The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is civil service or a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) India. The exam is held for the recruitment of Department of Indian Railways.
The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is an organized Group 'A' service of the Government of India. The central service is responsible for managing the Transportation Operations and Commercial wings - of the Indian Railways.
Traffic Department comprises two branches -
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:
Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.
The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:
The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:
There are two main streams of Traffic Department, Operations and Commercial, where these officers are posted.