RRB Recruitment 2019: The Indian Railways will soon advertise to recruit 1.3 lakh job vacancies. Applications for the recruitment drive will be available from next month onwards. The fresh recruitment drive comes in the wake of the closure of last year’s mega-recruitment process to fill over 1.5 lakh railway vacancies. The notification will be released on the official website soon. Therefore, candidates are requested to keep checking the website, i.e, rrbcdg.gov.in, for updates.

This year, one lakh vacancies is allotted for group D or Level 1 positions including trackmen. The remaining seats are allotted for various other safety categories such as Assistant Station Master, guards, paramedics, nurses and commercial clerks. As per the Government’s reservation policy, 10 per cent will be reserved for the economically weaker sections in general category for over 13,000 posts.

Last month, Piyush Goyal said, “We have decided that in all categories as and when vacancies happen over the next two years, we will fill them up… This includes around 1 lakh vacancies that arise due to retirements in the next two years.” Goyal said that four lakh people would be hired till 2021. This includes the 1.5 lakh vacancies that are being recruited and the 1.3 lakh jobs that will soon be advertised.

Similarly, in 2018 the Indian Railways had received over 2.3 crore applications for nearly 90,000 advertised jobs. The Railway Recruitment Board RRB published two fresh notifications on February 3 and February 10 , 2018 for a total of 89,409 vacancies. The Railways ministry added that there would be no interviews in the RRB examinations and a system of uploading answer keys has been introduced to enhance transparency and fairness.

(With Agency inputs)