In a good news for job seekers, the Indian Railways has come up with an annual calendar detailing about multiple upcoming vacancies in the railway sector.
The annual recruitment calendar released by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) says the notification for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) will be issued between January and March while the period between April and June has been earmarked for recruitment to technical posts.
Similarly, the recruitment for the junior engineers, paramedics and non-technical posts will be conducted between July and September. Recruitment for Level 1 and ministerial and isolated categories have been slotted in for October to December.
"There was a requirement for an annual calendar for job recruitment in the Railways so that it should be in a predicatble way for the candidates," said Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
He said the annual calendar has multiple benefits for candidates who want to participate in the recurrent drive.
"Employment notification will be issued four times a year for each category so that more and more candidates can get opportunities to participate. Earlier, when recruitment drives used to be held after a gap of three to four years, many candidates missed that opportunity due to the age bar," Vaishnaw told PTI.
"Now, when we have a calendar to hold recruitment every year, youngsters will have a huge advantage," he added.