The Directorate is headed by a Senior Administrative Grade officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service designated as the Executive Director/Traffic/Psycho Tech, who is assisted by 15 Psycho Tech professionals working at RDSO and nine Zonal Railways.
They have expertise in analysis of cognitive behavior and other areas of human psychology with scientific approach.
The work of aptitude testing of direct, promotional and high speed testing has been allocated to the existing Railways. For high speed testing of NCR and NER is being done by Psycho-Technical Directorate, RDSO, Lucknow.
ZONAL FIELD OFFICES:
Psycho Technical Units located at different zonal field offices are headed by Scientific Officers, who report to Executive Director/Traffic/Psycho Tech, RDSO on technical matters. They work in close liaison with Railways and the Divisions under the administrative control of Chief Operations Managers/Chief Safety Officer of the respective Railways, who are the Nodal Officers for implementation of psycho analytic tests to gauge the aptitude and attributes of safety category staff ie. Assistant Station Master,Assistant Loco Pilot and Momorman directly involved in train operation over respective Railway systems and Metro Railway Calcutta for the post of Traffic Assistant.