New Delhi: The Indian Railway has recruited over 3,000 women candidates in technical categories in the last three years, Union minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament Wednesday. In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said in the past few years, against notifications issued for various technical posts, a total of 2,79,60,224 applications were received and out of these, 46,76,928 (16.73 per cent) were from women. “Around 3,650 women candidates have been given employment in the Indian Railways in technical categories in the last three years,” he said. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana Goyal also said the application fee collected from women candidates are refunded to those who appear in the examination. Also, an upper age limit incase of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands, who are not remarried, is relaxed up to the age of 35 years. In addition, for Level-1 categories, relaxed qualifying standards for the physical efficiency test (PET) for women candidates are applied. “Provisions of separate rest rooms, cloak rooms, changing rooms and cr ches have been made to ensure safe working conditions for women employees,” he said.
All 16 teams for the VELUX EHF Champions League Groups A and B and further 10 sides for Groups C and D have been confirmed as the EHF Executive Committee in Vienna reached its decision on the teams taking part in the 2016/17 season.The draw for the qualification phase will take place on Wednesday 29 June at 13:00 hrs at the EHF Office in Vienna and will be streamed on Facebook live.The group phase draw will follow on Friday 1 July at 13:00 hrs in Glostrup, Denmark and handball fans will be able to watch the event live on ehfTV.com.A draw preview and the seeding list with pots will be published at the beginning of the coming week at eurohandball.com and ehfCL.com.VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/17Groups A&BTelekom Veszprem (HUN)Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)FC Barcelona Lassa (ESP)KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Paris Saint Germain HB (FRA)HC Vardar (MKD)HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN)HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)IFK Kristianstad (SWE)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)THW Kiel (GER)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Groups C&DNaturhouse La Rioja (ESP)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)Besiktas MOGAZ HT (TUR)Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Elverum HH (NOR)Montpellier HB (FRA)HC Metalurg (MKD)Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN)HBC Nantes (FRA)Qualifier Group 1Qualifier Group 2Qualification Groups 1&2ABC/UMinho (POR)Tatran Presov (SVK)Red Boys Differdange (LUX)Achilles Bocholt (BEL)Cocks (FIN)Maccabi Castro Tel Aviv (ISR)Gorenje Velenje (SLO)Bregenz Handball (AUT)PHOTO: Filip Viranovski, gol.mk ← Previous Story Interesting draw for France 2017 Next Story → Novi Sad host top European EBT tournament