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SALEM JN

STATION INFO

Address: Salem Junction, Suramangalam, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636005, India

Station Code: SA)SALEM J

Station Name: SA)SALEM JN

Zone: SR/Southern

Total Unique Trains: 198

Train Frequency Weekly: 600

Station Traffic: High

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TrainTrain NameArrDepHaltDaysClasses
Arrival
12515GUWAHATI EXP00:0200:053SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22643PATNA EXPRESS00:0200:053M,TU2A,3A,SL,GN
12623TRIVANDRUM MAIL00:1200:153M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
12602CHENNAI MAIL00:1700:203M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16526KANYAKUMARI EXP00:2700:303M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
16231MYSORE EXPRESS00:3200:353M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,CC,SL,GN
16527YPR CANNANORE EX00:3200:353M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22640CHENNAI EXPRESS00:4200:453M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12601MANGALORE MAIL00:5701:003M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12674CHERAN EXPRESS00:5701:003M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
12257KOCHUVELI GR01:1001:122TU,TH,SU3A
16235MYSORE EXP01:1201:153M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16573PUDUCHERRY EXP01:1501:205F2A,3A,SL,GN
16525BANGALORE EXP01:2201:253M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
12671NILAGIRI EXP01:2701:303M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
22639ALLEPPEY EXP01:3801:402M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12643NIZAMUDDIN EXP01:5201:553TU2A,3A,SL,GN
12645NIZAMUDDIN EXP01:5201:553SA2A,3A,SL,GN
12682CHENNAI EXP01:5201:553F2A,3A,SL,GN
16614RAJKOT EXPRESS01:5201:553TH2A,3A,SL,GN
16236TUTICORIN EXP01:5702:003M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16528YESVANTPUR EXP02:0202:053M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
06336GUWAHATI EXP02:0502:105SU3A,SL,GN
82636KCVLGHY SUVIDHA02:0502:105SU3A,SL,GN
82636KCVLGHY SUVIDHA02:0502:105SU3A,SL,GN
12626KERALA EXPRESS02:1002:144M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12624CHENNAI MAIL02:1202:153M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
16574YESVANTPUR EXP02:2002:255SA2A,3A,SL,GN
20602MDU MAS AC EXP02:2502:305SU1A,2A,3A
22206MAS DURONTO EXP02:2502:305TU,TH1A,2A,3A
22651PALAKKAD EXP02:3502:405M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,2S,GN
12686CHENNAI EXP02:3702:403M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
12673CHERAN EXPRESS02:4702:503M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
22837DHARTI AABA EXP02:5202:553M2A,3A,GN
20601MAS MDU AC EXP02:5503:005F1A,2A,3A
22205MDU DURONTO EXP02:5503:005M,W1A,2A,3A
11021TIRUNELVELI EXP03:0703:103TU,W,SA2A,3A,SL,GN
18567VSKP QLN EXP03:1003:133TH2A,3A,SL,GN
12681COIMBATORE EXP03:1703:203SA2A,3A,SL,GN
16316BANGALORE EXP03:3203:353M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
11013COIMBATORE EXP03:3703:403M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
02193TEN JBP EXPRESS03:4004:0020SA2A,3A,SL,GN
12687DEHRADUN EXP03:4703:503W,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
22641SHALIMAR EXP03:4703:503TH,SA2A,3A,SL,GN
16856PUDUCHERRY EXP03:5004:0010F2A,3A,SL,GN
17236BANGALORE EXP03:5003:555M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
17315VELANKANNI EXP03:5003:555M2A,3A,SL,GN
12659GURUDEV EXPRESS03:5203:553SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16787TEN JAMMU EXP04:0204:053M,F2A,SL,GN
16687NAVYUG EXP04:0204:053M2A,3A,SL,GN
12507ARONAI EXPRESS04:1204:153TU2A,3A,SL,2S,GN
12258YESVANTPUR EXP04:1204:153M,W,F3A
16317HIMSAGAR EXP04:2204:253F3A,SL,GN
12696TVC CHENNAI EXP04:3704:403M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22649YERCAUD EXPRESS04:3704:403M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
07118ERS HYB EXPRESS04:4004:455TH2A,3A,SL,GN
12511RAPTI SAGAR EXP04:4304:452TH,F,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12521RAPTI SAGAR EXP04:4304:452M1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
22647KRBA TVC EXPRES04:4304:452W,SA2A,3A,SL,GN
22645AHILYANAGARI EX04:4704:503M2A,3A,SL,GN
16565MANGALOREEXP05:0205:053SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16319BAND HUMSAFAR05:0205:053TH,SA3A
22208SUPER AC EXP05:0305:052W,SU1A,2A,3A
22153MS SALEM EXP05:05Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
17230SABARI EXP05:3705:403M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12648KONGU EXPRESS06:0506:105W2A,3A,SL,GN
12690NCJ CHENNAI EXP06:0506:105SU1A,3A,SL,GN
16733RMM OKHA EXPRES06:0506:105F1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
16359ERS PATNA EXP06:1506:205SA2A,3A,SL,GN
19567VIVEK EXP06:1506:205SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16318HIMSAGAR EXP06:2706:303M2A,3A,SL,GN
16566YESVANTPUR EXP06:4206:453M2A,3A,SL,GN
17605MAQ KCG EXPRESS06:4206:453W,SA2A,3A,SL,GN
56100ED MTDM PASS06:4507:0520M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
12698TVC CHENNAI EXP06:5707:003SA2A,3A,SL,GN
22838DHARTI AABA EXP06:5707:003TH2A,3A
22878ERS HWH ANTYODAYA EXP06:5707:003TUUNRESERVED
22498SGNR HUMSAFAR SF07:1507:205F3A
17316VLNK VSG EXP07:1707:203TU2A,3A,SL,GN
12688DDN MDU SF EXP07:2507:305M,F2A,3A,SL,GN
22688CDG MDU SF EXP07:2507:305M,F1A,3A,SL,GN
18568QLN VSKP EXP07:3707:403F2A,3A,SL,GN
56112ED JTJ PASS07:4707:503M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
22497TPJ HUMSAFAR SUP07:5007:555TU3A
13351DHN ALAPPUZHA E08:0008:055M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22666CBE SBC UDAY EXP08:0708:103TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC
56845JTJ ED PASS08:0708:103M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
18189TATA ALLP EXP08:1208:153M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22616TIRUPATHI EXP08:2208:253TU,TH,F,SUCC,2S,GN
12660GURUDEV EXPRESS08:2508:305W2A,3A,SL,GN
07117HYB ERS SPL08:2508:305W2A,3A,SL,GN
12680CHENNAI EXPRESS08:3208:353M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
22642SHM TVC EXPRESS09:0209:053TU,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22644PNBE ERS EXPRESS09:0209:053TH,F2A,3A,SL,GN
76847VRI SA DMU09:05Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
22638WEST COAST EXP09:1209:153M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22852SRC VIVEK EXP09:2709:303SA2A,3A,SL,GN
16353KCG NCJ EXP09:3509:405W2A,3A,SL,GN
12508GHY TVC EXPRESS09:5009:555TH2A,3A,SL,2S,GN
12516SCL TVC EXPRESS09:5009:555TU2A,3A,SL,2S,GN
06335GHY KCVL SPECIAL09:5009:555W3A,SL,GN
56103MTDM SA PASS09:55Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
12677ERNAKULAM EXP10:0210:053M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
56106KRR SA PASS10:45Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
12675KOVAI EXPRESS11:0711:103M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
66019AJJ SA MEMU11:15Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SUUNRESERVED
11014LOKMANYA TT EXP11:2011:255M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
16734RAMESWARAM EXP11:2511:305TU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
12243SHATABDI EXP11:2811:302M,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,CC
16688NAVYUG EXPRESS11:4011:455TH2A,3A,SL,GN
12969CBE JAIPUR EXP11:4211:453F1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
15905DBRG VIVEK EXP12:0712:103TH2A,3A,SL,GN
56514SBC KIK FAST PASS12:5513:005M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
66602CBE SA MEMU13:00Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
56513KIK SBC FAST PASS13:2013:255M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
76833TPJ SA DMU13:20Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
22815BSP ERS S F EXP14:1514:205M2A,3A,SL,GN
22619BSP TEN EXPRESS14:1714:203TU2A,3A,SL,GN
12970JP CBE SUP EXP14:4514:505TU1A,2A,3A,SL
13352DHANBAD EXPRESS14:5014:555M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
07115HYB KCVL SPL15:2515:305SA2A,3A,SL,GN
16360PNBE ERS EXPRES15:2515:305TU2A,3A,SL,GN
16331TRIVANDRAM EXP15:2715:303M2A,3A,SL,GN
16339NAGARCOIL EXP15:2715:303W,TH,F,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12678BANGALORE EXP15:3215:353M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
22816ERS BILASPUR EXP15:5716:003W2A,3A,SL,GN
22620TEN BILASPUR EX16:1216:153SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16332MUMBAI EXPRESS16:1216:153SA2A,3A,SL,GN
16340MUMBAI EXPRESS16:3516:405M,TU,W,F2A,3A,SL,GN
76849VRI SA DMU16:50Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
22637WEST COAST EXP17:0217:053M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12244SHATABDI EXP17:2217:253M,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,CC
12647KONGU EXPRESS17:3217:353SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12676KOVAI EXP17:4217:453M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
22665SBC CBE UDAY EXP17:5017:555TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC
56846ED JTJ PASS17:5518:005M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
56111JTJ ED PASS18:0018:055M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
12522RAPTISAGAR EXP18:0218:053F2A,3A,SL,GN
12512RAPTISAGAR EXP18:1218:153TU,W,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
22646AHILYANAGARI EX18:1218:153SA2A,3A,SL,GN
22648KORBA EXPRESS18:1218:153M,TH2A,3A,SL,GN
16354KACHEGUDA EXP18:5519:005TU2A,3A,SL,GN
12679COIMBATORE EXP19:1719:203M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUCC,2S,GN
22615TPTY CBE EXP19:2719:303M,W,TH,SACC,2S,GN
17229SABARI EXPRESS19:2719:303M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
02194JBP TEN SUP SPL19:3019:4515TH2A,3A,SL,GN
15906VIVEK EXPRESS19:3519:405SA2A,3A,SL,GN
12697TRIVANDRUM EXP19:3719:403SU2A,3A,SL,GN
12777KOCHUVELI EXP19:3719:403W2A,3A,SL,GN
22677KOCHUVELI ACEXP19:3719:403TH1A,2A,3A
17616KACHEGUDA EXP19:5219:553SU2A,3A,SL,GN
56101CHENNAI EXPRESS20:0021:000M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUSL,GN
56101CHENNAI EXPRESS20:0020:055M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUSL,GN
56101MTDM ED PASS20:0021:000M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUSL,GN
56101MTDM ED PASS20:0020:055M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUSL,GN
12695TRIVANDRUM EXP20:0220:053M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
07116HYDERABAD EXP20:3020:355M2A,3A,SL,GN
22207SUPER AC EXP20:4220:453TU,F1A,2A,3A
16382CAPE MUMBAI EXP20:5721:003M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16381KANYAKUMARI EXP21:0721:103M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16315KOCHUVELI EXP21:2221:253M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
56242YPR SA PASS21:40Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
12685MANGALORE EXP21:4221:453M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
56108KRR SA PASS21:50Des--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
22650YERCAUD EXP21:5722:003M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
16855MANGALORE EXP22:0022:1010TH2A,3A,SL,GN
12644SWARNA JAYANTI22:0722:103F2A,3A,SL,GN
12646ERS MILLENUM EX22:0722:103TU2A,3A,SL,GN
22851MAQ VIVEK EXP22:0722:103TH2A,3A,SL,GN
17235NAGERCOIL EXP22:1522:205M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
19568VIVEK EXPRESS22:2022:255TH2A,3A,SL,GN
11022CHALUKYA EXP22:2722:303M,TH,F2A,3A,SL,GN
16613COIMBATORE EXP22:3222:353SU2A,3A,SL,GN
16320KCVL HUMSAFAR22:3822:402F,SU3A
22652PGT MAS EXPRESS22:4022:455M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,2S,GN
12625KERALA EXPRESS22:5222:553M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,SL,GN
17615KCG MDU EXP22:5723:003SA2A,3A,SL,GN
12684ERNAKULAM SF EXP23:0723:103TU,TH2A,3A,SL,GN
22608ERNAKULAM SF EXP23:0723:103M2A,3A,SL,GN
22877HWH ERS ANTYODAYA EXP23:0723:103SAUNRESERVED
12683ERS BAND SF EXP23:1223:153M,W2A,3A,SL,GN
12778HUBLI EXP23:1223:153TH2A,3A,SL,GN
22607ERS BAND SF EXP23:1223:153SU2A,3A,SL,GN
17606KCG MAQ EXP23:1723:203TU,F2A,3A,SL,GN
12672NILAGIRI EXP23:2223:253M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN
22678KCVL YPR AC EXP23:3223:353F1A,2A,3A
16232MAILADUTURAI EXP23:4223:453M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU2A,3A,CC,SL,GN
12689NAGERCOIL EXP23:5023:555F1A,3A,SL,GN
TrainTrain NameArrDepHaltDaysClasses
Departure
56102SA MTDM PASSSrc17:00--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
56105SA KRR PASSSrc06:05--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
56107SA KRR PASSSrc17:30--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
56241SA YPR PASSSrc05:20--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
66020SA AJJ MEMUSrc15:30--M,TU,W,TH,F,SUUNRESERVED
66603SA CBE MEMUSrc13:40--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
76834SA TPJ DMUSrc13:30--M,TU,W,TH,F,SAUNRESERVED
76848SA VRI DMUSrc18:40--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
76850SA VRI DMUSrc09:50--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SUUNRESERVED
22154SA CHENNAI EXPSourcee21:20--M,TU,W,TH,F,SA,SU1A,2A,3A,SL,GN



RECENT NEWS

1
NO .193/2020-21 24-08-2020
Chennai
SOUTHERN RAILWAY JOINS ‘FIT INDIA’ FREEDOM RUN

The largest country-wide ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ organised by the Sports Ministry to encourage fitness has been started o­n and from 15th August 2020. The event launched by Honble Sports Minister has been organised to mark the 74th Independence Day of India o­n August 15 and will continue till the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi o­n October 2, 2020.

The participants are encouraged  to run at their own pace, anywhere and anytime as per their convenience. This is another endeavour to strengthen the FIT INDIA MOVEMENT envisaged by Honble Prime Minister. This is organised at the individual level as staying fit is the key to building strong immunity which is the need of the hour in order to fight the o­ngoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In Southern Railway, Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway, encourages each and every Railway employee to participate in the FIT INDIA movement.

In Southern Railway, the SRSA (Southern Railway Sports Association) is a premier organization in Indian Railway and also in the Indian Sports arena. As the patron of SRSA, the General Manager Southern Railway has directed all divisions and departments to organise and ensure participation in this Run.  Southern Railway has an excellent track record of producing outstanding sportspersons. o­n the rolls of Southern Railway are 4 Padmashree, 30 Arjuna Awardees and 1 Khel Ratna Award winners. There are approximately 250 active sportspersons and 21 Coaches who are a part of the Sports fraternity of Southern Railway.

Southern Railway believes in Fit mind in a Healthy body and is supporting this event in full vigour while maintaining social distancing. In Southern Railway, the campaign is being led by Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway, who along with Dr (Mrs) Bina John, President, Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation are running/walking 6 km each everyday and encouraging other Railway Officials and their families.

All Office bearers of SRSA, Members in charge of various sports and athletic disciplines in SRSA are participating with their families. Many International /National Level sports persons  and Coaches and Staff from various departments are also taking part. Many retired officers and employees are also participating and supporting this Run. The call from the Railways has seen active participation by all the Divisional Railway Managers in all the 6 Divisions of Chennai, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram.

In Chennai, Sports Officers and Arjuna Awardees Ms.K.Saramma, Shri.V.Devarajan, along with the Sports officials are actively participating and promoting this special fitness run. In Palghat Division, the Golden Girl of India, Mrs P.T.Usha (OSD/Sports) is leading the participants along with International sportspersons Ms Preeja Sridharan, Shri.Lijo David Thottan and Ms.P.U.Chitra.

In Tiruchchirappalli Division, International / National Athletes Shri Renjith Maheshwary, Shri.Elakiyadasan, Shri.Manikanda Arumugam, Ms. Chandralekha, Ms.V.S.Surekha are actively taking part in the programmes wheras in Salem Division, the participants are led by Arjuna Awardee Ms.Tintu Luka.

In Madurai Division Arjuna Awardee Shri. R.Chandrasekaran is leading the sportspersons and employees in this Fit India Run whereas in Trivandrum Division, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee  Ms.K.M.Beenamol,  and Internationational Sports person Shri.K.J Kapil Dev, are leading the participants.


Apart from the above mentioned sports persons of Southern Railway, Arjuna Awardees Shri  Joseph Abraaham and Ms Geethu Anna Jose (Basket ball) from Trivandrum Division, International Athlete & coach Shri Nizamuddin from Salem Division, Former Indian Basketball captain Smt Anitha from Southern Railway HQRS, Inter National volleyball players Ms Minimol Abraham from Palakkad Division, and Shri Jyothish, Shri Mukesh Lal from Chennai Division, Former lnter National High jumper Shri N.Annavi from Tiruchchirappalli Division, etc are current Southern Railway Sportspersons taking part in the FIT INDIA Freedom Run Campaign and encouraging the participants. 


Southern Railway is a staunch promoter of the concept, A HEALTHY MIND IN A HEALTHY BODY - To  STAY FIT. In its bid to promote sports and sporting activity, 28 International / National level Sportspersons have been given appointment in various jobs in Southern Railway in the year 2019-20.



(B.Guganesan)
Chief Public Relations Officer




2
No.192/2020-2118-08-2020
Chennai
RRB recruitments and Employability of Apprentices in Railways - Clarification


RRB recruitments and Employability of Apprentices in Railways - Clarification

In recent times, there have been protests by Railway apprentices in front of Ponmalai workshop seeking permanent jobs in Railways.  It was also alleged that there is discrimination against Tamil Nadu candidates from being recruited for job vacancies existing in Southern Railway.   In light of the issue, the following clarification is issued with a request to print and Electronic media to publish the same in order to clear the misconception in the minds of public.

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) function under the Ministry of Railways. There are 21 Railway recruitment Boards situated in different parts of India, Viz., Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu & Kashmir, Kolkota, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri and Thiruvananthapuram. The primary responsibility of RRB is to recruit the technical and non-technicalworking and supervisory staff (Group ‘C’) required for their allotted jurisdictional divisions of the given Railway zone. Applications will be called for by RRBs from the eligible candidates through centralized employment notifications published in the RRB websites and in Employment News.

All the RRBs call for applications for various posts through a common centralized employment notification taking into account all the vacancies that are existing in various zonal Railways and Production units. At the time of applying for any post a candidate has the option to choose any of the 21 Railway Recruitment Boards listed above. A candidate is allotted to particular zonal Railway based o­n the RRB to which he has opted. For example, where a candidate opts for RRB/Chennai at the time of application he is allotted to Railway Divisions of Chennai, Trichy and Salem and Southern Railway Headquarters and ICF to which RRB/Chennai caters to. o­nce a particular RRB is selected he will not to be able to opt for any other RRB.

On 3-2-2018, Notification CEN No.01/2018 was published by Railway Recruitment Board for the post of Asst Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians. This was a common notification that was published by all 21 RRBs for filling the vacancies across various Zonal Railways and Production units. For the post of Asst.Loco Pilot, candidates with minimum ITI or Diploma or Engineering Degree are eligible and three stages of Computer based tests were conducted. For the post of Technicians, o­nly ITI certificate holders in the relevant field are eligible and two stages of computer based tests were conducted. Candidates with Engineering or diploma degree are not eligible for the post of Technicians.

With respect to Notification CEN No.01/2018 stated above and through which the vacancies of Southern Railway and ICF including GOC workshop is filled up, RRB Chennai has confirmed that of the total candidates applied 51% are from Tamil Nadu. A total of 3218 candidates were selected for the post of ALP and technicians. Of the total selection 17% are from Tamil Nadu. This is largely due to the fact that most of the candidates are not eligible for the post of technicians as majority of them are diploma holders or Engineer graduates. Whereas the o­nly qualification required for technicians is ITI. But for the post of ALP, 53% of the candidates selected are from Tamil Nadu

Of the total selected candidates, 541 candidates for Technicians posts were allotted to Ponmalai workshop at Trichy after due process done at Personnel department of Southern Railway Headquarters.

Document Verification:

At Ponmalai Workshop the allotted Candidates were called for Certificate verification from 4.8.2020 o­nwards. Scrutiny of documents was carried out duly adhering to laid down Safety protocols of social distancing. This procedure of Certificate Verification was scheduled o­nly after the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines o­n Unlock-3 effective upto 31.08.2020, according to which there shall be no relaxation for inter-state movement of persons.

The notified candidates arrived at Trichy by flight well ahead of the date scheduled for scrutiny of documents and underwent 14 days mandatory quarantine.  SWAB tests were also taken as per the State’s Safety protocols.  The results of the tests were verified by Railway authorities from Trichy District’s portal https://cv19.microkapv.in/.  The candidates who appeared for Certificate Verification were permitted o­nly if they produced relevant documents in connection with Quarantine, SWAB test results and adherence to all Protocols laid down by Ministry of Home Affairs. Sample of e pass of two candidates have been submitted to the Collector of Trichy for perusal.

The above points are highlighted to dispel various doubts raised from some sources that Railway administration and candidates who have appeared for document verification have flouted the lockdown norms.

Claims made by Apprentices:

At Ponmalai workshop, while process of document verification was in progress protest were made by Ex- ActApprentices who had undertaken apprenticeship training at Railway workshop demanding employment in Railways. It may be noted that Railways engageapprentices in workshops and Production units and impart them technical training with the objective of developing skilled manpower.   Employment in Railways is not guaranteed o­n completion of Apprenticeship.  However, in 2016 it was decided by Railway Board that 20% of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment to posts in Level-1 shall be filled by giving preference to Course completed Act Apprentices. In pursuant to this new rule, 597 vacancies were earmarked for Apprentices and notified through employmentnotification no: CEN No: 02/2018. A total of 3627 applications were received from apprentices and 2839 appeared for the Exam. Of the candidates appeared, 272 were shortlisted for Physical Efficiency Test (PET). At the end of PET o­nly 54 candidates who had met the minimum qualifying marks were selected against the notified vacancies of 597.

Procedure adopted by RRB:

RRB conducts all their exams in a fair and transparent manner without any bias. There is no manual intervention at any stage starting from o­nline application stage to conducting computer based test and evaluation. It is totally a computer based test and centralized employment notifications are issued o­n pan India basis and candidates from across the country have the right to choose any specific RRB, amongst the 21 locations, of his choice. RRB carries out the whole process and selects candidates purely based o­n the merit of the candidates and their eligibility criteria. The computer based tests are conducted in 15 languages which includes Tamil also.

It may be also be pointed out that there are no reservations in any RRB based o­n the origin of state or state of residence. The candidates belonging to Tamilnadu have not o­nly opted for RRB/Chennai but also to various RRBs. For example, in the notifications issued during the last few years about 2.2 lakh candidates from Tamilnadu opted for and applied for RRB/Bengaluru which caters to South Western Railway.



(B.Guganesan)
Chief Public Relations Officer







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