Railway Jobs 2018 Vacancies List
The railway transport in India started in the mid-nineteenth century and the first railway was built by Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) in 1853, between Bombay and Thane. The East Indian Railway Company was found in 1845 in London and Robert Maitland Brereton, a British engineer, was mainly responsible for the expansion of the railway lines in British India. More interesting facts about railways can be found on Drona website. India started manufacturing rail locomotives by 1895 and even sent its engineers and locomotives to help the Uganda Railways in 1896. A Railway Board was constituted in 1905 and its powers vested with Lord Curzon.
Currently, Indian Railways is state-owned and is operated through the Ministry of Railways by the Government of India. Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world with more than 7,250 stations. It carries more than 22 million passengers per day and annually it carries 1.1 billion tons of freight. It gives notifications for government jobs in various departments. It provides its services in twenty-seven Indian states and three Union territories and has international connectivity with Bangladesh Railway and Pakistan Railways.
Indian railway comprises over 70,241 Passenger Coaches, 251,256 Freight Wagons, and 11,122 Locomotives. In the world, Indian Railways is the eighth biggest employer, and it employs more than 1.33 million employees. It recruits eligible candidates to fill the vacant posts in various departments of Railways. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) under Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) will undertake this mammoth task of inducting eligible candidates into the vacant position.
There are 21 RRBs under RRCB and the important government job positions that are recruited by these boards are Junior engineers, section engineers, metallurgical assistants, Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC), Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA), Senior Clerk Cum Typist, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Traffic Assistant, Senior Timekeeper, Stenographer, law assistant, catering inspector, photographer, etc. Indian Air Force and Indian Navy also recruit engineers for various important technical posts. RRB recruitment for central government jobs will be done for all most all the streams of education. To crack the RRB exams a comprehensive awareness on GK and current affairs is necessary. The most frequently notified advertisement are RRB Secunderabad, RRB Mumbai, RRB Chennai and RRB Kolkata.
The selection procedure mainly consists of the written examination having objective type questions, however for some posts such as Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA) and Senior Clerk Cum Typist skill will also be conducted. For some technical posts such as Assistant Station Master (ASM), ALP Technicians, Traffic Assistant, Senior Timekeeper etc., candidates need to qualify an aptitude test also.
RRB also recruits eligible candidates to various posts related to Paramedical staff such as District Extension Educator, Staff Nurse, Hemodialysis Technician, Cardiology Technician, ECG Technician, Radiographer, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, Lab Assistant, Audiometry Technician, Lab Superintendent, Audiologist cum Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Ophthalmic Technician cum Optician, Optometrist, Dental Hygienist, X-Ray Technician, Cath Lab Technician, etc. Even UPSC does a similar type of recruitment for eligible candidates as Medical officers. RRB also recruits eligible candidates for teacher posts, technical works such as welding, carpentry, cooking, etc.
Drona provides comprehensive information on the process of recruitment and also provides tips to crack the exams of all most all the government jobs. It provides complete information on the recruitment process of central govt jobs like Banking , Indian Postal Department,Indian Airforce, Indian Navy, Indian Army, Railways(RRB), Insurance, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Food Corporation of India, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), etc.