Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) : Who to join ?

The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) has two basic functions:

  1. Commercial Transportation of objects
  2. Operations: Movement of trains.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Eligibility

The eligibility criterion for the Indian Railway Traffic Service exam is actually similar as for other services. So, if the aspirant gets successful in qualifying the civil services and also allotted to the service according to their rank, he/she then have to undergo a special training session.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Recruitment and Training

The Recruitment and Training of IRTS are brought in success by two ways, one by regular Civil Service Exam held by the UPSC commission annually. The second is by promoting the Group ‘B’ officers of Accounts Department already posted in zonal railways to IRAS. The half of the total numbers of IRAS officers are selected by direct recruitment and rest by promoting the Group ‘B’ officers.

The officers recruited through direct recruitment would have to undergo 90weeks guidance program before the orientation into the actual service at several railway zones and other offices. The guidance program agenda consisting of various levels is conducted at NAIR (National Academy of Indian Railways) in Vadodara, LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration) in Missouri, NDAT (National Academy of Direct Taxes) in Nagpur, NIFM (National Institute of Financial Management) in Faridabad and many more academies for training.

At IRITM, the cadets IRTS officers go through infield training and that too all along with the classroom training at several railway activity centers and institutes of Indian Railways which are known as centralized training institutes, also seminars and managements all over the country. Trips to railways project locations, ports and short sessions at Civil Services Academies and at authorized management academies in India.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Ranks, their Salaries, and Service Hierarchy are as follow:

Junior time scale

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 8000 and Rs. 13500
  • Post existing designation: – Assistant commercial manager
  • Assistant operational manager

Selection time scale sr. scale

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 10000 and Rs. 15200
  • Post existing designation: -Divisional commercial manager
  • Divisional operational manager

Junior administrative grade

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 12000 and Rs. 16500
  • Post existing designation: -Sr. divisional commercial manager
  • -Sr. divisional operational manager

Selection grade

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 14300 and Rs. 18300
  • Post existing designation: -Sr. divisional commercial manager
  • Sr. divisional operational manager

Senior administrative grade

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 18400 and Rs. 22500
  • Grade pay is often around 500 Rs.
  • Post existing designation: -Chief commercial manager
  • -Chief operational manager
  • -Executive director

Higher administrative grade

  • Their basic pay generally ranges between Rs. 22400 and Rs. 24500
  • Grade pay is often around 525 Rs.
  • Post existing designation: Additional member
  • Also, for some higher posts it is fixed at Rs. 26000 and thus no grade pay is granted.

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