RRB NTPC Job Profile – Goods Guard

By Sandeep Baliyan|Updated : January 2nd, 2016

That’s really nice that you are on this page and We know Your ultimate motto to come on this page is to check the Job profiles for which Indian Railways (RRB) [2015-16] is recruiting employees. Here, we will discuss each post one by one; you will come to know about the Job profile, your future on that post and salary as well as Promotion Structure of that Post. Let’s start;

Job Profile Goods Guard

A Goods Guard is in the charge of running a train. Goods Guard will be in charge of a goods train. His duties includes:

  • Get the vehicle guidance (VG – written document containing numbers of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons, total tonnage) from Station Master/Yard Master.
  • Check the entire formation for anything that can endanger safe running of trains.
  • Check that doors of wagons are closed.
  • Check the brake continuity with Loco Pilot.
  • Sign the Brake Power certificate (BPC) after ensuring sufficient brake power
  • Constantly monitor the formation on the run for any abnormalities.
  • Prepare train reports like Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports...
  • Attend along with LP/ALP minor troubles experienced on the run like brake binding etc.

Job of a Goods Guard is somewhat strenuous in nature that he has stay in his brake van during the entire run where no basic facilities are given. Nowadays the situation has slightly improved with the running of 8 wheeler Brake van.

Career Path/ Promotions: A Goods Guard will have the following career growth.

  • Goods Guard
  • Passenger Guard
  • Express Guard
  • Section Controller
  • Chief Controller

Salary: Following are the salary and other perks a Goods Guard gets.

goods guard salary

Apart from these, A Good Guard will get other allowances as admissible for central Govt. Employees (DA, TA & HRA). There will be deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

The strenuous nature of the job is compensated by allowances of which the important one is Running Allowance. You are paid Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres on the run.

Vacancies: Following vacancies are currently available for Goods Guard posts in Indian Railway.

vacancy goods

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

Recruitment Process: Single Stage Computer Based Test followed by Document Verification.

Training: There will be 45 days training for Gooods Gurads in respective Zonal training institutes. Training module consists of General Rules, Goods ,Coaching theory and Railway Commercial rules.

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Amar Nath

Amar NathJan 2, 2016

Kia silliguri m apply krna better hoga. ..pls rply me im from chandigarh
Lovejeet Singh
thanks brother maine apply karna h kaun se state ki posts nikali hui h haryana ki ho toh batao?
Amar Deogharia
Rrb have 21 boards for recruitment apply in any board according to your choice
somari oraon

somari oraonNov 12, 2016

This article is very helpful for me.I am requesying you to upload detailed information of all posts in RRB.thank you.
Mantu Soni

Mantu SoniJan 27, 2017

My score in NTPC mains is 82/120.  My eyes vision is 6/12. Is there any chance for getting GOODS GUARD post?????
Indrajit Mazumder
Wrong information
Nitish Kumar

Nitish KumarMar 16, 2021

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