RRB recruitment 2018: Indian Railways vacancies hiked to 1,32,646 in some good news for candidates
RRB recruitment 2018: Some good news for candidates has been revealed! They will not be competing for just above1 lakh jobs. In fact, the number of jobs available has jumped to 32,646 and that means more candidates will get hired!
RRB recruitment 2018: Some good news for candidates has been revealed! They will not be competing for just above1 lakh jobs. In fact, the number of jobs available has jumped to 32,646 and that means more candidates will get hired! It was announced today that Indian Railways has increased the vacancies by as much as 32,000 new posts for permanent recruitment, and this has taken the total to 1,32,646 vacancies. These jobs will be filled after the examination process is concluded by the national transporter. Nearly 5 mn candidates have applied for these jobs and will be sitting for the exams.
The good news was revealed by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal who told the Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour that "The current recruitment being made by Indian Railways is to the tune of 99,000 jobs and only yesterday, we have notified 32,000 new vacancies. The process of filling up 1,32,646 vacancies is currently underway in Railways. All these are permanent jobs."
Railway minister also added that that of the total vacancies as many as 62,907 are for safety-related activities in level-1 (erstwhile Group D) posts.
While replying to another question regarding the number of women employed by Indian Railways, Railway Minister Goyal said due to the technical and hard nature of jobs, lesser number of women apply. He added, "However, all our recruitment exams are gender neutral and the selection made through a computerised process. In the past, not enough women have been applying."
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In yet another answer on a very pressing issue regarding safety of passengers on trains, Goyal said that the accident rate last year has been the lowest.