Railways NTPC and Level 1 Exams Suspended Amid Massive Protests

Wednesday The Railways announced the suspension of the NTPC and Level 1 exams amongst huge protests by the candidates over the selection process of its employment exams, the Railways Recruitment Board representative said. The Railways has formed a Board committee that will observe the protests of those who have passed the exams under dissimilar railway recruitment boards (RRBs) and those who have been unsuccessful.

Railways NTPC and Level 1 Exams Suspended
Railways NTPC and Level 1 Exams Suspended

After attending to both the parties, the committee will submit a statement in form of a report to the railway ministry, he said. On Tuesday, the railways had allotted an overall notice, warning its job aspirants that those found intricate in sabotage and illegal activities while protesting will be banned from ever getting employed in the railways.

This declaration came a day after protesters cowered on railway tracks in numerous places in Bihar. A huge group of students has been protesting against the Railway Recruitment Board’s Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB-NTPC) exam 2021 spread to other parts of Bihar on Tuesday. Protestors cowered on rail tracks at several places on Tuesday, blocking train movement in the state.

Candidates were opposing the Railways verdict to hold the exams in two phases, demanding the second stage for final selection tantamount to “deceitful” those who appeared and cleared the first stage of the RRB-NTPC for computer-based test (CBT) which was released on 15th January.

Quite a lot of trains were canceled or ran on alternate routes on Tuesday on the reason of the protests.

The stir badly hampered numerous sections of the East Central Railway (ECR) zone and delayed the running of more than 25 trains causing tiresomeness to passengers.

Railways NTPC and Level 1 Exams Suspended
Railways NTPC and Level 1 Exams Suspended

Protests were informed from Patna, Nawada, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Buxar, and Bhojpur districts.

At some places, annoying protestors blocked railway tracks, contravened with security forces, and destroyed railway property. In Sitamarhi, police fired in the air to scatter fumed demonstrators at the railway station.

In a report allotted here on Tuesday, the chief public relations officer of ECR, Rajesh Kumar, said Durg-Rajendra Nagar South Bihar Express, initiating from the Rajendra Nagar station (Patna) had to be canceled for the day.


Also, Gaya-Jamalpur passengers, Gaya-Howrah Express, and Patna-Varanasi Express trains were also void on Tuesday. Several other trains had to be abstracted on Tuesday, he said.

Disappointed with the result of the RRB-NTPC exam 2021, a huge number of students had dramatic a protest at Rajendra Nagar Terminus in Patna on Monday and jammed railway tracks.

Following the student’s protest, the train service station was exaggerated in parts of Bihar even on Monday. Police vacant the tracks and detained at least four persons on Monday.

“The protesters had grouped up at the Rajendra Nagar Terminus in the afternoon. They were claiming inconsistencies in the outcome of an exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, which was publicized recently, the district management said in a statement.

It said slight use of force was resorted to after challenges by officials, led by Patna district magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh and SSP Manavjeet Singh Dhillon to calm the protestors generated no consequences.

“An FIR has been registered in this linking. It is alleged that the protesters might have been prompted by those running coaching institutes for competitive exams. All those found complicit will face action”, said the release.

In the meantime, among growing protests, the Ministry of Railways on Tuesday allotted a statement, notice candidates of being ‘Debarred for Life’ from obtaining a Railway job.

Ministry of Railways’ official notice with regards to NTPC protests said those candidates found spoiling in illegal activities or destruction will be extracted ‘unsuitable’ for Railway/Government jobs.

RRB NTPC Protest videos will now be scrutinized by the Ministry with the assistance of dedicated agencies. Upon appropriate examination, those found indulging in any of the declared activities will be punished consequently. They will be accountable to both police action as well as lifetime ineligibility from a Railway job, said the statement.

The protesters claimed that there was only one examination mentioned in the RRB notification issued in 2019. They accused the officials of playing with the future of the students.

The matter was highlighted when the results were declared on 15th January. At that time, the Ministry of Railways allotted an explanation in which it said that the second stage exam was undoubtedly mentioned in the notification.

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