Shri.Piyush Goyal has submitted the following written reply in Loksabha to the queries regarding total number of Railway Employees and Vacancy position
(a) whether the Government proposes to retrench employees working in the Railways and if so, the reasons therefor;
(b) whether this retrenchment is limited to only Group-D and Group-C employees or it applies to the Group-A and Group-B employees also;
Does not arise.
(c) the total number of employees working in the Railways as on date, Group-wise along with the number of employees belonging to OBC, SC, ST and General category;
(d) the Group-wise number of posts vacant in the Railways at present and the number of posts likely to be filled by the year 2020, group and category-wise;
(c) & (d)The Manpower position on Railways (as on 1.04.2019) is as under:
Action for filling vacancies:
Seven (7) Employment Notifications for 2,83,674 vacancies to be filled from open market were issued in 2018 and 2019 out of which three were
in 2018 (Group-C: 77,909 & Level 1: 63,202) and four in 2019 (Group-C: 38,794 & Level 1: 1,03,769).
Examination process on the three Centralized Employment notifications of 2018, has been completed. Panels for 74,507 posts have been declared so far, out of which 21,222 are Group ‘C’ and 53,285 for Level 1 vacancies. Balance panels will be declared by January 2020. Examination process of one Centralized Employment Notification issued in 2019 for certain Group ‘C’ posts has been completed and panel given for 1519 posts.
Further, for remaining 36,871 vacancies in Group ‘C’, recruitment is under process and Panels for these are likely to be supplied by the year For 1,03,769 for Level -1 vacancies notified in 2019, around 1.15 Crores applications have been received.
(e) whether employees have also been recruited/appointed through outsourcing in Railways and if so, the details thereof along with the
total number of employees recruited/appointed through outsourcing as on date including the last date of their contract, Group-wise?
No, Sir. Railway does not appoint or recruit employees through outsourcing mode. Employees are recruited by Railway Recruitment Boards etc. In view of exigencies of services requiring specialized work, there are certain activities where Railways directly engage persons on contract basis, such as, Contract Medical Practitioners, Teachers, paramedical staff etc. To meet the shortage of doctors on Indian Railways,Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) are engaged against clear vacancies as a stop-gap arrangement till regularly selected candidates join through UPSC.
Source : Loksabha