Pilot Jamadar

Points Jamadar

The tasks a Shunting Jamadar expected to perform include:

Supervising work of Pointsman Railway operation of points and setting of railway lines in non-interlock yard

Guiding movement of shunting engine in railway yard for attaching to or detaching wagons and carriages from trains

Receiving directions from Station Master or Yard Master regarding shunting of trains in yard or movement of wagons, carriages in yard from one place to another

Proficient in informing Cabinman and Pointsman concerned about shunting plan

Adept at directing shunting engine driver using hand flag lamp, etc. for movements of engine when points are set to form trains

Well-versed in supervising setting of lines and completes coupling and uncoupling of carriages and wagons within prescribed time

Knowledge of coupling or uncoupling wagons and carriages in absence of Pointsman

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?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stress-related illness, back pain, etc.

For freshers - INR 2,400 to INR 4,200 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