Passenger Train Guard

The tasks a Guard, Passenger Train is expected to perform include:

Taking charge of express, mail, passenger or special train and is responsible for its movement and safety

Receiving instructions and checking particulars and marshalling order of train

Examining signalling and lighting equipment such as side lights, tail lamp, tail disc, etc.

Proficient in supervising loading of goods of mail before beginning trip, and maintaining prescribed records

Adept at directing movement of train by signalling Engine Driver with appropriate flag and light signals

Well-versed in submitting report at termination of each run and handing over charge to relieving Guard or Station Master

Adept at ensuring appropriate measures during accidents and emergencies to obtain medical and other aids

Knowledge of assisting upper class passengers in obtaining berths and seats and attending to passengers amenities

Knowledge of issuing certificates to passengers when necessary for issue or extension of tickets

Good physical health

Good mental health

Flexible for spending long days away from home

Team worker




It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to radiation, heat, working under HT lines of 25,000 V, etc.

Occupational hazards may include effect on blood pressure and sugar, accidents, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Indian Railways in India

Indian Railway is one of the largest world?s railway networks which is appreciated and accepted by the rest world. The tracks of the Indian Railways are spreading over 115000 km in the route of 65000 km and 7500 stations. Indian Railways is Indian state owned network which is operated and control by the Ministry of Railway, Government of India. Indian Railways is divided into 4 zones Northern Railways, Eastern Railways, Southern Railways and Western Railways. Indian Railways has around 1.3 million of employees dedicated to sharpen the quality and workings of Indian Railways. And Indian Railways keep recruiting more employees throughout the year.

Railways Jobs are the one of the highly preferred and searchable jobs by the desirable candidates and also having a huge scope in India. Well, Indian Railway are never ending network in India that means there may be a chances of Advancement and Development but there will be 0% chances of the termination of Indian Railways. So having Jobs in Indian Railways is the great thing to be secure in the whole life and to earn higher income.

From the Low Level to the Top Level, Indian Railways issued the vacancies to join the Indian Railways each year. The regions are divided into four and each region released their recruitment notification. Every Year around Lakhs number of vacancies is released by the Indian Railways of the every region in which large number of people applied for and some of them deserving and suitable candidates get the job in the Railways.

Indian Railways

Towns and cities across India