In a bid to give further rise to job opportunities for the youth of the nation, Railway has announced to employee over four lakh people by 2021 and the recruitment process will be under the government decision to provide 10 percent quota for economically weaker sections.
According to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Railway has created 2.25-2.50 lakh new posts and process to recruit 1.50 lakh vacancies is underway, thus Railway is all set to provide 4 Lakh jobs to the youth of the country.
These recruitment cycles will result in massive direct and indirect employment generation. Recruitment of 1,31,328 persons in first phase followed by recruitment of 99,000 persons shall create around 2,30,000 direct jobs.
These are proposed to be recruited over the next two years in two phases. Railway Board will advertise for the first phase of the recruitment in February. The second phase of the recruitment process is likely to be announced in May. The entire recruitment process will be completed by August 2021.
The entire recruitment process will be equipped with 10% of these vacancies i.e. around 13,100 shall be filled in from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). This cycle shall be completed by April-May, 2020.
Recruitment shall be for various cadres and minimum eligibility criteria shall vary from certification from Industrial Training Institutes or Diploma/above in Engineering or Graduation in any discipline, depending on the post for which the candidate is applying.