50% reservation for women in upcoming RPF recruitment: Piyush Goyal
Patna, Aug 12: In a major announcement, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that 50 percent of the posts in the upcoming recruitment of 10,000 personnel for the Railway Police Force (RPF) would be reserved for women.
Goyal also said that there are 13,000 job openings coming up in Railways for which the recruitment would be made after a computer-based test rather than an interview.
"In upcoming recruitment of 9500-10000 RPF jawans, there will be a 50% reservation for women and 13,00,00 jobs are also coming up in Railways in which there will be a computer-based test, no interviews," Goyal said in Patna today.
Indian Railways is one of the biggest employers in the world. Railway Protection Force (RPF) was introduced for the first time in the central act of 1957. The current number of people working in in the RPF are around 70,000 which is one of the biggest work forces in the country.