RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot Job Profile, Pay Scale, Salary

RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot Job Profile, Pay Scale, Salary

RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot: As you know, Indian Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has commenced the online registration process for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians and will be open until 5th March 2018.

A lot of Railway Exam Aspirants are not familiar with RRB ALP Post. This particular job profile was previously recognized as Assistant Driver by the Railway Recruitment Board. In this article, we will focus on RRB ALP i.e. Assistant Loco Job Profile, Duties and Responsibilities, Pay Scale, Salary, Perks and Work Environment in the Indian Railways. 

RRB ALP Job Profile – Duties and Responsibilities

As we have stated earlier, this job was previously recognized as Assistant Driver. A detailed job description of an RRB ALP is assisting Loco Pilot in Driving or running the train along various stations.

The job of an Assistant Loco Pilot is quite challenging, detailed-oriented and requires constant attention for proper execution. As an RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot, you have to assist the Loco Driver in various aspects, like

  • Fine-Tuning the Locomotive
  • Calling out Signal once Sighted
  • Attending to Minor Repairs of the Locomotive
  • Regularly checking the Efficiency of the Locomotive

The major challenge posed by this job profile is the constant travelling. But, an RRB ALP is well compensated in the form of Running Allowance based on the monthly kilometres you travel in the locomotive.

RRB ALP Selection Procedure: In order to get recruited as an RRB ALP, the minimum age requirement is Matriculation from a recognized board. Also, the age limit has been set between 18 to 30 Years. You need to qualify in the Written Examination followed by Aptitude Test and Document Verification.

RRB ALP Salary and Pay Scale

The Salary and Pay Scale set for RRB ALP Assistant Loco Pilot in the Indian Railways is as follows.

 Pay Scale  Rs. 5200 – 20200/-
 Grade Pay  Rs. 1900/-
 Initial Pay  Rs. 5830/-
 Total Pay  Rs. 7730/-

Apart from the fixed pay scale set by the Indian Government, the extra perks and benefits as well as allowances depend on various conditions and hence can’t be stated uniformly. Other major allowances include:

  • DA on Total Pay
  • Running Allowance (based on the kms travelled)
  • Transport Allowance
  • Running Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarter)

Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension Scheme.

RRB ALP Career Path & Progression

After an RRB Aspirant cracks Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment Procedure, there will be a mandatory training during which an RRB ALP is trained to perform various duties. After consistent years of service, an RRB ALP Career Progression can be along the following lines.

  1. Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
  2. Senior Assistant Loco Pilot (Sr. ALP)
  3. Loco Pilot (LP)
  4. Power Controller/ Crew Controller/ Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)

After getting promoted to the level of a Loco Pilot (LP), the RRB Personnel will have a choice to pursie either one of the career lines.

  • Power Controller
  • Crew Controller
  • Loco Foreman (Loco Supervisor)

With added bonus and perks, the career progression of an RRB ALP also ensures better running allowance.

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  1. I am selected for ALP post….my doubt is my family (mom and dad) is eligible for medical and free train facility or not pls tell me…

  2. I am an BSc. IT graduate and currently willing to apply for ALP post. Can you please guide to how to prepare for the exam so that I can crack it. Also, is there a need to do ITI course?

  3. Alp ki service surf unhi logo ke liye acchi h, jinka home uske headquarter ke paas ho, kyoki isme chhuti km multi h or family ke saath nhi rh skte ho

  4. Mai UPP or ALP dono mai selected hu please mujhe btaye ki kon c job better rhegi…. or ALP m training k baad basic sallery kitni milti h

  5. …i am alp i Secunderabad . i want to mutual for allahabad faizabad lucknow bhopal itarsi nagpur.koi bhi Secunderabad ana chae to mujse bat kar sakta h 9454579896 watsup no

  6. Hi sir I am srinivas (BE mechanical engineering graduate) and now I planned to apply for ALP post but I need ebooks to prepare. So can you please give me any download link for download the ebooks.

  7. I am an 12th class student (pcmb)I want to apply for the post of ALP..my age is 18 running can I apply fr this post.my marks card will be issued in July …so can I apply

    • last year in 2014 notification
      i selected for rrb ranchi,in which cutoff was
      63 for gen
      57 for obc
      40 for sc/st

      after aptitude main cutoff(written(70%)+aptitude(30%))
      78 for gen
      69 for obc
      60 for sc/st

    • Wait for the Official Notification for this Year. As per previous year Notification you were eligible for the Recruitment.

  8. Sai
    My name is sai I am studying diploma e.c.e 1st year after finishing my 3years study can I apply for assistance loco poilet or which job is suitable for me please reply for my question or call for this no.8074180765 or send me a message

  9. hello sir my name is k.mohanraj and my ambition is alp so what procedure to work for it and my number is 9941512852

  10. Sir,
    I have completed my +12(mpc) 2017 in kendriya vidyalaya,
    Am i eligible to write rrb alp exam ?
    This is my phone no.:9182754038
    Please contact me ,i had many doubts
    So i request you sir to please help me.

    Thanking you,

  11. I am j ruban elson raj and I am a diplamo in mechanical engineering and 10th and qualifications and want to go for a loco pilot so plz somebody help for my question plz sir

    • Hi Prince

      I am glad to inform you that you would be eligible for RRB ALP-Telecommunication & Assistant Traffic and Signal post. Check our eligibility criteria blogs to know more.

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