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Indian Railways Begins Largest Recruitment Exercise OF The World

The Ministry of Railways is undertaking what can be called as world’s largest recruitment exercise, for filling up critical safety and operational posts.
Indian Railways Begins Largest Recruitment Exercise OF The World

About the present recruitment drive:

  • Presently two recruitment notifications- one for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and the other for Level-I(erstwhile group D) posts, for filling up about 1.2 lakh vacancies are under process.
  • Total Posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technicians are around 60,000. 
  • About 47.55 lakhs candidates have applied for these Posts. 
  • Vacancies for Level-I posts (erstwhile group D) are 63,000 and around 1.9 crore candidates have applied for these posts. 
  • Total of approx. 2.4 Crores applicants applied, making it the largest recruitment exercise.

About the Computer Based Test (CBT):

  • Computer Based Test (CBT) for the posts of ALP & Technician recruitment has begun successfully on 9th August 2018. 
  • This examination is being conducted in 166 cities at 439 exam centers across India. 
  • The cities are spread from Srinagar in J&K to all North Eastern States and many other towns in the country including Port Blair.
  • The examinations will be conducted in 3 shifts per day for 10 days, spread up to 31st August, 2018.
  • Question papers are being provided to the candidates in 15 languages. 
  • This is a big step in the interest of candidates belonging to different vernacular backgrounds.
  • During the Recruitment process every effort has been made to provide nearby centres to the candidates, while keeping in view the constraint of availability of suitable centres, equipped with necessary infrastructure and security provisions.
  • Around 83% candidates have been provided centres within 500 kilometers. 
  • Special care has been taken to ensure that almost all women candidates and Persons with Disability are provided centres within 200 kilometers.
  • Even for those candidates who could not be accommodated within 500 kilometer, Indian Railways has taken extra efforts and arranged exam special trains from places like Deoria, Chhapra, Patna, Darbhanga, Muzaffurpur, Ara to destinations such as Secunderabad, Bhopal, Indore, NCR etc. 
  • So far 10 pairs of such special trains have been mobilized and more trains will be planned in future.

Note:

  • RRBs follow the practice of direct and instantaneous communication with candidates through regular updates on web-sites and individual SMSs and emails. 
  • Candidates are appealed to refer to these official communications only and not be misguided by false propaganda and rumors being circulated on social media, many of which are aimed at misleading the genuine candidates and adversely affecting their preparation for examination.

Question:

Q. Who is undertaking what can be called as world’s largest recruitment exercise, for filling up critical safety and operational posts?
a. The Ministry of Aviation
b. The Ministry of Railways
c. The Ministry of Road Transport
d. The Ministry of Waterways
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