05 Sep 2020, 02:26 pm By Rohit Sindhu
#5Baje5Minutes and #RRBExamDates: Students launch online campaigns demanding Railway exam dates

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, a large number of students launched online campaign with #5Baje5Minutes, demanding Indian Railways’ RRB exam dates. Students joined the twitter campaign and called-on five minutes’ protest at 5 pm in evening, for non-performance of centre and Indian Railways, as more than 1.5 years have passed and RRB NTPC & Group D exam dates are yet to be announced. Highlighting the delay in the Railways Recruitment Boards’ advertised Non-Technical Popular Categories posts’ examination, and Railways Group D recruitment examination, more than one million students tweeted. 

Not only the Railways exams, students are also demanding the early declaration of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) result of the pending exams. Launching another campaign with hash tag Speak Up for SSC Railways Students, SSC students join the hands to protest against the recruitment agencies over huge delay in completing recruitment process. 

The Indian Railways is yet to finalize the RRB NTPC / Group D exam schedule for more than 1.3 lakh vacancies, advertised in March-May 2019. A more than 3 crore applicants have applied for the Railways recruitments and continuously waiting for the finalization of exam dates.

Staff Selection Commission on the other hand has not yet declared the results of CGL 2018 & JE 2019 examinations. A huge delay has caused the students lose their patience and come along to join online campaign #5Baje5Minutes & #SpeakUpForSSCRailwaysStudents against the concerned recruitments department/ agencies and central government.

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Assistant Teacher aspirants from Uttar Pradesh state have also come up with online campaign with #SpeakUpFor69000Teachers. Aspirants are demanding earlier finalization of the 2019 based 69000 Assistant Teachers’ recruitment. The recruitment has been delayed and differed on several occasions. The recruitment has revolved several from from Allahabad High Court to Supreme Court and vice-verca, the massive 69k Teachers’ recruitment has been put on stay.