What is the life of a railway job?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Archie Walsh



What is the life of a railway job?

The job profile of a sse and je in the Indian railway is that of a supervisor.

A sse is appointed in a section in which he has to supervise all the activities of that section. For this you are provided 2 or more je for assistance.

Most of the time you have to manage your staff.

Like all Govt. work one retires at the age of 60. Depending on the age at admission, the duration will be decided. Some jobs, such as drivers, motorcyclists, station personnel, have to have regular medical exams. If you fail in medicine, you are provided with an alternative job.

As a former railway engineer, I am qualified to answer this question. Railroad engineers have benefits similar to those of any railroad employee.

  1. Free rail travel pass: Depending on the position held by the employee, the employee is entitled to enjoy free travel passes per year. Each travel pass can be used to travel through the Indian rail network on a round trip. The class of the coach and the number of passes the employee can take advantage of depends on the employee's cadre / position. Employees' dependents can also enjoy the Travel Pass. For staff not listed in the official gazette, free rail pass
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As a former railway engineer, I am qualified to answer this question. Railroad engineers have benefits similar to those of any railroad employee.

  1. Free rail travel pass: Depending on the position held by the employee, the employee is entitled to enjoy free travel passes per year. Each travel pass can be used to travel through the Indian rail network on a round trip. The class of the coach and the number of passes the employee can take advantage of depends on the employee's cadre / position. Employees' dependents can also enjoy the Travel Pass. For unofficial staff, free rail passes are issued one set (round trip) per year, for the first five years and from the sixth year of service, three sets are issued. For Gazetted officials, it will be six games per year.
  2. Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) - Railroad employee and employee dependents can take advantage of 3 sets of Privilege Ticket Order (PTO) per year. The employee can use the PTO to reserve a ticket by paying a nominal amount of one third (1/3 or 33%) of the base price of the fare. This PTO will be issued by the Pass Section and will be awarded between 2 stations, as requested by the employee.
  3. Railroad Residential Rooms: Indian Railways offers residential rooms to its employees, which will be built and maintained by the Railroad Engineering department at the Railroad facilities. All basic amenities and facilities will be provided in these neighborhoods for a nominal fee.
  4. Subsidized meals in the workplace: Railroad employees have the right to enjoy subsidized meals (breakfast and lunch) in the railroad canteens.
  5. Educational facilities for children: Good educational facilities will be provided for the children of employees near the railway colonies.
  6. Medical care: Employees and their dependents will receive free medical facilities at the railway hospitals. Depending on the severity, patients will also be referred to Corporate Hospitals.
  7. Compassionate Family Jobs: In the event that an employee dies while on duty or is declared medically unfit by the Railroad Hospital medical officer, then a family member can get a job on the Railroad for reasons of compassion. compassion, depending on your educational qualification. .
  8. Study Leave: Employees can take advantage of study leave in case they want to pursue higher education.
  9. Secure employment: there will be no fear of losing your job due to the recession. There is no "hire and fire" policy in the government sector. Once hired, you will be employed until your retirement (60 years).
  10. Pension: After retirement, retired employees are entitled to a pension. This guarantees financial security for a lifetime. Employees who joined before January 1, 2004 enjoy the Old Pension Plan and the New Pension Plan (NPS) will be applied for those who join later.
  11. Respect: The subordinates respect the engineers, which is the biggest advantage of working in the Indian railways.

Demerits: One should not forget to mention the demerits of working as an engineer in Indian railways.

  1. A recruited candidate must undergo rigorous training in their respective field for one year. If you did not get a score of 75%, you will be out of work.
  2. The workplace will not be as safe and orderly as outsiders think. Engineers and staff constantly have to work in unsafe and sometimes dangerous conditions.
  3. Great pressure from senior officials to meet targets. Many times, engineers deliver more than 100% participation / result.

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My dad is working in railroads and this answer is based on my view of his government life and my software life (CTS), no offense.

No, never lose this job, man, government job sucks if you move out of an IT company. If you opt for Railway Job, prepare to face the following, just a comparison of two:

PEOPLE Railways: You will feel like you traveled back in time to the 80s, the people around you will be middle-aged or older people, in case a teenage girl joins you, you will see her grow up, get engaged, get married, have children, have grandchildren and die, without new faces. As all the surrounded elders will be

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My dad is working in railroads and this answer is based on my view of his government life and my software life (CTS), no offense.

No, never lose this job, man, government job sucks if you move out of an IT company. If you opt for Railway Job, prepare to face the following, just a comparison of two:

PEOPLE Railways: You will feel like you traveled back in time to the 80s, the people around you will be middle-aged or older people, in case a teenage girl joins you, you will see her grow up, get engaged, get married, have children, have grandchildren and die, without new faces. Like all the surrounded elders, they will be talking about television series that you have no idea which channel is broadcast, they will not be updated with any kind of technological material, they will gossip, they will compare, they will speak on your back, no. nonsense, you will finally be one of them. WOW! .

>> It will have mostly young people that you will deal with, you can connect in all ways and the daily office is full of colors (girls), yes, they are the ones that will make our day better, you will get friends your age to connect things better.

Housing: Railways: You can stay at Railway Quaters, but trust me man it sucks, there will be no continuous electricity or water, there will be no proper roads, there will be no security, no one cares if something broke in your house and you can't even install inverters Also, you will feel haunted, you will have to build a house or rent a flat. GREAT ! .

The picture above is Quaters Railway in Mumbai.

>>> In IT with better salary you can at least rent a decent apartment with all the basic amenities in the place where you want to live.

Responsibility: Railways: Nobody does their job, you can't question them, right? then they will take a leave of absence for weeks and you will have to take on their workload. In the worst case, these people will form a Union and speak out against you. This makes you question your decision, and if higher authorities deem you worthy, they will throw all your work at you without any pay or recognition. I still remember my dad used to get frustrated doing other people's work, he would collect files to fill out at home on weekends. AMAZING ! .

>>> IT: If the task is assigned to someone, he / she has to do whatever, everyone feels the responsibility here, if you are not, then you are not fit for it, others will easily replace you.

Work culture: Railways - there is no such challenging task, there is no such interesting job, you do the routine and life will be boring after one or two years, you literally do not need to use your brain, there will be no free time, no air conditioning , no games. area at work, no walking track or gym, all you have is a bunch of older people around you. Also, as a stationmaster, you will be placed at any remote station anywhere in India where you will only be there alone and even for 2am nonstop freight train crossing you need to be awake with no excuses and shake the flag, DAMN! .

>>> IT: As a developer, in these 8 years I learned many things, I changed many tools and platforms, I still need more for my brain, this keeps me running day by day, if I don't like the project, I will change it, If I don't I like the company, I change it, I walk 40 minutes a day around the office, I use GYM occasionally, when I finish my job I just leave and I don't need to ask for permission.

Healthcare: Hospital facilities are a big no, in my 21 years of life under my father's shadow we never used the railway hospital, no doctor is there to treat him, once my friend (10 years old) fell and He broke his face, we took him to the railway hospital and they put stitches on him without anesthesia or adequate medicine, he felt that more pain than the real wound, they will treat you worse. AMAZING !

>>> IT: You will get a medical insurance from 2 to 10 L depending on your position. There is a cashless insurance system.

Pay scale: railways you can get a decent salary, with that you can run a small family, take your child to free rail school, free rail hospital service (no one goes there) but if you want to take a step forward in life, like buying a car, traveling abroad, big house, education for children in reputed schools, then you have to fight. How are most government job pensions in question now? so why do you need to change. MARVELOUS!

IT: With 12 LPA, you can rent a decent flat or buy one with EMI, you can provide a good education for the kids, at least you can afford a hatchback car and go on a trip per year. If you have opportunities where the sky is the limit, you can save more than one Lakh each month. When I came back from 2 years of being on the site, I had more money than my dad's time saver (no bragging just for information). My current salary (exp. 8 years) in India is more than my father's salary (exp. 24 years). I could save more than my father's 30-year total savings in 3 years of Onsite.

Politics: The big abandonment for the government office is internal politics, the person who does not deserve will be our boss and he will do nasty things and we have to beat him all day. Even if you like it or not, you have to live with those kinds of people your whole life. F ** K!

The IT industry has politics too, but I don't have to lean towards my manager. If I don't like him, I don't have to act like his friend, I can only take care of work. In the worst case, if it doesn't work, I can complain or change companies at any time.

Global Exposure: If you work for railways, you can define your life from today until you retire, that's how routine it is, where you will be until death, with no cool stuff like on-site or at least business trips. CERTAIN !

>>> IT: Life is full of surprises, with 8 years of experience I have worked in 6 different offices, 4 in India, 1 in the UK and 1 in the USA. You will have the opportunity to explore new countries, interact with different races. You can tour different places, live life and give a better lifestyle to your wife and children.During my trip to the place, I experienced high class lifestyle, I drove luxurious cars through rented Star hotels, I visited many states in USA money, not sure where I'll be in 5 years, that's how unpredictable life is!

The image below may be from Google, it may seem like a lot, but I had a similar experience on my US tours, it was absolutely fabulous!

Job Security: Railways I can say you have job security, but for the job you don't need. NAH!

IT, I accept that we do not have that much job security, but if you are smart, you will get a new job very quickly.

The important thing is that once you have lived IT lifestyle all these years, you cannot switch to government working life, after a while you will regret it, if you are married it makes life worse as you cannot spend much in your family. used to do when working in software.

Some people are happy with government jobs, others are happy with software jobs, you finally need to hear what your heart says, where you feel fulfilled.

!!! Before changing, think about why our Indian captain MS DHONI quit his railway job, follow your dreams!

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Calm down !

I think a job in the Indian railways is one of the best jobs in the government sector.

My father has been serving the Indian railways since 1990, now he works as a Loco Pilot Passenger (the one who drives the train) I think he is having the best job as a passenger that we can only look through the side windows but he He is the one who has a perfect 180 degree view of things to come.

Once I accompanied my father to his work, I would like to say that when the train exceeds 100 km / h and you are on the engine you feel on top of the world, that experience is indescribable.

I would like to

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I think a job in the Indian railways is one of the best jobs in the government sector.

My father has been serving the Indian railways since 1990, now he works as a Loco Pilot Passenger (the one who drives the train) I think he is having the best job as a passenger that we can only look through the side windows but he He is the one who has a perfect 180 degree view of things to come.

Once I accompanied my father to his work, I would like to say that when the train exceeds 100 km / h and you are on the engine you feel on top of the world, that experience is indescribable.

I would like to say that in addition to a really good salary, railway employees get certain benefits that are worth getting the job in Indian railways, these are:

  1. First of all, you are awarded a bonus on holi and diwali.
  2. The workload is less on the railways compared to private companies.
  3. The railways will take care of all the expenses of their pupils in schools and universities (this is limited although 15000 / student and can only be requested for two students and fortunately if your children are hoteliers like me, the railways give a whoopin 80k per year)
  4. If your pupil is going to any foreign country to continue his studies, the railways will bear all the expenses.
  5. We railwaymen receive a pass twice a year through which we can travel on any train up to the second class with air conditioning absolutely free (this pass provides free reservation for the railway employee and his family).
  6. Apart from the pass, we are issued 5 PTOs with which we must pay only 33% of the ticket fee.
  7. Being a railroad employee, you can ride any train without a ticket (awesome!).
  8. Water bottles are delivered to employees annually and soaps and bath towels are delivered monthly.
  9. Apart from this, we also have the sanitary facilities. Railways has its own hospitals that provide absolutely free treatment for the employee and his family.
  10. If you do not have your own home, you will be given a place to live.
  11. Last but not least, there is job security in Indian railways, which means that no one can just kick you out like in corporate companies.

These were the benefits given to any railroad employee. But if you get the officer post in the Indian Railways, then your life will be wonderful and you won't have to worry about the smallest thing in your life. Whatever and the railroads will do it for you.

Yes, why not? After working hard on duty for 8 hours (general case. Some cadres have more or fewer service hours), you have 16 hours a day to study, sleep, explore, eat or engage in some kind of hobby. I think this is the case for most government jobs, not just the railroads.

However, I suppose your question is a bit more complex than it sounds. I assume you are asking if Railways officially allows you to participate in some kind of study.

I will answer that in a somewhat indirect way. I start with a question, when you decide to undertake some type of study or course. I would not do it

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Yes, why not? After working hard on duty for 8 hours (general case. Some cadres have more or fewer service hours), you have 16 hours a day to study, sleep, explore, eat or engage in some kind of hobby. I think this is the case for most government jobs, not just the railroads.

However, I suppose your question is a bit more complex than it sounds. I assume you are asking if Railways officially allows you to participate in some kind of study.

I will answer that in a somewhat indirect way. I start with a question, when you decide to undertake some type of study or course. Would you not think of its usefulness in your career? I think everyone gives serious thought to this question before taking the plunge. Also the railways! When you decide to study, you make a formal request, in a format, to the Railways personnel department requesting 'No Objection'. In the app, you inform the railway administration about the mode of the course, that is, whether it is a full-time course, a part-time course or a distance education. Generally, permission is not granted for full-time courses. Nevertheless,

If your course is part-time and you intend to improve your work and the skills that are required in your workplace, you indicate the schedule of the classes. Obviously, you must not violate working hours. You get permission after your higher level officer grants your 'No Objections' request. This exercise is performed by the personnel department and therefore it would be beneficial if you could keep your immediate officer informed as superiors would ask you about it in any way.

The course / study you take after obtaining permission from the personnel department is easily added to your service sheet after successful completion.

Another way to study is not to inform the Administration. It is not added in the service sheet, therefore, in the railway records, its rating does not change. In this way you can choose if the course / study is only for your academic interest and in no way complements your career. For example, an engineer may take an English literature course that is not consistent with the skills for which he is employed.

I hope I have addressed your query.

If someone decides to join the railroad, their most important and foremost concern should be the job profile. Station manager work requires great mental pressure and there are fixed working hours. Also, if you opt for a stationmaster, be prepared to work in some of the most backward / rural / wild train stations, also where you could work for a decade or two or maybe for a lifetime as well. This is one of the hottest reasons why station masters are largely resigning. Second, you can join as a stationmaster and also retire as a stationmaster. So basically the chances of promotion are nil. Even if you get

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If someone decides to join the railroad, their most important and foremost concern should be the job profile. Station manager work requires great mental pressure and there are fixed working hours. Also, if you opt for a stationmaster, be prepared to work in some of the most backward / rural / wild train stations, also where you could work for a decade or two or maybe for a lifetime as well. This is one of the hottest reasons why station masters are largely resigning. Second, you can join as a stationmaster and also retire as a stationmaster. So basically the chances of promotion are nil. Even if you get one, it will also be after 18 to 25 years of joining.

The life of a station manager is not comfortable, from working multiple shifts to taking care of the entire station is a hectic and exhausting job that has not received its due credit to date. There are no fixed hours, most station managers are used to working from 15 to 20 hours without any permission or growth.

There are few jobs on the railroads that are very hectic and they will drive you crazy if you join in and the stationmaster is one of them.

If you are an engineer, the JE is the best, since there will be promotion and growth, although it will be necessary.

So if you compare, JE is a little better, but if you join as a stationmaster the chances of quitting are too high due to remote posts / no-shows / lack of family time / hectic schedule and no promotion.

Also what I personally believe is that if you are an engineer, the non-technical field rarely suits you. So you better focus on the technical part and be a real engineer if u HV get the chance!

This question should be better answered by a staff currently working in Railways. Since none of those people will be introducing themselves, I take the liberty of responding. Remember that I was in Railways from 1965 to 2004 when I retired. There have been many changes in Railways. since 2004.

I had a diploma in electrical engineering (3 years), however I joined for a job that required only 2 years of diploma, however we had to do training for a year when Railroad did not provide any type of training, we had to collect everything After a year of training we were approved yet I do not know http: /

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This question should be better answered by a staff currently working in Railways. Since none of those people will be introducing themselves, I take the liberty of responding. Remember that I was in Railways from 1965 to 2004 when I retired. There have been many changes in Railways. since 2004.

I had a diploma in electrical engineering (3 years), however I joined for a job that required only 2 years of diploma, however we had to do training for a year when Railroad did not provide any type of training, we had to collect everything After a year of training that we were approved, I still don't know http: // how. The only way was to find another job on the railroad, which I did http: // eventually. My most regret was that I requested that the railroad call the assistant driver 4 times and I was unable to attend because I could not afford the training expenses amounting to one. annual stipend and interest.

I finally tried another job that fit my qualification and joined another railroad where we were sitting idle and collecting a salary. However, after some time observing my nature, a supervisor took me to his section and my career began to progress. I had no barracks and I applied for one and I got it after a long time of waiting. I was inhabited aged and hoped for better accommodation by giving up my house rental allowance. By then I was married and had stayed away taking a long trip to get to work. A distant place and a change would have necessitated disrupting the wife's work, the education of the daughters and sons. Future home of education. So I turned in rooms that would have been the envy of many people,

He could have appeared for the officer position and would have needed to be transferred to another state. The promotion would have led me to Dy CEE. But I settled for gradual promotion and became the highest Sr section engineer in the class ||| otherwise, accepting a higher promotion would have disrupted children's studies.

Facilities provided by Railway in service include 3 sets of free first-class passes to travel from anywhere to anywhere on Railway. But getting the license, although it was a problem that resulted in unpleasant situations. All these I picked up only at the end of my career. One good thing we just had to do our job and how it's done is our care. Railway also offered home loans which was a huge boost to our morale. Then the pension that was half of the salary at the time of retirement. And then the pension to the wife after our death and that tells the story.

Despite all these things, if I am offered another opportunity to join Railway, that is, at my next birth, I would prefer it no matter the conditions.

It is good to know that people are really interested in railways. You know, I know people who want to join just because there is a lot of illegal income in it. I mean, India has the largest railway network in the world. Show some respect. For them, I wish they never got the job.
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For you, however, I will pray to all the gods that you get it. Here is my contribution in that direction
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Entrance exam list

  • Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam: Candidates are required to pass the intermediate exam or its equivalent. They should have followed Physics and Mathematics.
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It is good to know that people are really interested in railways. You know, I know people who want to join just because there is a lot of illegal income in it. I mean, India has the largest railway network in the world. Show some respect. For them, I wish they never got the job.
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For you, however, I will pray to all the gods that you get it. Here is my contribution in that direction
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Entrance exam list

  • Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam: Candidates are required to pass the intermediate exam or its equivalent. They should have studied Physics and Mathematics or Chemistry and Mathematics. Also, the candidate must have a minimum of 50%. The candidate must be between 17 and 21 years old to apply for the exam.
  • Railroad Officers Exam: The various exams for this position include India Rail Traffic Service (IRTS), India Rail Accounts Service (IRAS), India Rail Engineering Service (IRSE) , India Railways Electrical Engineers Service (IRSEE), Indian Railways Services of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), Indian Railway Store Service (IRSS), RPF Sub-Inspectors / Agent Exam

For the IRAS exam, candidates must sit for the civil service exam to obtain an appointment to these positions. For the IRSS exam, those who are engineers in the field in question can apply for the exams. To apply for the exam, applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree from a recognized University. Additionally, applicants should have completed their level +2 in the Science sequence.

Source: Rail Entrance Exam List

Rly employees are central government employees and the pay scales of the seventh cpc are applied to them, they obtain an annual increase of 3%. Also, they get an annual bonus of around ₹ 8000, if their pay is below a certain limit. They get accommodation, annual rly travel passes (3–6) for themselves and family and dependents to sleep or air conditioning class depending on their basic salary, there are railway / kv schools in remote places for the education of children. There are rly clubs and institutes for extracurricular activities such as sports in each large neighborhood.

They enjoy good medical facilities for free in Rly's hospitals and health centers.

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Rly employees are central government employees and the pay scales of the seventh cpc are applied to them, they obtain an annual increase of 3%. Also, they get an annual bonus of around ₹ 8000, if their pay is below a certain limit. They get accommodation, annual rly travel passes (3–6) for themselves and family and dependents to sleep or air conditioning class depending on their basic salary, there are railway / kv schools in remote places for the education of children. There are rly clubs and institutes for extracurricular activities such as sports in each large neighborhood.

They enjoy good medical facilities free of charge in Rly hospitals and health units for themselves, their family and their dependents for life.

Upon retirement, they obtain the amount accumulated in their account in the nation's pension system, salary for leave accumulated up to 10 months, accumulation of group insurance.

Above all, Rly men have an identity in society and are highly respected, which is a bonus.

Technical jobs are in worse condition.
Engineers hired through RRB receive a Group C position, which belongs to the labor class. The senior section engineer is a supervisor job, who can be responsible for almost everything. Enter at your own risk.

My feeling is that if you want to get into a government job, you have to look for non-tech jobs.

Look at the railroad contracting boards' postings, they give a minimum grade for various Gr. D and Gr. C jobs. See what interests you and study accordingly.

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