Women Employees in Railways

Total number and  the  percentage  of women employees in the Railways as on date:

Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways Shri.Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply in the Parliament on 22nd November, 2012 reported as follows

Group-wise   total   number   of  Railway  employees and percentage of women employees on Indian Railways as on 31.03.2011 (latest available) is as under:

S.No. Group Total number of employees Total number of women employees Percentage of women employees
(i) Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ 16,844 1,269 7.53%
(ii) Group ‘C’ Staff 10,76,889 58,937 5.47%
(iii) Group ‘D’ Staff 2,34,466 24,725 10.5%
(iv) Total 13,28,199 84,931 6.39%

Note: Number of women employees separately in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’  is not maintained.

(b) to (d): Railways are mandated  to follow  DOP&T’s instructions in   recruitment. No reservation for women has been prescribed so far.