Indian Railways Recruitment for 23801 Asst Loco Pilot posts; know the details

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is expected to release notification for the recruitment of around 23801 Assistant Loco Pilot soon. It was earlier expected to come up with a notification in this regard in November 2017.

RRB is all set to release notification for ALP this month as it has been entrusted with the responsibility to recruit over 2.5 lakh candidates to fill in several posts lying vacant in its different divisions across the country, said sources.

The starting date to apply and deadline for application submission are yet to be announced but the exams are expected to be concluded by March/April this year.

Age Limit

Candidates need to be between 18-30 years of age as on the last date of online application to apply for ALP. Age relaxation is admissible by 05 years for SC/ST and 03 years for OBC candidates. Relaxation is also there for ex-servicemen and PWD candidates as per rules.

ALP Pay Scale

Pay Scale of Assisatant Loco Pilot is Rs 5200 – 20200 and Grade Pay is Rs 1900. The initial pay of an ALP is Rs 5830 and total pay is Rs 7730 (tentative). In addition, candidates will get DA, TA and HRA.

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Vacancies Across India

The expected vacancies as per regions across the country are: Ajmer- 645 Posts, Ahmedabad-455 Posts, Allahabad-1321, Bhopal-625 Posts, Bilaspur-1341 Posts,   Bangalore-890 Posts, Bhubaneshwar-745 Posts, Chennai-1423 Posts, Chandigarh- 961 Posts, Guwahati- 445 Posts, Gorakhpur-95 posts, Jammu- 812 Posts, Kolkata-1786 Posts, Mumbai- 3624 Posts, Malda- 178 posts, Muzaffarpur- 878 posts, Patna-1371 Posts, Ranchi-2210 posts, Secunderabad- 3210 posts, Siliguri- 445 posts and Trivandrum-341 posts.

Eligibility Criteria for ALP

Candidates applying need to have ITI + Trade Certificate in concerned Trade like Fitter, Electrician, Instrument Mechanic/ Mechanic Radio & TV/ Millwright Maintenance Mechanic/ Electronics Mechanic/ Mechanic Moter vehicle/ Tractor Mechanic / Armature & Coil Winder/ Wireman/ Mechanic Diesel / Heat Engine/ Machinist/ Turner/ Refrigeration & AC mechanic.

Besides, candidates with Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engg (AICTE approved) can also apply.