Service Profile of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is one of the Group ‘A’ services one can be recruited into on clearing the civil services exam conducted by the UPSC every year. This service primarily manages the transportation department of the Indian railways. This is the service responsible for revenue generation in the railways. Read on for more on the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), its functions, training, history, career progression and salaries in this article.

There are two major wings in the traffic service – Operations and Commercial.

Brief history

The IRTS was constituted in its present form in 1967. This service was formerly known as the Officers of the Superior Revenue Establishment of the Traffic, Transportation and Commercial Department of Indian Railways.

Training

The probationers undergo training in any of the national training academies namely, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie, National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) at Nagpur, Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad and RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration at Bhopal. After this, they are imparted the Railway Foundation Course at National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara. The officers are also given specialised training at the Indian Railway Institute of Transportation Management (IRITM) located in Lucknow. Here, they make field trips to various railway activity centres, workshops and organisations, Centralized Training Institutes of Indian Railways and visits to railway project sites, ports. They also have a parliamentary attachment and stints at other civil service academies and one IIM.

IRTS Vacancies 2019

There are 77 IRTS vacancies for various posts 2019-20 under different categories. UPSC recruits Only Group A posts. However, we have given the details of vacancies for other groups as well.

The details of the IRTS posts and respective organizations are enclosed below:

Organization Title No of posts
RVNL GM(PP&D) 1
DMRC GM (Operations Planning) 1
CRIS GM(UTS) 1
IRCTC GGM/E-8 1
RCT Vice-Chairman (Tech.) 1
RCT Technical Member 12
RITES GM 2
RLDA Member (Planning Rail Traffic Coordination) 1
LMRCL GM (Operations) 1
RLDA Vice-Chairman 1
CRIS Regional General Manager  1
CRIS RGM 1
CRIS Director (Passenger System) 1
Container Corp. of India Ltd. (CCIL) CGM(C&O) 6
RVNL ED(PP&D) 1
RVNL GM(PP&D) 1
CONCOR GGM(C&O) 6
Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. ED(Coal Movement) 1
CRIS Regional General Manager 1
RLDA Member (Planning and Traffic Coordination) 1
CRIS Regional  General Manager 1
IPRCL GM(Operation) 1
DFCCIL GM(OP & Safety) 1
SCCL ED(Coal Movement) 1
CRIS-Mumbai Regional General Manager 1
IRCTC GGM (E-8) 1
RITES AGM(Traffic) 1
DFCCIL AGM/JGM/DGM 1
DFCCIL GM(OP&Safety) 1
DFCCIL AGM/JGM/DGM(Traffic)
RLDA MEMBER (PLANNING RAIL TRAFFIC COORDINATION) 1
CRIS GM 1
KRCL Chief Traffic Manager (CTM) 1
MRVC Chief Operation Manager 1
RVNL GM(PP&D) 1
DFCCIL GM/Business Development 1
CONCOR GGM(C&O)/SGM(C&O) 3
CRIS GM(ICMS) 1
IRAO (Dhaka) Railway Adviser 1
DFCCIL AGM(Operations) 1
DFCCIL GM OP & SAFETY 1
DFCCIL GM OP& Safety
Railway Claims Tribunal Vice-Chairman Technical 2
Railway Claims Tribunal Technical Member 3

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Indian Railway Traffic Service Functions

Functions

  • Coordinating the production and sale of transportation output.
  • Managing the customer interface of railways.
  • In the operations wing, ensuring smooth and fast transportation of freight and passengers.
  • In the commercial wing, an officer has to deal with the sales, pricing, service and marketing aspects of passenger and freight business.
  • An IRTS officer can also be sent on deputation to other ministries and departments under the Central Staffing Scheme.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Salary

Hierarchy and pay scales

Grade Designation in Field (Commercial) Designation in Field (Operations) Designation in Railways Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Assistant Commercial Manager Assistant Operations Manager ——

Rs.15,600-39100
+
Grade Pay Rs.5400

Senior Time Scale Divisional Commercial Manager Divisional Operations Manager ——

Rs.15,600-39,100
+
Grade Pay Rs.6600

Junior Administrative Grade Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Senior Divisional Operations Manager ——

Rs.15,600-39,100
+
Grade Pay Rs.7600

Selection Grade Senior Divisional Commercial Manager/ Deputy Chief Commercial Manager Senior Divisional Operations Manager/ Deputy Chief

Operations Manager

——

Rs.37,400-67,000
+
Grade Pay Rs.8700

Senior Administrative Grade Chief Commercial Manager/ Chief Claims Officer Chief

Operations Manager/ Chief Freight

Transportation Manager/ Chief Passenger Transportation Manager/  Chief Traffic

Planning Manager

Executive Director

 

Rs.37,400-67,000
+
Grade Pay Rs.10,000

Higher Administrative Grade Chief Commercial Manager Chief

Operations Manager

Additional Member/ Additional Advisor

 

67000-3%-79000

Higher Administrative Grade + —— —— Member (Traffic)

80000

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