Vacant SC and ST posts in Indian Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 928
ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Vacant SC ST posts in Railways
928 Shri Ramkumar Verma
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the details of the vacant posts belonging to SC/ST category in Railways; and
(b) the efforts being made by Government to fill up these vacant posts and by when these would be filled up?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) AND (b) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 928 BY SHRI RAMKUMAR VERMA ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.12.2017 REGARDING VACANT SC/ST POSTS IN RAILWAYS
(a) The number of vacancies of Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST) against the sanctioned strength on Indian Railways in all Groups of services as on 30.11.2017 is 43203 (provisional).
(b) Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process through various modes of intake. The policy of the Railway administration is to fill up the vacancies as per the laid down procedure through Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). There is always a time-lag between occurrence of vacancies and processing the same for filling up, which involves notification of vacancies, holding examinations, finalizing of select panels and issue of appointment letters.