Indian Railways, one of the largest rail network in the world recruits large number of personnel in various cadres. Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. These zone and divisions have technical and non technical departments to which recruitment are done through competitive exams.
Staff are classified into gazetted (Group A and B) and non-gazetted (Group C and D) employees. The recruitment of Group A gazetted employees is carried out by the Union Public Service Commission through exams conducted by it. The recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees on the Indian Railways is done through 19 Railway Recruitment Boards which are controlled by the Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB). The training of all cadres is entrusted and shared between six centralised training institutes.
Group C and Group D posts on Indian Railways and other Railway Administration are filled in either of the following ways according to the relevant recruitment rules or other extant orders, if any(i) by direct recruitment;
Direct recruitment to Railway Services, Group C are made through Railway Recruitment Board for different Zonal Railways/Production Units.
In all, there are 19 RRBs, which cater to the respective zonal staffing requirements. Based on staff requirements, Employment Notifications are released in Employment News ( A publication of the Government of India) and Indicative advertisements in other News Papers .
There are generally two Notifications in a year by each RRB.