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Indian Railway Traffic Service

The Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) has two functions:
(a) Commercial Transportation of objects by trains is the responsibility of the Commercial Division of the IRTS.
(b) Operations: The Operations Department is in charge of the movement of trains.

The hierarchy:

Assistant Superintendent(Commercial/Operations) at Divisional Headquarters and after 4 years of service at the senior scale > Commercial/Operations Superintendent at the Divisional Headquarters > Senior Divisional OS/CS > Chief Commercial Superintendent OS/CS > Additional Chief Commercial Superintendent OS/ CS > Deputy Chief Commercial Superintendent OS/CS.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Indian Railway Traffic Service exam is the same as for other services. Once the candidate clears the civil services and gets allotment to the Indian foriegn service as per his rank, he has to go through specified training.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Recruitment and Training

As like other Railways Services, the recruitment of Indian Railway Traffic Service also has two kinds. Half of the recruitment is carried out through Civil Services Exam conducted by the UPSC commission and remaining through upgrading the officers serving in Group B in the Zonal Department of Indian Railways. IRTS is the group 'A' service in Civil Services.

The officers recruited directly to Indian Railway Traffic Service are sent for general foundation training along with the other civil services trainee officers to LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration) - Missouri, NADT (National Academy of Direct Taxes - Nagpur, Dr. Marri Chann Reddy Human Resource Development Institute - Hyderabad, RCVP or Noronha Academy of Administration - Bhopal.

The further training is followed by Railway Foundation Course at National Academy of Indian Railways - Vadodara.

Now the trainee officers are set for specialized training at the (IRITM) Indian Railway Institute of Transportation Management - Lucknow.

At IRITM, the trainee IRTS officers undergo in field training along with the classroom training at several railway activity centers and institutes of Indian Railways which are centralized training institutes, also seminars and managements all over the country. Trips to railways project locations, ports and short sessions at Civil Services Academies and at recognized management institutes in India.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Exam 2016

The Indian Railway Traffic Service exam 2016 notification has come and the last date of online application was on the 27th of may 2016. The date of prelims exam is 7th August 2016. The next exam will happen in 2017 around the same time.

Indian Railway Traffic Service syllabus 2016

The syllabus for the civil services exam in 2016 and every other year is the same for the Indian Railway Traffic Service as well as other services. There is no difference whatsoever.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Ranks and Salaries

Service Hierarchy


Pay scales

Designation in Field (Commercial)

Designation in Field (Operational)

Any Other Designation

Junior time scale


Assistant commercial manager

Assistant operational manager


Selection time scale sr. scale


Divisional commercial manger

Divisional operational manager


Junior administrative grade


Sr. divisional commercial manager

Sr. divisional operational manager


Selection grade


Sr. divisional commercial manager

Sr. divisional operational manager


Senior administrative grade


Chief commercial manger

Chief operational manager

Executive director

Higher administrative grade




Additional member

26000 (fixed)



Member (traffic)