Indian Railways has suspended the NTPC and Level 1 exams following protests by aspirants. The information was first conveyed by a spokesperson representing both exams, to PTI News. PTI News then tweeted the message on its twitter handle @PTI_News. After that, Railway Recruitment Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India has also released official notification about it. In addition, the railways have formed a high power committee to look into the grievances of candidates. Candidates can submit their concerns via email by February 16, 2022.
RRB NTPC Postponed
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) was supposed to hold Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) 2nd stage computer based test (CBT) against Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) 01/2019 from February 15, 2022. They have been postponed. Candidates are asking whether the exam is cancelled or not, to which the answer is that the exam is only on hold and not cancelled as of now.
RRB Group D Exam Postponed
Likewise, RRB was supposed to hold Level 1 or Group D 1st stage CBT against RRC CEN 01/2019 from February 23, 2022. That too has been postponed.
High Power Committee
Ministry of Railways has formed a high power committee who will look into the concerns of candidates. The committee shall listen to doubts of the candidates on the RRB NTPC CEN 01/2019 CBT 1 results that were announced on January 14 and 15, 2022; as well as introduction of CBT 2 in RRC CEN 01/2019 against level 1 or group d posts.
The committee has the following members.
|1||Sh. Deepak Peter|
(Principal Executive Director (Industrial Relations), Railway Board)
|2||Sh. Rajiv Gandhi|
(Executive Director Establishment (RRB), Railway Board)
|3||Sh. Aditya Kumar|
(Chief Personnel Officer (Administration), Western Railway)
|4||Sh. Jagdish Alagar|
|5||Sh. Mukesh Gupta|
Matters to be heard by the committee
- 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
- Introduction of 2nd Stage CBT in CEN RRC 01/2019
How to submit concerns?
Candidates can submit their concerns as well as suggestions to the committee via email. One has to send email to the following email id: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the RRB Chairpersons will be receiving the grievances. They will compile the grievances and send to the committee.
Candidates can submit their grievances till February 16, 2022.
The committee will then submit its recommendations by March 4, 2022.
Railway suspends NTPC and Level 1 exams after protests: Tweet by PTI News
The tweet reads – Railway suspends NTPC and Level 1 exams after protests by aspirants: Spokesperson.
Due to this development now, the RRB NTPC CBT 2 which was scheduled from February 15, 2022 has been postponed. Also the RRB Group D CBT 1 which was supposed to start from February 23, 2022 is also postponed.