Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has made a stand and clarified the fuss created over the upper age limit in the recently held railway recruitment. In an official notification from the Indian Railways, it clearly mentions the upper age limit which is 27 for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician. Indian Railways mentioned that in the para 137(2)(ii) of the Manual Vol.I of the Indian Railway Establishment that was revised in 1989 and reprinted in 2009.
The RRB also shed light on few more areas of interest. As per RRB, the decision is nothing more than a temporary measure. The Railways Ministry had already allowed a relaxation of 3 years, that is until February 3, 2015. According to the manual of the Indian Railways, 30 is the upper age limit for OBC candidates, and for the SC/ST candidates is 32 years.
Indian Railways recently published that they have more than 27000 jobs, however, the candidates preparing for the examination took the news with a pinch of salt as the upper age limit for the examination being decreased. The railways have further cleared the air over a certain matter. The Indian Railways is expected to further reduce the age limit relaxation over the period of 4 years. The upper age limit is 28 years for now and therefore after February 3, 2015, the mentioned relaxation is not applicable. But, keeping the best interest of the candidates appearing for the examination, the age limit is being reduced in a sequential manner over a period of 4 years.’
It was on February 3, 2018, when the Railway Recruitment Board released a ‘Centralized Employment Notification, CEN 01/ 2018’ which has been released after a period of three years. This circular released by the Indian Railways is said to be one of the biggest recruitment of the year.
Meanwhile, in a good news, the Indian Railways have released more than 60000 jobs in Railway Group D vacancy 2018. As per a centralised notification that has been released by the Railways, a total of 62907 vacancies are available at indianrailways.gov.in. Candidates who wish to join the Indian Railway should go ahead and visit the official website.