Brief Historical Overview:
The Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad was initially started in a large rented building on Sardar Patel Marg, which was a prominent landmark of the Civil Lines, Allahabad. Railway Service Commission, in the year 1985, was renamed as Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad. In the year 1990, Railway Recruitment Board gave up the premises which was located on Sardar Patel Marg and moved to its existing structure in DRM Office Annex. In the year 1998, various other Railway Recruitment Boards came under the regulation and administration of Railway Recruitment Control Board which is under the control of Ministry of Railways to streamline and coordinate the functioning of Railway Recruitment Boards.
Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad is responsible for carrying out recruitment of staff of Group C for Allahabad, Moradabad and Lucknow Divisions of Northern Railway as well as for the Diesel Locomotive Works Varanasi. Presently this RRB was even assigned the additional responsibility of hiring the staff for Group D which was prior the prerogative of the Zonal Railways.
Selection Process of Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad:
Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad calls for the competent and eligible candidates by means of gazette notification through its online website as well as prominent Employment newspaper. This employment notification is even posted online through various other informative as well as educational and job specific websites. These applications are scrutinized for the minimum layer of eligibility of the candidates. The eligible candidates are then invited to appear in a written examination along with the admit cards and call letters. These are issued to the candidates by at least a month ahead of the examination’s scheduled date. The examinations are mainly carried out in Allahabad and in case the number of candidates is very large, the exam can be held at other locations like Lucknow.
If the number of applicants is again very large than expected, the candidates who qualify their preliminary examination are called to appear for the main written exam and then a merit list is made which is based on the result of their main examination. In many categories of the job, there is no third round of interview following the written examination. For certain categories, the candidates are required to appear and clear the viva-voice test, while for other there is a skill test examination. For posts related to operational safety, the candidates might be required to appear for a psychological or intellectual test.
The details of the application are furnished by the applicants is verified and then they are invited for counseling sessions and scrutiny of various original documents. A team of names is thereafter recommended to the zonal divisions or Railway Zonal Offices so as to reconfirm the final list of selection. The merit list is published in accordance with the number of vacancies for concerned job positions. The applicants are required to undergo a medical examination ahead of their final appointment.
Declaration of the results by Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad:
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The results regarding the recruitment of the candidates at every stage can be seen on:
- Notice board of the Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad
- It is either sent by registered post to the selected candidates
- Through the employment newspaper, or any local or national daily newspaper
- Through the official website of Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad
- It can be also accessed through many other informative portals which are associated with the official website of the RRB Allahabad
Reservation of posts by Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad:
The process of selection is based on merit and complies with the rules and regulation which are issued by the Ministry of Railways under the Government of India. This can include the reservation of posts for specific communities and casts like the Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and other Backward Communities, Ex-Servicemen, War Widows, Women, etc. The ex-servicemen can be entitled for this reservation as per the specific service rules and regulations.
Recruitment and Appointment by Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad:
The complete computerized recruitment procedure of RRB Allahabad works impersonally without any favor and fear. It is because of this that there is no scope for influence, corruption, discretion in this procedure. The applicants found getting involved in such kind of malpractices or resorting to unfair means are dealt absolute strictly. The appointments are announced and made by the particular Zonal Production and Railway Units. Every year there is almost 200 Group C staff are appointed on an average.
With the restructure of various railways zones, Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad now has been given the responsibility of hiring work and tasks for North Central Railway, which includes both the NCR head office and for the 3 major divisions Jhansi, Allahabad and Agra along with for DLW Varanasi. The Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad is administered by the chairman, which is then assisted by the Assistant Secretary and Member Secretary along with a small dedicated core staff team of Group C and Group D to work for the Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad office.
With the ongoing changes for free and fair recruitment the RRBs are adopting strict norms day by day. Only competent candidates eligible in all verticals of selection can get appointment in Indian Railway through the regional committees of RRBs as they have been entrusted by their apex controlling agency.