The post of Assistant Loco Pilot is common in the Indian Railways under the Ministry of Railway and at various metro rail corporations within the country. The post of Loco Pilot is a promotional post and the direct recruitment is on the post of Assistant Loco Pilot. Assistant Loco Pilot is promoted to the Senior Assistant Loco Pilot post and then promoted to Loco Pilot level. After certain years of experience as Loco Pilot, the workman is promoted to Power Controller, Crew Controller, Loco Fireman (Loco Supervisor).
The appointment on Assistant Loco Pilot post is done as Group ‘C’ personnel at most of organizations. Role of an Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) is very important in Railways. ALP helps the Train Driver in running operations. Working as Assistant Loco Pilot is required maintains attention for long hours and must be able to respond quickly. ALP’s duty is to perform various responsibilities related to sending signals, ensuring proper running of the loco, and assisting seniors for minor repairing if requires while running.
Eligibility Conditions for Assistant Loco Pilot
To become an Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) a candidate needs to have qualified matriculation or equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized board or university. Candidates must have completed Act Apprentice or ITI pass or Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile Engineering from an institution recognized by AICTE.
Age Limit for Assistant Loco Pilot
To become a Assistant Loco Pilot a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 18 years to 28 years. The reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ExSM) candidates get relaxation in upper age limit according to the rules laid down by the Government.
Selection Process for Assistant Loco Pilot
The selection of candidates for Assistant Loco Pilot posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT 1), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT 2), Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and Document Verification. CBT1 is conducted for 60 minute duration and consists of 75 questions while in CBT2 is consists of 150 questions in two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A is of 90 minute duration and consists of 100 questions while Part B is of 60 minute duration and consists of 75 questions. There is negative marking of 1/3 in CBT at both the stages.
The candidates who qualify both the rounds (CBT1 & CBT2) are called for Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and after qualifying candidates are called for document verification.
Salary Structure of Assistant Loco Pilot
Salary for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot is given as per the Pay Matrix Level- 2 and Rs.1,900/- of the Seventh Pay Commission. Apart from this, various allowances - DA, HRA, Running, Night Duty Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc. - are also given.
Job Updates for Assistant Loco Pilot
The post of Assistant Loco Pilot is common in the Indian Railways under the Ministry of Railway and at various metro rail corporations within the country. The recruitment process for Assistant Loco Pilot is conducted by various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) in respective regions from time to time as per the vacancies by issuing recruitment notifications. These notifications are advertised in weekly Employment News being published by the Publication Division of the Government of India, in various national daily newspapers and various portals and mobile application publishing government job updates.