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Railways announces mega recruitment drive, over 90,000 posts on offer

Press Trust of India/New Delhi 15 Feb 18 | 11:39 PM

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Railways has sought applications for around 90,000 posts for lower level staffers including loco pilots and technicians, a statement from the ministry said.

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The minimum educational qualification is class tenth and an Industrial Training Institute certificate (ITI). The posts include technicians like fitter, crane driver, blacksmith, and carpenter at Group C Level II and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like track maintainer, points man, helper, gateman.

"Ministry of Railways has announced one of the worlds largest recruitment processes for 89,409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories," the statement said.

The applications have been sought through the railway recruitment board website.

The Group C level II posts will be open for candidates in the age group of 18-28 years while Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates is open for those in the age group of 18-31 years. While the salary of the former along with allowances as per the Seventh Pay Commission (level 2) will be in the scale of Rs 19,900-63,200, for the latter it will be in the scale of Rs 18,000- 56,900, the statement said.

Applications for Group C Level II posts will be accepted till March 5, 2018 and for Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts will be accepted till March 12, 2018.

The statement also said that free sleeper class railway pass facility shall be available for SC/ST candidates for the computer-based aptitude tests, physical efficiency tests, document verification during the recruitment stages. The computer-based test is scheduled tentatively in April May 2018.

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