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Indian Railways to launch recruitment drive for 1.3 lakh posts from tomorrow

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2019 23:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways on Friday announced to launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains. As many as 1.3 lakh posts are expected to be a part of this recruitment drive.

“On Saturday, an Indicative Notice will be published in Employment News on the forthcoming recruitments. Indian Railways has over 1.3 lakh vacancies in different departments which needed to be filled up,” read a statement from the ministry.
The eligible candidates for the first tranche of recruitments in Non-Technical Popular Categories can apply online from February 28. The posts included in these categories are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master, among others.
Following this, the next tranche of recruitment will be available for online registration with effect from March 4 in Paramedical categories like Staff Nurse, Health and Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, ECG Technician, Lab Assistant, Lab Superintendent, among others.
On March 8, online registration will be opened for candidates eligible for Ministerial and Isolated Categories like Stenographer, Chief Assistant, Junior Translator (Hindi) etc.

In all, there are expected to be 30,000 vacancies in the three tranches.

In addition to this, the Ministry of Railways will also recruit about one lakh staff members in Level-1 (erstwhile Group-D Categories) for which online registration would open on March 12.
Besides reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non-creamy layer), there will be reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates for the first time.
There will also be reservation of posts for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and Ex-Serviceman (ExSM). The vacancies in this category, except Level-1, will be available on Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) websites, after opening of online registration for the respective category. The vacancies of Level-1 will be available on website of Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC).
Applications for all post will be accepted online only.
Indian Railways is already in the process of recruiting over 1.5 lakhs candidates in various safety categories like Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians, Safety Category posts of Operating Department and Technical Department such as Civil Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Telecommunication, in both the Level-1 and Supervisory Categories. This also includes over 10,000 recruitments in Railway Protection Force organization,” the statement further read. (ANI)