Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a good news for lakhs of railway job aspirants in the country, the Indian Railways has decided to fill more than one lakh vacant seats in safety category.
The safety-related posts include station master, driver, loco running staff, technology supervisor, control, signal inspector, maintenance employees, guard and yard staff.
Besides, 50 per cent vacant posts of Group D in the category are likely to be filled through Railway Recruitment Board and the rest half through Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC).
The Railways will soon issue notification to recruit one lakh staff in the safety category as these vacancies have been on hold since long, said a report published in the Allahabad edition of Hindi Daily Dainik Jagran.
The railway department’s decision has come against the backdrop of the mishaps at regular intervals in the last couple of month. The department is reportedly mulling over the dates and process for the recruitment.
It is worth mentioning that the railways had 90,000 safety-related vacant posts in 2012 only.
Safety category in the railways is crucial for train operation as, since 2012, six out of every 10 rail accidents have happened due to the negligence of railway staff, says a NITI Aayog study.