New Delhi: Railways has initiated an investigation and is going on to take strictest action as per law against an organisation which had advertised in prominent newspapers on Saturday inviting applications for railway jobs.
The organisation by name of “Avestran Infotech” having website address www.avestran.in had advertised in newspapers calling for applications against a total number of 5285 number of post in eight categories on outsourcing basis on Indian Railways on 11 years contract. The applicants were also asked to deposit Rs.750 as online fee and last date for receipt of applications was mentioned as September 10, 2020.
“The Railways have not authorized any private agency as yet to do the recruitment of staff on its behalf as alleged by the above named agency,” the Ministry of Railways stated here on Sunday. It further added: “It may be informed to all that advertisement for any Railway recruitment is always done by Indian Railways ONLY. No private agency has been authorized to do the same. The said issuance of said advertisement in question is illegal.”
In this connection, the ministry further clarified that the recruitment of various categories of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts on Indian Railways was presently catered to by 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and 16 Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) only and not by any other agency.
“Vacancies on Indian Railways are filled up by giving wide publicity through Centralized Employment Notifications (CENs). Online applications are called for from eligible candidates all over the country. CEN is published through Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and an indicative notice is given in National Daily and Local Newspapers. The CEN is also displayed on the official websites of RRBs/RRCs. The website address of all RRBs/RRCs is mentioned in the CEN,” it added.
– globalbihari bureau