RRB NTPC Job Profile ( Goods Gaurd )

Posted on : October 4th 2017, 10:36 am

GOODS GUARD

Job of a Goods Guard is somewhat strenuous in nature that he has stay in his brake van during the entire run where no basic facilities are given. Nowadays the situation has slightly improved with the running of 8 wheeler Brake van. Brake vans are not lit during night and the train may wait in way side stations long hours sometimes for crossing/precedence of Express trains. The nature of the job is compensated by allowances of which the important one is Running Allowance. You are paid Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometers on the run.

  1. Job Profile Description : Guard is the in charge of a running train. Goods Guard will be in charge of a goods train. His duties include .
    • Get the vehicle guidance (VG – written document containing numbers of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons, total tonnage) from Station Master/Yard Master.
    • Check the entire formation for anything that can endanger safe running of trains.
    • Check the brake continuity with Loco Pilot.
    • Sign the Brake Power certificate(BPC) after ensuring sufficient brake power
    • Constantly monitor the formation on the run for any abnormalities.
    • Prepare train reports like Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports...
    • Attend along with LP/ALP minor troubles experienced on the run like brake binding etc.
  2. Shift : Yes. You will never have a fixed time of work. You will always be on the run.
  3. Career Path :As an Goods Guard you will have the following career path
    • Passenger Guard
    • Express Guard. OR
    • Passenger Guard
    • Section Controller
    • Chief Controller
    • As a Guard you can also attempt LDCE exam for Group B Gazetted post of Assistant Operations Manager(AOM).
  4. Salary and Allowances :
    Since the job is highly extraneous in nature, with no fixed timings, you will be given an additional ‘RUNNING ALLOWANCE’ as additional compensation . The salary and allowances are as follows:
(i) Pay Scale 5200 - 20200
(ii) Grade Pay 2800
(iii) Initial Pay 8560
(iv) Total Pay (i) + (ii ) 11360

As an Goods Guard you will be entitled to the following major allowances:

  1. DA on Total Pay above plus the running Allowance
  2. Running Allowance: This allowance is paid on the basis of monthly kilometers on the run.
  3. Transport Allowance
  4. House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)
  5. Allowance in Lieu of Kilometrage (ALK): Paid for being deployed in nonrunning duties. Currently paid at the rate of 160 kms per day for outstation duties and 30% of basic pay for duties on headquarters. Besides running allowance they also receive a number of general allowances that’re paid to running station

Other facilities provided include:

Residence : All railways employees, including goods guards, can stay with their families in gated colonies and societies of Railways. These societies are often built in the nicer parts of towns and are well-maintained with greenery, pools, tennis courts and bungalows.

Medical facilities : Facility of receiving treatment in Railways’ Hospitals remains available to them and their families. Like their colonies, these hospitals are well maintained and well stand.

Traveling Facilities : A 2nd Class ‘A’ Pass is issued to Goods Guards that they or their family members can use to travel in AC-3 tier of any train except for Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi etc.

  1. Vacancies Details : Vacancies for the post of Goods Guard for respective RRBs Are:
Name of RRB PU UR SC ST OBC Total
Ahmedabad WR 191 74 35 92 392
Allahabad NCR 744 214 103 289 1350
NR 81 22 49 32 184
Ajmer NWR 107 27 16 49 199
WCR 168 50 25 90 333
Bangalore SWR 82 41 19 38 184
Bhopal WR 84 16 14 53 167
WCR 304 89 47 145 585
Bhubaneswar ECoR 288 83 38 100 509
Bilaspur SECR 03 01 0 01 05
CR 71 07 03 12 44
Chandigarh NR 71 07 15 30 123
Chennai SR 116 32 22 12 182
Gorakhpur NFR 29 08 04 18 59
Guwahati NFR 59 17 08 29 113
Jammu Srinagar NR 27 07 04 14 52
Kolkata ER 202 60 30 108 400
Malda SER 48 14 10 25 97
Mumbai CR 112 33 25 64 234
WR 28 21 09 06 64
SCR 02 01 0 01 04
Muzaffarpur ECR 170 50 25 90 335
Patna ECR 293 88 42 156 579
Ranchi ECR 197 101 55 36 389
Secunderabad SCR 181 58 23 95 357
ECoR 254 90 36 95 475
Siliguri NFR 36 11 05 20 72
Thiruvananthapuram SR 65 07 03 21 96
TOTAL   3964 1229 665 1721 7591

Gen- 3964, SC- 1229, ST-665 OBC-1721