50% reservation for women in RPF recruitment, 13,000 new vacancies in Railways


In a bid to increase women employees in Railways, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that there would be 50 per cent reservation for women in the upcoming recruitment of up to 10,000 Railway Police Force (RPF) jawans. At an event in Patna, he also informed that the Railways will soon hire 13,000 staff through a computer-based test.

RPF, which was introduced for the first time in the central act of 1957, has as many as 70,000 people working with it, making it one of the biggest workforces in the country.

The Railway Minister also said that the process for the recruitment in 13,000 jobs in Railways will begin soon. Informing about the criteria, he said that the Ministry will not conduct an interview but the recruitment will be done on the basis of a computer-based test.


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