum. . user as telecommunications service providers (TSP).
Therefore, the key role of the WMO is to provide an interference-free spectrum to the authorized user. If any complaints are received, the officer has to go to the field and solve the problem.
The WMO regulates the possession and expropriation of wireless equipment. Other assignments include spectrum occupancy verification, institution / organization related assignments regarding their use of spectrum and to provide assistance to users.

Personal vs. Professional Life and Facilities: You

will get a balance between personal and professional life with 5 working days a week and if your goal is to serve in the telecommunications field, you will be complacent with the content of the job. to study and learn new things and technologies that will add to your skills. You are going to make good connections, but it also depends on your interpersonal skills.
Especially in the field units you have to look almost like a state with the subordinates you have. Therefore, you have to travel a lot (for this the vehicle will be provided) to different cities to monitor or inspect the wireless facilities. The good thing is that it has stations only in good cities of all the states, in addition the users are prominent in the main cities of the states, so you do not have to travel to remote areas except in the case of some special assignments.
You will get all the benefits of Class I Officer under the 7th CPC, Mobile Assignment, Briefcase Assignment, CGHS, Newspaper / Magazine Assignment, Travel via Flight for Official Purposes, Authority to run a station independently from the level input, if published as official in charge. As far as the house is concerned, it depends on the season in which it is posted and on availability. Still, you can apply for the BSNL quarter or the general group.
If someone enters these services with the aim of having a servant or a cook, this is definitely not for him ... 😅
The stations are on several acres, with forest cover in some of the most populated cities in the country, give away you have a quiet environment to work ....

A legacy of colonial rule that still affects India is the notion that men in authority wield power.

Since IES is the top-tier engineering job in government, today's youth weigh their options in terms of money, political influence, and power before choosing a career at HEI, but this has its own demerits.

Never decide on a career based on materialistic things that are destined to change rapidly, before you answer the question, remember that in 30 years or so India could be the top 3 economies in the world and once you are selected for engineering services , there is a high probability that you would retire in

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A legacy of colonial rule that still affects India is the notion that men in authority wield power.

Since IES is the top-tier engineering job in government, today's youth weigh their options in terms of money, political influence, and power before choosing a career at HEI, but this has its own demerits.

Never decide on a career based on materialistic things that are destined to change rapidly, before you answer the question, remember that in 30 years or so India could be the top 3 economies in the world and once you are selected for engineering services , there is a high probability that you would retire in one of the largest departments in the world, be it railways or MES, and in the highest echelons.

I will speak specifically about MES and the lifestyle of an officer posted on MES, be it IDSE or QS & C

  1. Money: In terms of salary, you would receive the same amount as any official in Group A, but few advantages change from department to department and from cadre to cadre. At the entry level, the current basic salary is Rs 56,100 / -
  2. Location - Take a map of India, cover your eyes, and tap anywhere on the map (just the land mass) that is where it could be posted. The place of publication is of interest to the state and you are responsible for being published anywhere in the country. Transfers are generally made every 3 years.
  3. Political influence: As far as the MES is concerned, there is no political influence at the lower and middle management levels, but once you reach the top positions, all policies are decided in consultation with the Ministry of Defense, but still I would say that it is a healthy influence. rather than what people expect.
  4. Higher Education: MES offers its officers to follow Mtech courses at IIT and IISC every year, but this option is available only to those who complete 3 years of service and are willing to post a bond for another 5 years, if they already have a Mtech title. It could well take 2 years of study leave and take a course of your choice, but the expenses must be borne by the individual. So, in a career of more than 30 years, you will have the opportunity to explore more academically.

The most important aspect of IES as a career is that you are still an ordinary person who does all the tasks like a normal AAM AADMI of this country, but provides extraordinary service to the Nation in the background.

All the best :)

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I decided to become an IES officer during my final year of Master, that is, around August 2012. Below is the sequence of events / various stages of my journey until November 29, 2016, the day they were announced ESE 2016 results.

  1. Choose to accept a teaching job in a government. University in a rural area instead of joining a multinational. I thought preparation would be easy if I teach at a university. (I had to sacrifice a good salary and parties and weekend lunches to have quality time for preparation)
  2. Family and friends begin to despise you for taking
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Brace yourselves, this will be quite a long read.

I decided to become an IES officer during my final year of Master, that is, around August 2012. Below is the sequence of events / various stages of my journey until November 29, 2016, the day they were announced ESE 2016 results.

  1. Choose to accept a teaching job in a government. University in a rural area instead of joining a multinational. I thought preparation would be easy if I teach at a university. (I had to sacrifice a good salary and parties and weekend lunches to have quality time for preparation)
  2. Family and friends begin to despise him for taking a teaching job at a university after graduating from IIT. Most of them think that it is useless by not working in a multinational and not earning well. (had to sacrifice to gain respect from family and friends)
  3. I broke up with my girlfriend after three years of relationship; she wanted me to take a high-paying job elsewhere and marry her. I told her that I would marry her only after passing ESE. She was unwilling to wait and married an NRI soon after. In fact, he told me he could never clear engineering services. (I had to sacrifice my relationship or I would say I was lucky he didn't marry me)
  4. Choose to appear for ESE -2014 as a general category candidate rather than an OBC candidate as I thought my reservation would be helpful for some of the truly deserving candidates. (I gave up my reservation for more deserving candidates)
  5. Despite my best efforts, I failed to make the final list in ESE -2014, falling 2 points behind. The general limit was 657, my grades were 655 1. I was devastated. I left ESE prep and took a job at a multinational. When my parents and friends found out about my result, they thought I was arrogant for not opting for the reservation. When I didn't regret opting for the General category, they thought I was crazy. (I had to sacrifice a whole year to give another try)
  6. When I left my high-paying job at a multinational in February 2016, few people who knew of my decision thought: I was a fool who had unrealistic expectations of passing the exam in 3 months. (He had to sacrifice salary, bonuses, trips abroad, luxury stays in star hotels, trips and business class lounges, weekend parties offered by work).
  7. While preparing for ESE 2016, I distanced myself from all my family and friends because I couldn't tell them that I quit my job for ESE (for the reason mentioned in # 6). I had to prepare in isolation for 3 months by turning off my phone and my parents used to tell my relatives that I was working abroad. (had to sacrifice communication with friends and social gatherings)
  8. Since I only had 3 months to cover the entire curriculum from scratch. I couldn't afford to sleep 6 or 7 hours a day. (I had to sacrifice my dream to meet the deadlines I set to complete the study program)
  9. When you stay home. Neighbors are the most annoying group of people you can find in this whole world. I did my best to avoid meeting them in the common area or in the neighborhood and I used to stay home most of the time. (I had to sacrifice leaving my house during the 3 months during my preparation)
  10. I also had to sacrifice attending many of my friends' weddings, birthday parties, movies, hotels, social gatherings, etc., throughout the entire preparation period.
  11. Two weeks before the results. I would not sleep or eat well due to fear of failure. Also, not having a backup option made the situation even more stressful for me. These were the days that I had worried the most and the only days, during my entire preparation, when I had doubts about my decision to leave my well-paid job to prepare for ESE. (had to sacrifice sleep, appetite, and peace of mind).

Finally, the day arrived (November 29, 2016) and the result was published on the UPSC website. The moment my name appeared on the list of merits, the first thing I could remember was this incredible journey I took to get here. It was pure joy.

Looking back, I feel like all of these were wonderful experiences rather than sacrifices. They were my driving forces in various stages. For me, this trip provided a great learning experience and taught me some important life lessons that I would cherish for the rest of my life.

In my opinion, you won't regret making any sacrifices once you reach your goal. Plus, the sacrifices you make remind you of your goal and motivate you to achieve it. They also highlight your strengths and weaknesses, showing you what you are really capable of.

For interested readers, my answers to the following questions: -

  1. Can you give us the background on the first IES (ESE) successes of 2016?
  2. What were the reasons why students generally did not break IES on their first attempt at college?
  3. How do I prepare for IES in a short time?
  4. What kinds of questions are asked in UPSC ESE interviews?

Footnotes

1 Karthik Uppu's response to What is your ESE score and individual scores that you got in the three parts of IES?

Passed IES 2013 with rank below 15. I will edit the answer as soon as I join and can really experience the life of an Officer.

Issue 1: I joined Indian Railways on December 15, 2014. A little over a month has passed, but I have traveled over 13,000 km. Rail training is the best part of the service. You get to travel all over India and that too is almost free. Everywhere you have a guest house that costs around Rs 60 if you are visiting off duty and no service cost and these guest houses are just lovely.

I have traveled to Darjeeling, Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Dibrugarh, many

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Passed IES 2013 with rank below 15. I will edit the answer as soon as I join and can really experience the life of an Officer.

Issue 1: I joined Indian Railways on December 15, 2014. A little over a month has passed, but I have traveled over 13,000 km. Rail training is the best part of the service. You get to travel all over India and that too is almost free. Everywhere you have a guest house that costs around Rs 60 if you are visiting off duty and no service cost and these guest houses are just lovely.

I have traveled to Darjeeling, Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Dibrugarh, many parts of the interior of Assam, some parts of Mizoram, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Belgaum and some more. I learned a lot about Indian culture and tradition. It is a wonderful experience and I am sure I will count to visit many more.

The Railways career has two main areas: construction and open line (maintenance) for civil engineers. Most construction projects are currently taking place in the Northeast, while maintenance is taking place everywhere.
Enjoy!!

Edit 2: 2 more months have passed. February was spent in Pune at IRICEN (Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineers).

The area where IRICEN is located is Koregaon Park. For those of you who are not familiar with Pune, KP is the best area in Pune. Within walking distance you have Taj Vivanta, Osho Ashram and homes of big businessmen like Mr. Cyrus Mistry and Mr. Bajaj. Whether it's an early morning walk or evening stroll or enjoying the nightlife, KP is the place to be. So basically it was a place where a middle income guy like me would never dream of living.

Now that you come to IRICEN, staying there is just great. They have good food, excellent sports facilities, and all electricity comes from solar energy. He has 9-5 lectures in civil engineering that include quite a few breaks. 2 hikes to Lonavala-Khandala and Lohgarh Fort were officially organized. Also in May when we go back there they will also take us to Mahabaleshwar.

March and next April will be spent at NAIR (Indian National Railway Academy) in Vadodra. It was a Gaekwads palace that is now a training center. Here we can interact with other departments of Railways in engineering, as well as with people who went through Civil Services such as IRPS, IRAS, etc.

The campus is well maintained again with good sports facilities. You have shared rooms where your roommate will definitely be from a different service, thus increasing your knowledge and interaction with other departments.

13 different subjects are taught in these 2 months. A week-long study trip is also organized in different parts of India. You can also use rail passes and use your weekends by traveling to different places like Daman, Diu, Gir, Rann of Kutch, Udaipur, Mount Abu, etc., learning about the diversity of Indian culture and enjoying the trips.

The study tour starts tomorrow. #tillnexttime #adios

Edit 3: It's finally the end of the trial period today. This was a very fun, energetic, lively and festive period. It's been 18 months, but it still feels like we joined yesterday. This was the period when you had no responsibility. Of course, you were expected to know things. But you could be carefree. Each and every person, from the old to the young, treated you with respect and love.

But as all good things come to an end, this period has too. I have been assigned a position as ADEN somewhere in Northern Railways. Now that carefree probation worker has to give way to a very responsible officer. I will be in charge of my jurisdiction and any accompanying issues. There are no major problems in the Union.

For an officer there is no concept of fixed working hours. You are expected to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and take the call at any time of the day (read at night). Your seniors who previously in your probationary period spoke so politely to you would suddenly make a complete U-turn because they themselves are under a lot of stress. Sometimes they scold you over and over again without any guilt because they are under a lot of pressure themselves.

It's hard work, to be sure, but the satisfaction you get from doing social service is beyond anything. When you see a train running smoothly and you know that you are one of the many reasons to keep it running safely, the joy is immense.

I will join in 2 days as ADEN. That is all for now. Thank you for your valuable time. Beware!!

First of all, I want to tell you that it is really worth the hard work.

Indian Engineering Services is a purely Central Government job and you get salary scales from Central Government.

In India, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is a term used to designate a state-owned corporation. The term is used to refer to companies in which the government (either the Union government or the state or territorial governments, or both) owned the majority (51 percent or more) of the company's capital stock.

While you mentioned that salaries are lower compared to PSUs, it is not always true. As PSUs enjoy autonomy, better performance

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First of all, I want to tell you that it is really worth the hard work.

Indian Engineering Services is a purely Central Government job and you get salary scales from Central Government.

In India, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is a term used to designate a state-owned corporation. The term is used to refer to companies in which the government (either the Union government or the state or territorial governments, or both) owned the majority (51 percent or more) of the company's capital stock.

While you mentioned that salaries are lower compared to PSUs, it is not always true. As the PSUs enjoy autonomy, the better performing PSUs pay better (Maharatna or Navratna PSU), then comes the Miniratna (Category A and B) and then the lesser known and lossy PSUs. Your salary and pay scale are completely dependent on the performance of the company you are in.

IES has prestige because one obtains powerful positions and positions where his chair has responsibilities, which only he has to assume. But on the contrary, in a PSU a system works, be it (good or bad) and there is a fixed role and you become part of it. There is not much to do in a power supply, because there is a ready-to-use system for that. Individual contributions or efforts go unnoticed.

Also, if you are in doubt about the career progression of an IES officer, here is a list that can definitely inspire you to opt for IES.

  • At the time of selection - Assistant Executive Engineer / Deputy Manager of Works / Deputy Director.
  • after 3-4 years of service (including probationary period) - Executive Engineer / Site Manager / Deputy Director (equivalent to Under Secretary of Government of India).
  • after 8 years of service - Superintendent Engineer / Deputy Director General / Deputy Director (equivalent to Deputy Secretary of the Government of India).
  • after 13 years of service - Level 2 Chief Engineer / Deputy General Manager (equivalent to Director of the Government of India).
  • after 20 years of service - Additional Chief Engineer / General Manager (equivalent to Deputy Secretary of the Government of India).
  • after 30 years of service - Chief Engineer / Senior General Manager (equivalent to Additional Secretary of the Government of India).
  • after 34 years of service - President / CEO / Managing Director (equivalent to Secretary of the Government of India).

Promotions are subject to vacancy availability and may take longer than mentioned above.

PS: I work at a PSU for profit, but I'm sorry I didn't show up at IES.

Yes it's true.

Imagine this ... On your initial post, you could be handling around 500 experienced people (from your father or even older, who have given their life to the organization) on average and will be responsible for getting the desired result (not clearly defined sometimes dynamic too) of them, without the option to shoot them. Unless you are technically strong (to inspire their respect), behave well (don't hurt their fragile egoisms derived from working there for much longer than you) and have a lot of managerial and personal skills, it becomes impossible to survive. Put on a little arrogance (S

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Yes it's true.

Imagine this ... On your initial post, you could be handling around 500 experienced people (from your father or even older, who have given their life to the organization) on average and will be responsible for getting the desired result (not clearly defined sometimes dynamic too) of them, without the option to shoot them. Unless you are technically strong (to inspire their respect), behave well (don't hurt their fragile egoisms derived from working there for much longer than you) and have a lot of managerial and personal skills, it becomes impossible to survive. Put in some arrogant unions (sometimes criminals, which again are made up of people your father's age), a boss who expects nothing but excellence, and most importantly,

If you come out of it, alive and well and at the top of your job plus a willingness to learn the nuances of the private world, there is very little to stop you from getting whatever package you demand.

Check out my blog for IES Aspiring IES Everything I Know

My brother-in-law is an IES officer from batch 2011. Ergo, I have a lot of ideas about the pros and cons of the service.
Pros:

  • On the journey, they receive first-class accommodation in railway guesthouses close to all stations in the country. They are issued metal passes by virtue of which they can travel in second-level AC together with their dependents throughout the country.
  • From the testing stage itself, they no longer have to fear ETTs who treat them with respect. I remember a trip during which the assistant offered to put the sheets on me.
  • They are provided with domestic help, gardener, sweeper
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My brother-in-law is an IES officer from batch 2011. Ergo, I have a lot of ideas about the pros and cons of the service.
Pros:

  • On the journey, they receive first-class accommodation in railway guesthouses close to all stations in the country. They are issued metal passes by virtue of which they can travel in second-level AC together with their dependents throughout the country.
  • From the testing stage itself, they no longer have to fear ETTs who treat them with respect. I remember a trip during which the assistant offered to put the sheets on me.
  • They are provided with domestic help, gardener, sweeper, janitor, etc. Not surprisingly, Indian Railways is the largest provider of employment in India.
  • Accommodation is provided in bungalows that jut out on acres of land. They could grow vegetables in the backyard. I went to my sister's house this summer and got free fattening tons of mangoes and bananas available on campus. See the photos of the campus to get a clear idea.
  • Subsidized phone calls.
  • IES officers can submit emergency quota requests and can successfully confirm hold tickets in 99% of cases.
  • It is strange that the wives of railroad officers are treated with more respect by members of the staff.

Cons:

  • No personal commuter vehicle is provided for the initial 3 years or so. However, they can use vehicles for official purposes.
  • Initial posts can be made at remote stations. There are no malls. Any. Moviegoers are forced to settle for 16-inch screens.
  • The railways operate 24 hours a day. Therefore, they are faced with phone calls, many of them. I remember once going to an on-site inspection post in a major train accident and returning exhausted, enervated by the scorching heat of the sun.
  • His house with a dirt floor is a full-blown ecosystem. They have to be careful with the snakes. Insects and spiders are no exception.
  • Air conditioners that have a capacity of less than 2 tons do not work properly because the rooms have ceilings that are 25 feet high.
  • Most of the staff, including domestic workers, are too old to be asked for overtime. IES officers are educated and mature enough to appreciate this simple fact.

The bottom line is: it's a service that allows you to touch the lives of millions of people at once, in a single day, providing immense job satisfaction.

Indian Engineering Services is an exam conducted by UPSC. After completing all stages of this exam, UPSC publishes a list of merits. All candidates on this list are now eligible for different jobs in various involved ministries or departments. Being on this list in itself will earn you a job at IES. But according to the ranks obtained, no. Of the particular vacancies of the department and the preferences exercised by the candidates in their Detailed Application Form (before the Interview) some services will be assigned to them. For example: jobs like IES in railways are mostly preferred in different

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Indian Engineering Services is an exam conducted by UPSC. After completing all stages of this exam, UPSC publishes a list of merits. All candidates on this list are now eligible for different jobs in various involved ministries or departments. Being on this list in itself will earn you a job at IES. But according to the ranks obtained, no. Of the particular vacancies of the department and the preferences exercised by the candidates in their Detailed Application Form (before the Interview) some services will be assigned to them. For example: Jobs like IES in Railways are mostly preferred in different streams. Therefore, one should have a very good ranking to get Railways.

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/mgt_ser/downloads/ESE-2015%20Allocation%20Sheet%20_Signal_.pdf

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