RRB NTPC and Level 1 exams suspended amid protests
New Delhi : With law and order situation arising in Bihar and considering its impact in other parts of the nation, the Indian Railways has decided to suspend the recruitment drives and talk to the agitators first.
A committee headed by Deepak Peter Gabriel, Principal Executive Director (Industrial Relations) in the Railway ministry, was formed early Wednesday. The committee will now first hold talks with the agitators.
The candidates can lodge their concerns and suggestions to the committee at the following email id –email@example.com. Candidates have been given three weeks time up to February 12 to submit their concerns and the committee after examining these concerns will submit its recommendations by March 4.
The decision to postpone the examination has been taken after law and order situation arrived in the state. A report in the Indian Express quoted a Railway official as saying, "The situation was just going out of our hands and spilling over other parts of India. They were mobilising through Telegram groups, WhatsApp and other social media."
The Non Technical Popular Category (NTPC) recruitment drive, whose second round of exams was scheduled to start from February 15, is now on hold. The Level 1 (Group D) recruitment drive, which also would have had two-stage exams, also stands on hold.