Vacant Posts in Railways
The number of vacant posts on Indian Railways as on date is around 1.7 lakh including 32646 posts reserved for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Filling up the vacancies of reserved as well as unreserved posts is continuous process.
Some vacancies always remain due to non-availability of eligible empanelled candidates in the recruitment and promotional grades. Indents have been placed to Railway Recruitment Boards to fill up Group ‘C’ vacancies and Railway Recruitment Cells to fill up Group ‘D’ vacancies.
Wherever eligible candidates to filll up promotional vacancies are not there, the posts are diverted to the recruitment grades and filled up by direct recruitment from open market.