RRB NTPC 2016: Assistant Station Master (ASM) Job Description, Salary and Career

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Assistant Station Master (ASM): In our previous articles on RRB NTPC Recruitment Examination 2016, we have explained the eligibility criteria, selection and application process, RRN NTPC Exam syllabus and the correct procedure for filling post preferences. We are now introducing a set of blog posts on various non-technical posts in the Railways RRB NTPC Recruitment Examination 2016. We begin with Assistant Station Master (ASM) Job Profile, Pay Scale and Career Prospects.

In order to get recruited as an Assistant Station Master, a candidate needs to crack RRB Non-Technical Examination first. It is an aptitude based examination. Only after that, will you be able to submit you documents and be considered for the post of Assistant Station Master (ASM) by Railway Recruitment Board.

 

Assistant Station Master (ASM) Job Description 

The primary task assigned to an Assistant Station Master (ASM) is to ensure systematic running of trains in the designated area. Following the official handbook provided by Railway Authorities, the Assistant Station Master has to coordinate the signal operating mechanisms at all times.

An ASM has to work in shifts and organize the work schedule according to that. Mostly, you will find only 1 ASM in every station. But in case of bigger stations, more than 1 ASM can be appointed.

 

Assistant Station Master (ASM) Salary and Perks

The post of Assistant Station Master (ASM) is a respectable one.

The initial pay is around Rs. 8,560/- and the pay scale which an Assistant Station Master (ASM) is entitled to Rs. 5,200/- to 20,200/-. The Grade Pay set by the Railway Recruitment Board is Rs. 2,800/-

Hence, you can say that a newly appointed Assistant Station Master gets a total pay of Rs 11,360/- alongwith House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance (TA).

 

Assistant Station Master (ASM) Career Prospects and Future Growth

There is a definite timeline for every post in the Railways. This is a similar feature shared by every government job across various departments in India.

Assistant Station Master is a good post to start your career with. Your performance and the amount of years you put in the job will be the judge of how far you go. After you are recruited by the Railway Recruitment Board for the ASM Post, you can move upward to the following posts in time.

  1. Assistant Station Master
  2. Station Master
  3. Station Superintendent
  4. Assistant Operations Manager
  5. Divisional Operations Manager

 

Assistant Station Master (ASM) RRB NTPC Job Vacancies 2016

The total job vacancies for Assistant Station Master (ASM) under RRB Non-Technical Recruitment 2016 are 5942. The candidates will be recruited depending on the zonal RRB they applied to and the category of the candidate.

Please refer to the table below to know the available number of job vacancies for ASM Post. If you are not familiar with abbreviations used in the table, we have mentioned their full forms just below the table.

 

Name of RRB

PU UR SC ST OBC

Total

WCR

53 15 3 26

97

Bangalore

SWR 90 30 16 29

165

Bhopal

WCR

26 10 4 15

55

WR

64 19 10 32

125

Bhubaneswar

ECoR

58 17 9 32

116

Bilaspur

SECR

6 0 1 3

10

CR

43 13 6 23

85

Chandigarh

NR

37 9 23 17

86

Chennai

SR

227 65 42 59

393

Guwahati

NFR

97 29 14 52

192

Srinagar

NR

31 9 5 16

61

Kolkata

ER

226 68 34 122

450

Malda

SER

66 21 11 35

133

Mumbai

CR

386 114 57 206

763

WR

61 19 10 34

124

SCR

43 14 7 25

89

Muzaffarpur

ECR

67 19 9 34

129

Patna

ECR

63 19 9 33

124

Ranchi

ECR

53 16 8 28

105

Secunderabad

SCR

160 45 36 94

335

ECoR

58 8 2 23

91

Siliguri

NFR

45

14 7 25

91

Thiruvananthapuram

SR

82 43 24 36

185

Allahabad

NCR

0 0 0 0

5

Total

3024

932 505 1476

5942

  • WCR – West Central Railway
  • SWR – South Western Railway
  • WR – Western Railway
  • ECoR – East Coast Railway
  • SECR – South East Central Railway
  • CR – Central Railway
  • NR – Northern Railway
  • SR – Southern Railway
  • NFR – North East Frontier Railway
  • ER – Eastern Railway
  • SER – South Eastern Railway
  • NCR – North Central Railway

We hope this information will help you in understanding ASM Job Profile and Career in a better way. Comment your thoughts in the section below.

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