Training of the Probationers
National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara acts as the Centralized Training Institute for the training of Indian Railways Personnel Service (IRPS), Indian Railways Store Service (IRSS) and Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS) Probationers. IRPS, IRSS Probationers undergo 78 weeks training and IRMS Probationers undergo 14 weeks of training. Out of the 78 weeks training for the IRPS & IRSS Probationers, 14 weeks (10 weeks Group ‘A’ Foundation Programme and 4 weeks Group ‘A’ Induction Programme) are common. For the remaining weeks, they have to do service-specific training at NAIR, other CTIs of Indian Railways, Parliament attachment and field training in the Zonal Railways, Head Quarters, Divisions, Production units, Workshops, PSUs, other Govt. Departments etc. Starting from 2015 Exam Batch, these probationers are undergoing an MBA Programme in tie up with the M. S. University, Vadodara.
14 weeks training of IRMS Probationerscomprise of 05 weeks Foundation Training, 07 weeks Field Training and 02 weeks Induction Training.