People are often lured by job promises and end up losing money which they pay for their appointment as it turns out to be a fake. In a bid to check such attempts, the Southern Railway’s Salem division today warned the public and job aspirants not to fall prey to claims of some unauthorised institutions running ‘safety training courses’, for assured railway employment. In a notification released, the railways stated that it had come to their notice that these institutions were enrolling students and reportedly collecting hefty sums from on the false assurance of providing them railway jobs. Warning the job aspirants, the Railways clarified that it does not run any such college or safety training course and that recruitment is only through authorised recruitment bodies such as the Railway Recruitment Board and Railway Recruitment Cell. “Southern Railway is not a part of any other institution of any nature and will not be liable for any claims arising out of such courses,” the notification added.
Earlier it was reported that the Railways has started investigating what its officials believe is an “audacious” racket in which an unidentified man conducted “job interviews” inside the ministry’s headquarters, and issued “appointment letters” with forged signatures of former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for the post of ticket collector.
“I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the job of ticket collector…,” said the purported appointment letter. Officials said that early this month, seven people, who received these fake letters by post, appeared at the Delhi divisional headquarters to meet the Divisional Personnel Officer and join duty — only to be stopped by security personnel.