South Central Railway has initiated the process of appointing Station Ticket Booking Sewaks (STBS) at 207 identified railway stations on the Zone for issuing of tickets from the booking counters of the stations.
This initiative is a concrete step to enable functioning of ticketing counters smoothly without any break at small stations by deploying manpower for issuing tickets on outsourcing basis. It also helps in reducing the work-load on Station Masters (SMs) who presently issue the tickets from the station booking counters in addition to their train running duties.
This new scheme of appointment of STBS for issuing tickets from the present railway counter on commission basis is based on the following parameters:
·STBS are proposed at the stations where SMs are handling the movement of at least 5 trains in a shift.
·STBS need not have to invest huge amount for procuring equipments.
·STBS have to pay Rs. 2000/- as Earnest Money Deposit at the time of application which is refundable. Selected STBS should pay Rs. 20,000/- as Bank guarantee and Rs. 5,000/- as DD towards security deposit which is refundable.
Persons applying for STBS should have the following mandatory qualification:
ØShould be in age group of 18 to 35 years.
ØShould have minimum education of 10th Class.
ØShould be local resident of mandal/block where station falls. A certificate issued from Tahasildar should be produced.
ØShould submit character certificate issued by Tahasildar.
ØShould submit a declaration that he/she is not appointed as STBS at any other station.
This scheme provides an opportunity for the local unemployed youth to work near their place of nativity.
Applications have already been invited from eligible persons for appointing STBS at 207 stations - 58 stations in Secunderabad Division; 27 stations on Hyderabad division; 58 stations on Vijayawada division; 13 stations on Guntur division; 37 stations on Guntakal division and 14 stations on Nanded division. Out of these 19 persons have already been appointed as STBS over the Zone. In this connection, notifications are being issued time to time by the Commercial department of the divisions for the selection of STBS. While, these details are available on SCR’s website www. scr.indianrailways.gov.in, interested persons can also contact the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Sr.DCMs) of the respective divisions for any clarification or details.