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02/07/2017

Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA): Job Profile, Salary, Promotion

Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA) – Railway Apprentice (TA) Job Profile, Salary, Eligibility, Promotion & Vacancies: Job profile of Traffic Apprentice (TA) in Indian Railway. I guess you are interested in Railway NTPC Graduate recruitment in Indian Railway. Candidates giving Traffic Apprentice (TA) as one of the preference in RRB NTPC Exam they first need to know its Job details, career path information.

As you know, Railway is done with all kind of exams, they are now now all set to announce RRB NTPC Final Result. What career growths are there in Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA)? Here is everything you need to know about Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA) post such as Duties, Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Promotion, Vacancies, qualification and recruitment process.

Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA) Job Profile

Traffic Apprentice (TA) is another famous Group-C Non-Technical post in Indian Railways, recruitment through RRB NTPC Graduate categories examination. Recruitment in Traffic apprentice categories, is for employing the successful candidates in Supervisor/ Inspector posts in Operating (Traffic) departments. These are one of the major department in Indian Railways, taking care of train operations. After undergoing intensive training for 300 days which was earlier 2 years, these personnel are appointed in the traffic department.

posted as Traffic Inspectors or as Supervisors like Deputy Station Superintendents, Section Controllers, etc in PB - 2 (Rs. 9300 - 34800) with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 (7th C. P. C.).

What is the Job profile of Traffic Apprentice (TA) in Indian Railway? This question comes in mind of a candidate applying for Railway Traffic Apprentice (TA) posts. Scroll down to read more about Job profile of Traffic Apprentice (TA) in Railways.

About Traffic Apprentice:

# Name of the Post: Traffic Apprentice (CA)
# Training Period: 300 Days (Earlier 2 Years)
# Salary: During Training - Grade Pay Rs. 2800/-
                After Training - Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-
# 1st Salary: Rs. 38,000/- (Approx)
# Bond: 5 Years Bond.

Job Profile of TA: A Traffic Apprentice (TA) is trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Traffic Transportation (Operations) branch. 300 days training is given to Apprentices (TA) in different categories of working of Traffic branch. i.e. 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.
They may be put of work independently also in these posts during training.

After undergoing intensive training for 300 days these personnel are either posted as Traffic Inspectors (Station Master, Yard Master) or as Supervisors like Deputy Station Superintendents, Section Controllers, etc in PB - 2 (Rs. 9300 - 34800) with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 (7th C. P. C.).

Further they are being promoted as Senior Inspectors/ Supervisors in traffic department category in Grade Pay 4600 & 4800. They are also eligible to appear in the departmental competitive exam, to get promoted into Gazetted ranks (Group B).
Their further promotion will be in that cadre to which he will be posted only.

Career Path/ Promotions: A Traffic Apprentice (TA) will have the following career growth.
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  • Station Master / Section Controller è
  • Station Supt. / Chief Controller è
  • Assistant Operations Manager è
  • Divisional Operations Manager è

Salary: Following are the salary and other perks a Traffic Apprentice (TA) gets.

I.Pay ScaleRs. 9300 - 34800
II.Grade PayRs. 4200/-
III.Basic PayRs. 9300/-

Apart from these, A Traffic Apprentice 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.

Vacancies: Following vacancies are currently available for Traffic Apprentice (TA) posts in Indian Railway. Read more at Railway NTPC Revised Vacancy.

Railway Board
Railway Zone
No. Of Vacancies
UR
OBC
SC
ST
Total
RRB Ahmedabad
WR
30
6
9
4
49
RRB Allahabad
NCR
69
36
19
10
134
NR
54
23
11
8
96
RRB Ajmer
NWR
26
8
8
2
44
RRB Bangalore
SWR
66
28
20
7
121
RRB Bhopal
WCR
28
17
7
5
57
WR
6
0
0
0
6
RRB Bhubaneswar
ECoR
28
16
9
5
58
RRB Bilaspur
CR
3
2
1
0
6
SECR
3
0
1
0
4
RRB Chandigarh
NR
15
9
4
2
30
RRB Chennai
SR
69
28
21
9
127
RRB Guwahati
NFR
38
20
11
5
74
RRB Gorakhpur
NER
30
10
6
6
52
Jammu Srinagar
NR
18
9
5
2
34
RRB Kolkata
ER
61
17
11
6
95
RRB Mumbai
CR
87
47
25
15
174
WR
20
10
6
3
39
RRB Patna
ECR
6
3
1
1
11
RRB Ranchi
ECR
15
6
5
2
28
RRB Secunderabad
SCR
95
43
27
14
179
ECoR
21
12
7
4
44
RRB Siliguri
NFR
47
25
15
7
94
RRB Thiruvananthapuram
SR
39
30
9
9
87
Special Recruitment for PWD Candidates
RRB Mumbai
CR
0
0
0
0
2
Total
874
405
238
126
1645

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Diploma  in  Rail  Transport  and  Management  from  the  Institute  of  Rail  Transport  will  be  an  additional  desirable  qualification. Read more at Railway Apprentice (TA & CA) eligibility criteria.

Recruitment Process: Two Stage Computer Based Test followed by Document Verification. Read more at Railway NTPC Selection process.