Indian Railway Traffic Service Association

Indian Railway Traffic Service
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About IRTS

IRTS Stands for “Indian Railway Traffic Service” (भारतीय रेल यातायात सेवा) is an elect Group (A) Central Civil Service of the Indian government. It is formed in the year 1889 and reconstituted in the year 1967.

Indian Railway Traffic Service Branches

The Indian Railway Traffic Service consists of 02 branches and they are of the following:

  • Operations
  • Commercial

IRTS Association Objectives

The following are the objective of Indian Railway Traffic Service Association:

  • In order to infuse a fraternity sense & cohesion among the Indian Railway Traffic Service Association officers
  • In order to promote and protect the member interests and Indian Railway Traffic Service as a whole
  • To perform as a think tank in order to address the problems forming Indian Railway Traffic Service Association and IR

IRTS Officers Functions

The following are the functions of Indian Railways Traffic Service officers:

  • Firstly, The Indian Railway Traffic Service officers are responsible for the administering the transport of railway in India.
  • Secondly, The Indian Railway Traffic Service officers coordinate among different technical departments of the railways in India
  • Also, the IRTS Officer form the public interface of the railways in India
  • Lastly, An IRTS Officer may shift from an operations branch to a commercial branch based on the requirements of the organization throughout their career.

Railway Zones in India

IRTS Officer Services

The IRTC Officer is informally called as “Transport Officer” and also they are the primary facilitators of the services of railways and they are of the following:

  • Freight movement Planning
  • Transport of Passenger
  • Amenities of Passenger to Management of Station
  • Planning of Infrastructure

IRTS Recruitment

To Indian Railways Traffic Service Group (A) aspirants there are 02 ways of IRTS recruitment and they are of the following:

  • IRTS Exam
  • Promotion for Group (B) Cadre
IRTS Officers Functions
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The above Indian Railways Traffic Service recruitment can explain briefly in the following:

IRTS Exam

Through the  annual Civil Exams conducted by Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) which is of 50% through direct recruitment

Promotion for Group (B) Cadre

Through promotion from Group (B) officers of departments of operating and commercial of the zonal railways

The strength of present Indian Railway Traffic Services Officers is across 900 and serving the divisions of 68 all over 17 railway zones in India and also the Indian Railway Board.


  • Indian Railway Traffic Service Website: http://www.irts.org.in
  • IRTS Head Office: IRTS ASSOCIATION, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Indian Railway Traffic Services Helpline Number: 91-11-23074460
  • Indian Railways Traffic Service Support Mail: webmasterirts@gmail.com