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28/12/2015

Railway Goods Guard: Job Profile, Salary, Promotion of Goods Guard

Railway Goods Guard – Railway Goods Guard Job Profile, Salary, Eligibility, Promotion & Vacancies: Job profile of Goods Guard in Indian Railway. I guess you are interested in RRB recruitment in Indian Railway. Candidates giving Goods Guard a preference in Railway Online application form first need to know its Job details. What career growths are there in Railway Goods Guard? Here is everything you need to know about Railway Goods Guard post such as Duties, Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Promotion, Vacancies, qualification and recruitment process.

Railway Goods Guard Job Profile

What is the Job profile of Goods Guard in Indian Railway? This question comes in mind of a candidate applying for Railway Goods Guard posts. Read below to know more about Job profile of Goods Guard in Railways.

Job Profile: A Goods Guard is in the charge of running a train. Goods Guard will be in charge of a goods train. His duties includes:

  • Get the vehicle guidance (VG – written document containing numbers of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons, total tonnage) from Station Master/Yard Master.
  • 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.

Job of a Goods Guard is somewhat strenuous in nature that he has stay in his brake van during the entire run where no basic facilities are given. Nowadays the situation has slightly improved with the running of 8 wheeler Brake van.

Career Path/ Promotions: A Goods Guard will have the following career growth.
Goods Guard è
Passenger Guard è
Express Guard è
Section Controller è
Chief Controller è

Salary: Following are the salary and other perks a Goods Guard gets.

I.Pay ScaleRs. 5200 - 20200
II.Grade PayRs. 2800/-
III.ThursdayRs. 8500/-
IV.Total Pay (I) + (II)Rs/ 11360/-

Apart from these, A Good Guard will get other allowances as admissible for central Govt. Employees (DA, TA & HRA). There will be deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.
The strenuous nature of the job is compensated by allowances of which the important one is Running Allowance. You are paid Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres on the run.

Vacancies: Following vacancies are currently available for Goods Guard posts in Indian Railway. Read more at Railway Goods Guard Recruitment.

Railway Board
Railway Zone
No. Of Vacancies
UR
OBC
SC
ST
Total
RRB Ahmedabad
WR
191
92
74
35
392
RRB Allahabad
NCR
744
289
214
103
1350
NR
81
32
22
49
184
RRB Ajmer
NWR
107
49
27
16
199
WCR
168
90
50
25
333
RRB Bangalore
SWR
82
38
41
19
180
SWR
0
0
0
0
4
RRB Bhopal
WCR
304
145
89
47
585
WR
84
53
16
14
167
RRB Bhubaneswar
ECoR
288
100
83
38
509
RRB Bilaspur
SECR
3
1
1
0
5
CR
22
12
7
3
44
RRB Chandigarh
NR
71
30
7
15
123
RRB Chennai
SR
116
12
32
22
182
RRB Guwahati
NFR
59
29
17
8
113
RRB Gorakhpur
NER
29
18
8
4
59
Jammu Srinagar
NR
27
14
7
4
52
RRB Kolkata
ER
202
108
60
30
400
RRB Malda
SER
48
25
14
10
97
RRB Mumbai
CR
112
64
33
25
234
WR
28
6
21
9
64
SCR
2
1
1
0
4
RRB Muzaffarpur
ECR
170
90
50
25
335
RRB Patna
ECR
293
156
88
42
579
RRB Ranchi
ECR
197
36
101
55
389
RRB Secunderabad
SCR
181
95
58
23
357
ECoR
254
20
90
36
475
RRB Siliguri
NFR
36
21
11
5
72
RRB Thiruvananthapuram
SR
65
17
7
3
96
Special Recruitment for PWD Candidates
RRB Allahabad
NR
0
0
0
0
1
RRB Mumbai
CR
0
0
0
0
7
Total
3964
1721
1229
665
7591

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Read more at Railway Goods Guard eligibility criteria.

Recruitment Process: Single Stage Computer Based Test followed by Document Verification. Read more at Railway Goods Guard Selection process.

Training: There will be 45 days training for Gooods Gurads in respective Zonal training institutes. Training module consists of General Rules, Goods ,Coaching theory and Railway Commercial rules.