4,00,000 Vacancies to be filled in 3 Years – Indian Railway

Indian Railway hints Lakhs of vacancies to be filled in 3 Years
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Indian Railway hints Lakhs of vacancies to be filled in 3 Years

Dear Aspirants,

Indian Railways, India’s largest employer with an employee strength of 13 Lakhs+ in roll have not recruited in a while since 2014 apart from the RRB ALP & Group D Recruitment which was released last year.

On 23rd January 2019, in a Press Conference, Mr. Piyush Goyal (Union Minister of Indian Railways) said, Railway is to fill 2,30,000 vacancies in the next three years (2019 & 2021).

The 2 lakhs 30 Thousand vacancies that are expected to be filled in the next two years will be a huge opportunity for the candidates preparing for the Railway Central Govt Jobs.

Indian Railways has not recruited for the posts lying vacant in various groups like Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D since 2014.

USD 150 Billion to be invested in Indian Railways

Additionally, Minister Piyush Goyal said the Central Govt looking to invest USD 150 Billion over the next five years on Railways Network that would help to create one million jobs additionally.

During the next five years, the Railways alone will be looking at an investment of upwards of USD 150 billion. And when I translate that into jobs, I see a million jobs being created only through investments in the railway sector.

The Railways can play an important role in “aggressively pursuing” government agenda to provide safe, secure, comfortable travel.

This could increase focus on infrastructure that brings local manufacturing to the next level. The board is also planning to electrify the Railway lines in just 4 years and this would help save the national transporter around Rs 10,000 crore per annum on fuel bill.

Post & Vacancy Details hint by Indian Railways

According to the information released by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways has sanctioned a total strength of 15 Lakhs + Employees now, which is 2,30,000 higher than the current positions.

It means that around 2,30,000 Vacancies are lying vacant. The first phase of the fresh recruitment for 1,31,328 vacancies shall be conducted during February 2019 -March 2020.

It is also important to note that along this two year (2019 & 2020) the number of retirements in the Indian Railways sums up to 99,000. Individually, 53,000 and 46,000 Railway Employees are retiring in the forthcoming years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

Selection Procedure for the 99,000 Vacancies will be conducted between May 2020 to August 2021.

Ongoing Recruitments in Indian Railways

In 2018, Indian Railways started the recruitment process for the RRB ALP & Technician Positions along with RRB Group D posts which accounts to more than 1.5 Lakhs Vacancies for which the Stage II Exams are happening now.

The Recruitment process for RRB ALP & Technician and RRB group “D” will be completed this year.

RRB ALP & Technician 2018 – 64,371 Vacancies

RRB Group “D” 2018 – 62,907 Vacancies

RRB Junior Engineer 2019 – 13,487 Vacancies

23,000 Railway Vacancies for the Economically Weaker

Recently, The Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has got approved in the Parliament and President have also given his assent for the bill.

This will provide 10 Percent Reservation in government jobs and education. According to the data released by Piyush Goyal, more than 23,000 Vacancies will be filled in from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

Employees Retired Vs Recruited in Indian Railways – Since 2007

According to the Leading Daily, Economic Times, the number of retirements in each year has been huge and the number of recruitments which were done was not equal.

YearStaff RetiredRecruitment
2007-08424190
2008-094029013870
2009-104137211825
2010-11432515913
2011-124436023292
2012-136872828467
2013–146075431805
2014-155996015191
2015-165365427995
2016-175837319587
2017-18019100

No of Employees in Indian Railways

Indian Railways has been in short of working as stated in the below table which was mentioned in a leading daily for which the data was obtained through an RTI.

Category of Railway EmployeesNo of Employees in Year 2008-9No of Employees in the Year 2016-17
Group ‘A’83829741
Group ‘B’80596598
Group ‘C’9,13,343121,11,372
Group ‘D’4,56,22780612
Total13,86,01113,08,323

Gear up for the forthcoming Railway exams as 2 Lakh + Vacancies will be filled, if you have been waiting for the time to start your preparation, then you should start your preparations Right Now.

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