The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Railways Vinod Kumar Yadav has spoken about conducting Online Computer Based Examination for 1.4 Lakh Railway jobs from mid-December and providing joining letters for ALP training soon. Yadav during an interview with News Agency ANI has assured that for the pending recruitments of year 2019, Indian Railways is set to conduct Online examination from 15 Dec, 2020 as scrutiny of applications for the RRB NTPC and Group D vacancies has been concluded.
Speaking over the delay in the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) and Group D 2019 advertised examinations, Indian Railways CEO replied that before the pandemic, RRBs have concluded the scrutiny of more than 2 crore applications received against 1.4 lakh vacancies. “The process to conduct stage 1 Online exam has been resumed and Indian Railways has decided to conduct Online Computer Based Examination for these advertised 1.4 lakh vacancies from 15 December 2020 onwards. A detailed schedule in this regard to be published very shortly, Railways CEO V.K. Yadav says.
During the interview Yadav also said that joining of the selected candidates for the post of Assistant Loco-Pilot (ALP) to be processed soon, as there will be on-ground training of the candidates after joining and the process to resumed shortly. Earlier Indian Railways concluded the one of the biggest recruitments by the selection on 64,371 candidates. However, the joining of the selected candidates for the ALP & Technician posts, is still pending.
Railway NTPC & Group D Exam Detailed Schedule Soon- It has been announced that Indian Railways is set to conduct first stage Online examination for RRB NTPC (CEN 1/2019) 35,277 vacancies starting in mid of December. The detailed schedule including examination shift/ exam city & centre details are expected to be out shortly, after the official declaration by the Indian Railways.
Earlier Railways in its recent press release has said that it is committed to hold the CBT for all the notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation imposed due to pandemic. Now that experience of conduct examination for the JEE for IITs and NEET is there, it was felt that Railways too can start the process which had to be stopped due to Covid pandemic. SOPs for conduct of examination of this magnitude are being framed. Norms of social distancing and other protocols prescribed by the various Central and State authorities need to be followed which are essential in the interest of safety of candidates, PIB intimation reads.