Half of 9,000 vacancies in Indian Railways for posts of constables and sub-inspectors to be reserved for women: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced that 50 per cent of about 9,000 vacancies that are coming up for the posts of constables and sub-inspectors in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will be for women. Sharing this information, Goyal tweeted, "50% of over 9,000 vacancies that are coming up for the posts of constables and sub-Inspectors in the railways will be for women."

 Half of 9,000 vacancies in Indian Railways for posts of constables and sub-inspectors to be reserved for women: Piyush Goyal

A file photo of Union minister Piyush Goyal. PIB

Goyal also wrote, "The work of Railway Protection Force (RPF) is to take care of railway's infrastructure, trains, stations etc. Government Railway Police (GRP) comes under the state government that looks after law and order. In the past two years, we worked successfully on the issue of women's safety and prevented small children from being misused and misguided."

Earlier on 23 January this year, Goyal had said that the railways were in the process of recruiting four lakh people as 1.32 lakh seats were vacant and one lakh employees will retire in two years.

Speaking to media, Goyal had said: "Around 2.32 lakh vacancies are to be filled in the railways as 1.32 lakh seats are presently vacant and one lakh employees will retire in two years. Last year, we started a mission to provide employment to 1.50 lakh people, which will be completed in the next two months."

"However, there are pending vacancies in old Group C and Group D and after adding them to the vacancies that are to be filled by the railways in two years, it makes a total count of four lakh vacancies," he had said.

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2019 16:11:52 IST