Indian railways have come up with good news for the group C workers in the country. Indian Railways have lifted the freeze order, which was issued six months ago, on the process of recruitment of around 40,000 posts of Group C employees. So now there will be 40000 vacancies to be filled in the coming months, it will help in reducing the unemployment among the lower socio-economic class. As the unemployment is one of the major issues to deal with, there are various initiatives being taken by government these days and this step can be considered the first step to curb unemployement in India.
The process of recruitment under Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) was frozen by the Railway Ministry in May. There was an order from the Railway Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, to stop the recruitment process undertaken by the RRBs because of tests being taken in regional languages.
Indian Railways is the largest employer after the department of Defence and every year about 50,000 employees retire from the Railways.
In India, we have 2nd largest network of railways and 20 zones all over the country. Now with the appointments of new chairmen in 20 all RRBs, the freeze order has been lifted and the process of recruitment will be commenced. And RRBs will conduct examinations for the appointments of various posts of Indian Railway including Loco Driver, station master, supervisor and guards.
The RRB examination is going to be conducted in February next year. Also Mamta Banerjee has allowed the use of local languages apart from Hindi, English and Urdu in RRBs examinations. Railway ministry has recently appointed 20 senior railway officials as new chairmen of all the RRBs after the removal of the current incumbents.