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Jobs in Indian Railways

The Indian Railways (External website that opens in a new window) is the largest job providing government organisation in the country. While top rung officials of the Railways are selected by the UPSC (External website that opens in a new window), the Railways have its own recruitment boards to conduct selection of personnel for a large number of jobs including Group C personnel for different Zonal Railways/Production Units.

In all, there are 19 (nineteen) RRBs (External website that opens in a new window), which cater to the respective zonal staffing requirements. Based on the indents received, the RRBs release employment notifications in Employment News (External website that opens in a new window) and indicative advertisements in other newspapers. There are generally two notifications in a year by each RRB.

In order to ensure uniformity throughout the RRBs, there is a standard format for application. The applications received are scrutinised for different eligibility criteria and a list of eligible candidates is drawn. Thereafter, examination date and centre is fixed and call letters are dispatched to eligible candidates one month in advance of the date of examination. Simultaneously the rejected applications data is published in the website for information of in-eligible candidates.

The examinations may be a single stage or two stages written examinations followed by skill tests/aptitude tests/interviews depending on the nature of the posts advertised. Candidates qualified in all stages of the examination are finally called for document verification, wherein, all the records are verified and checked with original documents.

While the overall policy guidelines for all Railway Recruitment Boards are laid down by the Railway Recruitment Control Board (External website that opens in a new window), New Delhi, all the RRBs (External website that opens in a new window) have state of art websites to provide information on:

  • Recruitment procedures
  • Examination schedules
  • Standard application forms
  • Standard format for caste certificate
  • New notifications
  • Online registration and applications
  • Online examination demo
  • Results
  • Status of notifications
  • List of ineligible applicants etc.

For more information, click here (External website that opens in a new window).

Defence and Paramilitary Services

Every citizen of India, irrespective of his caste, class, religion and community is eligible for recruitment into the Armed Forces provided he meets the laid down physical, medical and educational criteria.

Career in Defence Forces

Career at Paramilitary Services

Indian Paramilitary forces have several components with different roles. Overall it has a two tier structure, the Central Police Organizations (CPO), which forms the first tier, and the second tier known as Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF). The forces have number of job openings from time to time.

Jobs at Paramilitary Forces

Insurance/Banking Services

India's growing economy has created number of jobs in the banking and insurance sectors. The new diversified business models of Public Sector Banks and insurance companies have introduced a large number of new job opportunities.

Similarly, the Cooperative movement also provides large number of jobs nationwide. The National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd. (External website that opens in a new window) provides recruitment services to various state cooperative banks in the senior management levels.

Banks and insurance companies also conduct their respective examinations and interviews for recruitment.

Useful links for Banking:

Jobs at Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

The government has implemented revised salaries for executives of PSEs/PSUs. Moreover, some innovative measures such as performance related pay have been introduced to make them more efficient. These incentives for the employees have been linked to individual, group as well as company performance. Hence, jobs with Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) remain an attractive option amongst job seekers.

PSUs have their own recruiting procedures. This sector provides job opportunities for both technical and non-technical personnel.

The Public Enterprises Selection Board is responsible for selection and placement of personnel in the posts of Chairman, Managing Director or Chairman-cum-Managing Director (Level-I), and Functional Director (Level-II) in PSEs as well as in posts at any other level as may be specified by the Government.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 26-04-2011