Railway Job Tsunami: Ministry of Railways extends Relaxation in Upper Age Limit for all Categories

Online Applications are invited around 90,000 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter and Group C Level II categories like Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Carpenter) through Railway Recruitment Boards websites. Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably. Option to take exam in regional languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya and others will be available to the candidates. 

NEW DELHI: For the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level I & II posts, Ministry of Railways have decided to extend the relaxation in upper age limit as under:

CEN 01/2018 – Asst. Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician
Community Notified Revised
UR 28 30
OBC 31 33
SC 33 35
ST 33 35
CEN 02/2018 – Level-1 (erstwhile Group D)
Community Notified Revised
UR 31 33
OBC 34 36
SC 36 38
ST 36 38

Formal corrigendum is being issued on official websites of RRBs shortly. Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably. It has also been decided that the questions in regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odiya, Telugu, Bangla and others will be available for candidates to take the exam.

Earlier, Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. Online applications have been invited for the Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, and Carpenter) and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter. This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class Xth & ITI for Group C Level I posts & Class Xth & ITI or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering for Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians and aspire to join Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has published a notification no. CEN 01/2018 for Group C Level II Categories posts for the candidates in the age group of 18-28 years who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI) or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering.

The notification no. CEN 02/2018 about Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates in the age group of 18-31 years and who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI). The notifications have already been uploaded on RRB Websites. The link of the website is as follows:

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,1244

Background:

Indian Railways has announced more than 1 lakh jobs which was notified in RailNews (http://www.railnews.in/ministry-of-railways-announces-one-of-the-worlds-largest-recruitment-drive/) that will be available for high school pass-outs to engineers.  The railway ministry has issued notification for around 65,000 jobs in Group D category that includes Trackmen, Gangman, and another notification for hiring 27000 personal as Locomotive Pilots and Assistant Loco Pilots. The minimum qualification required for these jobs is high school pass and ITI diploma, and the last date for filing application is March 12.

Indian Railways is among the largest employers in the world with a workforce of 13 lakh employees. The national transporter is sprucing up its safety infrastructure by hiring more gangmen. Around 1.2 lakh positions related to safety are currently lying vacant.

Union Budget 2018-19 has for the first time outlined jobs/mandays that government’s infrastructure development projects and social welfare schemes can generate. An ET analysis of the Budget has shown that at least five million jobs will be created, absorbing nearly half of the 10 million people who enter the country’s workforce annually.

These projects and schemes include construction of national highways, railway tracks, building toilets under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission and rural houses under MGNREGS, creation of cold chains and food parks and the extended ‘Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana’.

The pace of job creation is often considered an important barometer of the government’s performance. Industry estimates that in FY12-16, India created 3.65 million new jobs a year.

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