Railways to hire unemployed youths as ‘Station Ticket Booking Sewaks’ – The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: At a time when the Modi-led government is facing an onslaught from the opposition over unemployment issues, the railway has decided to hire unemployed youths as “Station Ticket Booking Sewaks” ( STB) initially for “E” category of railway stations, located in non-suburban areas.

This is done with the aim of providing income opportunities to unemployed young people over the age of 18 and to allow station managers and their juniors to better focus on train operations instead of selling tickets. .

The railway has started appointing STBS at many non-suburban Class E stations under North Eastern Railway’s Gorakhpur Division in UP as a pilot base for one year.

According to official sources, an STBS will be selected after a thorough examination of its application at the departmental level.

The railway division will provide space, electrical connection and other basic necessities to the STBS.

The railways operate with 13,169 passenger trains and 8,479 freight trains carrying 23 million passengers. But the selected STBS will have to deposit money according to the category of station concerned for which an appointment is made to sell the tickets without reservation and platform.

The STBS will sell not only reservationless tickets for train journeys, but also platform and seasonal monthly tickets to people on fixed amounts of railway commission on total ticket sales.

In the latest decision, the railway added that the appointment of STBK would also be carried out at stations where the provision of UTS-cum-PRS facilities was also carried out.

“At these stations, they will sell walk-in tickets and platform tickets on a commission basis,” a senior railway official said.

The railway saga

  • There are 4,158 “E” category stations in the country out of a total number of 7,349 railway stations.

  • The railways operate with 13,169 passenger trains and 8,479 freight trains carrying 23 million passengers.

  • The railways transport more than 3 million tonnes of goods every day over 68,443 km of track.

NEW DELHI: At a time when the Modi-led government is facing an onslaught from the opposition over unemployment issues, the railway has decided to hire unemployed youths as “Station Ticket Booking Sewaks” ( STB) initially for “E” category of railway stations, located in non-suburban areas. This is done with the aim of providing income opportunities to unemployed young people over the age of 18 and to allow station managers and their juniors to better focus on train operations instead of selling tickets. . The railway has started appointing STBS at many non-suburban Class E stations under North Eastern Railway’s Gorakhpur Division in UP as a pilot base for one year. According to official sources, an STBS will be selected after a thorough examination of its application at the departmental level. The railway division will provide space, electrical connection and other basic necessities to the STBS. The railways operate with 13,169 passenger trains and 8,479 freight trains carrying 23 million passengers. But the selected STBS will have to deposit money according to the category of station concerned for which an appointment is made to sell the tickets without reservation and platform. The STBS will sell not only reservationless tickets for train journeys, but also platform and seasonal monthly tickets to people on fixed amounts of railway commission on total ticket sales. In the latest decision, the railway added that the appointment of STBK would also be carried out at stations where the provision of UTS-cum-PRS facilities was also carried out. “At these stations, they will sell walk-in tickets and platform tickets on a commission basis,” a senior railway official said. The railway saga There are 4,158 category “E” stations in the country out of a total number of 7,349 railway stations. The railways operate with 13,169 passenger trains and 8,479 freight trains carrying 23 million passengers. The railways transport more than 3 million tonnes of goods every day over 68,443 km of track.

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