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Best Career Opportunities in Indian Railways
Indian Railways is considered as the largest employer in the country, especially in public sector. Even if the number of employees working in the railways, Indian Railways would get positioned in the top ranking of world's different railway systems in terms of coverage and services. Controlled by the Ministry of Railways, the Indian Railway is owned by the Government of India and is considered as the world's largest railway system.
In terms of coverage the Indian Railways is widely spread even in remote areas and each areas comes under a zonal division. The General Manager heads the Zones of the Railways and the Divisional Manager Heads the divisions which is a sub allocation of the zones. When it comes to the career opportunities, Indian Railway stands apart as a top priority for any candidate looking for an employment. The fact is that there are all types of jobs in this organization, which makes it accessible for all levels of job aspirants. There are openings in the areas like clerical functions, signals, engineering and maintenance, manufacturing, ticket and passenger management, Accounts, cargo and many more to add on.
Each railway stations would be headed by a station Master and the affiliated departments coordinate with each station. The Railway Recruitment Board, shortly known as RRB is the responsible entity to recruit for various jobs in the Railways. The Indian Railway Jobs are basically classified as 4 Groups. Group, A, Group B, Group C and Group D and each groups comprises of different levels of employees. The Top officials of the Railways comes under Group A and the recruitment is done through Services Examination and Combined Engineering Services Examination done by the Union Public Service Commission. The senior most positions in Accounts, Traffic Management, HR and Admin and Protection force are filled by Group A officials.
Group B is the next group of jobs in Indian Railways. Generally the vacancies in Group B get filled by promoting employees under Group C. The Group C comprises of technical as well as non technical positions and are filled by the Railway Recruitment Board. The technical openings in civil, electrical, signal, maintenance, mechanical, and communications etc. are filled by Group C cadre employees along with the openings in non-technical areas like station masters, accountant, ticket examiners, customer care etc. getting filled by the same class.