RRB i.e. Railway Recruitment Board was established in 1998 in Ministry of Railways with the main objective to frame and design the policies for the recruitment and its procedures. The other important tasks are:

  • To monitor the work and activities of all other railway boards.
  • To take care of expenditure, which is incurred during the process of recruitment.
  • The evaluation of railway recruitment boards (RRBs).
  • To help them RRBs to priorities the recruitment according to the work.

There are different railway recruitment boards for different area in India and all those take care of recruitment part for the respective areas.

There are 20 railway boards mainly, here are the names of those RRBs:

Railway Recruitment Board Muzaffarpur, Railway Recruitment Board Chandigarh, Railway Recruitment Board Mumbai, Railway Recruitment Board Patna, Railway Recruitment Board Secunderabad, Railway Recruitment Board Kolkata, Railway Recruitment Board Guwahati, Railway Recruitment Board Gorakhapur, Railway Recruitment Board Chennai, Railway Recruitment Board Ahmadabad, Railway Recruitment Board Bangalore, Railway Recruitment Board Bhopal, Railway Recruitment Board Thiruvananthapuram, Railway Recruitment Board Bilaspur, Railway Recruitment Board Ajmer, Railway Recruitment Board Hajipur, Railway Recruitment Board Malda, Railway Recruitment Board Jammu & Kashmir, Railway Recruitment Board Allahabad, Railway Recruitment Board Bhubaneswar.

All these railway boards work for their respective state or location. There are so many vacancies or recruitment is done in India Railway, it is the biggest employer in India. It is expected that almost 20,000 jobs are created by Indian railway during a year. There are different procedures for the selection of employees based on the requirement and qualification for the respective jobs. Majorly Jobs in Indian Railways are classified and divided into four categories i.e. Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D.

Group A is for executive gazetted class of officers and for Grade D has non-general gazetted class of employment. All grades are having different recruitment procedures under Indian Railways. With the increasing number of recruitments, the Railway Recruitment boards are further divided into railway division for the smooth recruitments. Every railway division takes care of all recruitment part at zonal level.