Railways have lifted the freeze order, issued six months ago, on the process of recruitment of about 40,000 posts of Group C employees.
The process of recruitment under Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) was frozen by the Railway Ministry in May.
“There was an order from the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop the recruitment process undertaken by the RRBs. Now with the appointments of new chairmen in 20 all RRBs, the freeze order has been lifted last week and the process of recruitment has commenced,” a senior Railway Ministry official said.
RRBs will conduct examinations for the appointments of various posts including loco driver, station master, supervisor and guards in February next year.
Indian Railways is the largest employer after the Defence and every year about 50,000 employees retire from the Railway.
Banerjee has allowed the use of local language apart from Hindi, English and Urdu in RRBs examinations.
Her ministry has appointed 20 senior railway officials as new chairmen of as many RRBs following the removal of the current incumbents last week.