Railway Management Service to Offer Five Specialisations; Recruitment Through UPSC (Download PDF)

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The first batch will be recruited in 2021, while the new five-member board with merged officers will be in place by the middle of next year.

  • All new recruits in railways will be inducted through the UPSC civil services exams under five specialities, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said on Thursday, days after the Cabinet approved the merger of its eight services into one – the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).
  • Aspirants to the Union Public Service Commission, candidates aspiring to get into railways will have to appear for their prelims after which they will indicate their preference for IRMS under five specialities – four of them engineering specialities for ‘technical’ operations comprising of civil, mechanical, telecom and electrical, and one ‘non-technical’ speciality which will recruit officers for accounts, personnel and traffic.
  • The exact details will be worked out
  • The first batch will be recruited in 2021, while the new five-member board with merged officers will be in place by the middle of next year.
  • The Chairman, Railway Board, who will also be the CEO of the national transporter, will be an officer of Indian Railway Service and not from any other service.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 31, 2019

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