Two years after the release of the RRB Recruitment 2019 notification, the recruitment drive is far from over. After months of incessant demonstration on Twitter, lakhs of students across the country are requesting the central government to lift the ban on two recruitment drives – Group D and NTPC. Additionally, they are also waiting for a verdict on the revision of RRB results 2022, to resolve the issues. If a final consensus is reached on this issue, by extensions, candidates would also wish for the government to provide more clarity on the next RRB Group D session.
Earlier, amid violent nationwide protests, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) established a separate committee to discuss the malpractice issues in the RRB NTPC result. This committee was to discuss the issue and create a report on the same by March 04, 2022. If this stands true, as implied by an insider source, the committee report is likely to release today. This report will provide the verdict regarding the revision of the result.
Violent Protests Amid Alleged Malpractice
In February 2022, RRB NTPC aspirants had initiated a nationwide protest against RRB and the NTPC examination. The protests were centered around the alleged malpractice in the selection of students. Due to irregularities in results, candidates demanded revision of the same. In Group D, candidates were against the sudden introduction of CBT 2. The protests took a violent turn particularly in Bihar, leading to a tussle between the police and the protesting candidates. This resulted in FIRs, arrests, court processions, and of course, a ban on both NTPC and Group D recruitment. A separate committee was subsequently, established to look into these irregularities.
RRB CBT 2 or Increase in No. of Shortlisted Candidates
The RRB committee report supposedly curated yesterday, is likely to pronounce the verdict of RRB NTPC 2022 result revision. The verdict can go in either direction – 1. A full-fledged re-examination for registered candidates, or 2. Increase in the number of shortlisted candidates.
If the latter occurs, follow-up examinations would be held for final selection. As per reports, the committee is leaning towards the second option, as reported in several media outlets.
Possibility of RRB Group D Tier 2 Exam
In the case of Group D recruitment, RRB has consistently maintained that a CBT-2 examination will be held for shortlisted candidates. So that, at the end of the recruitment drive, only one candidate is shortlisted per post. However, RRB is yet to announce the Group D CBT-2 exam date. Even the date for admit card release is yet to be announced. These details will most likely be announced after the release of the committee report.