23,000 job vacancies along with 10% quota for EWS in railways

23,000 job vacancies along with 10% quota for EWS in railways: The candidates who are considering towards railways for employment so here’s good news for you. Railway recruitment board (RRB) is the largest Indian recruitment body and every year more than ten thousand job vacancies posts are proclaimed by the board.

Every year thousands of applications are invited from all across the nation in order to fill up the available posts provided by the board.


  • Railways is the first govt department to implement 10% quota for general category poor
  • 1.31 lakh employees will be recruited within next 6 months; a lakh more over next 2 years
  • Piyush Goyal said railways plans to provide around 4 lakh jobs in the next two years

As per the union railway minister, Piyush Goyal, railway is going to be the first government branch to provide 10% quota for economically weaker sections. In the coming years, it will also lead to providing 23,000 jobs.

At present, RRB has before now proclaimed over 13,000 vacancies for the post of junior engineers (JE) and for this the application process is on progress. Candidates who are interested to apply for the post can apply it before 31st January 2019.

The Railway Minister on Wednesday said that the railway department will recruit about 1.31 lakh personnel in the period of next six months and around a lakh more in the following next two years.

The recruitments are going to be accomplished in two steps or phases. The first step of new recruitment of 1, 31,328 posts will be started in the month of February or March, 2019. He also said that this cycle will be accomplished by April or May, 2020.

The minister said at a press conference that the Indian Railways has authorized power of 15, 06,598 workforces. From these, 12, 23,622 workers are on roll. The left over 2, 82,976 are unoccupied posts. In the meantime, the staffing for available 1, 51,548 posts in the railways is on progress, which still leaves 1, 31,428 posts untaken, In 2019 -2020 about 53,000 and in 2020-2021 about 46,000 railway workers be going to retire, leading to provide an added vacancy for about 1 lakh job seekers.

According to the reservation policy of the government, about 19,715, 9,857 and 35,485 vacancies be about to get reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates correspondingly. According to the reservation policy, around 15,000, 7,500, 27,000 and 10,000 posts shall be reserved for SC, ST, OBC and EWS candidates respectively.

On the other hand, the second phase of staffing of about 99,000 workers will be commenced in contradiction of vacancies rising out of retirements.

Goyal in his statement said, “We have planned in advance so that no posts will remain vacant in railways anymore. As an when retirements happen, the posts will be filled. Also, railways will be the first government department to implement the 10 per cent quota for the EWS category under the new amendment in which over the next two years, 23,000 jobs will be reserved for them. However, this will not affect the present reservation applicable for other categories like SC, ST, OBC and others”.