Amid protests, Railway suspends NTPC, Level 1 exams
New Delhi, Jan 26: After a violent protests by job aspirants over selection process, Railways has decided to stay examinations of Non-Technical Popular Categories & Level 1 of Railway Recruitment Board.
The ministry has also formed a committee which will examine the grievances of those who have passed the exams under different railway recruitment boards (RRBs) and those who have failed.
The Committee will go into following issues raised by candidates and give recommendations :
1. Results of 1st Stage CBT of CEN 01/2019 (NTPC) and methodology used for shortlisting candidates for 2nd Stage CBT without affecting existing shortlisted candidates
2. Introduction of 2nd Stage CBT in CEN RRC 01/2019
The candidates can lodge their concerns and suggestions to the committee at following email id:
All Chairpersons of RRBs have also been directed to receive the grievances of candidates through their existing channels, compile these grievances and send the same to Committee.
Candidates are given three weeks time upto 16.02.2022 to submit their concerns and committee after examining these concerns will submit their recommendations by 04.03.2022.
In view of above the 2nd Stage CBT of CEN 01/2019 (NTPC) beginning w.e.f. 15th February 2022 and 1st Stage CBT of CEN RRC 01/2019 beginning w.e.f. 23rd February stands postponed.
A group of job aspirants squatted on rail tracks at several places in Bihar on Tuesday, hampering train movement in the state.
The stir affected several sections of the East Central Railway (ECR) zone and hindered the running of more than 25 trains causing inconvenience to passengers.
Protests were reported from Patna, Nawada, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Buxar and Bhojpur districts.
Candidates were opposing the Railways decision to hold the exams in two stages, claiming the second stage for final selection tantamounted to "cheating" those who appeared and cleared the first stage of the RRB-NTPC for computer-based test (CBT) which was released on January 15.