RRB Recruitment 2019: Days before Lok Sabha elections, Indian Railway on Wednesday announced vacancies of additional 2.50 lakh post. The new 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Section will be applicable for these posts, an official said.
Addressing the press, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “New job opportunities for 2.25-2.50 lakh people have been created, process for 1.50 lakh vacancies is underway. So Railways, in a way, will be providing 4 Lakh jobs.”
“2.25 – 2.50 Lakh logon ko aur adhik mauka mile, 1.50 logon ki bharti ka kaam chal raha hai. Ek prakar se 4 Lakh nai naukriyan Railways akele dene ja raha hai, jismein 1.50 ki process bahut aage badh chuki hai, karib 2-2.5 mahine mein process khatam ho jaega,” said Piyush Goyal, as reported by news agency ANI.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, an official from the Railway Recruitment Board mentioned that the new 10% EWS quota will be applicable in the coming recruitment process.
“The Railway Board will advertise for the first phase of the recruitment in February and the second likely on May. The entire recruitment process will be completed by August 2021,” mentioned the official. “Apart from the benefits credited to the reserve category candidates, the economically poor candidates will also get benefits according to 10 per cent reservation.”
Last year, the Ministry of Railway advertised for recruitment to over 1.2 lakh vacant posts in Group C, Group D. Over 2.5 crore candidates applied for the post. The recruitment process for both the categories will be completed by August 2019.
– With inputs from Arnab Mitra