Railway Ticket Collector is one of the most feared employees of the railway for ticket less passangers. He is the one who ensure that every passager travel the train with valid ticket of appropriate denomination.
Indian Railway is one of the largest and busiest railways network in the world having a capacity of transporting seventeen million passengers every days. Considering the magnitude of the traffic even if one percent of the passagers manage to travel without ticket they will cause a big loss to the governments exchequre. Thus the need of Ticket collector. As this loss can dampen the growth of Railways and is harmful to the nationl it makes the job of a TC all the more important.
To transport seventeen million passengers and that too with taking care of both the traveler’s convenience and Governments exchequer is not a mean task. Here TC is the person who has the responsibility to take care of any kind of loss occurring to the department because of the without ticket travelers. He is the Person responsible to check without ticket traveler in the railways not only in the train itself but also at the stations where the traveler departs.
One has to be really dedicated and hardworking to handle this all important work. The job of a TC demands hard work and honesty along with courage to handle such bad elements who intent to travel in the trains with paying the due fair. For this one should have discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment, honesty, courage and above all self-confidence. The job requires lots of hard work, stamina, alertness of mind, adaptability to follow difficult time schedules too.
To discharge his duties efficiently and effectively he requires special training and knowledge.
1. Educational Qualification
To be eligible to become a Ticket collector in India one should be at least 10th class pass with 50% marks in aggregate in any discipline.
From 18 years to 30 years.
To become a Ticket Collector one has to follow the above given steps:
To become a Ticket Collector one has to apply for the competitive exam to be held for the job whenever declared by any of the 17 RRBs of different zones in the Indian Railways.
After clearing the RRB exam (consisting of nearly 150 questions on G.K, Aptitude, Mathematics and General English) held for the post of Ticket Collector getting the necessary training one is posted on a Railway station or a particular route.
Ticket Collector has only one option and that is of working in the India railways.
The pay scale of a newly appointed ASM is Rs.3050-Rs.4500. However these pay scales keep on revising time to time.
They also get attractive remuneration and incentives including contributory provident fund, gratuity, medical facilities and free/concessional Railways passage etc. They are also provided with a range of benefits and allowances in addition to housing facilities, medical expenses and out- station allowances, as well as free/concessional Railways passes for their immediate family members and dependants