GUWAHATI: The Railways has said that it has come to the notice of the Ministry of Railways that an organization by name of 'Avestran Infotech' having the website address "www.avestran.in" has given an advertisement in some prominent newspapers on August 8, 2020 calling for applications against 5,285 posts in eight categories on outsourcing basis on Indian Railways on 11 years contract. The applicants have been asked to deposit Rs. 750 as online fees and the last date for the receipt of applications has been mentioned as September 10, 2020.
The Railways in a release informed that advertisement for any Railway recruitment is always done by Indian Railways only. No private agency has been authorized to do the same. The said issuance of said advertisement in question is illegal.
In this connection, 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 (RRBs) and 16 Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) only and not by any other agency. Vacancies on Indian Railways are filled up by giving wide publicity through Centralized Employment Notifications (CENs) only.
On-line applications are called from eligible candidates all over the country. CEN is published through Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and an indicative notice is given in national dailies and local newspapers. The CEN is also displayed on the official websites of RRBs/RRCs. The website address of all RRBs/RRCs is mentioned in the CEN. After completion of the online application procedure, recruitment examinations are also held in a very transparent manner for filling up the vacancies in each and every category.
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.
The Railways have initiated its investigation and is going on to take strictest action as per law against the above agency/persons involved in above matter, the release added.