Great opportunity for Pharmacists in India’s Southern Railways – 18 vacancies

Southern Railway
  • Full Time
  • Chennai

Website Southern Railway

About Southern Railway

Southern Railway in its current form was established on April 14th, 1951, following the amalgamation of three state railways: the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway, and the Mysore State Railway. Covering a vast expanse of India’s Southern Peninsula, the present network of Southern Railway spans across the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, as well as a small section of Andhra Pradesh. This railway network serves the naturally bountiful and culturally vibrant southern states, stretching from Mangalore on the western coastline to Kanniyakumari in the southern tip, and from Renigunta in the northwestern part to Gudur in the northeastern region.

Post: Pharmacist

Applications for Re-Engagement of Retired Railway Employees

Applications are invited from eligible retired Railway employees in the prescribed format as per Annexure ‘A’ enclosed along with the relevant documents for re-engagement in the following posts of Para Medical categories (Group ‘C’) in the Medical Department of Southern Railway & ICF Hospitals.

Number of Posts:



a) Retired railway employees from the Medical Department who have previously worked in the specific post applied for. b) Retired employees should not have been covered under Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS)/Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for safety (LARSGESS). c) Retired employees should not have been compulsorily retired, removed, or dismissed from service.

Medical Fitness:

Must be found medically fit in the appropriate category as mentioned earlier against each post.

Age Limit / Period of Engagement: The maximum age limit for engagement of retired employees shall be 65 years of age. The age limit shall not be exceeded during the period of engagement. Re-engaged employees shall continue until the last day of the month in which they attain 65 years of age, following the same system as normal retirement.


i) A fixed monthly amount shall be admissible as remuneration during the contract period, calculated by deducting the basic pension from the pay drawn at the time of retirement. The fixed remuneration amount shall remain unchanged for the contract’s duration. ii) No increment, Dearness Allowance, or HRA shall be allowed during the contract term. iii) An appropriate and fixed amount as Transport Allowance for commuting between residence and the workplace shall be allowed, not exceeding the rate applicable at the time of retirement. This amount will remain unchanged during the appointment. iv) Paid leave of absence may be allowed at the rate of 1.5 days for each completed month of service.

Documents to be Attached (Self-Attested):

a) Copy of Service Certificate. b) Copy of Pension Payment Order. c) Copy of Last Pay Slip. d) Copy of Saving Bank Account Pass Book

Selection / Suitability and Other Conditions for Re-Engagement:

a) Suitability / Competency of retired employees will be evaluated before re-engagement, considering safety records and operational requirements. b) Re-engaged retired employees will be discharged upon the selection of candidates from RRB/RRC or regular employees through transfer/promotion. c) The administration can terminate the service of re-engaged personnel without notice for unsatisfactory performance. Service will also end at age 65 or upon joining selected candidates from RRB/RRC, regular employee posting, or 30.06.2024, whichever is earlier. Re-engaged employees will not have continuity of service rights.

Other Terms and Conditions:

  1. Re-engagement is purely temporary, subject to regular incumbents’ availability, age limit, cessation of the scheme, or administrative requirements.
  2. Re-engaged staff will work the same hours as regular staff in similar posts.
  3. Re-engagement period won’t count as service for benefits.
  4. Re-engaged staff won’t receive PLB or extra benefits for serving employees.
  5. Re-engaged staff won’t have coverage under ECA, PWA, Gratuity Act, or other statutes for serving railway employees.
  6. Re-engaged staff won’t be eligible for welfare schemes or advances as regular employees.
  7. Re-engaged staff may be posted anywhere in Southern Railway/ICF Hospitals.
  8. Shortlisted retired staff should be ready to appear before the selection committee about five days after the notification’s closing date.

Applications to be sent to: Assistant Personnel Officer/GI&HQ, Headquarters Office, Southern Railway, Chennai-600 003.

Last Date & Time of Application Submission: 01.09.2023 at 5:00 PM

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