The Indian Railway network, a legacy of the British Colonial rule is the largest in the world. Is it any wonder that the Indian Railways is the biggest single job-provider in the world? As a Government of India Undertaking, railway jobs are amongst the most sought after in India.
The Indian Railway network,Guest Posting a legacy of the British Colonial rule is the largest in the world. Is it any wonder that the Indian Railways is the biggest single job-provider in the world? As a Government of India Undertaking, railway jobs are amongst the most sought after in India.
The Indian Railways network is divided into 17 zones to facilitate administration. The zones are under the jurisdiction of a General Manager (GM) who is directly answerable to the Railway Board. These zones are further divided into divisions that model railways come under the control of the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). The officers reporting to the DRM are from the various departments under his jurisdiction namely the engineering divisions and operating safety department etc.The duties of these officers involve operation and maintenance of assets. The number of divisions under each zone varies from three to six depending on the size of the zone. In all there are 68 divisions. Each division has its own divisional headquarters.
Railway jobs are divided into 4 basic groups – Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. Employees belonging to Group A and Group B are gazette officers.
The Railways selects its officers into Railway job Group A through the UPSC exams.
To get a railway job, you need to appear for one of these three exams conducted by the UPSC.
•Civil Services Exam
•Engineering Services Exam
•Medical Services Exam
Services that come under the Civil Service Exam are,
1.Indian Railway traffic Service.
2.Indian Railway Accounts service
3.Indian Railway Personnel service
4.Railway Protection Force
Services that come under the Engineering Services Exam are,
1.Indian Railway Service of Engineers
2.Indian Railway Stores Service
3.Indian Railway Service of mechanical Engineers
4.Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
5.Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers