New Indian Railways recruitment drive: Railways has been facing manpower shortages for decades and many of its ground level employees work extra hours to ensure the train operations continue uninterrupted. However, the Indian Railways has been conducting exams for recruitment of staff at various levels. It is currently conducting one of the world’s largest recruitment drives.
“Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) has achieved a milestone of holding recruitment examination for over one crore candidates for recruitment to Level-1 posts (erstwhile Group D). In all, 1.89 crore candidates are to sit for this examination to compete for recruitment against 62907 vacancies of Level- 1 posts. This mammoth examination has been organized by Railway Recruitment Control Board for Indian Railways. The examination is being held in over 400 centers. Each day 3 to 4 lakh candidates appear at the examination and the attendance is over 60%. It will be completed in 51 days by end of December, 2018,” said the railways.
Before this ongoing exam for Level- 1 posts, RRBs have also completed first stage Computer Based Test for 47.56 lakh candidates for ALP and Technician posts from 9th August to 4th September, 2018.
“Thus on current round of these two recruitments put together, the exam of more than 1.5 crore candidates has already been conducted so far,” it added.
The Indian Railways has taken various steps to help candidates reach out their centre.
“Elaborate arrangements have been made by Indian Railways for this unprecedented scale of examination. The examination is online and each center is equipped with modern electronic devices so as to be as candidate friendly as possible. To ensure free and fair examination CCTV cameras have been installed in the examination halls. Apart from trained invigilators flying squads have been deputed to visit centers so that there is no unfair means adopted by any candidate. To help candidates reach the test centers, Google link map has been provided on the admit card,” it said.