March 20: Indian Railways has opened up a mega recruitment drive by announcing vacancy of 90,000 jobs. The registrations are still open up for the Group C and Group D posts. Now, apart from the already announced jobs, Railways will be opening up recruitment for additional 9500 job openings.
The information was revealed by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet. The vacancy will be filled for the job openings in the Railway Protection Force. A notification is expected to be released soon as per the tweet. He also added that of the 9500 job openings in the RPF, 50% will be reserved for women.
Constituted under the RPF Act, 1957, the Railway Protection Force was constituted to better the security of railway property, passenger areas, passengers and matters connected therewith. The Force helps in taking care of the safety and security of passengers, dealing with various issues like theft, dishonest misappropriation and unlawful possession of railway property, human trafficking, touting, unauthorized vending, trespassing, etc.
According to a Business Today report, Indian Railways will be recruiting more people in the near future either directly or non-directly. During his speech in the Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum last year, Piyush Goyal had indicated that over a million jobs can be created in less than 12 months by engaging people in variety of areas across the ecosystem
Indian Railways has previously released a notification for filling up 26502 vacancies under Group C that include Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician posts. It was followed by the notification for hiring 62907 Group D posts under various RRBs and RRCs across the country.
As of last week, around 15 million applications had already been received for Group C and D posts combined. This is despite increasing the application fees from Rs 100 to Rs 500. Piyush Goyal clarified that the increase in fee was to bring down the application of non-genuine candidates. Those who attend the exam will be refunded an amount of Rs 400.