Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Gorakhpur
Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur was set up in the year 1984 and belongs to the North-Eastern Railways. It was established with the main objective of recruiting the staff for Group C and Group D category. The divisions which fall under the Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur are Varanasi Division, Izzatnagar Division and Lucknow Division. The main office of Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur is located at Railway station Road, Gorakhpur.
The Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur was set up in the year 1984 and initially it along with the Railway Recruitment Board Muzaffarpur was meeting the needs of the North Eastern Railways. In the year 1988, all Railway Recruitment Boards came under the regulation of RRCB (or the Railway Recruitment Control Board) which was established by the Ministry of Railways, New Delhi to streamline and coordinate the working of all Railway Recruitment Boards and Cells.
Objective of Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur:
The main objective of Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur is to rationalize the working burden on the present RRBs, to work with the recruiting agencies and bring them much closer to the applicants of interior cities and far flung areas, to expedite the selection process and to meet the regional dreams in matters connected to employment.
Selection Process of Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur:
Like other Railway Recruitment Boards, the Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur also appoints candidates on the basis of their performance in the written examination and overall merit. The Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur calls for eligible and competent candidates by means of the notifications made in the employment newspaper and their official websites at www.rrbgkp.gov.in. The employment notification can also be viewed from the leading local and national newspapers. The applications are first scrutinized for minimum eligibility and completeness of information and if found eligible, the candidates are then called for the written examination. The candidates are provided with an admit card at least 30 days in advance of the examination date. After the candidates have cleared the examination, they are called for other skill or aptitude test.
They might also be called for medical examination once they have cleared all the interview rounds and other tests. Generally the exam takes place at Gorakhpur or Lucknow, however other locations may be appointed if the number of candidates is large. If the number of candidates is large enough, the candidates might be called for preliminary examination and then the shortlisted candidates are called for main written examination.
The details of the applications are then verified and the candidates are asked to bring along with them their original documents for verification. A team of names is suggested to the zonal production/ Railway unit to the requirement of the number of vacancies. The candidates are required to furnish all the details truly to their knowledge, failure to which their appointment is subject to at any point of recruitment and even during service.
With the restructuring of Zonal Railways, in 2002 Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur started catering the needs of the North Eastern Railways and Railway Recruitment Board Muzaffarpur started catering the East Central Railway. The Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur is administered by the chairman who is assisted by the Assistant Secretary and a team of staff of Group C and D to run the operations of Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhpur office.
With 100% computerization of Indian Railway the efficiency of maintaining a universal standard in recruitment is made possible. These days OMR sheets are being used in the written examinations where the questions are mainly of objective type along with multiple choice options.
With the complete reformation of RRBs now recruitment process in the vast organizational structure of Indian Railways is made possible and this is again undergoing a consistent change of pattern and continual value addition to select the most competent persons for Indian Railway employment.