Southern Railway Recruitment 2023 Senior Technical Associate ( STA ) in the Civil Engineering Department of Southern Railway Construction Organization Chennai

Post Name :- Senior Technical Associate recruitment in the Civil Engineering Department of Southern Railway Construction Organization Chennai.

Date of post :- 14-06-2023

Type of Mode :- Online

Opening date of Online Application:- 16-06-2023

Closing date of Online Application:- 30-06-2023 till 24.00 hrs. of the closing date

Compact overview :-The Southern Railway Construction Organization Chennai boasts a highly skilled workforce comprising engineers, technicians, and support staff who bring their expertise to every project. With their collective knowledge and experience, they undertake complex engineering challenges and execute projects with precision and innovation. Southern Railway Recruitment 2023

Engagement of senior technical associate ( STA ) from open market for construction projects in the jurisdiction of southern railway ( SR)/ Construction Organization on contract basis.

The notification and application are available at
News & Updates -> Construction Organization.    Notification No. P.266/I/CN/STA

Total Post :- 15 

UR – 08

SC – 02

ST – 01

OBC- NCL – 03

EWS- 01

Mandatory Qualification Requirement:-

1) Minimum qualification is 4 years Bachelor’s degree in (a) Civil Engineering (OR) (b) A combination of any sub-stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
2) A valid GATE score in the last 3yrs (2021 to 2023).

Important Note:

To be eligible for the position of Senior Technical Associate, candidates must have obtained minimum marks in their Bachelor’s Degree.

Shortlisting and Screening for Senior Technical Associate:

Candidates applying for the position of Senior Technical Associate will undergo a shortlisting process based on their ‘GATE score’ obtained in any one of the GATE examinations conducted between 2021 and 2023 (preceding 3 years). The shortlisting will be done in a ratio of 1:1 to the number of vacancies in the Senior Technical Associate category. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further screening and verification of original documents. The specific time period after which the actual score is taken will be communicated.

Minimum Qualifying Marks and Tie-Breaking Criteria for Senior Technical Associate Selection:

Candidates applying for the position of Senior Technical Associate must obtain the following minimum qualifying marks in the prescribed educational qualification:
– General Candidates: 60%
– OBC – Non-creamy layer: 55%
– SC/ST Candidates: 50%

In the event of candidates having the same GATE score, the percentage of marks obtained in their undergraduate (UG) academic education will be considered. If a tie still exists, the candidate with the earliest date of birth will be given priority in the selection process.

Age Limit for Senior Technical Associate:

The age limit for the position of Senior Technical Associate is between 20 to 33 years, calculated as of the last date of notification for Contractual Engagements. However, it’s important to note that there is no age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved vacancies. Age relaxation of 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates is applicable, subject to the submission of requisite certificates.

Reservation:- Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL), and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) is applicable and admissible as per the existing rules.

Contractual Hiring Based on Merit and GATE Score: The contractual hiring for the position of Senior Technical Associate will be based on merit, with the GATE score serving as the primary selection criterion.

Payment of Fee:

1. Application fees (Non-refundable) – ₹500/-
2. Payment to be made online through “Central Bank of India, Chennai Main Branch, Account Number No.1186402609, IFSC: CBIN0280876”
3. After payment, download the receipt in PDF format (less than 1 MB) and upload it during the application process.
4. SC, ST, and Women candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

Full-Time Contract with Monthly Remuneration:  For the position of Senior Technical Associate, the monthly remuneration will be based on the pay level and the class of city as per Railway Board’s norms. The remuneration will be as follows:
– ‘Z’ Class City: ₹32,000
– ‘Y’ Class City: ₹34,000
– ‘X’ Class City: ₹37,000

Candidates engaged on a contract basis may be posted anywhere within the jurisdiction of Southern Railway, Construction, Chennai Egmore unit.

Other Entitlements/Facilities:

1. Daily Allowance: Candidates engaged on a contract basis will receive Daily Allowance during official tours, calculated at a rate of ₹500/- (0-6 hrs: 30%, 06-12 hrs: 70%, and more than 12 hrs: 100%). The pattern is similar to the Travel Allowance (TA) provided to regular Railway employees, with the exception of the rate.

2. Leave Entitlement: Candidates engaged on a contract basis will have off on Sundays and National Holidays. However, they may be required to work on these days, in which case Compensatory Rest will be provided at a later date. Additionally, candidates will be granted two days of leave for each completed month of engagement. It’s important to note that accumulated leave will expire at the end of the contract period and cannot be carried over to any subsequent contracts.

3. Journey from Headquarters to Workplace: Travel Authority will be provided for the necessary portion of the journey involved in official duties.

Contract Duration: The contract engagement will be for a maximum period of one year or as determined by the Railway Administration.

Medical Examination for Contract Engagement: Screened candidates will be required to undergo a medical examination, following the applicable guidelines for direct recruitment of Senior Technical Associates (STA). Only those who are found medically fit by the designated Railway hospitals will be considered for contract engagement. Candidates deemed eligible during the Document Verification process will need to pay a sum of ₹24/-. The medical standards to be met are specified as Medical Standard A-3, outlined in Chapter-5 of the Indian Railway Medical Manual, Volume-1, accessible at

Training for Contract Engagements: Candidates engaged on a contract basis will receive training for a specified period to familiarize themselves with the rules, regulations, and practices related to safety, technical aspects, and other relevant areas. The duration and content of the training/orientation will be determined by the Chief Administrative Officer/Construction/Chennai, ensuring it is not less than ten working days.

Eligibility Conditions: Candidates seeking the reservation benefits of SC/ST must present their Caste Certificate in the Central Government format, issued by the appropriate authority as per Sample Annexure-I, during the document verification process. Similarly, candidates wishing to avail the reservation benefits of OBC must provide their Caste Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, both issued in the latest Central Government format by the appropriate authority as per Sample Annexure-II, during document verification.

How to Apply:

1. Visit the website and navigate to “News & Updates” -> “Construction Organization” for the online application process.
2. Fill in the required personal details and bio-data carefully on the provided online application form.
– Note: Ensure that your Name, Father’s Name, and Date of Birth match exactly as recorded in your Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during document verification may lead to the cancellation of your candidature.
– Note: Provide an active mobile number, Aadhaar Number (for authentication purposes), and a valid email ID in the online application. Keep them active throughout the engagement process as important messages will be communicated via email/SMS, which will be deemed as read by the candidates.
3. Submit only one application with accurate particulars, including Name, Father’s Name, Community, Photo (face), Educational and/or Technical Qualifications, E-mail ID, and Mobile Number. Multiple applications with different details will be rejected.
4. Keep printouts of the submitted online application. If found eligible, you will be called for document verification, and the printout of the online application must be presented.
5. During document verification, you must provide attested copies of all relevant documents. The uploaded documents will be cross-checked with the originals.

Note: It is important to follow the instructions carefully and complete the online application accurately to ensure eligibility and smooth processing of your application.

Scanned Photograph/Soft Copy of Photograph:

1. Candidates must upload a recent color photograph (size 3.5cm x 3.5cm) in JPG/JPEG format during the application process. The photograph should be taken within the last three months, have a resolution of 100 DPI, and the file size should not exceed 1 MB. Candidates should ensure that the photograph does not include any headgear, cap, or sunglasses.
2. It is important to note that Construction Organization/Southern Railway/Chennai reserves the right to reject applications with old or unclear photographs, or if there are significant variations between the uploaded photograph in the Application Form and the candidate’s actual physical appearance.
3. Candidates are advised to keep two additional copies of the same photograph ready for submission during the document verification process.

Note: Follow the specifications mentioned for the photograph to ensure the smooth processing of your application.

Last Date for Receipt of Application:

1. The “ONLINE” application must be submitted through the “ONLINE” process to Construction Organization/MS by 30.06.2023, 24.00 hrs. No physical copy of the application needs to be sent. Any physical applications received will not be considered.
Period of Engagement & Stipend:

1. The engagement period will be a maximum of one year or as determined by the Railway Administration.
2. Selected candidates are responsible for their own accommodation during training as no hostel facilities will be provided.
Agreement of Training:

1. Before the start of training, candidates engaged on a contract basis must sign a bond with the employer.
Help Desk:

1. For any queries related to the application submission, contact the mobile numbers 9003145602 and 9003145603 between 10.00 AM and 06.00 PM on working days.
Important Instructions:

1. The Railway administration’s decision regarding eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, and the selection process is final.
2. The engagement of Senior Technical Associates (STA) is not a guarantee of regular employment with the Railways upon completion of the contract period.
3. These positions are specifically for projects under the jurisdiction of Southern Railway/Construction/Chennai and are not for regular Railway establishment. Only the perks and benefits mentioned in the notification will be provided.
4. The number of vacancies mentioned in the notification is provisional and subject to change based on the actual requirements of the Railway Administration.
5. Selected candidates will be given 15 days to report for duty. If a selected candidate fails to report within the prescribed time, the candidate ranked below them in the merit list will be called for engagement.
6. No correspondence regarding engagement will be entertained.

Note: Candidates should adhere to the mentioned deadlines and instructions provided by the Railway Administration.

Canvassing in any form will result in disqualification, and no correspondence will be entertained.
1. Candidates should ensure their eligibility and criteria before applying. If engaged erroneously, they will be summarily dismissed without notice.
2. The candidature will be canceled if the candidate fails to produce the required original documents during verification or if any discrepancy is found.
3. Submission of wrong/fake/false certificates will lead to immediate discharge, even after selection.
4. The Railway Administration is not responsible for responding to candidates who are not selected or not called for.
5. The Railway Administration will not be liable for any printing errors.
6. Selected candidates should bring their Aadhaar Card, PAN card, and attested copies of educational certificates for document verification.
7. No daily allowance, conveyance allowance, or traveling allowance will be provided for document verification.
8. Candidates should not send any application printouts, certificates, or copies by post. The online application will be considered for the candidature.
9. GATE score authentication will be verified.
10. The online payment made for this application is non-refundable, and refund requests will not be entertained under any circumstances. Attempting to reverse the online transaction will be considered as application withdrawal. No further communication will be entertained in this regard.

Termination: The contract can be terminated by either party by providing one month’s notice. Performance of contractual appointees will be monitored regularly, and those who are unable to fulfill their duties or fail to meet expectations may be given 30 days’ notice and their contract terminated. Immediate termination may occur in cases of gross negligence, misconduct, or irregularities.

Proposed Duties of Senior Technical Associate (Contractual) Southern Railway Recruitment 2023:
– Work under the supervision of the Railway Supervisor and assist in daily duties.
– Supervise ongoing works.
– Conduct quality checks as specified in work contracts.
– Maintain documentation according to work contract requirements.
– Assist the Railway Supervisor in work measurements.
– Perform any other duties assigned by the Railway Administration.

Important Instructions:

  1. Carefully go through all the instructions provided in this notification to ensure eligibility before proceeding with the application.
  2. If you don’t have a VALID personal e-mail ID, please create one before applying. Make sure to maintain this e-mail ID throughout the entire recruitment process.


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