A. TRAFFIC (TRANSPORTATION) :-
Hierarchical set up and line of control of Operating Dept, at the Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board level.
II. TRAFFIC, TRAIN AND POWER CONTROL ORGANISATION
Objective and set up of Control Offices.
Functions of Control Organization pertaining to Train Ordering, Punctuality, Maintenance of Operating Statistics, Wagon & Loco Stock Management, Blocks (Engg. TRD etc) management, Management during Accident & unusual Situations/ Circumstances & Disaster Management.
Duties and responsibilities of Chief Controllers, Dy. Chief Controllers Section Controllers, TNCs, Recorders and their Co-ordination with Lobbies, Station & Yards.
Freight Train Operations (FTO) & Freight Train Ordering Principles with or without co-ordination with Crew Lobbies.
Special instructions during abnormal conditions of woring & during emergencies like Cyclone, Civil Disturbances, Accidents etc.
Daily Performance Reporting from Stations/Yards/Sheds to Area Sub-control, Area Sub-control to Divisional Control Office and from Divisional Control Office to Zonal Control Office and from Zonal Control Office to Railway Board.
Basic and important Documents/Registers maintained in Control Office and their basis.
Periodical Performance Reporting and analysis of Operating Performance along with compilation of statistical data.
Power Control Organization, Engine and crew scheduling.
Factors affecting wagon & Engine utilization and methods of improvements.
Working pertaining to issue of caution orders from nominated and Notice stations.
Liaison/Co-ordination with Control Establishments of other departments like Engg., TRD, Traction Control, Signaling Control etc.
III. FREIGHT TRAIN OPERATIONS
Functioning of crew & Guard Lobbies.
Shunting operation in Yards or Road side stations.
Working of Marshalling Yards & Transhipment Point.
Causes of Yard and section congestion and remedial strategies.
All India Marshalling Order and Railway-wise Marshalling Orders principles and Procedures.
Rules regarding carriage of Explosives and other General goods.
Indent Allotment and Supply of Freight stock at stations.
Wagon Stock Management for loading and unloading operations.
Imposition of operating Restrictions on Wagon Loading and acceptance of Wagon Indents.
Observance of civil ban and Carriage of Contraband goods etc.
Important Documents/Registers maintained in Yard & at Stations.
Familiarity with G&SR, Accident Manual, Operating Manual, Block Working Manual, Red Tariff, IR Act, 1989 etc.
Engine Utilization aspects requiring special attention:-
Engine Crew and Train Crew Schedule.
Rules Regarding Outstation and Home Station rest, etc. to ensure observations of 10 Hour Rule or Rules applicable from time to time.
Movement of Dead Locomotives.
Management of maintenance Schedule of Locomotives.
Shed and Traffic Outage of Locomotives.
Wagon Turn Round Time (WTR) & factors affecting optimum utilization of the wagon fleet and methods of improvement:-
Running of unit trains and formation of Captive Rakes.
Block Train Operations.
Nominated day loading.
Rationalization Scheme of movement of Freight traffic for avoiding congestion by specific routes.
Merry-Go-Round (MGR) System.
Engine on Load (EOL) System.
Mini Rake System.
Supervision and control over movement of Special type of Stock, ODC consignments.
Maximum Moving Dimensions.
Uses of Computer:-
Freight Operations Information System (FOIS)
Coaching Operation Information System (COIS)
Rake Management System (RMS)
Terminal Management System (TMS)
Computerized Train Charting.
Relevant Rules and important Policy guidelines.
C&W examination for intensive, Round Trips, Premium and Close Circuit rakes.
Sick lines and TXR Repair Depots including POH & ROH Depots and their functions.
Supply of Coaches/Wagons to C&W shops for POH and special repairs.
Working of travelling traffic cranes for handling heavy consignments at Intermediate stations.
Detaching of Sick Wagons at enroute Stations and their repair and clearance.
Inter change transactions – Junction returns of inter Railway Interchange traffic.
Weightment of rakes.
Permissible Axle Loads & Heavy Haul Operations.
‘Payload’ to ‘Tare’ Ratio of Wagons.
IV. OPERATING STATISTICS
Definition, meaning and methods of compilation of the Fundamental and Derived units.
Analysis of the Operating Statistics.
Important Operating Efficiency Indices, their meaning and uses.
I. WORKING OF TRAINS GENERALLY AND GENRAL AND SUBSIDIARY RULES
Responsibility and function of Engine crew before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.
Responsibility and function of Guard/Asst. Guard before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.
Role & Responsibility of Station Staff in working of trains.
Various system of working of trains and Conditions for Granting LC.
Classification of Stations, Standard of Interlocking, Signaling systems, Equipment & their working.
Station Working Rules and Block Working.
Line capacity and measures for augmenting it MAUQ, Token less working, Centralised Traffic Control, Doubling, Automatic Block, IBS/IBH.
Combined train Report, guard’s Rough Journal Book, Vehicle Guidance, Driver’s Ticket, Brake Power Certificate etc.
Rules regarding Marshalling of vehicles on Passenger, Mixed and Freight trains.
Vacuum Brake & Air Brake System along with Continuity Test.
Precautions to be taken on Ghat Sections.
II. PASSENGER TRAINS OPERATION
General principles and methodology of Time Tabling of Passenger trains.
Consultative Machinery for revision of Time Table at Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board level.
Publication of Working Time Tables, Public Time Tables & Sheet Time Tables.
Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains.
Factors affecting Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains and method of improving the Punctuality.
Augmentation of train loads for meeting traffic requirements.
Running of Tourists coaches, Special carriage and Special trains.
Planning & Running of Holiday Specials, Mela Specials Tourist Specials, etc.
Introduction of new trains, extension of train runs, Introduction of through and Sectional coaches.
Preparation of Engine Links, Driver/Guard Links & Rake Links.
Computer Service Operations.
III. ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY ORGANISATION
Accidents, types and their classification, causes and their prevention.
Functioning of Railway Safety Organization.
Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and his Functions.
Rules for reporting Accidents.
Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARMEs) & Accident Relief trains (ARTs).
Role & Responsibilities of various officials and Departments during Accidents.
Responsibility of the control Organization Station Masters and Traffic staff on the affected Section.
Accidents enquiries and DAR action against staff held responsible for the Accidents.
Review and analysis of Accidents for taking corrective measures.
Disaster Management & implementations of High level Committee’s report on Disaster management on Indian Railways.
Psycho analysis in case of accidents attributed to human failures.
Improved mechanized aids to prevent human error like:-
Improved signalling and inter-locking arrangement,
SM’s central and Inter cabin control over route
Track circuit and Axle counters
Route Relay Inter-locking
Automatic cab warning system and automatic braking system.
Refresher Courses, Safety camps and campaigns.
IV. PLANNING ON THE RAILWAYS
Set up & Functions of Planning Wing on IR.
Corporate Plan and Annual Plan.
PART A- Establishment and Financial Rules-
ESTABLISHMENT RULES:- General conditions of service of Railway servants including rules regarding leave joining time passes.
Railway Service (Discipline and Appeals ) Rules – 1968
Railway Service Conduct Rules – 1966
Payment of Wages, Allowances and Overtime
Labour laws including the Payment of Wages Act, the Workmen’s Compensation Act, Hours of Employment Regulations, the Factories Act, the Industrial Disputes Act, the Contract Labour Act.
Manpower Planning the Training.
Welfare measures in Railways.
PNM, JCM and PREM.
Parliamentary Control over Railway Finance – Public accountability, Cannons of Financial Property.
Railway Budget – Budgetary terms, type of Budgets, Budget Cycle, Demand for grants, Expenditure Classification.
Works Programme – Financial Justification of Works – Preparation of
Estimates, Capital Budget, Control over Capital Expenditure.
Financial Cost Control in Railway Workshops, Sheds and Depot.
Delegation of Powers
M and P Programme, RSP.