Railways Cracks Whip Over Fake Job Offers; Trains Will Remain Suspended Till September 30?
A private agency has been advertising regarding over 5,000 job posts available in the Indian Railways. The national transporter has initiated an action against the agency for fake advertisement.
The Indian Railways has also brushed away the rumours of circulating a new notice directing the suspension of train services until September 30.
Read on to find out more…
No Private Agency Has Authorisation To Recruit In The Indian Railways, Says Railway Ministry!
An fake advertisement printed in a prominent newspaper stated that the national transporter had 5,285 job positions open in 8 categories and was seeking job applications for the same.
The Ministry of Railways said in a statement, “It has come to notice of Ministry of Railways that one organization by name of ‘Avestran Infotech’ having website address “http://www.avestran.in”www.avestran.in has given an advertisement in a prominent newspaper on 8th August 2020 calling for applications against a total number of 5,285 number of post in eight categories on outsourcing basis on Indian Railways on 11 year contract. The applicants have been asked to deposit Rs.750/-as online fee and the last date for receipt of applications has been mentioned as September 10, 2020.”
It 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.”
The ministry said it will take a stringent action against the agency for posting fake advertisement.
The ministry cleared that recruitment in the categories of Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ job posts in Indian Railways is presently looked into by 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and 16 Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) only!
The job vacancies in Indian Railways are filled by publicising through Centralized Employment Notifications (CENs). The official website RRBs/RRCs also mentions the job positions that are vacant.
Ministry Slams Another False Rumour!
The Ministry of Railways on Monday tweeted, “Some section of media is reporting that Railways has cancelled all regular trains till 30th September. This is not correct. No new circular has been issued by Ministry of Railways.”
The Railways also clarified that the Special Mail Express trains will continue their operations.