New Delhi, May 22: The Indian Railways has invited applicants to apply for 9739 vacant job positions with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) 2018. You can visit the official website of Indian Railways – – and apply for a total of 9739 Job Vacancies. The interested candidates are requested to see the employment news edition of 19-25 May, 2018 for further information. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: TTEs Won't Wear Black Coats, Ties, Will Check Tickets Through Magnifying Glass

Around 8619 posts of Constables (4403 Male & 4216 Female) and 1120 posts of Sub-Inspectors (819 Male & 301 Female) are there in the Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force. Candidates applying for the post of Constable RPF posts should have passed class 10 and should be aged between 18-25 years. Upper age relaxation will be applicable for the reserved category candidates. The candidates applying will have to clear written, medical and physical test. You can visit the official website and apply online for the post. Also Read - Indian Railways News: Demand For Shramik Specials Going Down But Trains Will Continue, Says Chairman

Recently, the Indian Railways had started the process to recruit 89,500 employees for various posts in different railway departments. The process, being touted as the world’s biggest recruitment drive, is said to be a part of government’s initiatives to crush opposition’s claim that enough jobs were not being created under the Modi government. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Increases Advance Booking Period For All Trains From 30 to 120 Days

One of the main objectives of the Indian Railways’ mega recruitment drive is to strengthen safety in train operations which was dented by a series of derailments. Around 1.2 lakh positions related to safety are reportedly lying vacant. The additional hiring of ground-level workers, which may cost Rs 4,000 crore a year, aims to strengthen safety infrastructure.