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Profile Details
Name – Achinta Kumar Chakraborty
DesignationSenior Technician
OrganisationEastern Railway
Age – 55
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 32

Under-Graduation – B.A, Surendranatha College

Professional Qualification – ITI (Electrical)

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I joined Surendranath College in 1982 and completed my graduation in history. In the meantime, I aimed at owning a government job and took my ITI training at Tollygunge. I completed my graduation in 1986 and took the training in various small and big companies. On 28th February 1986, I got my appointment letter from the government of India in the Eastern Railway as the Junior Technician and was later promoted as the Senior Technician.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities at Eastern Railway.

As the Senior Technician, I have a number of Junior Technicians working under me and we are mainly concerned with re-modeling, i.e, making a new model that will surpass the previous model. Besides these, I also have to look after the wheel X-Ray to understand the present condition of the wheels, to maintain the date of birth of each coach so that each can be replaced after a span of 25 years, and to maintain the seat numbers for the passengers in the express rails and to focus on the plying of trains adds to my responsibility.

Average Income in Profession in Railway in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Presently B.Tech degree holders are appointed as Senior Technicians. RRB and RRC add to the demand.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?

Importance of Education in Profession in Railway

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?


Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Profession in Railway?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You should enjoy working in a team as this will ultimately help you to overcome all the problems together since the tasks need proper coordination on the part of the team.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Profession in Railway?

The most important aspect of the current work environment that I am in is that all my co-workers are helpful as we all work together in a team to achieve all stipulated tasks. The job stability in a government job is no doubt noteworthy and is one of the biggest incentives to be a part of this field. There is a lot of financial stability and there are many benefits given to the employees, which adds to the benefits of being in the profession.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Profession in Railway?

The negatives associated with my profession are quite a few according to me. The basic work environment for the employees like the canteen and washroom facilities at times are not up to the basic standard. Besides national holidays, leave is not always sanctioned even after the notice about 2-3 months before if substitutes are not present.
There is a specific duty hours of 8 hours but often the officials can be called in at any time of the day as per the need. This creates family disturbances at times.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would like to stick to my profession only because there are a lot of professional challenges.

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