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50% of over 9,000 vacancies in Indian Railways will be for women: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal tweeted that 50% of over 9,000 vacancies that are coming up for the posts of Constables and Sub-Inspectors in the railways will be for women.

Jun 28, 2019 16:51 IST
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on June 28, 2019 announced that 50% of about 9,000 vacancies that are coming up for the posts of Constables and Sub-Inspectors in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will be for women.

Earlier on January 23 this year, Goyal had said that the Railways was in the process of recruiting four lakh people as 1.32 lakh seats were vacant and 1 lakh employees will retire in two years. Speaking to media, Goyal had said, "Around 2.32 lakh vacancies are to be filled in the Railways as 1.32 lakh seats are presently vacant and 1 lakh employees will retire in two years. Last year, we started a mission to provide employment to 1.50 lakh people, which will be completed in the next two months."

Piyush Goyal’s Tweet

Sharing this information, Goyal tweeted, "50% of over 9,000 vacancies that are coming up for the posts of Constables and Sub-Inspectors in the railways will be for women."

Goyal also wrote, "The work of Railway Protection Force (RPF) is to take care of railway's infrastructure, trains, stations etc. Government Railway Police (GRP) comes under the state government that looks after law and order. In the past two years, we worked successfully on the issue of women's safety and prevented small children from being misused and misguided."

At present, only 2.25 percent of women are present in the RPF. Keeping this in view, the Prime Minister suggested women recruitments. As a result, the government is going to recruit 9,000 posts in the coming time. In upcoming recruitments government’s focus will be on the recruitment of women.

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