Indian Railways will soon provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the recruitment of Railway Protection Force (RPF). The announcement was made Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on August 12, 2018 while inaugurating various rail projects in Patna, Bihar. The decision is a part of a major bid to increase the employment of women in Indian Railways.
1. The Railways has decided to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the upcoming RPF recruitment process, which will involve recruitment of around 9500-10000 RPF jawans.
2. The recruitment process will reportedly be fully computerised, based on a computer test, to maintain transparency. The Ministry will not be conducting interviews.
3. In total, about 10,000 jobs are expected to be created in the RPF. The recruitment for the same is expected to begin soon.
4. Besides, the Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTV cameras at 6000 stations and important trains.