Telephone Sub-Inspector

Telephone Supervisor Linemen

The tasks a Sub-Inspector, Telephone is expected to perform include:

Engaging in erecting, repairing and maintaining overhead or underground telephone lines

Checking plan of line to be laid, instructing linemen on sequence of work to be executed and ensuring timely supply of material required for installation, repairs and replacement

Deploying linemen as required on work site and supervising repair and installation of poles and fitting of brackets and crossbars

Guiding fitting of insulators, drawing of wires, deviation of lines and setting of telephone instrument, keyboards, etc.

Testing personally or ensuring proper testing line and removing defects, if any

Locating distance and area of failure in case of breakdown using testing meters and restoring communication speedily by rewiring or getting faults removed

Checking telephone lines periodically and maintaining them in working condition

Knowledge of common problems in case of breakdown

Skilled in using relevant tools and equipment

Knowledge of the adequate ways of examining the repairing and maintenance work

Basic knowledge of reading the blueprints or plan sheet

Knowledge of maintaining telephone lines in working order

Not applicable



Physically fit

Keen observation



It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of linemen

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 70,000 to INR 80,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Telecom Sector in India

According to IBEF, Telecom services have been acknowledged globally as an essential tool for the socio-economic development of a nation. India is currently the world?s second largest telecommunications market and has registered exceptional growth in the past few years. The Indian mobile economy is growing rapidly and will contribute approximately US$ 400 billion to India?s gross domestic product (GDP), according to report prepared by GSMA in collaboration with BCG. The rapid strides in the telecom sector have been facilitated by liberal policies of the Government of India that provide easy market access for telecom equipment and a fair regulatory framework for offering telecom services at affordable prices. The deregulation of foreign direct investment (FDI) norms has made the sector one of the fastest growing and a top five employment opportunity generator in the country.

With daily increasing subscriber base, there have been a lot of investments and developments in the sector. The industry has attracted FDI worth US$ 16,994.68 million during the period April 2000 to January 2015, according to the data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). The Indian telecom sector is expected to create four million direct and indirect jobs over the next 5 years on the back of the government?s efforts to increase penetration in rural areas along with the growth in the smartphone numbers and internet usage, according to estimates by Randstad India. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, a career as a Sub-Inspector, Telephone has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Telecom companies

Cities and towns across India