Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Kolkata- The Expertise To Move Ahead With Fresh Talent Acquisition
One of the largest public employers in the world, Indian Railways has entrusted the recruitment part to various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) around the country. This way the railways can pay more attention to getting the cream of talent available in the country who is ready to work for them. One such Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Kolkata is working for the Eastern Railway division and has a heavy task at hand for itself as it covers a hefty region with heavy population.
Indian Railways has a glorious history of 150 years and the Railway Recruitment board has been a part of this history for a long part. The first of the Services Commission was setup in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata (then Bombay, Madras and Calcutta) and Lucknow during 1945 under the Railway Board. But it later was abandoned and reinstated during 1954 after which it has only grown stronger during the years. Prior to 1985, it was known as Railways service Commission but during that year Railways renamed the department as Railway Recruitment Board. They are expected to rationalize the recruitment and expedite the selection process by giving the candidates from even far away regions a chance to showcase their abilities.
Jurisdiction And Organization Structure
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Kolkata (Official Website- http://www.rrbkolkata.org) indulges in recruiting Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ category staff and has a vast region under its jurisdiction. In the Eastern Railway region it includes Head Quarters of Eastern Railway, Asansol, Howrah, and the Sealdah division. In the South Eastern Railway it covers- Head Quarters of South Eastern Railway and the Kharagpur division. Apart from the above the Board is also in-charge of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and the popular Metro Railway of Kolkata under its controls and command. The office for the Board is situated in Metro Railway A.V complex, Chitpur, Kolkata.
The organization at the RRB Kolkata consists of the senior administrative grade Chairman at the helm with an Assistant Secretary to support him. The other staff includes 27 Group C and 11 Group D employees.
The Recruitment Methodology
The process of recruitment is started when the need arises in the departments coming under jurisdictional divisions under this Board. The Board publishes the notification in the Employment Newspaper and also puts up the same in the official website for the aspirants to know. The eligible candidates can apply through manual application forms that are normally come along with the notification. All essential formalities are to be set up as a part of the recruitment drive that will feature a written test (covering General Knowledge, Basic English and Mathematics objective type questionnaire) and an interview to follow. The applicants are thoroughly scrutinized by the board officials to avoid any unwanted situation in the process. The written test details are informed to the candidates 30 days in advance for the convenience. The candidates clearing the written part are then required to go through identity verification and documentation part. The interview and personal counseling for the applicant is done and the names of selected ones are sent to the respective authority of the department. The selected candidates will be put through further training depending on their posts. The results are made known to the public through the website notifications and the successful ones through personal mails.
Merit forms the basis of selection in the process and due care is observed to prevent any corrupt practice from any board executive or the aspirants. The allocation is subject to reservations done in accordance to the ruling of Government of India.
Opportunities in 2012-2013
The RRB Kolkata has a wide covering which includes so many divisions, so it’s obvious that many vacancies are up for acquiring the most eligible aspirants. All the aspirants need to do is keep them updated about the announcements on the official websites and Employment News. There are lots of openings coming for the various Technicians, Guards and Clerks etc.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Kolkata is one of the oldest of the standing recruiters of Indian Railways. They have worked with zeal to get the best people to work with the Indian Railway and provide the technical support for a competent manpower acquisition.