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Minister of State for Railways Mr.Bharatsinh Solanki has informed in the Rajya Sabha that already notifications for filling up 1,90,000 vacancies in Indian Railways have been issued by Ministry of Railways recently. The full text of this Rajya Sabha Q&A published in Rajya Sabha Website is as follows.
Rajya Sabha Q&A on filling up 1.90 lakhs vacancies in Indian Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-894 by SHRI SABIR ALI
(a) the details of safety related vacancies in Railways as on 30 June, 2012 and since when these have been lying vacant; and
(b) the steps being taken to fill up the existing vacancies on priority basis?
ANSWERED ON-17.08.2012 by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI BHARATSINH SOLANKI)
(a) The number of vacancies in safety category posts as on 01.04.2012 is 149271 (provisional). Arising and filling of vacancies is a continuous process. Vacancies arise due to normal retirement, voluntary retirements, deaths, promotions, creation of posts, etc.
(b) The policy of the Railway Administration is to fill up available vacancies promptly as per laid down procedures. Notifications for filling up of about 1,90,000 posts, including safety category posts have already been issued.