Railways to induct 16,000 ex-servicemen

 | February 25,2011 05:11 pm IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced the induction of 16,000 ex-servicemen, an initiative for the "brave jawans who defend our borders".


"I am happy to inform that for the first time, the ministry is inducting 16,000 ex-servicemen by end of March 2011.

As also announced last year, we are also recruiting more than 1,200 ex-servicemen in RPF (Railway Protection Force). It is our humble tribute to our brave jawans who defend our borders," she said while presenting the railway budget.


For gallantry award winners, she said the railways proposes "to extend the facility to the Kirti and Shaurya Chakra awardees of travelling in Rajdhani and Shatabi trains".


"In case of unmarried posthumous Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra gallantry award winners of armed forces, it is proposed to extend the facility of card passes to the parents," she said.


Banerjee Friday presented the rail budget for 2011-12, promising to move to build a stronger railroad infrastructure while addressing the needs of the average passengers by not increasing the fares.





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Havildar B Saravanan on 03/11/11 at 02:57 pm

i want any jobs in indian raiways

swadesh kar on 06/12/11 at 12:12 am

Obviously the recruitment of 16,000 ex serviceman proposal is major boost for the ex serviceman, but
i also agreed to Lt Col (Retd) SS Sodhi statement to have proper recruitment and give proper honourable job keeping in view their experience and qualifications. But in fact it is not been done effectively as i personally got experienced and was given the job which is not at all as per my choice
as well as per my experience. that is to say i have served indian air force for twenty years and twenty days in trade of signals and telecommunication and i applied for the same trade that is helper II S& T
which was my first choice in western railway recently and i was empaneled in list . sorry to say that i was not given my choice and instead of that i was given trackman job which i felt was not for me.
i say this because an ex army guy who dont have any experience in said trade and just worked in store
got the trade of helper II trd which i think basic electricity and magnetism knowledge is required
.on seeing this i felt that non effective recruitment is going on and we who have experience and
knowledge are jobless. i dont know whom to approach and who will listen to us so that we can render
our loyal service to indian railways. our experience is going waste .

sajikumar on 07/07/11 at 06:48 pm

i am an ex servicemen from indian army(corps of signals) i already applied for the vacancies in ex servicemen quota insouthern railway but i did not received any call letter from southern railway. still i am waiting the call letter

sajikumar ps

Ramesh Kumar Gur on 10/23/11 at 08:50 am

I am an ex-serviceman. I appreciate about the step of absorbing ex-servicemen in Indian Railway taken by former Railway Minister Hon'ble Mamta Banerjee. Since Army personnel retire at their early age even after completion of their colour service, they becomes helpless at that moment and their lifestyle totally becomes different. By retiring at an early age they feel themselves drowning in mid of the pool. This step of our former Railway Minister will help a lot to earn the ex-servicemen their livelihood.

I would like to request our Railway Minister to continue this policy.

I would like to request our Railway Minister to absorb the ex-servicemen in the similar field of their experience.

My trade was Clerk in the Army. I want the job in Indian Railway of similar field. Should I wait to get the job

Yashwant Yadav on 11/14/11 at 04:50 pm

As a last year most of ex serviceman enrolled in Indian railways. when i shall be applied this year in railways for jobs

Parmeshwar singh on 12/27/11 at 12:51 pm

I am exservicemen at Indian navy. I want Job any Indian railway. My mobile no. 09497233867, 09539421223.