Indian Railways decides to reserve 50 percent posts for women in Railway Protection Force

In a big step towards ensuring the safety of women passengers, the government has decided to reserve 50 percent seats for women in the upcoming Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel recruitment.

Speaking at an event in Patna, Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal announced that the 50 percent reservation for women will result in almost 5,000 jobs for women in RPF. The Indian Railways has issued notifications to recruit 10,000 RPF personnel.

Indian Railways, being one of the biggest employers in the world, has more than one lakh female staff and the numbers are continuously increasing. Recently, the Indian Railways has dedicated Mathunga Railway station of Mumbai, as the first all-women staffed railway station. While Matunga is a suburban station for local trains in Mumbai, Gandhinagar in Jaipur became the first main-line station to be managed by an all-female staff.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Apart from the RPF vacancies, the Indian Railways has announced vacancies for about 1.25 lakh posts in different categories. The Union Minister also announced that all the 6000 railways stations across the country and the important trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi will be installed with CCTV and other security measures.

He also laid foundation stones and inaugurated various railway facilities at different functions held in Patna and Ara on Sunday. He laid foundations for electrification of the 97km long Ara-Sasaram rail line.

Railway Protection Force is the premier police organisation of the country, entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways. It has one of the biggest workforces in the country consisting of more than 1.75 lakh active personnel.

The NDA government has invested a lot of resources in restructuring the Indian infrastructure sector. It is stated that the Modi Government is planning to dedicate Rs 1.5 lakh crore to infrastructure projects in the country by next year.

The Indian Railways also seem to be heading in the right direction under the present government. The government has been successful in taking Indian Railways not only to the North-Eastern states but also in the erstwhile Maoist region of Dantewada. The Indian Railways has plans to invest more than Rs. 40,000 crore in infrastructure development in the North East states.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.

Ranchi: Court summons Rahul Gandhi for his defamatory remarks against Amit Shah

The petitioner submitted that the statement by Rahul Gandhi against Amit Shah had hurt his sentiments and tarnished the image of the party.

India cannot turn into Islamic Nation, only Modi can understand gravity and do needful: Meghalaya HC

There should be uniform law for all Indian citizens, and anybody opposing the Indian laws and constitution cannot be considered as citizens of the country, Meghalaya High Court noted

BJP has lost the digital and social media edge, but it is not too late to recover

Talented supporters are BJP's key asset. If things start moving now BJP will be able to recover the edge lost by 'IT cell'. The time to act is now.
Modi government vindicated, SC says Rafale Deal clean

SC verdict on Rafale deal: Read scathing comments made by Court while dismissing petitions for inquiry

Supreme Court dismissed petitions for an enquiry into Rafale deal pricing, offset partner selection and procurement procedure. Read scathing observations

Congress friendly journalist wishes death upon BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

During the run-up to Gujarat assembly elections last year, Trivedi was caught spreading morphed images with Amit Shah's fake quotes on Patidars

Priyanka Gandhi part of selection process of Congress CM in the state where her husband faces probe

Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra, was recently summoned for the third time by the Enforcement Directorate in the Bikaner land deal money laundering case after he missed the first two.

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'

BJP’s real woes: Lessons from the electoral semi-finals

The prolonged silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on election results was very telling. The results were clearly unexpected and possibly led to prolonged internal discussions on the future course of action.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,645FansLike
97,868FollowersFollow
6,105SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these