After Protest, Railway Postpones RRB NTPC And Group D Recruitment Exams

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New Delhi, 26th January 2022: After the protest by the candidates, the Railways has postponed the NTPC and Group D (Category-1) examinations. Railways has formed a committee to inquire into the complaints of the protesting candidates.

It is worth noting that the candidates were protesting for the last three days against the result of Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) examination of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). This protest further increased when the Railways on Monday announced to conduct Group D recruitment in two phases of CBT. The NTPC CBT-2 exam was scheduled to begin on February 15 and Group D CBT-1 exam on February 23. But now they have been postponed.

A spokesperson said that the Railways has also constituted a committee, which will examine the objections raised by the successful and unsuccessful candidates in the examinations.

According to the spokesperson, after hearing the complaints and concerns of both the parties, the committee will submit a report to the Ministry of Railways. On Tuesday, the Railways had issued a notice warning the candidates that the recruitment of people involved in other illegal activities, including sabotage during the demonstration, would be banned forever. The warning came in the wake of protesting candidates sitting on protest on railway tracks at several places in Bihar.

Earlier, the candidates of both the recruitment examinations in Bihar and UP created a ruckus. There was ruckus and vandalism at the stations and roads were blocked. A train was also set on fire. Apart from this, candidates have also started the agitation on social media against the decision to take CBT-2 in NTPC Result and Group D recruitment. Tagging the Railway Minister and PM Modi, tweets are being made on Twitter with hashtags #no_cbt_2_in_group_d , #GroupD , #RRBNTPC_REVISE_RESULTDO , #RRBNTPC.

Angry candidates had announced nationwide ‘rail roko’ movement today

The angry candidates had announced to organize a massive agitation on 26 January 2022. To make ‘Rail Roko Andolan’ nationwide, the message was being sent to as many candidates as possible. The candidates, through this agitation, had decided to block the rail road on issues including revision of NTPC result, demand for removal of CBT-2 from RRB Group D examination and release of calendar of railway recruitment examinations, among other issues.

Because of this there is resentment against NTPC result

There is also a lot of resentment among the candidates regarding the method of releasing the result of RRB NTPC exam. They demand that instead of 7 lakh roll numbers, 7 lakh candidates should be passed. That is, the result should be issued with 20 times the unique roll number. The candidates also created a ruckus at the Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna on Monday, demanding amendment in the result. The candidates stopped the operation of trains on the New Delhi-Howrah rail section for about eight hours. However, on the objections of the youth, the railway has given clarification. Railway Recruitment Board says that legally a candidate cannot be stopped from applying for more than one post.

On January 14, the Railway Recruitment Board had released the result of the examination (CBT-1) for the recruitment of 35000 posts of Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC). In this 7,05,446 candidates have been shortlisted for CBT-2. Candidates allege that earlier there are 10 candidates for one post, now there is one candidate for 10 posts. Why were some candidates declared successful in more than one level?

Why are candidates angry about Group D recruitment?

The Railway Recruitment Board on Monday issued a notice and announced that CBT-2 will also be conducted in the Group D recruitment exam. Candidates passing in CBT-1 will have to appear in CBT-2. CBT-2 will be followed by PET and Medical. Whereas till now the candidates were understanding that after passing in CBT-1, they will have to give PET. However, in the notification of Group D Recruitment (Level-1) issued by the Railways in 2019, it was clearly written that the Railway Administration will have the right to decide whether to conduct CBT (Computer Based Test) in single stage or in multi stage. Now by issuing a notice, the Railways has made it clear that due to more applications, CBT will be conducted in two phases. Around one crore 17 lakh students have applied for this exam. Through this one lakh 3 thousand posts are to be filled. Its exam is to start from 23rd February. Group D candidates on social media say that the exam is being conducted after three years of recruitment. If now CBT-2 is also there then it will take a lot of time to get the appointment. Now getting CBT-2 done is wrong.



Railway clarification


1. The total vacancies are 35,281. In these, graduate candidates are eligible for all the vacancies, while 12th pass is eligible for 10,603 vacancies.


2- Graduate candidates have also selected those 10+2 categories.


3- By law, we cannot prevent any candidate from selecting more than one category of post.


4- According to the rules and notification of the examination, we have selected 20 times the vacancy for each level.