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Rates Inspector, Railway

Aliases: Commercial Inspector

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Rates Inspector, Railway is expected to perform include:

  • Scrutinizing cases and submitting proposals in connection with the reduction or enhancement of rates or fares
  • Examining the existing rates of various services and calculating item-wise net costs to determine the profit or loss incurred by the government
  • Determining the feasibility of introducing new services and amenities within available resources
  • Suggesting measures to prevent malpractices, theft and loss of booked articles
  • Suggesting the introduction or extension of services to productive areas
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 11
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 8 hours everyday for 6 days a week
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime is available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Both Leg (BL) and those who are Hearing Handicapped (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum - University degree or its equivalent

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in examining the existing rates of storing, handling and transporting goods, parcels and luggage and passengers' fares for different classes of travel by railway
  • Adept at calculating the item-wise net cost to determine the profit or loss incurred by the government
  • Well-versed in studying proposals and public's demand for quick and safe transport and travel amenities and determining the feasibility of introducing them within available resources
  • Proficient in computing data and suggesting proposals to the Commercial Manager or the appropriate authority to increase or reduce rates and fares
  • Adept at ensuring passengers receive quality services
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1, 3
  • Ability to provide measures to prevent malpractices, theft and loss of booked articles to minimise payment of compensation to the public 
  • Ability to provide suggestions for introduction or extension of a railway service to productive areas to earn freight
  • Diploma in Rail Transport and Management
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4
  • All colleges and universities across India
  • All Zonal Railway Training Institutes across India
  • Institute of Rail Transport
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://mhrd.gov.in/scholarships-education-loan-0

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.irt-india.com/framecours.htm

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

 Commercial Apprentice Rates Inspector, Railway Chief Rates Inspector, Railway 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 8, 7

For new entrants – Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
 
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 11

Training for two years is sufficient

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Indian Railways

KEYWORDS 
  • Claims Inspector
  • Commercial Inspector
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 1324.1700 Rates Inspector, Railway
ISCO 2008 1324 Supply, Distribuition and Related Managers
NIC 2008 52212; 49120 Support service at railway stations, bus stations, bridges etc; Freight rail transport
QP Reference - -
NSQF - -
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