RRB Railway Recruitment makes constructive changes
Indian Railways till date has been a job that hsa been in demand in India, which fulfils the hopes of lakhs of candidate who aspire for the job.
Now has the RRB opened the doors for contractual engagement in certain categories against existing vacancies to tide over shortage of staff in some key areas, to avoid the time-consuming railway recruitment board route.
It plans to engage retired staff for preserving and reviving railway heritage properties such as steam locomotives, vintage coaches and signals others. “They have the experience to repair and maintain railway heritage and can also act as coaches for the younger generation. It is not an easy task to keep, say a clock – which is 150 years old – ticking even after all these years. The old hands have that expertise,” a senior railway official said.
To mitigate problems arising out of acute shortage of stenographers/PAs affecting efficient functioning of offices, the railways have allowed hiring of data entry operators or executive assistant against an existing vacancy of stenographer on contractual basis
The upper age limit for engagement of retired railway staff is 65 years.
However, it may be noted that the move of the Indian Railways for contractual engagement in certain categories is just to tide over shortage of staff, and there is no confirmation on closing of doors for railway recruitment board.