Indian Railways not only connected the big country together but also have been a sector that created a large number of job portfolios and has been an employer for more than 13 lakh people in the country. It is safe to say Indian railways always helped the Indian government in bringing down the unemployment rate in the country and has been a backbone to the Indian economy. Indian railway jobs are the most sought-after jobs and every year lakhs of students compete for prestigious jobs not only because they provide a good salary and benefits but also because they are respected in society.
There is a board for conducting Railway exams called Railway Recruitment Board or RRB that conducts exams for filling up technical and non technical roles in the railways. If you have worked as an apprentice in railways you have a better chance of getting into railways by taking exams relative to those who haven’t got that opportunity to learn. Here I am trying to give reasons why you should prepare for railway jobs.
Large number of vacancies: Every year RRB conducts exams to fill vacancies for large no of job portfolios. This year alone vacancy was 103769, when vacancies are this high there is always a good chance for you to get a good government job if you are repairing well.
The 4 zones of Indian Railways: Northern Railway, Eastern Railway, Western Railways, and Southern Railways are four sections divided by Indian railway, making it easy for work seekers across India to stick with their lifestyles and find government employment close to home. They can get posting to their respective zones.
Compassionate Recruitment: There is compassionate recruitment in Indian Railway where an employee dies during service and his immediate family member gets the compensatory work based on qualifications.
Great Perks: Not only good salary but there is DA/TA, HRA, grades, etc. There are rail colonies near every railway station that provide railway workers with residential facilities. Most railway workers benefit from these residential facilities.
Free Travelling: Railway employees and their family members can travel all around India in trains for free. Great travelling opportunity awaits you at railways.
Career Growth: There is a lot of career growth in railway jobs, you won’t be stuck in one post for the rest of your job life. Promotions will be there that come in every 3 to 5 years.
Not Just General Job: If you are a mechanical engineer or have a polytechnic degree or any technical degrees and you love to work in those respective fields which you studied, Indian railways provide more opportunity than any sector for technical jobs. You don’t have to work in general roles, you can easily opt for technical ones where you can study and grow more.
I hope I was able to convince you to start studying for RRB examinations. This is a good opportunity to get a government job which will bring your dreams of having a great career to fruition