20170911

SYLLABUS FOR LDCE TRAFFIC (TRANSPORTATION & COMMERCIAL) DEPARTMENT FOR PROMOTION TO GROUP ‘B’ POSTS

A. TRAFFIC (TRANSPORTATION) :-

PAPER-I :

I. GENERAL

 Hierarchical set up and line of control of Operating Dept, at the Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board level.

II. TRAFFIC, TRAIN AND POWER CONTROL ORGANISATION

 Objective and set up of Control Offices.


 Functions of Control Organization pertaining to Train Ordering, Punctuality, Maintenance of Operating Statistics, Wagon & Loco Stock Management, Blocks (Engg. TRD etc) management, Management during Accident & unusual Situations/ Circumstances & Disaster Management.

 Duties and responsibilities of Chief Controllers, Dy. Chief Controllers Section Controllers, TNCs, Recorders and their Co-ordination with Lobbies, Station & Yards.

 Freight Train Operations (FTO) & Freight Train Ordering Principles with or without co-ordination with Crew Lobbies.

 Special instructions during abnormal conditions of woring & during emergencies like Cyclone, Civil Disturbances, Accidents etc.

 Daily Performance Reporting from Stations/Yards/Sheds to Area Sub-control, Area Sub-control to Divisional Control Office and from Divisional Control Office to Zonal Control Office and from Zonal Control Office to Railway Board.

 Basic and important Documents/Registers maintained in Control Office and their basis.

 Periodical Performance Reporting and analysis of Operating Performance along with compilation of statistical data.

 Power Control Organization, Engine and crew scheduling.

 Factors affecting wagon & Engine utilization and methods of  improvements.

 Working pertaining to issue of caution orders from nominated and Notice stations.

 Liaison/Co-ordination with Control Establishments of other departments like Engg., TRD, Traction Control, Signaling Control etc.

III. FREIGHT TRAIN OPERATIONS

 Functioning of crew & Guard Lobbies.

 Integrated Lobbies.

 Shunting operation in Yards or Road side stations.

 Working of Marshalling Yards & Transhipment Point.

 Causes of Yard and section congestion and remedial strategies.

 All India Marshalling Order and Railway-wise Marshalling Orders principles and Procedures.

 Rules regarding carriage of Explosives and other General goods.

 Priority schedule.

 Indent Allotment and Supply of Freight stock at stations.

 Wagon Stock Management for loading and unloading operations.

 Imposition of operating Restrictions on Wagon Loading and acceptance of Wagon Indents.

 Observance of civil ban and Carriage of Contraband goods etc.

 Important Documents/Registers maintained in Yard & at Stations.

 Familiarity with G&SR, Accident Manual, Operating Manual, Block Working Manual, Red Tariff, IR Act, 1989 etc.

 Crew Management.

 Engine Utilization aspects requiring special attention:-

 Engine Crew and Train Crew Schedule.

 Rules Regarding Outstation and Home Station rest, etc. to ensure observations of 10 Hour Rule or Rules applicable from time to time.

 Movement of Dead Locomotives.

 Management of maintenance Schedule of Locomotives.

 Shed and Traffic Outage of Locomotives.

 Wagon Turn Round Time (WTR) & factors affecting optimum utilization of the wagon fleet and methods of improvement:-

 Running of unit trains and formation of Captive Rakes.

 Block Train Operations.

 Nominated day loading.

 Rationalization Scheme of movement of Freight traffic for avoiding congestion by specific routes.

 Merry-Go-Round (MGR) System.

 Engine on Load (EOL) System.

 Mini Rake System.

 Supervision and control over movement of Special type of Stock, ODC consignments.

 Maximum Moving Dimensions.

 Wagons Census.

 Uses of Computer:-

 Freight Operations Information System (FOIS)

 Coaching Operation Information System (COIS)

 Rake Management System (RMS)

 Terminal Management System (TMS)

 Computerized Train Charting.

 Relevant Rules and important Policy guidelines.

 C&W examination for intensive, Round Trips, Premium and Close Circuit rakes.

 Sick lines and TXR Repair Depots including POH & ROH Depots and their functions.

 Supply of Coaches/Wagons to C&W shops for POH and special repairs.

 Working of travelling traffic cranes for handling heavy consignments at Intermediate stations.

 Detaching of Sick Wagons at enroute Stations and their repair and clearance.

 Inter change transactions – Junction returns of inter Railway Interchange traffic.

 Weightment of rakes.

 MIL RAIL

 Permissible Axle Loads & Heavy Haul Operations.

 ‘Payload’ to ‘Tare’ Ratio of Wagons.

IV. OPERATING STATISTICS


 Definition, meaning and methods of compilation of the Fundamental and Derived units.

 Analysis of the Operating Statistics.

 Important Operating Efficiency Indices, their meaning and uses.

 Operating Ratio.

PAPER-II

I. WORKING OF TRAINS GENERALLY AND GENRAL AND SUBSIDIARY RULES

 Responsibility and function of Engine crew before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.

 Responsibility and function of Guard/Asst. Guard before starting and while on run and during abnormal/unusual situations.

 Role & Responsibility of Station Staff in working of trains.

 Various system of working of trains and Conditions for Granting LC.

 Classification of Stations, Standard of Interlocking, Signaling systems, Equipment & their working.

 Station Working Rules and Block Working.

 Level Crossings.

 Line capacity and measures for augmenting it MAUQ, Token less working, Centralised Traffic Control, Doubling, Automatic Block, IBS/IBH.

 Combined train Report, guard’s Rough Journal Book, Vehicle Guidance, Driver’s Ticket, Brake Power Certificate etc.

 Rules regarding Marshalling of vehicles on Passenger, Mixed and Freight trains.

 Vacuum Brake & Air Brake System along with Continuity Test.

 Precautions to be taken on Ghat Sections.

II. PASSENGER TRAINS OPERATION

 General principles and methodology of Time Tabling of Passenger trains.

 Consultative Machinery for revision of Time Table at Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board level.

 Publication of Working Time Tables, Public Time Tables & Sheet Time Tables.

 Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains.

 Factors affecting Punctuality of Passenger carrying trains and method of improving the Punctuality.

 Augmentation of train loads for meeting traffic requirements.

 Running of Tourists coaches, Special carriage and Special trains.

 Planning & Running of Holiday Specials, Mela Specials Tourist Specials, etc.

 Introduction of new trains, extension of train runs, Introduction of through and Sectional coaches.

 Preparation of Engine Links, Driver/Guard Links & Rake Links.

 Computer Service Operations.

III. ACCIDENTS AND SAFETY ORGANISATION


 Accidents, types and their classification, causes and their prevention.

 Functioning of Railway Safety Organization.

 Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and his Functions.

 Rules for reporting Accidents.

 Accident Relief Medical Equipment (ARMEs) & Accident Relief trains (ARTs).

 Role & Responsibilities of various officials and Departments during Accidents.

 Responsibility of the control Organization Station Masters and Traffic staff on the affected Section.

 Accidents enquiries and DAR action against staff held responsible for the Accidents.

 Review and analysis of Accidents for taking corrective measures.

 Disaster Management & implementations of High level Committee’s report on Disaster management on Indian Railways.

ACCIDENTS PREVENTION

 Psycho analysis in case of accidents attributed to human failures.

 Improved mechanized aids to prevent human error like:-

 Improved signalling and inter-locking arrangement,

 SM’s central and Inter cabin control over route

 Track circuit and Axle counters

 Route Relay Inter-locking

 Automatic cab warning system and automatic braking system.

 Refresher Courses, Safety camps and campaigns.

IV. PLANNING ON THE RAILWAYS

 Set up & Functions of Planning Wing on IR.

 Corporate Plan and Annual Plan.


PART A- Establishment and Financial Rules-

ESTABLISHMENT RULES:-

 General conditions of service of Railway servants including rules regarding leave joining time passes.

 Railway Service (Discipline and Appeals ) Rules – 1968

 Railway Service Conduct Rules – 1966

 Retirement Benefits

 Payment of Wages, Allowances and Overtime

 Labour laws including the Payment of Wages Act, the Workmen’s Compensation Act, Hours of Employment Regulations, the Factories Act, the Industrial Disputes Act, the Contract Labour Act.

 Manpower Planning the Training.

 Welfare measures in Railways.

 PNM, JCM and PREM.

FINANCIAL RULES:-


 Parliamentary Control over Railway Finance – Public accountability, Cannons of Financial Property.

 Railway Budget – Budgetary terms, type of Budgets, Budget Cycle, Demand for grants, Expenditure Classification.

 Works Programme – Financial Justification of Works – Preparation of

Estimates, Capital Budget, Control over Capital Expenditure.

 Financial Cost Control in Railway Workshops, Sheds and Depot.

 Delegation of Powers

 M and P Programme, RSP.

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