In this article series, we are analysing various posts offered into SSC CGL exam and providing profile/ details of every post. In this article, we would discuss about Assistant in Railway Ministry job profile.
Assistant in Railway Ministry is one very good job offered through SSC CGL exam right now. It’s a Group – B interview post in Indian Railways. As you know very well, Indian Railways is a Government of India owned railway network. It is one of the largest and longest railway networks of the world. It has a track of around 1,15,000 km along with 7112 stations. It is operated by Ministry of Railways. As an Assistant in Railways, you would work in the Ministry of Railways. Let’s know more about Assistant in Railway Ministry Job Profile.
Salary of Assistant in Railway Ministry
Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Assistant in Railway Ministry would be 44,900 Rs in 7th pay commission. DA (Dearness Allowance) would be 0% from 1/1/2016 but it would be revised from July-2016 and so on. Apart form DA you’d also get HRA ( Housing Rent Allowance ) and TA ( Travelling Allowance ) which are different for various class of cities. You would also get TA/DA in this post while on tour. Keep watching this space to know more about Salary and other benefits of Assistant in Railway Ministry in 7th pay commission.
You will also get some other benefits of being a railway employee. That includes 1 pass (AC tier-2) for family ( to and fro) anywhere in India free and 3 passes (AC tier-2) for family (to and fro) in which you are required to pay 1/3 of total fare amount and yearly bonus which is not there in any other department. While you are travelling, you can stay in Railway homes at very low rate so there’s an added benefit.
Work profile of Assistant in Railway Ministry
This being an Assistant post, your work would be just like Assistant in CSS or any other Assistant post. You would most probably be posted at Rail Bhawan in Delhi or any other railway office in big cities. You would deal with so many files, reports and do many kinds of paper and clerical work. As you are not decision taking authority, you are supposed to put up files to the higher authorities who are generally group – A officers. There’s a normal workload which can be easily handled.
Promotion of Assistant in Railway Ministry
Like any other Assistant in Ministry post, your first promotion would be of Section Officer. You should get that promotion in around 8-9 years, not sure though. Do try to know more about promotion of Assistant in Railway Ministry and let me know if you find something useful for all candidates. Further promotions in this post should be of Under secretary, Deputy secretary and Director. All these posts involve more or less file work but your responsibilities and decision taking capacities would increase with each promotion.
Where to put Assistant in Railway Ministry post in your SSC CGL preference list if you are a female candidate
It should be somewhere around Assistant in CSS or Assistant in MEA. It should be in Top-10 of your SSC CGL preference list but I recommend that you keep it after ITI, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant CSS, Assistant in MEA.
Assistant in Railway Ministry post in preference list of a male candidate
If you are a male candidate, it should be in top 10 of your preference list according to your personality and liking. If you are a peace loving guy who want a white collar job in Delhi along with social status and interaction, you should keep it up in your preference list along with other Assistant in Ministries posts. But, if you want a job with more adventurous and more lucrative nature, you should go for Income Tax Inspector, Preventive Officer, Examiner or Central Excise Inspector post. In that situation, Assistant in Railway Ministry post can be at no.8,9,10 in your preference list.
Conclusion of Assistant in Railway Ministry post profile
We have tried to give you a general idea in this Assistant in Railway Ministry job profile, yet you should try to get more first hand information before opting for this job.
Best luck for the bright future.