New Delhi: Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana with the aim of empowering young people by providing basic training to applicants seeking employment in the railways. A total of 50,000 candidates will be selected through various railway training institutes over a period of three years to be trained with skills relevant to the industry.Also Read – Odisha Police Recruitment 2021: Apply Now for 244 Vacancies at odishapolice.gov.in
The curriculum was developed by Banaras Locomotive Works, a production unit of Indian Railways. Initially, a total of 1000 candidates will be selected in the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana for training in the trades of electrician, welder, machinist and fitter, including an initial basic training of 100 hours. Also Read – Latest news from IRCTC: Railways plan to discontinue Link Express services and slip coaches on these trains
Training programs in other trades will be added by zone railways and production units based on regional demands and needs assessment. Also read – Indian Navy Recruitment 2021: Golden Chance to Become an SSC Officer. Check vacancies, eligibility, other details
“The training will be provided free of charge and participants will be selected from applications received online, through a transparent mechanism based on registration marks. Applicants who passed 10th and between 18-35 years old will be eligible to apply. Program participants will, however, have no pretensions to seeking employment in the railways on the basis of this training, ”said an official press release from the Ministry of Railways.
Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana: How to apply
- A nodal website is being developed as a single source of information on programs offered, notifications inviting to apply, lists of selected candidates, selection results, final assessment, study material and other details.
- Currently, applicants can apply in response to ads posted locally in the initial phase.
- The online submission of applications will soon be opened on a centralized website.
- Trainees will undergo a standardized assessment on the basis of which they will receive a certificate in the trade awarded by the National Institute of Railways and Transport at the end of their program.
- They will also receive toolkits relevant to their trade that would help these trainees use their learning and improve their self-employment capacity as well as their employability in various industries.
- No less than 75 railway training institutes across the country have been shortlisted to offer training in the aforementioned trades, to cover young people across the country. Click here for the full list.