Declaration to signed by the candidates before IES interview


In this post we will look at the format of declaration form which a candidate has to sign in his detailed application form before appearing for the interview. This declaration is included in DAF(Detailed Application Form) at the end. According to this declaration you will have to inform your HOD about the interview if you work in any organization/institution. Technically speaking, this doesn’t mean that you have to take the permission of your head. Don’t get worried about obtaining NOC because it is not required, just simply inform them that you are going for the interview. In my case, i was not working anywhere at that time so this was not applicable to me. Following is the copy of the declaration which I signed in my DAF.

DECLARATION TO BE SIGNED BY THE CANDIDATE

I, hereby declare that all statements and entries made in column 1 to 20 of this application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. In the event of any information being found false or incorrect or ineligibility being detected before or after the examination,action can be taken against me by the Commission under rule 11 of the examination published in the Gazette of India dated 06 April, 2013.

I have read the rules and the instruction carefully and I hereby undertake to abide by them.

* I have informed my Head of Office/Department in writing that I have applied for this examination.


** Signature of the Candidate

Place:
Date:

* Strike of this sentence,if not applicable.
** Application not signed by candidate is liable to rejection.

 

 

Brief Particulars about Central Power Engineering Service


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Through ESE, both group A and Group B post are filled in Central Power Engineering. Let’s first discuss about group A service

CENTRAL POWER  ENGINEERING  (GROUP A) SERVICE:-

(i) Description of the Organisation
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is a statutory organization constituted under Section 3 of the repealed Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and continued under Section 70 of the Electricity Act, 2003. It was established as a part- time body in the year 1951 and made a full-time body in the year 1975. As per Section 70 (3) of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Authority shall consist of not more than 14 members, including its Chairperson, of whom not more than eight shall be full-time Members to be appointed by the Central Government. CEA is headed by a Chairperson who, as the Chief  Executive  of  the Authority,  oversees  largely  the development of power sector in the country. There are six Wings  in  CEA  namely  Planning,  Hydro,  Thermal,  Grid Operation and Distribution, Economic & Commercial and Power System, each headed by a Member of the Authority. Under  each  Member  there  are  technical  divisions,  each headed  by  an  officer  of  the  rank  of  Chief  Engineer. At present, there are twenty-nine Divisions in CEA headquarter at New Delhi.  In addition, CEA has 14 subordinate offices, viz. five Regional Inspectorate Organizations, four Regional Power  Survey  Organizations  and  five  Regional  Power Committees located in various parts of the country. The CEA  is  responsible  for  overall  power  sector  planning, coordination,  according  concurrence  to  hydroelectric schemes, promote and assist in timely completion of projects, specifying of technical standards, safety requirements, Grid Standards as well as conditions for installation of meters applicable to the electricity sector of the whole country. CEA  advises  the  Central  Government  on  the  National Electricity Policy and formulates short-term and perspective plans  for  development  of  the  electricity  system.  It  also advises the Central and State Governments as well as the Electricity Regulatory Commissions on all technical matters relating  to  generation,  transmission  and  distribution  of electricity. It also has the mandate to collect, record and make public, data related to all segments of the electricity sector, carry out investigations and promote research. The functions and duties of the Authority are delineated under Section 73 of  the Electricity Act, 2003. Besides, CEA has to discharge various other functions as well under Sections 3,8, 34, 53, 55 and 177 of the Electricity Act, 2003.
(ii) Description of the grade to which the recruitment is made through the Engineering Services Examination held by Union Public Service Commission.
Fifty per cent of vacancies in the grade of Assistant Director(Engineering)  (Grade-I)/Assistant  Executive Engineer in the scale of Pay Band-3+ Grade Pay i.e. Rs15,600-39,100 + 5400 are filled by direct recruitment on the results of the Engineering Services Examination held by the Union Public Service Commission annually. Persons  appointed  to  the  posts  of  Assistant Director(Engineering)  (Grade-I)/Assistant  Executive Engineer of the Central Power Engineering (Group A) shall be on probation for a period of two years provided that the Government may, where necessary, extend the said period of two years for a further period not exceeding one year. If on the expiration of the period of probation referred, to above or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Government are of the opinion that a candidate is not fit for permanent appointment or if at any time during such period of probation or extension, they are satisfied that he will not
be fit for permanent appointment on the expiration of such period of probation or extension, they may discharge or revert  him  to  his  substantive  post  or  pass  such  order  as they think fit. During the period of probation, the candidate may be required by the Government to undergo such courses of training and instruction and to pass such examination and tests  as  it  may  think  fit  as  a  condition  to  satisfactory completion of probation.

(iii)Liability  to  serve  in  Defence  Service:-Any  person  appointed,  on  the  result  of  this competitive examination shall if so required, be liable to serve  in  any  Defence  Service  or  post  connected  with Defence of India for a period of not less than four years including the period spent in training, if any, provided that such  person:—
(a)  shall not be required to serve as aforesaid after the expiry of ten years from the date of appointment;
(b)  shall not ordinarily be required to serve as aforesaid after attaining the age of forty years.

(iv)   Promotion to higher grades
The  officers  appointed  to  the  post  of Assistant Director(Engineering)  (Grade-I)/Assistant  Executive Engineer are eligible for promotion to higher grade viz. Deputy Director (Engineering)/ Executive Engineer/Deputy Director(Engineering)(Non-Functional  Grade)/Director/ Superintending  Engineer  and  Chief  Engineer  subject  to availability  of  vacancies  in  the  grade  concerned,  after fulfilling  the  conditions  laid  down  in  the  Central  Power Engineering (Group A) Service Rules, 2005 as amended from time to time.
(v)Scale of pay
The scale of pay for posts of Central Power Engineering (Group A) Services in the Central Electricity Authority are as follows:—
Electrical,  Mechanical  and  Electronics  and Telecommunication  Engineering  post  in  the  Central Electricity Authority :—

poower 1(vi)Duties and Responsibilities
Nature of duties and responsibilities attached to the posts  of Assistant  Director  (Engineering)  (Grade-I)/ Assistant Executive Engineer are:— Analysis  of  collected  data  and  compile  them accordingly. Co-relation of technical data required for dealing with  various  types  of  problems  in  the  fields  of  power development. He is also required to deal with cases and handle  matters  in  relation  thereto  including  erection, operation,  maintenance  of  Hydro  and  Thermal  Power Projects as well as Transmission and Distribution Power Systems, studying projects reports providing assistance in preparation of power plants, designs or projects etc. While working in field Units, he is responsible for the Sub-Division or other work allotted to him.


Now, information about group B service.

CENTRAL POWER ENGINEERING, GROUP “B”SERVICE

(i) Probation-Candidates  appointed  to  the  posts  of Assistant Engineer/Assistant Director Grade-II. Group “B” shall be on probation for a period of two years for a further period not exceeding one year. If on expiration of the period of probation referred to above or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Government are of the opinion that a candidate is not fit for permanent appointment or if at any time during such period of probation or extension, they may discharge or revert him to his substantive post or pass such order as they think fit. During the period of probation, the candidate may be required by the Government to undergo such courses of training and instruction and to pass such examination and tests  as  it  may  think  fit  as  a  condition  to  satisfactory completion of probation.

(ii)Liability  to  serve  in  Defence  Service:—Any  person  appointed,  on  the  result  of  this competitive examination shall if so required, be liable in service  in  any  Defence  Service  or  post  connected  with Defence of India for a period of not less than four years including the period spent in training, if any, provided that
such person :—
(a)   shall not be required to serve as aforesaid after
the  expiry  of  ten  years  from  the  date  of
appointment;
(b)  shall  not  ordinarily  be  required  to  service  as
aforesaid after attaining the age of forty years.

(iii) Scale of Pay
The  scale  of  pay  for  post  of  Central  Power Engineering, Group “B” Servce in the Central Electricity Authority is as follows :—
Electrical,  Mechanical  and  Electronics  and Telecommunication  Engineering  post  in  the  Central Electricity Authority :—power 2

(iv)Promotion to higher grades
The  officers  appointed  to  the  post  of  Assistant Engineer/Assistant  Director,  Grade-II  are  eligible  for promotion  to  higher  grade  viz.  Assistant  Director (Engineering)  (Grade-I)/Assistant  Executive  Engineer, Deputy Director (Engineering)/Executive Engineer/Deputy Director (Engineering) (Non-functional Grade)/Director/ Superintending  Engineer  and  Chief  Engineer  subject  to availability  of  vacancies  in  the  grade  concerned,  after fulfilling  the  conditions  laid  down  in  the  CentraL  Power Engineering (Group-B) Service Rules, 2010 as amended in 2013.

(v)Duties and Responsibilities
Nature of duties and responsibilities attached to the posts of Assistant Engineer/Assistant Director, (Grade-II) are as under :—
Planning for Power Development in the country for the Optimal utilisation of resources. Collection, Analysis and Publication of data. Design engineering and monitoring, Renovation & modernization, Research and development of  power  plants  including  transmission  and  distribution system. Specifying technical standards, Safety regulations for operation and Maintenance of power projects plants, designs or projects etc.

Thank You

Central Water Engineering Service Profile and Experience


I have asked my friend Goutam Rahul Roy who has worked in Central Water Commission to share his working experience. He accepted my request, therefore in this post I present you his personal experience and service profile of Central Water Engineering(Group-A). He can be reached at goutamrahulroy@gmail.com

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Central Water Engineering Service(Group-A) Brief Profile(official)

  1. Probation:-Persons recruited to the post of Assistant Director/ Assistant Executive Engineer in the Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service shall be on probation for a period of two years : Provided that the Government may, where necessary extend the said period of two years for a further period not exceeding one year. If on the expiry of the period of probation referred to above or any extension thereof as the case may be, the Government are of the opinion that a candidate is not fit for permanent appointment or if any time during such period of probation or extension they are satisfied that he will not be fit for permanent appointment, they may discharge or revert him to his substantive post or pass such order as they think fit. During the period of probation the candidates may be required by the Government to undergo such courses or training and instruction and to pass such examination and tests as it may think fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of probation.
  2. Officer appointed to the service shall be liable to serve anywhere in India or outside.
  3. Defense Service Liability:-Any  person  appointed  on  the  result  of  this competitive examination shall, if so required, be liable to serve in any Defence Service or post connected with the Defence of India, for a period of not less than four years including the period spent on training, if any :
    Provided that such person:—
    (a) shall not be required to serve as aforesaid after the  expiry  of  ten  years  from  the  date  of appointment;
    (b)  shall  not  ordinarily  be  required  to  serve  as aforesaid after attaining the age of forty years.
  4.  The  officers  appointed  to  the  post  of  Assistant Director/Assistant  Executive  Engineer  can  look forward for promotion to various higher grades in the Service.
  5.  Pay Scales:-The following are the admissible Pay Band and Grade Pay :

cwc salary

 

6.Nature of duties and responsibilities attached to the posts  of  Central  Water  Engineering  (Group  A) Service :—

(a)At Headquarters:- Central  Water  Commission  (CWC)  is  primarily responsible  for  almost  all  aspects  of  Water  Resources Development.  Officers  in  the headquarters  are  directly associated with planning, design, appraisal and monitoring of different water resources projects in the country. CWC through  its  various  specialised  Directorates  fulfill  its obligation towards these aspects. The officers at various levels in Design units are associated with detailed studies in respect of design of various components of the  water resources projects under different stages of implementation. There are specialised Directorates on  Hydro-civil Design, Concrete and Masonry Dam Design, Earth and Rockfill Dam Design, Barrage and Canal Design and Design of Gates on Hydraulic  Structures.  The  activities  relating  to  water resources  assessment,  design  flood  estimation  and sediment  analysis  are  carried  out  through  Hydrological Studies Organisations of CWC. CWC has specialised units for Project Appraisal, Project Monitoring and Environmental Management. The Central Mechanical Organisation of CWC is associated with Construction Equipment Planning and Contract  Management  of  almost  all  the  major  Water Resources development projects. The activities of CWC at its  headquarters  also  include  development  of  flood forecasting models through its P&D Organisation and the planning and design of various flood management practices through its Flood Management Organisation.

(b)At field formation of CWC
The field organisations of CWC are directly involved with  hydrological  observation,  project  investigation, appraisal  of  medium  irrigation  projects,  monitoring  of identified projects and flood forecasting on almost all the major rivers in the country. These activities are carried out through a network of regional offices headed by the Chief Engineer    and    Circles/Directorates    headed    by Superintending Engineer/ Director and  Executive Engineers. There  are  Sub-Divisions/Control  Room  headed  by Assistant Executive Engineers which are directly involved with investigation of water resources development projects, hydrological observation and flood forecasting.

 

Personal Experiences in Central Water Commission

My self Goutam Rahul Roy graduated in Civil Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. I qualified Engineering Services Examination two times and got AIR 97 in ESE-2012 and AIR 42 in ESE-2013. I am just going to write about my experience in Central Water Engineering Services (CWES). But before that I want to give you brief details about my great feeling   which I got after getting selected into Engineering Services 2012. On the day, 20th June 2013, I was surfing internet as usually for the result. Around 5 P.M., I noticed on upsc site. It was written that Final Result Engineering Services Examination . As it was sudden, inside my body something ran like electric shock. But I opened pdf bravely. I went through each name rank wise. As rank was increasing, my heart beats were getting faster correspondingly. Till I went upto the rank 51, I had found the name of my four friends but not mine. My tension was growing up. But I was bravely going on and finally I found my big name “Goutam Rahul Roy” against rank 97. I sounded loudly to my brother who was sleeping nearby me that I made it. That happiness was great even greater than what I got after getting AIR 42 in Engineering Services Examination 2013.

After that I analysed previous years allocation list and I was sure that I will get CWES. So I started enquiring about this like joining date, place of joining , training , posting, working conditions, facilities etc. But nothing got satisfactory except joining date and place. As I after going through google, I found that I will be appointed as Assistant Director. So I got extremely excited about other things like authorities and facilities which I am going to get after joining.

So appointment letter came and I joined on 28th Feb 2014 in morning session. Few have joined earlier than me as they got letter earlier than me. Mine was late as I didn’t submit my original Degree to UPSC. So my candidature was conditional at that time. Because of that I have to submit an undertaking at the time of joining.

There are various wings there like Design and Research (D&R), River Management (RM), Water planning and Projects (WP&P) and Human Resource Management. I have earlier mentioned that I got WP&P wing. In each wing, there are different Directorates like mine was Inter State Matters (ISM) Directorate of WP&P wing. In each Directorate, there is one Director, one Deputy Director, one or two Assistant director, one or two Assistant director-II and one Multi-Tasking Skill (MTS) personnel.

After joining on 20th Feb, Head Clerk told me to come next day in afternoon session to collect my confirmation letter from Central Water Commission (CWC), other name of Central Water engineering Services. But I avoided next day i.e. 21st Feb and after that day, there was two off days Saturday and Sunday. So, I reached there on Monday 24th Feb and had a meeting with Chief Engineer of HRM wing. We had a very small talk as he only asked about my interest of deptt. I had heard earlier that Design wing is better in terms of work as work in that wing is technical and in rest of the wings, there is non-technical work about which I will tell you later. So I showed my interest towards this wing as I had inclination towards technical work. And In that meeting, he also asked whether I am interested to prepare for other exams like Civil Services. But although I had an interest but I told him that no I am not preparing for any exams and I will devote my whole life to Central Water Commission. He smiled and told me that if You will serve for CWC for your whole life then it will be good for CWC and also warned me that once training will start you can’t skip that. That will be compulsory. The reason behind his smile what I guessed that he understood that I was lying about my preparation for any other exams. As most people prefer CWC so that they can get time for preparation of civil services. My reason behind lying was that I thought that when I will tell them that I am preparing for any exam, then they will assign me tougher deptt and may be that they will post me outside Delhi. But after few days I came to know that all are posted in R K Puram Sewa Bhawan Delhi only. So if u want posting outside Delhi, then you will have to make some effort and will have to present them some strong reason like one girl was there from Orissa who was married there, so she wanted to be posted there. As she was girl and married there, she got her preferred posting. In my knowledge I only she was posted outside Delhi.

But asking about interest was just a formality and I was assigned WP&P wing on 24th Feb . after that I had to report to WP&P wing which I did on 25th Feb in forenoon session. In that wing, I was allotted ISM Directorate and now I had to proceed to my Directorate that was my final destination in CWC.

Director is head of that Directorate which has to report to Chief Engineer of his respective wing. Assistant Director-II reports to Assistant director which reports to Deputy Director and Deputy Director to Director. So this is hierarchy in Directorate

I entered a big room in which there I saw a cabin which was of Deputy Director and large no. of files were put here and there. I reported to Deputy Director and after that I met my Director which room was just opposite side of that big room. Both Director and Deputy Director were a very humble and cordial person. They told me that in CWC all the works like getting file from here and there, getting water from water cooler will have to be done by yourself only as there is shortage of peons in CWC. After listening this, I was stunned. As I had knowledge that in CWC one will not enjoy much power but never imagined like that there will be no one to give you a glass of water. You will have to arrange a bottle and you will have to fill your bottle by yourself.   If peon are present there, they are so stubborn that unless you will not request 3-4 times they are not going to do any work. Most of the time, they will not be present on their allocated place. They used to go to canteen and other places and for hours, they used to gossip. As they know that officials don’t have such authority like suspending them. So they don’t care of us. This situation in authority will prevail upto Director Level. After Director you are promoted to Chief Engineer. At this level, you are going to enjoy some authority like you will have one or two peons in front of your room.

Now I am going to tell about what type of work you are going to do. My direcorate was inter-state matters. So we have to give to clearance to projects regarding water allocation. So there are tribunal decisions and I had a report on tribunal decision regarding water allocation. So I had to verify actually allocated water against sanctions water after going through reports. There are also Parliamentary questions and RTI . So we have to find answers of such questions and have to reply accordingly. This is the basic work which is done in almost all the directorate.

There is library and sports complex where you can go whenever you have time. Also there is canteen facility where you can buy daily used things. Canteen is nearby main building i.e. Sewa Bhawan.

Now I want to tell you something about accommodation which is really problematic for the candidates of outside Delhi. You will be allotted Government hostel facility only after 3-4 years of services and type-IV quarter after 8-9 years of service. This thing is really annoying for all the people. But as all the posting is done in Delhi only and in Delhi Government quarters are limited , so such thing may be faced in other departments too like CPWD if you are getting posting in Delhi.

Best thing in CWC is that you will get posting in Delhi only. Only for four to five years, you will be sent on field job . Rest of the time in Delhi which will be good for you in terms of stability which I think not in any other Central Government job. When you will reach home you will not have any tension in your mind unlike railways, MES etc.

So this job is as cool as its name appears Central WATER Commission. In initial period, you will not love this job in terms of authority but in respect of work load you will love it as most of the time, you will try to find work to spend your time. So in longer span, you are going to love this job because of the stability you will get in CWC. Now this is all about CWC which I came to know in my short span there.

 

Thank You

Poll between PSU and IES


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I have seen that people are confused between PSU and IES most of the time. Those who are already in PSUs face this dilemma even more. So, In this post well do a poll so as to judge that balance lies on which side. Before that ,let’s take a case study. I got this question from a reader of my blog.

Hi…I just want to discuss my confusions about PSU and IES.right now m working in IOCL(Indian Oil corporation ltd.) and preparing for IES-2015. I need your guidance in this regards.
Since I joined in 2013 its been almost an year working here…and as discussed on quora blog I got a deep insight and difference btw psu and ies working area…i m quite aware of the things as discussed by u..but what I want to point out is that there is some kind of politics which happens in psu’s and we have to juss” logo Ki ……… padti h…”…i juss want independence…and work is not that much…the work we r doing is same as done by dypty manager level officers…but its not amusing working here…people play politics…with each other…to show others low in front of boss…(boss is 1 for all) at my station…now regarding salary…right now my basic is 24900-50500 and I m getting around 58000(including HRA+scooter allowance+provident fund)…now plz tells me…the working conditions in IES…(railways or common)…salary with starting pay scale.(since money matters a lot)…promotions period…and max. Tenure at any posting/location…is there any politics there??…plz help me out…

In a conclusion…we must have some kind of support…or source if we want quick promotions…or hold transfers…moreover transfers happen after every 4/5 years(if there is no source)…all above management is poor…innocent people cant survive…here…

So wt is promotion and transfer rate there in IES…???wts the criteria…plz tell me briefly…
Kamal

Now ,after going through his problem we should discuss this so as to gain some insight for our own decision making.We have already discussed about facilities and life of an IES officer. However, his main problem seems to be the politics played in his office. Let me tell you that , politics is the way humans interact with each other. We can’t expect out fellow worker to be nice and sympathetic to our cause. This world is a cruel place to live in , and its nice that we simply play politics not resort to violence. So, wherever you go , politics will follow, whether it is in IES or PSU.  If you want to be completely free of these things then take a job in MNC as these people play less politics and only do their assigned job. In government jobs, a kind of sycophantic behavior is observed because those who don’t want to do their work get appraisal  in this manner.  So in this situation , Kamal is caught between a rock and a hard place.These type of decisions are most difficult to take because they can either make or break your happy life.

Now, what do you think about the choice between IES and PSU? Vote in the poll below.

Brief Particulars about the Railway Engineering Services


railway-logoThis post is about following services:-

  • INDIAN  RAILWAY  SERVICE  OF  ENGINEERS,
  • INDIAN  RAILWAY  SERVICE  OF  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS,
  • INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE OF SIGNAL ENGINEERS, 
  • INDIAN  RAILWAY  SERVICE  OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
  • INDIAN RAILWAY STORES  SERVICE.

(a) Probation:—Candidates recruited to these Services will be on probation for a period of three years during which they will undergo training for two years and put in minimum of one year’s probation in working post. If the period of training has to be extended in any  case,  due  to  the  training  having  not  been completed satisfactorily, the total period of probation will be correspondingly extended. Even if the work during the period of probation in the working post is found  not  to  be  satisfactory,  the  total  period  of probation will be extended as considered necessary by the Government.

(b)  Training :—All the probationers will be required to undergo  training  for  a  period  of  two  years  in accordance with the prescribed training syllabus for the particular service/post at such place and in such manner and pass such examinations during this period as the Government may determine from time to time.

(c) Termination of appointment :—The appointment of probationers can be terminated by three months notice in writing on either side during the period of probation. Such  notice  is  not,  however  required  in  case  of dismissal or removal as disciplinary measure after compliance with the provisions of clause (2) of Article 311 of the Constitution and compulsory retirement due to mental or physical incapacity. The Government however, reserve the right to terminate the services forthwith : (i)  If in the opinion of the Government the work or conduct of probationer is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient, Government may discharge him forthwith. (ii)  Failure to pass the departmental examination may result in termination of services. Failure to pass the examination in Hindi of an approved standard within the period of probation shall be liable to
termination of services.

(d) Confirmation :—On the satisfactory completion of the  period  of  probation  and  on  passing  all  the prescribed departmental and Hindi examinations, the probationers will be confirmed in the Junior Scale of the Service if they are considered fit for appointment in all respect.

(e) Scales of pay :—
(i)  Junior Scale—PB-3  Rs15600-39100+GP Rs5400
(ii)  Senior Scale—PB-3  Rs15600-39100+GP Rs6600
(iii)  Junior Administrative Grade II—PB-3  Rs15600- 39100+GP Rs7600
(iv)  Non functional Selection Grade—PB-4 Rs37400- 67000+GP Rs8700
(v)  Senior Administrative Grade II—PB-4 Rs.37400- 67000+GP Rs10000
In addition there are super time scale posts carrying pay between Rs67000 and Rs80000 to which the officers of the above Services are eligible. A probationer will start on the minimum of Junior Scale and will be permitted to count the period spent in probation towards leave, pension and increments in time scale. Dearness and other allowances will be admissible in accordance with the orders issued by the Government of India from time to time. Failure to pass the departmental and other examination during the period of probation may result in stoppage or postponement of increment.

Note:- This pay scale is likely to be revised shortly with arrival of 7th Pay Commission. The salaries will increase significantly after that.

(f) Refund of the cost of training:—If for any reasons which  in  the  opinion  of  the  Government  are  not beyond the control of the probationer a probationer wishes to withdraw from training or probation he shall be liable to refund the whole cost of his training and any other money paid to him during the period of his probation.  For  this  purpose  probationers  will  be required to furnish a Bond a copy of which will be enclosed along with their offers of appointment. The probationers permitted to apply for examination for appointment to Indian Administrative Service. Indian Foreign Service etc. will not however, be required to refund the cost of the training.

(g) Leave:—Officers of the Service will be eligible for leave in accordance with the Leave Rules in force from time to time.

(h) Medical Attendance:— Officers will be eligible for medical attendance and treatment in accordance with the Rules in force from time to time.

(i) Passenger Privilege Ticket Orders:— Officers will be eligible for railway passes and Privilege Ticket Orders in accordance with the Rules in force from time to time.

(j)Provident Fund and Pensions:—Candidates  recruited to the Service will be governed by the Railway Pension Rules  and  shall  subscribe  to  the  State  Railway Provident Fund (Non-contributory) under the rules of that Fund as in force from time to time. (k) Candidates recruited to the Services/Posts are liable to serve in any Railway or Project in or out of India.
(1)Liability  to  serve  in  Defence  Service:—The probationer appointed shall, if so required, be liable to serve in any Defence Service or post connected with the Defence of India for a period of not less than four years including the period spent  on training if any :— Provided that such person :— (a)  shall not be required to serve as aforesaid after the  expiry  of  ten  years  from  the  date  of appointment; (b)  shall  not  ordinarily  be  required  to  serve  as aforesaid after attaining the age of forty years;
Thank You….

ESE 2013 Service Preference and Allocation Analysis


Even after your IES result has been declared,there is no confirmation that you will get particular service of your choice.This uncertainty is removed only when the allocation list is out, all speculation is put to rest. Now nothing can stop you from joining what you have got. So, this is also a kind of final result to say.

All of you aspirants must be interested in knowing what services has been allocated to candidate of ESE 2013 in all 4 branches . A student must be aware of his preference that he is aiming for, and rank which he must get to achieve his goal. So I am going to present you a brief analysis of ESE 2013 preferences and service allocation. You can get an idea that which service will you get at a particular rank in your stream.Of course, this allocation varies from year to year

These service allocations are subjected to fulfilling of following requirements.

  1. Your own individual preferences
  2. Your All India Rank
  3. Your Category
  4. Your medical status
  5. No. of vacancies

CIVIL ENGINEERING

(1) Civil Engineering Preference Order(In General)

  1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  2. Central Engineering Service.
  3. Indian  Defence  Service  of  Engineers  (Civil Engineering Posts).
  4. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  5. Central  Water  Engineering  Gr.  ‘A’  (Civil Engineering Posts).
  6.  Indian  Railway  Stores  Service  (Civil Engineering Posts).
  7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
  8. Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) P&T Bldg. Works Gr. ‘A’ Service.
  9. Assistant  Executive  Engineer  (Civil  Engg.Posts) (in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr. ‘A’).

(2) Civil Engineering Allocation 2013 of toppers

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

(1) Mechanical Engineering Preference Order(In General)

  1. Indian  Railway  Service  of  Mechanical Engineers.
  2. Indian  Railway  Stores  Service  (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian  Defence  Service  of  Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  4. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  5.  Central  Water  Engineering  Gr.  ‘A’  Service
    (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  6. Central Power Engineering Service Group ‘A’
    (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  7. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group ‘A’
    (Mechanical Engg. Post).
  8. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS
    (Mechanical  Engineering Posts).
  9.  Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical
    Engineering Posts)
  10. Assistant  Executive  Engineer  Group‘A’.
    (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps
    of EME, M/o Defence.
  11.  Assistant  Naval  Store  Officer  Grade-I
    (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  12. Indian Supply Service.
  13. Assistant  Executive  Engineer  (Mechanical
    Engineering Post) in Border Roads Engineering
    Service Gr. ‘A’
  14.  Central Power Engg. Service Gr. ‘B’ (Mech.
    Engg. Posts)

Mechanical Engineering Service Allocation 2013 of toppers

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Preference Order(In General)

  1.  Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  2.  Indian  Railway  Stores  Service  (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  3.  Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  4.  Indian Defence Service  of Engineers (Electrical
    Engineering Posts)
  5.  Central Power Engineering Service Group ‘A’
    (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  6.  Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS
    (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  7. Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  8. Assistant Naval  Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical
    Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  9. Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) P&T
    Bldg. Works Gr. ‘A’ Service.
  10.  Indian  Naval Armament  Service  (Electrical
    Engineering Posts).
  11. Central  Power  Engineering  Service  Gr.  ‘B’
    (Electrical Engineering Posts)

Electrical Engineering Service Allocation 2013 of toppers

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ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Electronics Engineering Preference Order(In General)

  1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  2.  Indian  Railway    Stores  Service  (Tele-communication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
  3.  Indian Telecommunication Service, Group ‘A’.
  4.  Engineer  GCS  Group  ‘A’  in  the  Wireless Planning  Coordination  Wing/Monitoring Organisation  (M/o  Communications  &  IT,Department of Telecommunications)
  5. Central Power Engineering Service Group ‘A’
    (Electronics    and    Telecommunication Engineering Service)
  6. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS
    (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts)
  7.  Indian Supply Service, Group ‘A’ (Electronics
    and Telecommunication Posts).
  8. Assistant  Naval  Store  Officer  Grade-I
    (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
    in lndian Navy
  9.  Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics
    Engineering Posts).
  10. Assistant  Executive  Engineer  Group  ‘A’
    (Electronics    and    Telecommunication
    Engineering  Posts)  in  the  Corps  of  E.M.E.,
    Ministry of Defence.
  11. Junior Telecom Officer (General Central Service
    Group ‘B’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)
  12.  Central  Power  Engineering  Service  Gr.  ‘B’
    (Electronics & Telecom. Engg. Posts)

Electronics Engineering Service Allocation 2013 of toppers

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Abbreviation used in medical status:-

F= Fit
PU=Partially unfit
OA= One Arm Affected
OL= One leg affected
DHGCP=Defective High Grade Color Perception
DCPBG=Defective Color Perception Both Grades
UR = Reserved category candidate allotted against  UR vacancy (on Merit)
SSCM=Substandard Chest Measurement
SSCE=Substandard Chest Expansion
Prov=Allocation Privisonal
PIC=Allocation Provisionain in chain

1. Complete list of service preference by candidate in IES 2013-Preferences exercised by candidates of ESE

2. Complete list of service allocation of ESE 2013 candidates-ESE_2013_Allocation_300914(1)

Promotion and Service in Indian Railways


Are promotions slow in IES ?

On paper according to railway policy and central govt. Policy your promotions are time bound i.e. the pay grade will be given to you timely, e.g. when you get JG(Junior Grade), SS(Senior Scale), JAG(Junior Administrative Grade), Selection Grade,SAG(Senior Administrative Grade), HAG(Higher Administrative grade)…etc. will all depend on your no. of years of service since joining (and also your annual performance report APR, which is awarded liberally by your senior unless you have punched him right on face!!!).

But your promotion from one post to higher post i.e. from Den(Divisional Engineer) to Sr.Den, etc. will depend on the vacancy. And why there is a dearth of vacancies at higher post ? To understand this, you have to understand the hierarchical system in railways. We won’t go into details like railway is a 3 tier system, etc., etc. You just need to know like any other hierarchical system this is also a pyramid. Less posts at higher level. As the bigger and bigger batches are recruited every year in railways, one has to wait for the senior to move up to get into a higher chair even if he/she has qualified the grade criteria for the higher post.

This is termed as stagnation in promotion as one is sitting on the same chair like ADEN,even if he has got senior scale (SS).
The reason I said slow and quick are relative terms because we tend to compare present scenario with the previous where recruited batches were small and obviously they had got their promotions as soon as they were eligible by min. Grade criteria.

But is there something to worry?

Well you don’t have to worry from salary (and other perks) point of view because your band pay (and other perks) depends on your grade pay.
But only thing is you may get frustrated while working on same post for years..this is the only problem.

PS: A natural question arises after reading above is why recruitment is so much, that it leads to sluggish promotions?
For now I leave this for readers to think on. There is an answer to everything.

Do we really serve India in Railways?

Are we really serving India in railways? For this you have to define what do you mean by serving India. Do you think working in army, or in police, or in administrative services, or in some NGO is the only way to serve our nation.
Well my dear friend, this is the glorification services on the name of serving India. Have you ever seen any of these working without salary. If they are doing so can they sustain their lives. No they won’t be able to live a day longer to “serve India”.

In railways we are also getting paid for our services, hence like all these services, serving India. In-fact any person employed in government or privately is serving India if he/she remembers to do his/her job honestly.

But if you like me to speak like a politician, here are the facts :

  • By transporting freight of almost everything like coal, we are providing a means for the growth of country.
  • By transporting passengers (in-spite of loss in this business as a whole) we are fulfilling nations need to move.
  • By laying tracks to disconnected areas, we are connecting a world lost in our country (in-spite of negative rate of return).
  • By building bridges we are making lives easier for our fellow countrymen
  • By trying to built bullet train under new Government, we are showcasing our advanced technological abilities.
  • We develop new station and bring out new locomotives for this big organization.
  • We handle huge volume of passengers so that they can reach their destinations safely
  • We are managing one of the biggest rail networks of the world and we are proud of it.

The list is endless by which one can prove railways is serving India (but not free, because there is nothing like free service).

Ravinder
IRSE 2012

Engineering Services Exam 2013 Cut-off


I am posting Engineering Services Exam 2013 cut-off for all branches. The cut-off has been on rise every year,especially in electronics. So you know your category and hence know your cut-off..Best of Luck.

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Madeeasy Award Ceremony pics 2014


Hello Everyone,
In order to encourage IES and GATE aspirants ,i have decided to share some pics of Madeeasy award ceremony 2014 in which IES and GATE toppers of all four streams were felicitated.This Award ceremony took place in April 2014. I am not doing a promotion for them but since i  have studied here and known it too well , i want to share those moments with you.

Sometimes, students ask me about how to motivate oneself for IES. This post is for them, see these pictures and think that one day you could be here. Not only you but your parents would  also be honored by going there. You feel special when you stand on the stage to receive the prize. This medal itself is not important but the recognition of your hard work and success will surely make you and your  family very proud.

So, this is your destiny waiting for you. Go and get it!!!

 

Surbhi Gautam, IES AIR-1 , Electronics Engineering
Surabhi Gautam,
IES AIR-1 , Electronics Engineering
Abhinav Das ,Electronics Engineeing GATE AIR-03
Abhinav Das ,Electronics Engineering
GATE AIR-03

 

Bharat Aggarwal,IES Civil Engineering AIR-3
Bharat Agarwal,IES
Civil Engineering AIR-3
Babu Lal,Mechanical Engineering,GATE AIR-3
Babu Lal,Mechanical Engineering,GATE AIR-3
AshishBehera,Instrumentation Engineering ,GATE AIR-1
Ashish Behera,Instrumentation Engineering ,GATE AIR-1
Akash Kumar Aggarwal Electronics Engineering  GATE, AIR-01
Akash Kumar Aggarwal
Electronics Engineering
GATE, AIR-01
Ankit Goes ,Electrical Engineerin,GATE, Rank-01
Ankit Goes ,Electrical Engineerin,GATE, Rank-01
Anubhav Gupta , CS & IT GATE AIR-2
Anubhav Gupta , CS & IT
GATE AIR-2
Bharat Kumar,IT GATE Rank-03
Bharat Kumar,IT
GATE Rank-03
Gaurav,Civil Engineering GATE AIR-2
Gaurav,Civil Engineering
GATE AIR-2

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IES toppers group photo of all branhes
IES toppers group photo of all branches
GATE toppers group photo
GATE toppers group photo
IES,Civil Engineering Toppers
IES,Civil Engineering Toppers(including myself)

Following are pics of some of  female achievers of IES and GATE. They deserve mention here.

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Disclaimer:- I don’t hold copyright for these photograph. Madeeasy Group is the sole owner of these photographs.

IES Examination Format


POINTS TO BE CONSIDERED GENERAL ABILITY OBJECTIVE CONVENTIONAL
MARKS There is only one general ability paper of (100+100) 200 marks There are 2 objective papers of 200 marks each. There are 2 subjective papers of 200 marks each.
No of Question 120 120 in each paper Generally 8 main questions out of which 5 are to be done(each paper)
Day of Exam General Ability paper is held on day 1. Objective 1 and objective 2 papers are held on day 2. Conventional 1 and conventional 2 papers are held on day 3.
Duration 2 hours 2 hours each 3 hours each
Exam Timing 9am-11am 9am -11am and 2pm-4pm 9am-12noon and 2pm-5pm
Difficulty level Easy Moderate Difficult
Type of study required Very Extensive Extensive Intensive
Scoring potential Very High High Average
Source of Study Newspapers, magazines
Madeeasy material and class notes of GS,ncert, vocab notes, grammar book, test series
Standard textbooks,madeeasy materials and class notes, test series Standard textbooks, Madeeasy materials and class notes, test series
Strategy Study it all round the year Mostly objective preparation should be finished upto GATE exam Mostly subjective preparation should be done after GATE exam.
On the day of Examination Water Bottle
Admit Card
Black Ball Point Pen
Lunch
Water Bottle
Calculator
Admit Card
Black Ball Point Pen
Lunch
Water Bottle
Calculator
Admit Card
Blue and Black Pen