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RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019: What the big Railway reform suggests

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New Delhi, Dec 25: The RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019 is yet to be released. The same once released will be available on the official website.

On Tuesday, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal said that restructuring of Railways will end departmentalism, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, after the Union Cabinet approved the downsizing of the strength of the Railway Board from eight to five, including the chairman, and merging its different cadres and departments into a single entity.

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019: What the big Railway reform suggests

Instead of Railway Board Members for Traffic, Rolling Stock, Traction and Engineering, the newly constituted board will have five members which will include Members for Operation, Business Development, Infrastructure and Finance among others, he said.

Indian Railways will now have only one cadre -- Indian Railway Service, instead of the current eight services for various departments, including Engineering, Traffic, Mechanical and Electrical.

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019 latest news: Finalising of pvt agency is last stage

The Railways will also now have just two departments -- Railway Protection Force and Medical Service Department -- with all its other departments coming under one Railway Management System.

"The restructuring will ensure end of departmentalism and smooth operations," Goyal said.

Sources said this was done to ensure the end of turf wars among the different cadres and departments which was harming railway operations.

Restructuring of the Railway Board was also recommended by the Bibek Debroy Committee on Indian Railways in 2015.

This is a welcome development and this historic decision would also mean that the Railways is serious about making big changes. This would also give a ray of hope to the crores of candidates awaiting an update on the RRB NTPC Exam 2019.

It has been over 10 months and crores of candidates are awaiting an official word from the Board. However Board officials say that the process of finalising the private agency is in the final stages. It may take another month, before an official announcement is made.

Candidates could expect an update in January 2020, board officials have said.

While the candidates await endlessly for an official update, there was a fake news that was circulating, to which over 2 crore people fell prey to. A note circulating on the social media says that the RRB NTPC Exam 2019 will be held between March 28 and April 30 2020. The note and the news is fake as it states that the exam date for the 2nd stage exam instead of the 1st stage. Moreover Board officials have confirmed that no such notification has been released by them.

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019 latest news: Major update expected in January

There is now confirmation that the ALP, Group D, JE Panels will be completed by January 2020. The process is likely to be completed between February and March.

Board officials say that the process is underway and the admit card would be released in February. Once the RRB NTPC admit card 2019 is released, the exams will be conducted within a week.

A board official said that the private agency to conduct the exam will finalised. Once this is finalised, it would require at least another month's time for the process to begin. The official said that the process of finalising the agency would be completed this month.

This would mean that the process would begin in January, following which the admit card would be released by February 2020. Once the date is announced the RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019 will be released.

Analysts say that the manner in which the entire processes that the RRB is undertaking one could be in for a surprise as well. The board had not given any date for the RRB JE CBT 2 result 2019. However much to the surprise of the candidates, the same was released last week. The same could happen in the case of the RRB NTPC exam 2019 date as well.

Looking at the progress made, there is a chance that the exam process could be delayed further. A tentative date would either be in January or February 2020.

Candidates feel that the board must keep them updated about the ongoing process.

This is a very important process for us and we want to ensure that everything goes on smoothly. The sheer number of candidates who have applied shows how big the process is. We want everything to go on properly and do not want any confusion, a Board official informed OneIndia.

The RRB received a total of 1,26,30,885 applications to fill up 35,208 vacancies. A large number of applications is what led to the delay in the release of the admit card and exam dates.

"It was indicated in the employment notice that the 1st stage computer based test (CBT) is tentatively scheduled between June and September 2019. However, it has been postponed. The revised schedule will be published in the official websites of all RRBs later on," the notice from the Railway Recruitment Board said.

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