Railway Recruitment 2021: Indian Railway conducts recruitment for various posts of Railway. The candidate is notified of the job vacancies through employment notifications in print as well as through the official website. All those candidates can take part in the recruitment process who have cleared 10th & 12th, Diploma, ITI, B.E/ B.Tech, M.E/ M.Tech, B.com, M.com, BCA, MCA, CA, B.Sc, M.Sc, BBA, MBA, MBBS Ph.D. & various other streams. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the respective Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) for Railway Recruitment 2021 notification. The Railway Recruitment 2021 online application form is released by the Board on the respective RRBs’ & RRCs’ official website. For more information regarding Railway Recruitment 2021, candidates can read the article further.
Railway Recruitment 2021
The Indian Railways offers the Railway Recruitment for the year 2021 for various posts. Indian Railway is the fourth largest railway network in the world with a total of 121407 kilometers (approx.) of total track. Vacancies notified by the Ministry of Railways are filled by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) for NTPC, ALP & Technician, JE, Paramedical and other posts.
Railway Recruitment Notification
Railway conducts recruitment for various posts like Group A and Group B (Gazetted) and Group C and D (Non-gazetted) on its official website. With the help of this page, the candidate can also check Notification for closed & active vacancies of Railway and other details which are important at the time of Railway Recruitment. Below are some of the Railway Recruitment listed along with vacancies as notified by the Indian Railways:
Railway Recruitment 2021 Qualification
To be recruited in various posts of Indian Railways, the caniddate must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria set by Indian Railways. Like the candidate should have cleared 10th, 12th, Diploma, ITI, B.E/ B.Tech, M.E/ M.Tech, B.com, M.com, BCA, MCA, CA, B.Sc, M.Sc, BBA, MBA, MBBS Ph.D. & various other streams. Candidate can check the detailed Eligibility Criteria from the various Railway Recruitment pages above which help them know the eligibility criteria for various posts.
Indian Railway Zone, Division and Official Website
Candidate can check Zone Code of Various Railway Division along with Official Website from below:
|Zone Code||Railway Divisions||Official Website|
|CR||Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur||cr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|ECoR||Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair||eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in|
|ECR||Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur||ecr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|ER||Howrah, Sealdah, Anansol, Malda||er.indianrailways.gov.in|
|NCR||Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi||ncr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|NER||Izzatnagar, Lucknow NER, Varanasi||ner.indianrailways.gov.in|
|NFR||Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia||nfr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|NR||Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow NR, Moradabad||nr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|NWR||Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur||nwr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|SCR||Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded||scr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|SECR||Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur Sec||secr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|SER||Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi||ser.indianrailways.gov.in|
|SR||Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvanan – thapuram||sr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|SWR||Hubballi, Bengaluru, Mysuru||swr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|WCR||Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota||wcr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|WR||Mumbai WR, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara||wr.indianrailways.gov.in|
Subsidiaries and Undertakings
The railways of India has 16 PSU as subsidiaries. Below is the list of all the subsidiaries of Indian Railways:
Railway Education and Research
Below are the railway research and education departments that have been established by the railways of India:
- Research Design and Standard organization
- National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara
- Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune
- Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik
- Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur
- Indian Railway Institute of Signal Training and telecommunications, Secunderabad
- Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management Lucknow
History of Indian Railways
The first railway ran in Madras from the Red Hill Railways to transport granite for the construction of road in the year 1832. However, the first-ever passenger train in India ran for 34 kilometers with 400 passengers between Mumbai and Thane in the year 1853. Before, the trains were used only to transport goods. In the year 1873, a tram drawn by horses was introduced in Calcutta.
The first electric passenger train came in the year 1925 on 3rd of February which ran between Victoria Terminus to Kurla. The Indian railways were divided into 4 zones in 1951. In 1951, sleep coaches in the trains were introduced while soon after, in the year 1956, India’s first fully air-conditioned train ran from Howrah to Delhi. The online website of Indian Railways was introduced in the year 2000 and two years later, it started online booking and reservation on the website.
The Indian Railways is the largest employer of the general public. It has employed over 1.2 million employees to date. The recruitments are done by two of the apex bodies of railway which are Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). The railway recruitment board was set up in the year 1998 and has its headquarters in New Delhi, India. The board is liable for the selection procedure of the recruitment on various posts and the expenses incurred for the recruitment. There are 21 RRBs situated across all of the country. The first RRB was established by the North West railways. The most important exam of RRB is NTPC (non-technical popular category).
Records of Indian Railways
Below are some of the major records achieved by the Indian Railway during its operation:
- The Vivek Express has the largest route in India with 4,286 km covered in 82 hours and 30 minutes. The train is stationed between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari.
- The fastest train with a record of 200 km per hour is Vande Bharat Express. Note that the average speed of a train in IR is 50 km per hour.
- The longest station name in Indian Railways is Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station.
- The highest speed noted to date is for the Gatiman Express.
The Indian Railways is governed by the Ministry of Railways of Government of India. Railways of India runs more than 20,000 people per day in various kinds of trains. The trains are used for traveling of passengers as well as for transport of freight. Railways of India are divided into 18 zones which further subdivided into 68 operating divisions. It also has a railway recruitment board as well as railway recruitment cells for conducting the process of recruitment for various posts as notified by the ministry of railways. The trains are divided into locomotives, goods wagons, and passenger coaches.