The Ministry of Railways on Monday has cautioned prospective candidates against fake employment advertisements.

It said an organization by name of ‘Avestran Infotech’ having website address has given an advertisement in some prominent newspapers on Sunday calling for applications against a total number of 5285 number of post in eight categories on outsourcing basis on Indian Railways on 11 years contract.

The applicants have been asked to deposit Rs 750 as online fee and last date for receipt of applications has been mentioned as September 10 next.

A press release from the Indian Railways 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, it stated.

It further 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.

Online applications are called for from eligible candidates all over the country.

CEN is published through Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and an indicative notice is given in National Daily 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 was 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.

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.

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