Indian Railways launches Recruitment Drive For 1 lakh Vacancies

| February 15 , 2018 , 19:01 IST

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday exhorted job aspirants to apply for more than 1 lakh vacancies in the railways.

In a tweet, Goyal wrote, "More than one lakh job openings are available, visit Railway Recruitment Board website and apply."

These vacancies are in Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri, and Trivenduram.

Out of these one lakh vacancies, 62,907 are Group- D posts. The last date for registration is March 12, 2018.

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In another tweet, Goyal said that there were Group D openings for 62,907 jobs. An employment notification was also issued earlier in the week for recruitment of 62,907 staff in Level 1 pay scale. Out of these, apprentices trained in railway establishments will be given preference to the tune of over 12,000 vacancies which is in line with the recent amendments made in the Apprentices Act.

The posts of switchman, trackman, porter and welder fall under the Group D category. According to a railways notification, applicants who have passed Class 10 or have an ITI diploma are eligible to apply for Group D jobs.

The recruitment will be done through the Railway Recruitment Cell and candidates selected in Group D will get a monthly salary of Rs 18,000 per month and allowances as per 7th Central Pay Commission (Level 1).

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Last week, Indian Railways' Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had also released a notification for the recruitment of 26,502 Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician under Group C category.

The Minister added that this move will contribute towards the Narendra Modi Government's Skill India initiative. The Railways has also kept a target of training 30,000 apprentices.