Indian Railways To Begin Recruitment Process For 1.40 Lakh Jobs From Dec. 15
Indian Railways employees serve customers at a ticket office in Mughalsarai Junction station in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Indian Railways To Begin Recruitment Process For 1.40 Lakh Jobs From Dec. 15

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The Indian Railways will start the recruitment process for 1.40 lakh jobs from Dec. 15 by conducting computer-based examinations, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Saturday.

The recruitment process will be conducted for:

  • 35,208 posts in non-technical popular categories—guards, office clerks, etc.
  • 1,663 posts for isolated and ministerial categories such as steno and teaches.
  • 1,03,769 for level-one vacancies, such as track maintainers and pointsman.

Around 2.42 crore applications have been received for these posts, Yadav said. The railway examinations were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

"The computer-based exams will begin from Dec. 15 for the three categories of posts and a detailed schedule will be announced very soon," Yadav said. "We invited applications for recruitment in various categories for 1,40,640 posts. These were notified in the pre-covid period. Scrutiny of these applications was completed, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a computer-based examination could not be completed.”

Railway Recruitment Boards are committed to holding computer-based tests for all notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation amid the pandemic, according to an Indian Railways statement.

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