With over 13.6 Lakh employees, Indian Railways is one of the largest employer not only in India, but also in the world. The workforce of IR is a varied mass of people from the Gangman/Khalasi at one end to Chairman, Railway Board at the apex level. The task of the personnel department of Railways is to manage and look after the welfare of this large mass of employees and their families.
Personnel Department of Indian Railways serves as the department dealing with Human Resource Management and other such related welfare actitivities. As a measure to fill up the ever increasing vacancies, particularly in safety category, a scheme for re engagement of retired staff has been developed.