If reforms have their way in the Indian Railways, then an MBA degree will be a must for the job of a Commercial Inspector. At present, a graduate can apply for this post but in the future they will be able to apply only if they have MBA degrees along with graduation. This new rule is likely to be implemented in the new recruitment.
In a letter issued on November 23 by the Commercial Department of the Railway Board, it is mentioned that there is a plan to merge the Commercial Inspector with the Chief Commercial-cum-Ticket-Clerk cadre. Similarly, a Traffic Inspector will be able to work as a Commercial Inspector and Chief Commercial-cum-Ticket clerk. Railway officials said that at present the duties of all the employees of the Commercial Department (Group-C) are divided and they cannot do each other’s work.
For example, in the Commercial Department, TTEs check tickets in trains while TCs check tickets at platforms and gates. Booking clerks do ticket booking at railway ticket counters and commercial inspectors do the work of prevention of illegal weddings, etc., on trains and stations. All of them are employees of the Commercial Department. The Central government has started merging all the cadres of the Commercial Department under the reorganization in the Railways.
The official informed that there is a plan to merge the cadre of Chief Commercial-cum-Ticket Clerk, Traffic Inspector to Commercial Inspector. Indian Railways employs 85,000 employees in the Commercial Department. In this, it will be implemented after discussing with the Union of Railways. He said that in the new rule, MBA will be made mandatory for the said post along with graduation. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will soon conduct the examination to fill the vacant posts in the Commercial Department.