NHAI Careers: National Highways Authority of India

Set up by an act of the Parliament, NHAI Act, 1988, National Highways Authority of India was set up by the constitution as an Authority for the development, maintenance and management of national highways and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto. NHAI objective is to ensure that all contract awards and procurements conform to the best industry practices with regard to transparency of process, adoption of bid criteria to ensure healthy competition in award of contracts, implementation of projects conform to best quality requirements and the highway system is maintained to ensure best user comfort and convenience.

NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) Projects

The NHAI implements various projects. It also has the mandate to implement the National Highways Development Project (NHDP). Apart from this it also helps in implementing Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE); a project to upgrade National Highways connecting state capitals to 2 lanes or 4 lanes in the north-eastern region.

Some other projects by the NHAI are:

Golden Quadrilateral

A highway network connecting many of the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centres of India, the Golden Quadrilateral connects cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai, and hence its name. Launched in 2001 by Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it is the largest highway project in India and the fifth longest in the world was and was completed in 2012. It is part of the first phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP).

North–South and East–West Corridor

The North–South and East–West Corridor is part of the second phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) and connects Srinagar in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, Porbandar in the west and Silchar in the east.

National-Green-Highway-Mission

In 2015 the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India promulgated Green Highways (Plantations, Transplantations, Beautification, and Maintenance) Policy to develop green corridors along National Highways for sustainable environment and inclusive growth. The policy aims to develop eco-friendly National Highways with the participation of the communities, farmers, NGOs, private sector, institutions, government agencies and the Forest Departments for economic growth and development in a sustainable manner.”

The roadside plantations have a huge potential to enhance the green cover of the nation and thus generate employment opportunities for the rural community. The Green Highways Division – under National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been given the task of planning, implementation and monitoring roadside plantations along one lakh km network of National Highways which would, in turn, generate one lakh direct employment opportunity in plantations sector in next ten years. For effective project planning, implementation and monitoring GHD has developed Guidelines and Vision Document.

NHAI Recruitment*

Every year NHAI releases notification for the vacancies of various posts which are both technical and non-technical.  In this article we will be discussing about the NHAI recruitment along with the cut off and any necessary information that is one need to know before applying for NHAI.

  1. Deputy Manager (civil)

Age limit: The candidate applying for the post must not be more than 30 years of age. There is however age relaxation for various category students based on the central government notification.

Educational Qualification: The candidate applying must have a Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.

Selection procedure: The selection Procedure for the post of Deputy Manager in NHAI is through direct recruitment on the basis of valid Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Score in the Civil Engineering discipline.

After the GATE score the candidates will be shortlisted for a group discussion and interview. Once shortlisted for the interview the candidates will be required are required to furnish attested copies of their GATE 2020 Score Card, GATE Admit Card.

To apply for the post of Deputy Manager in NHAI one must follow the above given conditions. However, these are just the minimum qualifications required. Based on the number of vacancies and other factors only shortlisted candidates are called for the interview.

Pay Scale: For the candidates joining the post of deputy Manager the pay scale will be: Rs.15, 600-39,100/- + Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-

  1. Deputy Manager (Information Technology)

Age limit: The candidate applying for the post must not be more than 30 years of age. There is however age relaxation for various category students based on the central government notification.

Educational Qualification: The candidate applying must have a Degree in Computer from a recognized University / Institute. Some experience is also required for certain qualification. The qualification along with the experience is mentioned below:

Educational Qualification Job experience
BE / B Tech. in Computer Science/ Information Technology or specialized equivalent qualification from a recognized University/ from a institute of repute / C level certification course from DOEACC.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology (any discipline) / Science AND MBA (Information System/ Information Technology) / Advance or Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications/ Advanced Computing/ Mobile Computing/ IT Infrastructure, System and Security/ Cyber Security / Embedded Systems and Design/ System Software Development/ Big Data Analytics/ Automation SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition) Systems/Multimedia or any related field etc
M.Sc. in Computer Science / Information Technology / Multimedia etc. 1 Year
MCA / B Level certification course from DOEACC with B.Sc. (Mathematics as a subject) 2 Year
B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology / Multimedia) / BCA or Equivalent from a recognized university/from a institute of repute / A level certification course from DOEACC 3 Year

Selection procedure: The selection Procedure for the post of Deputy Manager (IT) in NHAI is by direct recruitment from candidates possessing the qualifications and experience or from candidates holding core IT related posts in a Central/State Govt. Deptt/Autonomous Body/PSU/Private or Public Commercial IT organization of repute. Direct recruitment will be through open advertisement and will have written tests, practical tests and interview with applicable reservation criteria as per GOI rules and will have probation of one year.

NHAI Cut Off:

NHAI cut off is released every year based on the number of vacancies, the GATE Examination and the marks scored by candidates applying for the post.

Pay Scale: For the candidates joining the post of deputy Manager the pay scale will be: PB-3, Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade Pay of Rs.5400/

  1. Site Engineer

Age limit: The candidate applying for the post must not be more than 30 years or 32 years of age, based on the location of the Site Engineer. There is however age relaxation for various category students based on the central government notification.

Educational Qualification: The candidate applying must have done B.E./B.Tech. Degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum one year of experience.

Selection procedure: In case large numbers of applications are received the selection Procedure for the post of Site Engineer will be a written test or an interview. The written test will be based on the syllabus of civil engineering course.

Pay Scale: For the candidates joining the post of Site Engineer the salary is Rs. 50,000 per month.

Job profile: The Deputy Manager is a grade A post and is equivalent to the DPM post of most of the PSUs. As a deputy manager the candidates are posted at Project implemented unit (PIU).  Both the project technical consultant and contractor both have to work under the Deputy Manager, who sometimes also has to coordinate with state government officials to arrange statutory approvals. The job profile of a Deputy Manager is predominantly managerial. National Highways Authority of India is best organisation as far as civil engineering is concerned in terms of job satisfaction and job location.

  1. Young Professional (Legal)

Age limit: The candidate applying for the post must not be more than 32 years of age. There is however age relaxation for various category students based on the central government notification.

Educational Qualification: The candidate applying must have:

Degree in LAW from a recognised University / National Law School/Institute

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2018 (Post Graduate) Score

Experience: Candidates having experience in the field of law related to contractual matters/ arbitration/ legislative matters/ land acquisition will get preference.

Selection procedure: In case large numbers of applications are received the selection Procedure is based on the merit in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), (Post Graduate) Score and experience

Pay Scale: For the candidates joining the post of Young Professional the salary is Rs 60,000 per month. The consolidated salary will be increased @ 5% for each succeeding year subject to satisfactory performance.

Period of Contract:

The period of engagement may be for a period of up to two years in the first instance, which may be further extended by one more year, based on the requirements of the NHAI and the satisfactory performance of the incumbent. In case a person leaves before completion of one year, he/she will not get any work certificate.

NHAI news

The National Highways Authority of India will be monetising its operational highway stretches with a target to raise Rs. 1 lakh crore over the next five years (till 2024-25) under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model, in a bid to find more non-budgetary, non-debt receipts for development of highways.

With a large number of vehicles going the FASTag way, the National Highways Authority of India will be reducing the number of cash lanes

NHAI is a great organization to work with and for all the candidates who are interested in working with NHAI the above mentioned information regarding NHAI will really help. We hope the information is helpful. If you would like to know anything more, please feel free to connect with us.  We hope all the students a very best of luck for their exams and we wish them the best of future.

* Note: This is not a job notification and should not be treated or quoted as the same. The purpose of this article is to give the aspirants a detailed knowledge about the organization, the various job profiles and the procedure of recruitment. Job notifications are posted separately on our blog as and when they are published by the issuing authority.

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