Railway Min Piyush Goyal: Recruitment of 294,000 people underway, 73,500 hired so far

New Delhi: Three Centralized Employment Notifications (CENs) for around 141,000 vacancies for various ‘Group C’ posts (including Level-1) have been notified in 2018.

Against 2 CENs, recruitment is completed and as on 14 November 2019, panels of around 73,500 candidates have already been supplied to Indenting Railways.

In 2019, another four CENs for around 143,000 additional vacancies have also been notified. Recruitment for 1 CEN is completed and, as on 14 November, panels of 1,519 candidates have been furnished to Indenting Railways. Recruitment process for remaining CENs is in progress.

For around 10,000 vacancies of Sub-Inspectors and Constables in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF), 3 CENs have been issued in 2018 and recruitment for the same has been completed.

A total of about 294,000 vacancies for various ‘Group C’ posts (including Level-1) have been notified in years 2018 & 2019. Anticipated retirement is one of the parameters of vacancy assessment process.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Earlier today, Goyal said there is no proposal to privatise the operation of Railways, but there is a proposal to outsource the commercial and onboard services of a few trains.

Earlier in the week, he also said the Railway Ministry is working to double railway lines, but no timeline for completion can be given.

Indus Dictum also reported that in a move to boost tourism in Southern India, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has signed an MoU with IRCTC to run the Golden Chariot Train. IRCTC is planning a revamp of the train itineraries, as also to add different flavours that Karnataka has to offer.

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