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Constable Jobs in RPF/RPSF in NFR Aug09

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Ministry of Railways
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)
Railway Protection Force (RPF / RPSF)
Advertisement No. 1/2009

Recruitment of Constables (Male/Female) in RPF/RPSF

Applications are invited from eligible male / female candidates for filling up the posts of Constables in Northeast Frontier Railway :

  • Constable : 1130 posts
    • [Male – 905 (UR-509, SC-126, ST-34, OBC-236),
    • Female – 113 (UR-64, SC-16, ST-4, OBC-29),
    • Ex.-SM – 112)],
  • (Pay Scale : Rs.5200-2000/- Grade Pay Rs.2000/-
  • Eligibility : Matriculation or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Physical Measurements (Male):
    • Height : UR/OBC:165 cms, SC/ST : 160 cms, Grhwalis, Gorkhas, Kuamaonese, Dogras, Marathas, etc. : 163 cms
    • Weight : UR/OBC: 50 kg. SC/ST : 48 kg cms, Grhwalis, Gorkhas, Kuamaonese, Dogras, Marathas, etc. : 49 kg.
    • Chest : UR/OBC: 80, SC/ST : 76.20, Grhwalis, Gorkhas, Kuamaonese, Dogras, Marathas, etc. : 80.00
  • Physical Measurements (Female):
    • Height : UR/OBC:157 cms, SC/ST : 152 cms, Grhwalis, Gorkhas, Kuamaonese, Dogras, Marathas, etc. : 155 cms
    • Weight : UR/OBC: 46 kg. SC/ST : 43 kg cms, Grhwalis, Gorkhas, Kuamaonese, Dogras, Marathas, etc. : 44 kg.

How to apply : The applications in the prescribed format should be sent on or before 08/09/09.

For more information and application form, visit or , or see Employment News dated 08/08/09.

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RPF, RPSF urging Centre for more powers :DGP

RPF, RPSF urging Centre for more powers :DGP
Tiruchirapalli : Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) were continuously urging the Centre to give them more powers, including investigative powers, in order to enhance the security measures to the properties of the Indian Railways as well the travelling public, Director General of Police (DGP), RPF/RPSF, Ranjit Sinha said.
Addressing ‘Dikshant’ parade of 81st batch of RPF/RPSF recruits here today, Mr Sinha hoped that they would get adequate powers soon.
He said thanks to the sixth Pay Commission recommendations, the members of RPF/RPSF force were going to benefit to a larger extent which would enhance the efficiency of these two forces.
Later, addressing a press conference, Mr Sinha said after the recent terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26 last, security measures had been enhanced further inside and outside the railway network areas.
Stating that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee also was very keen to enhance the security measures of the Indian Railway system, he said it was planned to introduce Integrated Security Scheme (ISS) in all the Indian Railway stations for which the railway stations had been divided into three categories.
Under first category, ISS would be introduced at important railway stations in the four metropolitan cities besides cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad.
In category two, the ISS would be introduced at important railway stations in tier two cities and remaining railway stations would be covered under ISS in third category, he added. He said the Centre had earmarked a sum of Rs 350 crore to introduce ISS in 140 important railway stations at all the metros and the important cities of the country for the current year. The works under ISS had already commenced by ordering the equipment like Luggage Scanner, Bomb Detection
Device and Close Circuit Television, he added.

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Written test at Ajmer for post of Asst Station Master postponed


In a joint operation by police  of three States, an alleged racket involving leaking of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examination papers was busted on Sunday with the arrest of 109 people, including some aspiring candidates, after raids in Jaipur and Bhopal.

Following the arrests, the written test for the post of Assistant Station Master by the RRB, Ajmer scheduled on Sunday was postponed and a new date would be announced later, the board’s chairman C L Bharti said.

While the arrests were made in Jaipur and Bhopal by the police of the respective states, they were working on a tipoff from Uttar Pradesh Police. “With the help of Rajasthan SOG and Bhopal Police raids were carried out in Jaipur and Bhopal.

Lal said, “Bediram, who was a travelling ticket examiner in NE Railway, is the mastermind. In December last year he was arrested from Allahabad by the STF, which busted a similar racket there, and was released on bail recently.” He said after he was nabbed by the STF, the railways terminated Bediram’s services. “We are trying to nab the kingpin, who is at large since being released from jail,” he added.

Brij Lal said that in December last year; the STF busted a gang leaking question papers for a railway examination, in which a few aspirants were also arrested.

“Since then the state police was tracking the gang members. Through electronic surveillance, we came to know that they have leaked the question paper of an examination being conducted by RRB Ajmer today,” he said.

The ADG said that based on the surveillance inputs two teams of UP STF were constituted to crack the network.

In Jaipur, ADG Kapil Garg, ATS & SOG, Rajasthan told reporters that the gang used to charge Rs 4 lakh per candidate. They used to tell aspiring candidates to initially pay Rs 1,000 and submit their original documents including mark sheets and certi?cates as collateral security before the examination.

Aspiring candidates would then have to pay a second instalment of Rs 50,000 after they had been able to match the leaked question paper with the actual one and ?nal payment of the balance amount had to be paid on their selection, Garg said.

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Career in Railway Services


The Indian railway system spanning a length of over 62.3 thousand kilometers is the largest in Asia and ranks second in the world. It made a modest beginning in April 1853, with the first train from Bombay to Thane. The range of operations of the Indian Railways is quite diverse and wide. The Indian Railway network comprises of nine zones, directly controlled by the Railway Board, which is at the helm of all operations. A General Manager heads each zone.

Nature of Work:

The Indian Railway Traffic Service

This branch of the Indian Railways looks after transportation and commercial matters pertaining to transportation. The branch is further divided into two divisions:

A) The commercial division

This division deals with all commercial responsibilities like ticket checking, catering, administration and management of stations, reservation, announcements on the platforms, etc.

B) The operations division

This division deals with controlling movement of the trains. Keeping a check on incoming and outgoing trains, detachment or attachment of wagons, etc., are the responsibilities of this division. The job requires travelling to inspect, supervise and direct the work at stations and control offices.

A career with the IRTS begins with 3 years of probationary training. The training is carried out for 2 years at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussourie, zonal training centres and incorporates on the job training. The final year of the training period is a regular appointment posting. On completion of this tenure and passing the departmental examinations the officers get a confirmed position. This is either as Assistant Commercial Superintendent (ACS) or Assistant Operations Superintendent (AOS) at the Divisional Headquarters. After 4 years of service, they are promoted to the position of Divisional Commercial Managers and Divisional Operations Managers.
The next promotion is again at the divisional level as Senior Divisional Commercial/Operations Managers. From here, they take charge at the Zonal level as Deputy Chief Managers (Commercial/Operations). The senior most position at the Zonal level is that of Chief Managers (Commercial/Operations). In the Railway board, there is an appointment of Member (Traffic) which is filled by a senior official from this branch.

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

As the name suggests this branch of the Railways deals with the accounting and finance operations of the Indian Railways. Working in this branch would entail dealing with financial transactions and hence a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and related practices would prove an asset for officers who opt for this branch of the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

Officers in this division handle all matters relating to recruitment, promotions, training and even staff welfare, staff welfare activities, transfers, informing the finance department about the increments due to individuals, disciplinary actions and so on.

Railway Protection Service/ Railway Protection Force (RPF)

These branches of the Indian Railway Services operate as other para-military forces. They are responsible for the maintenance of law and order on trains and on premises owned and used by the Indian Railways.

Railway Engineering Services

This is the technical side of the Indian Railways and is engaged in activities like installation, maintenance, construction and planning of railway tracks, bridges and buildings.

Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE)

Officers of this branch comprise the Civil Engineers of the Indian Railways. They plan the track routes; construct railway stations, bridges, tunnels and housing colonies. Officers of this branch also work on projects undertaken in India or abroad under the consultancy organizations of the Railways (Rail India Technical and Economic Services Ltd – RITES and IRCON).

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME)

These Mechanical engineers maintain Diesel Locomotives and rolling stock of the railways. They ensure that the locomotives, wagons and carriages are in proper order for day to day running. They look after the periodic overhauling of the engines, carry out maintenance and repair of engines, wagons and carriages. In the case of an accident they are required to be present at the site to advise and supervise the recovery and removal of the damaged locomotives, carriages and wagons. UPSC.

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)

They look after the functioning of this very massive network and technical expertise and updating of technology for ensuring efficient functioning.

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE)

Railways have an Electrification Headquarters at Allahabad for ongoing planning and coordination of developmental activities for electrification. Electrical engineers are responsible for carrying on the work taken up as part of the electrification projects as well as the maintenance and repair of Electrical Locomotives and coaches. They are responsible for power distribution networks, power generation, and electrical distribution systems and for monitoring continuity of supply.

Indian Railway Stores Service

This branch is responsible for bulk expenditure for procurement of materials required for maintenance, day-to-day functioning, developmental projects, etc.

Recruitment to this department is also followed by a probationary term. The training is given at the Railway Staff College at Vadodara followed by training in various Depots, in the Headquarters of Supply and Disposal, and workshops/loco sheds where materials have to be supplied or recovered for disposal.


Direct recruitment to posts and services in Class I and Class II for non-technical services – the Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS), the Indian Railway Personnel Services (IRPS), the Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS), and the Railway Police Service is made through Union Public Service Commission. To be considered for employment in the Railways, a candidate needs to pass the Combined Civil Services Examination and an allied examination for the Railways. The eligibility for UPSC exams is a graduation in any subject.

For employees who are recruited though the Combined Civil Services Examination, no particular discipline is specified at the graduate level. However for the Railway Engineering Services an engineering degree or its equivalent is a must

Training for recruits for the Railway Engineering Services is provided at five centralised training institutes. For the selection of mechanical engineers, a Special Class Railway Apprenticeship Examination is held. The chosen candidates are given a four-year probationary training. The minimum eligibility is HSC with PCM.

Apart from officers in various departments RRBs also recruit Train Loco Pilots, ASMs, Guards, Teachers, Physical instructors, Doctors in various departments, nurses and paramedical personnel through countrywide written tests.

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