Indian Railways is the fourth largest employer in the world with 1.42 million employees and the single largest employer in India. The state-owned Raliways are also on the verge of hiring more people soon.
Recently, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest and busiest networks, will be filling up close to 170,000 vacant posts. Once that happens, Railways could well become the world’s second largest employer.
Similarly, The Indian Army is one of the largest employer over 1,325,000 active personnel.The Indian Army is the world’s second largest army after China. If taken along with business enterprises, the Indian Army would be the world’s seventh largest employer.This is just the land forces component of the Indian Armed Forces and does not take into account the Indian Air Force and the Navy.