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Railways to fill 1.7 lakh vacant posts

Despite the slowdown that has seen job cuts across sectors, the Indian Railways will fill 1.7 lakh vacant posts after reviewing the recruitment process, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2009 21:36 IST

Despite the slowdown that has seen job cuts across sectors, the Indian Railways will fill 1.7 lakh vacant posts after reviewing the recruitment process, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will review the hiring process and address regional aspirations and problems witnessed during recruitment in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Assam, Banerjee told the Rajya Sabha.

The vacancies will be filled once the review is over, she added. The railways have a total sanctioned strength of nearly 15.67 lakh, the minister said. The bulk of the vacancies are in the two lower grades, while the top two grades have about 1,500 vacant posts