New System of Recruitment in Railways
To reduce the time gap to fill up the vacancies in Railways, systems of ‘Online Applications’ and ‘Computer Based Tests’ (CBTs) in recruitment for Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts, have been introduced through a series of pilot projects. Under this system, examination for 54 categories of Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) and Junior Engineers (JEs) have been conducted successfully in 2015. Based on the success of Computer Based Tests for SSEs and JEs, CBTs have also been conducted in three more subsequent examinations i.e. Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Under-Graduate Level, NTPC Graduate Level posts and another SRD for PWDs for erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 10.08.2016 (Wednesday).