Railway jobs 2019: Piyush Goyal announces 2.50 lakh jobs under 10% quota
New Delhi : Indeed good news for job seekers in India. Ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019, the Indian Railways have announced the availability of 2.50 lakh job vacancies. To add more, the job is open to 10% quota recently approved by apex court for Economically Weaker Section in the country.
In a press meet, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “New job opportunities for 2.25-2.50 lakh people have been created, process for 1.50 lakh vacancies is underway. So Railways, in a way, will be providing 4 Lakh jobs.”
“2.25 – 2.50 Lakh logon ko aur adhik mauka mile, 1.50 logon ki bharti ka kaam chal raha hai. Ek prakar se 4 Lakh nai naukriyan Railways akele dene ja raha hai, jismein 1.50 ki process bahut aage badh chuki hai, karib 2-2.5 mahine mein process khatam ho jaega,” said Piyush Goyal, as reported by news agency ANI.
Speaking to media, an official from the Railway Recruitment Board mentioned that the new 10% EWS quota will be applicable in the coming recruitment process.
“The Railway Board will advertise for the first phase of the recruitment in February and the second likely on May. The entire recruitment process will be completed by August 2021,” mentioned the official. “Apart from the benefits credited to the reserve category candidates, the economically poor candidates will also get benefits according to 10 per cent reservation.”
In 2018, the Railway Ministry has announced recruitment to over 1.2 lakh vacant posts in Group C, Group D. Over 2.5 crore candidates applied for the post. The recruitment process for both the categories will be completed by August 2019.