Railway recruitment: Indian Railways will begin fresh mega recruitment drive to employ 2,30,000 employees over the next two years. Railways will complete the recruitment process in two phases. In Phase-I, which will be starting in February-March 2019 and completed by April-May, 2020, the national transporter will recruit 1,31,428 personnel. There will be 10 percent quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in line with the recent announcement by the Narendra Modi government.
In Phase II of recruitment drive, which begins in May-June 2020 and will be completed by July-August, 2021, will comprise 99,000 posts. In phase I and phase II, there will be 34,000, 17,000 and 62,000 posts, respectively, for SC, ST and OBC categories. In addition to that, there will be 23,000 posts reserved for candidates from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Indian Railways said this is part of the process of recruiting 1,51,548 employees initiated 14 months ago.
These additional workforce will fix long-standing issues of overtime work, delay in project implementation, low efficiency, and constraints on efficiency upgradate. Ministry of Railway said a statement, “With the increase in investment since 2014, recruitment needs to be increased, leading to job-led growth and expansion of Indian Railways.”
In accordance with the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, recently passed by the Parliament, 13,100 posts be filled in from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The recruitment will be in various departments and minimum eligibility criteria will vary from ITI or Diploma in Engineering or Graduation in any discipline, depending on the post for which candidates apply.
The Indian Railways has at present a sanctioned strength of 15,06,598 employees and out of which 12,23,622 employees are on roll. The remaining 2,82,976 posts are vacant. After recruitment of 1,51,548 posts is completed, there will be 1,31,428 posts still vacant. Besides that 53,000 and 46,000 employees will retire in 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively, theerefore, there will be 99,000 vacant positions.