Railway recruitment 2018: Nearly 50,000 Assistant Station Master vacancies will be filled by the Indian Railways this year. Therefore, candidates who are preparing to get a job at the Indian Railways must grab this opportunity. As per the latest reports, it is likely that the Railway Recruitment Board will soon release a job notification at indianrailways.gov.in relating to the vacancies for Assistant Station Master posts. The examination will be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, as per Odisha TV. In a bid to speed up the recruitment process, the board is mulling options to conduct the exam online this year. It is expected that the application process will start from January and will continue till February.
Railway recruitment 2018: Here are the details regarding the vacancies:-
Name of the organisation: Indian Railways
Name of Posts: Assistant Station Master (ASM)
Numbers of Posts: 50000 (to be announced soon)
Mode of application: Online.
Educational Qualification: Candidates must be a graduate or equivalent from the recognized university.
Age Limit: Candidates should be between 18 and 32 years for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018. However, there is age relaxation for the reserved categories as per the government norms.
Pay scale: Rs. 5200 to 20200.
Selection Process: Candidates will have to undergo through three stages– Prelims Exam, Mains Examination and Personal Interview that will be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.
Earlier, the Northeast frontier division of the Indian Railways has announced vacancies for 12th pass and 10th pass candidates at nfr.indianrailways.gov.in. Candidates who are interested and eligible to apply must note that the last date to apply online is January 12, 2018. “Application must reach the proper address by 17:30 hours on or before 12.012018 (Last date for candidates residing in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti Districts, Pangi Sub-Division in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep and abroad, is 22.01.2018), ” as per the official notification.
About Indian Railways
The first railway on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. The idea of a railway to connect Bombay with Thane, Kalyan and with the Thal and Bhore Ghats inclines first occurred to Mr George Clark, the Chief Engineer of the Bombay Government, during a visit to Bhandup in 1843. The formal inauguration ceremony was performed on 16th April 1853, when 14 railway carriages carrying about 400 guests left Bori Bunder at 3.30 pm “amidst the loud applause of a vast multitude and to the salute of 21 guns.” The first passenger train steamed out of Howrah station destined for Hooghly, a distance of 24 miles, on 15th August, 1854. Thus the first section of the East Indian Railway was opened to public traffic, inaugurating the beginning of railway transport on the Eastern side of the subcontinent.