Indian Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World


  •  According tothe World Economic Forum,Indian Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World.
  • The combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report
  • As per news media reports quoting the statistics released by World Economic Forum, Employees Strength of Indian Railways and Indian Army are among top 10 employers in the world.
  • While Railways has employed as many as 1.4 Million (14 lakh) employees and positioned in Rank 8 biggest Employer in the world, Indian Army is at Rank 9 among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World with Army Personnel strength of 1.3 Million (13 lakh).
  • The combined strength of Central Government Employees in India (including Railway Employees) is around 30.50 lakh as per statistics presented in Parliament in 2014.
  • According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world's biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.
  • Second is People's Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers.
  • McDonald's is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees.
  • UK's National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.
  • Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.
  • Hon Hai Precision Factory (better known as the electronics manufacturer Foxconn) comes in at 10th place with 1.2 million people.