4,00,000 Vacancies to be filled in 3 Years – Indian Railways Recruitment

Dear Aspirants,

Indian Railways, India’s largest employer with an employee strength of 13 Lakhs+ in roll have not recruited in a while since 2014 apart from the RRB ALP & Group D Recruitment which was released last year.

On 23rd January 2019, in a Press Conference Mr. Piyush Goyal (Union Minister of Indian Railways) said, Railway is to fill 2,30,000 vacancies in the next two years (2020 & 2021).

The 2 lakhs 30 Thousand vacancies that are expected to be filled in next two years will be a huge opportunity for the candidates preparing for the Railway Central Govt Jobs.

Indian Railways has not recruited for the posts lying vacant in various groups like Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D since 2014.

In 2018, Indian Railways started the recruitment process for the RRB ALP & Technician Positions along with RRB Group D posts which accounts to more than 1.5 Lakhs Vacancies for which the Stage II Exams are happening now.

The Recruitment process for RRB ALP & Technician and RRB group “D” will be completed this year.

According to the information released by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways has sanctioned a total strength of 15 Lakhs + Employees now, which is 2,30,000 higher than the current positions.

It means that, around 2,30,000 Vacancies are lying vacant.

The first phase of the fresh recruitment for 1,31,328 vacancies shall be conducted during  February 2019 -March 2020.

It is also important to note that along this two year (2019 & 2020) the number of retirements in the Indian Railways sums up to 99,000. Individually, 53,000 and 46,000 Railway Employees are retiring in the forthcoming years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

Selection Procedure for the 99,000 Vacancies will be conducted between May 2020 to August 2021.

Ongoing Recruitments in Indian Railways 2018 – 2019

  • RRB ALP & Technician – 64,371 Vacancies
  • RRB Group “D” – 62,907 Vacancies
  • RRB Junior Engineer – 13,487 Vacancies

23000 Railway Vacancies for the Economically Weaker

Recently, The Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has got approved in the Parliament and President have also given his assent for the bill. This will provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education. According to the data released by Piyush Goyal, more than 23,000 Vacancies will be filled in from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

Retired Vs Recruited in Railways – Since 2007

According to the Leading Daily, Economic Times, the number of retirements in each year has been huge and the number of recruitment which were done was not equal.

Year Staff Retired Recruitment
2007-08 42419 0
2008-09 40290 13870
2009-10 41372 11825
2010-11 43251 5913
2011-12 44360 23292
2012-13 68728 28467
2013–14 60754 31805
2014-15 59960 15191
2015-16 53654 27995
2016-17 58373 19587
2017-18 0 19100

No of Employees in Indian Railways

Indian Railways has been in short of working as stated in the below table which was mentioned in a leading daily for which the data was obtained through an RTI.

Category of Railway Employees No of Employees in Year 2008-9 No of Employees in Year 2016-17
Group ‘A’ 8382 9741
Group ‘B’ 8059 6598
Group ‘C’ 9,13,343 121,11,372
Group ‘D’ 4,56,227 80612
Total 13,86,011 13,08,323

Gear up for the forthcoming exams as 2 Lakh + vacancies will be filled, if you have been waiting for the time to start your preparation, then you should start your preparations Right Now.

Aspirants can check the official notification of the RRB JE 2019 from the official websites of respectives RRB’s.

Check Official Notification – RRB JE 2019