RITES Limited: All you need to know about RITES

A Government of India Enterprise, RITES was established in 1974 under the aegis of Indian Railways. RITES is incorporated in India as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 and is governed by a Board of Directors which includes persons of eminence from various sectors of engineering and management. RITES Ltd., an ISO 9001:2015 company, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure, and related technologies.

It was awarded the status of MINIRATNA in 2002. It has since diversified into planning and consulting services for other infrastructure, including airports, ports, highways and urban planning.

Major railway companies and projects that have had projects with RITES as a consultant include:

  • SNTF, Algeria, Consulting
  • Luanda Railway (CFL), Angola, Feasibility study for rehabilitation
  • Bangladesh Railway, Bangladesh, Consultation
  • Belize Railways, Belize, Planning
  • Belmopan Commuter Rail, Belize, Planning
  • Botswana Railways, Botswana, Management Support and Consultation
  • Cambodian Railways, Cambodia, Rehabilitation
  • Red Atlantic Railway Network, Colombia, Equity partner, Technical and Managerial support
  • Ghana Railway Corporation, Ghana, Consultation
  • Iran Railways, Iran, Planning
  • Railways of Jamaica
  • Kenya Railways, Kenya, Locomotive operation, Restructuring, Planning
  • Central East African Railways, Malawi, Management services.
  • Beira Railroad Corporation (CFM Central), Mozambique, Rehabilitation and Management
  • Nicaraguan Railways, Nicaragua, Planning
  • Nigerian Railways, Nigeria, Complete management (3 years), Revitalization, Planning
  • Philippine Railways, Philippines, Rehabilitation
  • Sri Lanka Railways, Sri Lanka, Consulting and Management assistance
  • Sudan Railways, Sudan, Consulting
  • Tanzania Railway Corporation, Tanzania, General management
  • Uzbek Railways, Uzbekistan, Expert-based consultancy for Elastic Fasteners and Accounting System project

Recruitment:

A. Graduate Engineers Trainee:

Every year RITES releases vacancies for graduate engineers Trainees in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, and Signal & Telecommunications.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: one must he an Indian Citizen
Age limit: Minimum age is 18 years and the maximum is 30 years
SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-servicemen candidates will get age relaxations as per Govt. norms
RITES Regular employees shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5 years in Age Limit

Educational Qualifications:

Candidate belonging to General/ EWS category must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying exam

Reserved category (SC, ST, OBC(NCL), PWD ) should have at least 50% marks as minimum qualifications

Final year/semester students too are eligible for applying to RITES provided that the General/EWS candidates have minimum 60% marks and the reserved SC/ST/OBC/PWD have 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate of all semester up to the pre-final year/semester.

S No. Post Graduation Degree Required
1. Civil Full time BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) degree in Civil Engineering
2. Mechanical Full time BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Production Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Automobile Engineering
3. Electrical Full time BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) degree in Electrical Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
4. S&T Full time BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) Degree in Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science/ IT/ Computer Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

 

Selection Procedure:

The candidate who has appeared for the GATE exam has to fill the RITES GET form and fill in their roll number in the firm. After this, all the candidates who are selected based on GATE marks will be called for the interview round.

Final merit will be prepared as per the weightage given below:

GATE Marks (Out of 100) – 75%

Interview – 25%

Only those candidates shall be considered for empanelment who secure a minimum of 60% marks in Interview (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD).

Candidates have the option to appear for interview either in Hindi or English.

Training/Provision: Candidates will have to undergo training for a period of months. Thereafter, on successful completion of the same, candidates will be absorbed as Engineer on probation for 2 years. There will be a screening test on completion of the probation period. Candidates who successfully clear it, will be confirmed while those who don’t may get an extension of the probation period till deemed.

Pay Scale:  During the training period the candidates are placed in the IDA pay scale of Rs. 40,000-1,40,000 with starting basic pay of Rs. 40,000/-. Besides the basic pay, the selected candidates are eligible for Dearness Allowance (DA) and House Rent Allowance (HRA) during the training period.

On successful completion of the training period, candidates shall be engaged as Engineer in IDA pay – scale of Rs. 40,000-1,40,000, and would be paid Basic pay and DA, fixed/variable allowances as applicable in the scale, Performance Related Pay, Medical facilities, HRA/Lease accommodation, attractive superannuation package consisting of contribution to Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity as per Gratuity Act, Post-Retirement Medical Scheme.

There are other benefits too which are provided to the Graduate Engineer Trainees as per the company’s rules and regulations.

The approximate emoluments on engagement as Engineer shall be 11 LPA.

Bond: Selected candidates will be required to execute a service agreement bond for Rs. 1,00,000/- for General/ OBC(NCL) (Rs. 50, 000/- SC/ST/PWD/ EWS) to successfully complete the prescribed training period and thereafter serve the organisation for at least three years.

Documents to be produced at the time of the interview

At the time of the interview, the candidates are required to produce their original certificates for verification. Candidates must carry the originals certificates along with a self-attested copy of the same.

  • Two recent passport size colour photographs (same as the one uploaded with GATE application form)
  • Class 10 certificate for proof of Date of Birth
  • Certificates along with marks sheets for all semesters/ years (class 10, 12, Graduation/ Post-Graduation as applicable)
  • Caste/ Category Certificate if applicable
  • Proof of identity & Address (Passport, Voter ID, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, etc)
  • PAN Card
  • Proof of experience (if applicable)
  • Any other document in support of the candidature
  • PWD Certificate as per latest format (if applicable)
  • GATE Scorecard in original
  • Copy of RITES Application Form

Note: Candidates should submit only one application for one vacancy and application once submitted cannot be altered.

Cut Off:

Based on the vacancy, number of students and many other factors the organisation releases the vacancy for the RITES recruitment for GET.

2019

Cut – off GATE Marks (Out of 100) for the purpose of shortlisting for Interview are as under:

Branch UR EWS OBC SC ST  PWD
Electrical 88.33 73 71.67 60.67.
Mechanical 86.15 77.08 65.19 42.08
Civil 71.65 61.16 55.24 58.51 37.87
S&T 72 56  63.33 50.33 29.67

 

B. Engineer

Other than the GATE experienced engineers are also recruited in RITES.

SNo. Branch Educational Qualifications Pay scale
1. S&T BE/B.Tech/B. Sc. (Engineering) Degree in Electronics Engineering/Electronics& Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics&Communication Engineering/ Electronics & ElectricalEngineering/ComputerScience/IT/ComputerEngineering/Electronics& Instrumentation Engineering.

General/EWS category Candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD applying against unreserved posts: First class degree/ minimum 60% marks.

Reserved category candidates SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD: At least 50% marks.

Rs.40,000–1,40,000/- per month
2. Civil  BE/B.Tech/B. Sc. (Engineering) Degree in Electronics Engineering/Electronics& Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics&Communication Engineering/ Electronics & ElectricalEngineering/ComputerScience/IT/ComputerEngineering/Electronics& Instrumentation Engineering.

General/EWS category Candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD applying against unreserved posts: First class degree/ minimum 60% marks.

Reserved category candidates SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD: At least 50% marks.

Rs.40,000–1,40,000/- per month

 

Age Relaxation: The upper age limit is 32 years with special relaxation to some.

Reservation/relaxation/concessions to EWS/ SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD/ Ex-SM/ J&K Domicile: As per extant Govt. orders.

Relaxations and concessions to PWD candidates: As per extant Govt. orders.

The upper age relaxation of PWD (physical requirements and functional classification) Candidates: 10 years.

RITES’ regular/ contract employees fulfilling the educational qualification and experience criteria shall be given age relaxation: 5 years

Experience:

For S&T: Minimum 2 years of working in Signal & Telecommunication construction projects installation, testing and commissioning of SSI/ EI/ RRI/ PI of Indoor and Outdoor of Signal & Telecommunication gears for Indian Railway sidings/ PSU Railway sidings/ Private sector railway sidings. Or candidates should have experience of Tender & Contracts.

For Civil: Candidates should have 2 years of experience in the field of construction supervision.

Selection Procedure: The candidates are selected on the basis of written exam or by a personal Interview. Depending on the marks obtained by the candidates cut off is declared and the final selection is made.

The candidates can appear for the Interview in either English or Hindi.

Rites is a great organisation to work with, as it provides exposure to new technology with the changing times. Along with that, the organisation is a great place to work and grow with the talented lot of our country. It is said to be among one if the best government organisations and is thus a dream company for or of engineering graduates.

We hope this article has helped you know about the exam and its recruitment process. If you have any more queries, please feel free to write to us we will try our best to answer it. We wish you all the very best for all your future endeavors.

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