Based on inputs by Shahid K
Indian Railways, the largest employer in the country, will fill about 2,30,000 additional vacancies over the next two years.
The new 10% quota system for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) which came into picture after the 103rd Constitutional Amendment was recently passed by the Parliament during its Winter session. will be applicable on these vacancies
The railway recruitment drive will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will start between February-March, 2019 and will be completed by April-May, 2020. This will be for will 1,31,428 railway posts. The second phase will start between May-June 2020 and will be completed by July-August, 2021. This will be for 99,000 railway jobs.
With the new quota system for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), the total reserved posts in the 2,30,000 number will be; about 34,000, 17,000 and 62,000 posts reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates. Around 23,000 railway jobs will be reserved for candidates from EWS sections.
The Railways minister, Piyush Goyal said ” Lakhs of new railway jobs are in line with PM Modi’s vision to consistently expand the Indian Railways workforce to keep up with the manpower requirement and also ensure efficient execution of new Indian Railways projects. If including the ongoing railway recruitment drive, this would take the total number of railway jobs to almost 4 lakh in the next 2 years.”