Employment Generation in Railways

Ministry of Railways

Employment Generation in Railways

Filling up of vacancies in Railways is a continuous process through various modes of intake. The policy of the Railway administration is to fill up the vacancies as per the laid down procedure through Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs). There is always a time-lag between occurrence of vacancies and processing the same for filling up, which involves notification of vacancies, holding examinations, finalizing of select panels and issue of appointment letters. However, manpower planning requires continuous review of sanctioned strength in view of ever changing technology, working systems and creation of new assets and introduction of new trains.

Recently, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have published two fresh notifications viz. Centralized employment Notification (CEN) No. 01/2018 on 03.02.2018, for recruitment for 26,502 vacancies of Asst. Loco Pilots (ALPs) & Technicians, and CEN No. 02/2018 on 10.02.2018, for recruitment for 62,907 vacancies of Level-1 (erstwhile Group ‘D’) staff. The closing dates of online applications for both these CENs are 31.03.2018.

The details of the employment given by Railways in technical and non technical grades during the last three years and the current year is as under –

(i) In Group ‘C’ categories :-
  Year
Candidates empanelled for
Total Candidates Empanelled
Technical posts
Non-technical posts
2014-15
6006
9185
15191
2015-16
22529
5466
27995
2016-17
17354
2233
19587
2017-18(upto 31.12.2017)
2223
14604
16827
Total
48112
31488
79600
 (ii) Candidates empanelled by RRCs in last three years in Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (18000-56900) :-
Year
Candidates
empanelled in Level-1
2014-15
31995
2015-16
51808
2016-17
6731
Total
90534


This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB

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