Ministry of Railways has said that advertisement for any Railway recruitment is always done by Indian Railways only and no private agency has been authorized to do the same. One of the agency has given an advertisement in a prominent newspaper calling for applications. It mentioned that Railways was seeking applications for 5,285 posts in eight categories. The applicants have been asked to deposit 750 rupees as online fee and last date for receipt of applications has been mentioned as 10th September.
Ministry of Railways said, the issuance of the advertisement in question is illegal. It also clarified that the recruitment of various categories of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts on Indian Railways is presently catered to by 21 Railway Recruitment Boards and 16 Railway Recruitment Cell only and not by any other agency. Vacancies on Indian Railways are filled up by giving wide publicity through Centralized Employment Notifications.
Railways said, on-line applications are called for from eligible candidates all over the country. Centralized Employment Notifications is published through Employment News and Rozgar Samachar and an indicative notice is given in National Daily and Local Newspapers. It is also displayed on the official websites of RRBs and RRCs. It further clarified that 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. Railways has initiated it's investigation and is going on to take strictest action as per law against the agency and persons involved in the matter.