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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
18-November-2010 14:25 IST
Railways take Measures to Safeguard Interest of Minorities
Indian Railways have noted the observations of the Sachar Committee. Railways have taken several measures to safeguard the interest of minorities along with Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs & STs), Physically Handicapped, other economically weaker sections of the society and women. One member belonging to minority community, apart from SC & ST, is included in Recruitment Boards to oversee the interests of candidates belonging to minority communities.

Instructions have already been issued to recruitment agencies to publish the Employment Notices in local Urdu newspapers also. Instructions have also been issued for setting the Question Papers in English, Hindi and Urdu along with the local language. Examination fee has been waived for the recruitments conducted for Group ā€˜Cā€™ and ā€˜Dā€™ for the candidates belonging to minority, SC/ST communities, women and candidates belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. Thus, priority and emphasis are accorded by the Railways to provide more opportunities to minority communities.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.