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RPF Recruitment 2019: Railway Declares 9000 Jobs, 50% Reserved for Women; Check Applying Method & Other Details

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
RPF Recruitment 2019
RPF Recruitment 2019

The Indian Railways will be providing recruitment to 4,500 women to Railway Protection Force (RPF). Thus, increasing the number of women representation in the force. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Out of the total 9,000 upcoming vacancies in RPF, half of it will be reserved for women.”

The minister also told to the Rajya Sabha that the current strength of lady constables in RPF is 2.25. More details on this RPF recruitment process are awaited.”

He further added, during the Question Hour in the Upper House that at present, the percentage of lady constables in RPF is 2.25 per cent. The number (of women constables) is less in the entire Railways. Keeping this in mind, the prime minister gave a direction for recruitment.

"We are focusing on hiring lady constables. We are going to recruit 4,500 lady constables, 50 per cent of the total vacant posts notified," he stated.

The minister also tweeted, "Railway will recruit 9,000 Constables and Sub Inspectors and 50 per cent of the total posts will be for women. This will ensure women empowerment along with the increase of women representation in Railway Protection Force."

RPF and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) have published the final merit list for an ongoing Constable recruitment last week. RPF had conducted recruitment examination for selection of candidates on 4,403 male constable posts and 4,216 female constable posts.

The RPF Constable Recruitment final merit list has been prepared from among the candidates who qualified in the Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), and Document Verification (DV).

Responding to a query if the Centre will consider 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs in line with the one given by Bihar government, the minister mentioned, "No such reservation has been decided at the central level. So there is no question of backlog. Law and order is a state subject. RPF looks in to protection of railways infrastructure, while the Government Railway Police (GRP) takes care of law and order and it is under the state government."

How to apply for RPF Recruitment 2019?

Step 1: Go to the RPF Official website constable @ rpfonlinereg.org

Step 2: Tap on 'Vacancies' section for RPF Recruitment

Step 3: Fill all required details for RPF Recruitment 2019

Step 4: Submit all details

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