Appointments and retirements under Railways
The total number of Group ‘A’ officers recruited through UPSC for the last three years (i.e. examinations conducted in 2013, 2014 and 2015) is 2930. The total number of non-gazetted employees empanelled during this period is 1,12,073 (Provisional).
The number of employees retired in the last three years is 1,79,322.
Manpower planning is a continuous exercise in Railways which aims at redeployment of staff from redundant activities to those requiring strengthening (i.e. safety, maintenance of new assets and train operations, etc.). Instructions for work-studies and rationalization of manpower are issued from time to time.