Rail Budget 2013: 1.52 lakh vacancies in railways to be filled up this year: Bansal

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 12:12 hrs

Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has announced that his ministry will make concerted efforts to fill up approximately 1.52 lakh vacancies this year.

Bansal, who presented Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament today, said that it is a measure of popularity of Railways as an employer that a staggering 2.2 crore applications were received.

For the first time, railways recruitment examinations were held at more than 60 cities across the country. In the process, a backlog of about 47,000 vacancies earmarked for weaker sections and physically challenged is likely to get cleared.

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