Somatirtha Purohit

The Indian Railways is launching a mega recruitment drive with plans to fill up thousands of vacant posts by the end of March 2023. 

According to the officials, the recruitment drive will benefit more than 35,000 railway job applicants.

“The Indian Railways will complete the recruitment process for all 35,281 posts,” Amitabh Sharma, Executive Director (Information and Publicity) Indian Railways said on Thursday.  

As per a report of ANI, the appointments will be based on CEN (centralised employment notice) 2019. Sharma said that the Indian Railways is working to obtain results from all the levels separately which will allow more aspirants to get jobs.

He further added, due to simultaneous release of results, many meritorious aspirants are deprived of availing the proper benefits of the employment. Moreover at times due to simultaneous publication of results, same applicants get qualified for many posts.

“Despite the pandemic, Railways is preparing to conduct recruitment exams and declaration of results and joining in a short time,” Sharma added.

He clearly mentioned that the Indian Railways will complete the mega recruitment drive by the end of March 2023 for all 35,281 posts.
On Wednesday, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced new provisions for the supervisory cadre wherein they will have a chance to reach higher pay grades equivalent to Group A officers.

At a press conference, the union minister said, “Provision has been made for promotion of 50 per cent people in non functional grade from Level 8 to Level 9 in four years.”

This is likely to benefit 80,000 supervisors of civil, mechanical, electrical, S&T traffic chemical and S&T, metallurgical, stores, and commercial departments.

(With inputs from agencies)