India, like every other part of the world, faces challenges resulting from the growing population. Despite the continued economic and technological growth, the rate of unemployment remains high. Obtaining a permanent job has become a big challenge for new graduates. Diversity in needs has encouraged innovation and the entry of private organizations in India. Although the private sector reduces unemployment, it fails to give employees the job security they highly strive to achieve. Government jobs offer the security to employees, which makes a large number of Indian employees compete for the limited government jobs in the various departments and fields.
Government versus Private Sector Jobs
Government jobs in India are limited and employ the various professionals in its different sectors. Most employees derive satisfaction from government jobs due to the job security and assurance it gives them regardless of the economic times. The benefits given to the employees as well satisfy the employees’ needs. The major benefits most employees aim at obtaining include; medical/health insurance, retirement benefits, paid leaves, compulsory annual leaves and peace of mind. Employees fear private sector jobs due to the uncertainty and job insecurity such jobs hold. Although some of the private sector jobs pay well, the risk they hold scare off employees. Mostly, employees find private sector jobs more demanding and uncertain because they get to work for long hours with limited salaries and employers can hire and fire them at their own time. An employee’s economic value determines their job security most of the time in the private sector. In the case of economic challenges, most private sector organizations get cut down its employees which may leave one unemployed and confused.
India’s Rail Transport
India’s government sector employs many people. The transport sector, most especially the rail transport sector employs a large number of people. India’s rail transport is vast, with 7,000 railway stations that serve 14,300 trains that travel a distance three and half times the distance between the earth and the moon. Every year, the Indian railway sector recruits various employees at different levels of work. The Indian railway recruitment employs 1.55 million employees who serve its rail transport today. The recruitment of employees at the different levels considers the level of education, age, experience/expertise and the available vacancies. Many individuals aim at obtaining government jobs at 30 years or less since employment opportunity seizes at 42 years. Internship and entry level job opportunities enable students, and fresh graduates compete on a common ground for the available learning and working positions. The government, on the other hand, gets to choose the best employees from a large number of applicants.
India is one of the major countries’ in the world that widely uses technological developments to grow its economy. Rail transport, manufacturing, education and medical sectors stand as the sectors the world recognizes India with. Indian railway recruitment stands as the largest employment platform both in India and in comparison with other recruiters of the world. Recognizing the roles this government department plays in securing the future of its employees in the Indian job market is inevitable.