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Tsunami of jobs by Indian Railways! 4 lakh people to get employment, confirms Piyush Goyal
The Railway minister said that about 2.25 -2.50 lakh more people are expected to get the opportunity, while the recruitment exercise for 1.50 lakh is underway.
Indian Railways jobs: If you missed the chance to take part in the mega recruitment drive of Indian Railways last year, you need not worry as the opportunity is once again knocking at your door because Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has made another announcement that fresh vacancies which will be notified soon. Addressing media persons in Delhi today, Piyush Goyal said, "Last year we started the process to give jobs to 1.50 lakh people and, still, we have the requirement of about 1.32 lakh in Railways." Talking about vacant positions in future, Goyal said that in coming two years about 2 lakh employees are expected to retire.
The Railway minister said that about 2.25 -2.50 lakh more people are expected to get the opportunity, while the recruitment exercise for 1.50 lakh is underway. He expressed that in a way Railways alone is giving 4 lakh jobs, and the process for 1.50 lakh jobs is already underway and is expected to be completed in the next 2-2.5 months.
In February 2018, Indian Railways embarked upon the process to recruit about 90000 employees for various posts in its different departments. Touted as the world’s biggest recruitment drive, the process was started to fill vacant positions of assistant loco pilots, technicians, gangmen, switchmen, trackmen, cabinmen, welders, helpers and porters.
Railways Min Piyush Goyal: Pichhle varsh humne shuru kiya tha karib 1.50 Lakh logon ko nayi naukri dene ka kaam. Uske baavjood aaj bhi lagbhag 1.32 Lakh logon ki requirement railway mein hai. Iske alawa agle 2 varsh mein lagbhag 1 Lakh logon ke retire hone ka anumanit aankda hai. pic.twitter.com/0HuNu1sjVw
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2019
A notification was issued to recruit 63,000 employees in group D category that included gangmen, trackmen. Further, the Railways again issued a notification to fill 26,502 posts of loco pilot and assistant loco pilot.
Railways Min P Goyal: 2.25 - 2.50 Lakh logon ko aur adhik mauka mile, 1.50 logon ki bharti ka kaam chal raha hai. Ek prakar se 4 Lakh nai naukriyan Railways akele dene ja raha hai, jismein 1.50 ki process bahut aage badh chuki hai, karib 2-2.5 mahine mein process khatam ho jaega. https://t.co/eZYGadlSt8
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2019
The objectives behind the mega recruitment drive was to strengthen safety in train operations which had been dented by a series of derailments in the past.
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