Vacancies in Railways 2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 954
ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Vacancies in Railways
954 Ch. Sukhram Singh Yadav
Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad
Smt. Chhaya Verma
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the number of vacancies at present in Railways and the steps taken to fill up the same;
(b) whether it is a fact that the Ministry is considering to re-employ the retired employees due to the excessive vacancies;
(c) whether Railways have found some kind of negligence in not filling the vacancies in time and if so, the action taken in this regard; and
(d) the information regarding the firms working under contract at present in Railways and employees appointed by them and the payments made for the contracts during the last three years?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 954 BY CH. SUKHRAM SINGH YADAV, SHRI VISHAMBHAR PRASAD NISHAD AND SMRIMATI CHHAYA VERMA ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.12.2017 REGARDING VACANCIES IN RAILWAYS.
(a) The number of vacancies of the non-gazetted staff is 2,20,137 (provisional) as on 01.04.2017 over all Zonal Railways. Occur rence and filling up of vacancies is a continuous process. The policy of the Government is to fill up the vacancies as per operational requirement, though some of the vacancies are likely to remain unfilled at a particular point of time.
The requirement for various non-gazetted posts under Direct Recruitment Quota (DR-Quota) is assessed by Zonal Railway(s)/Production Unit(s), which accordingly place indents on concerned Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)/Railway Recruitment Cells(RRCs) which, in turn, make recruitment on the basis of these indents.
RRBs/RRCs are regularly providing panels of successful candidates to Zonal Railways/Production Units concerned.
(b) Yes, Sir.
(c) No, Sir.
(d) The information is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House.