1.5 lac vacancies in Indian Railways: Check Eligibility and Details

1.5 lac vacancies in Indian Railways: Check Eligibility and Details

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1.5 lac vacancies in Indian Railways: Recently, announced that 10 lakh job vacancies should be filled under 1.5 years.  With respect to this, the Indian Railways has made an announcement of recruiting 1,48,463 people over the next one year.

1.5 lac vacancies in Indian Railways  / JK Study portal

According to the latest annual report of the Department of Expenditure on Pay and Allowances, the total number of regular central government civilian employees in position (including in the Union territories) as of March 1, 2020, was 31.91 lakh as against the sanctioned strength of 40.78 lakh and approximately 21.75 % percent of the posts were vacant.

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The report said almost 92 per cent of the total manpower is covered by five major ministries or departments – railways, defence (civil), home affairs, posts and revenue.

Of the total strength of 31.33 lakh (excluding the Union territories), the percentage share of the railways is 40.55.

Government sources said various departments and ministries were asked to prepare the details of vacancies following Modi’s direction to this effect and the decision to recruit 10 lakh people was taken following an overall review.

The Railways said that from 2014-15 to 2021-22, its total intake was 3,49,422 people with an average of 43,678 per year, while in 2022-23 it will recruit 1,48,463 people.

According to official documents, the Railways has abolished over 72,000 posts in the last six years against a proposal to surrender 81,000 posts during the same period.

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All of these are Group C and D posts which have become redundant due to technology, and they will not be available for recruitment purposes in the future.

Employees currently holding such posts are likely to be absorbed in various departments of the Railways. Officials said these posts had to be eliminated as Railway operations have become modern and digitised.

According to the documents, the 16 zonal railways have surrendered 56,888 “non-essential” posts during the financial years 2015-16 to 2020-21, with 15,495 more scheduled to be surrendered.

While the Northern Railways has surrendered more than 9,000 posts, the South Eastern Railway has given up around 4,677. The Southern Railway has abolished 7,524 posts and the Eastern Railways more than 5,700.


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