By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jul 17, 2020 16:51 IST
Railway NTPC & Group D Exams Update: Know what Piyush Goyal says in recent meeting

Indian Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has recently interacted with Railways Recruitment Boards General Managers and discussed several core issues including pending recruitments. Railway Minister also asked Officers & Railway employees to give suggestions in capitalising the resources in right direction to curb the deficit in Department. As Railways is trying to bounce back from the pandemic, Goyal suggested to cut short the extra spending and to take concrete steps in right direction. Indian Railways RRB Boards are also ordered to review the pending vacancies of all non-safety categories, an order in regarding same was issued recently. Under the review process RRB NTPC 35,208 posts, RRC CEN 1/2019 Group D and CEN 3/2019 Non-Ministerial Popular Categories vacancies occur. All Railway Recruitment Boards & Recruitment Cells are issued letter in regarding same.

As Indian Railways has faced huge revenue loss due to Corona virus pandemic, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday chaired virtual Video Conference meeting. Minister called all possible concrete steps from Railway employees for reviving the world’s biggest employer. Issues pertaining to Railway recruitments pending for last two years, also discussed in brief during meeting.

As per to data provided by Indian Railways, a total 1,42,577 vacancies are lying pending for last 1 year, including RRB NTPC and RRC Group D. More than 5 crore applications Indian Railways received in the months of March to May 2020. Board is yet to conduct its first stage Computer Based examinations for the vacancies. Recently RRB Chennai started process to conduct CEN 1/2019 Non-Technical Popular Categories (Graduate & Undergraduate) CBT 1 examination, after central government floored ease in lockdown restrictions.

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Over 2.98 lakh positions were vacant at the Indian Railways as on June 1 this year and the recruitment process is underway for 1,42,577 posts in 2019-20, for which employment notification were issued in 2019, duly taking the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota into account," Goyal said.

Recently Indian Railways issued a letter to all RRBs to review the vacancies details & asked to imply 50% cut in non-safety vacancies. However, through clarification Railways replied that department is neither going to cut employees’ number nor cancelling pending recruitments. The updates in regarding the same made available at officail website of

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Note- Candidates are advised from official authorities to visit the RRB website, & other boards' website for CEN 1/2019 NTPC & other recruitment examination updates.

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