Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda – Moving Ahead With Confidence Selecting Quality Staff
The mainstay of Indian economy, the Railways is ubiquitous and caters to the diverse range of people for their daily commutation purpose whether its long distance travelling or a short one. The Eastern Railways is an arm of the Indian Railway handling heavy volumes and crucial services like the Metro services in Kolkata. So the region has another Recruitment Board other than Kolkata which is in Malda (once the capital of Bengal). The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda is great help for the Railways as it handles three different zones along with Chittaranjan Loco Works.
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda came into existence in 1984 as Railway Service Commission, and subsequently the next year was renamed to the present one. Working in the Maldah district of West Bengal, the RRB is responsible to take forward the Indian Railways by indulging in acquisition of candidates who are well qualified and have it in them to serve the nation through one of the stalwarts in the public sector.
Jurisdiction and Organization
The main task of the RRB’s is to recruit the Group ‘C’ and Groups ‘D’ category staff as the Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ are filled up through UPSC, SCRA, IRST etc. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda is entrusted with the recruitment responsibilities for some Divisions of the Eastern Railway, Northeast Frontier Railway, South Eastern Railway and production unit of Chittaranajan Locomotive works. The Group C category Technical and Non-technical staff is acquired through RRB Malda.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda is headed by a Chairman and also working with him are Assistant Secretary and other non-gazette batch of employees.
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In line with the indents coming from the authorities, the RRB issues notification for available posts in the Employments News (Rozgar Samachar) and the same can be found on the official website of RRB Malda at www.rrbmalda.gov.in. The interested people are requested to apply for the posts they are eligible. The applications received are thoroughly scrutinized for eligibility criteria. The written test is conducted for the preliminary scrutinized candidates and they are informed about it at least a month in advance. Generally, the test is held in Malda but if the application are more, then Asansol or any other location which the authorities feel is competent also may be is used.
There is no interview but a few posts require the selected candidates to go through viva-voice. The preliminary exam is followed by a final test as per requirement. The list of selected candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in the final test. Then the candidates are called for verification of original documents and counseling. The selected candidates list is passed on to the Zonal Railways and these ones will go through a medical checkup before being appointed. The results are displayed after every round completed on the official website, Employment News, local and national dailies, Notice Board of RRB and the successful candidates receive personal mails.
The process is fully stringent on the rules laid down by the Ministry of Railways (Govt. of India). No corrupt practices on the official side or unfair means by any applicant are tolerated. The reservations in posts for SC/ ST/ OBC are followed compulsorily along with reservations for Ex- Service Persons and Widows. The selection is based on merit of the candidates’ performance in the ensuing tests.
Opportunities in 2012-2013
The official website has listed numerous opportunities for the interested candidate in the positions of Commercial and Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Assistants Loco Pilots and Technicians etc. Some of them have reached later stages of recruitment process now, but the aspirants need not fret as more opportunities are expected in coming months. Just keep in touch with the official website of RRB Malda at www.rrbmalda.gov.in and Employment News. The notifications are released as soon as the indent of vacancies is received.
With such crucial responsibility of talent acquisition, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Malda has been performing its duties with zeal and enthusiasm. They are part of the Indian Railway integrity and honesty. Administered by worthy officials, the results are always on expected line from the Board.