1.52 Lakh Jobs Openings Coming soon in Railway Recruitment 2013-14


1.52 Lakh Jobs Openings Coming soon in Railway Recruitment 2013-14




The Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced that to fill up approximately 1.52 lakh vacancies this year 2013-14.While presenting Railways Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament , he mentioned that it is a measure of popularity of Railways as an employer that a staggering 2.2 crore applications were received. For the first time, Railways recruitment examinations were held at more than 60 cities across the country. In the process, a backlog of about 47,000 vacancies earmarked for weaker sections and physically challenged is likely to get cleared.

He also announced enhancement of the fund allocation under Railways staff quarters by 50% over the previous year to provide Rs 300 crore. While presenting the Railways Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament he mentioned that construction of staff quarters has been hampered by funding constraints. Encouraged by the success of Ministry of Urban Development in constructing staff quarters through PPP mode, his Ministry proposes to adopt the same in the Railways.

He announced the provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees at all Divisional headquarters.