Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Railways is going to start the recruitment process interrupted for more than 35 thousand posts of National Thermal Power (NTPC). However, for this, examinations have been conducted before lockdown. More than 1.25 crore candidates have applied to appear for the recruitment examinations in various posts of NTPC, but it was stopped in view of the infection of corona virus epidemic spread in the country.
Railway Ministry said that a total of 1,26,30,885 (ie more than 1.25 crore) online applications were received for 35,208 recruitments of NTPC. In the pre-Kovid-19 epidemic, preparations for the examination process were going on fast, but after the spread of this epidemic, this whole process was interrupted. Indian Railways is now going to speed up the recruitment process, because the situation has been better than before.
New challenges have to be faced: The Railway Ministry has said that in the current situation, due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, new challenges are being faced, which nobody could have expected before. These include candidates coming to the examination center wearing face masks and then dealing with the new challenge of replacing one candidate with another, handling the crowds at the examination centers, hygiene cleanliness of the examination centers after each shift, examination Implementing the necessary criteria for fair and smooth conduct of KVID-19, there are many challenges, including the reduction in the number of candidates to be booked in an examination center to implement the criteria of social distance between two candidates.
Railway is speeding up preparation for conducting the examination: Indian Railways is preparing an effective strategy for conducting examinations and determining all procedures for 1.25 crore applicants, following all the criteria in the current circumstances of Kovid-19.
The recruitment process organized by the Ministry of Railways amidst tough challenges: The Railway Ministry has successfully completed the filling of important security and operational posts, which can be called one of the largest recruitment processes in the world. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had invited online applications from 03.02.2018 to 31.03.2018 for a total of 64,371 posts of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technicians under Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) No 01/2018. A total of 47,45,176 online applications were received for these posts.
Such complete screening process: 3-step computer based examinations including medical examination in the selection process (vision / color vision required for loco pilot and vigilance check are considered to be one of the stringent medical tests) And the shortlist included verification of the documents of the candidates included. Around 47.45 lakh candidates had applied for these posts.
Soon appointment letter to selected candidates: The panel of selected candidates has approved the recruitment of 56,378 candidates (26,968 ALP, 28,410 technicians) out of 64,371 vacancies (27,795 ALP, 64,371 technicians). Appointment letters have been issued to 40,420 candidates (22,223 ALP, 18,197 technicians). The training of the newly recruited 19,120 candidates (10,123 Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), 8,997 Technicians) will be started as soon as they get relief from the ongoing measures for prevention of Kovid-19. The training process for ALP will run for 17 weeks and for technicians 06 months.
Appointment letters were issued before the lockdown: Appointment letters were issued to the candidates before the lockdown, but some candidates did not take over due to the outbreak of the Corona epidemic and the lockdown. All the newly selected candidates will be appointed in the railways in a phased manner as per the due process. Completion of training is mandatory for all newly appointed employees, as the railway is an operational department and the safety of train operations is paramount. During the training, there will be classroom training, then field training and then a competency test before deployment to the worksite. The training will be completed according to the batch in view of the capacity deficiencies such as availability of classroom, hostel, library, instructor etc. Therefore, it will be completed in a phased manner, making maximum use of training resources.
The training process will start soon: Ministry of Railways said that due to Corona epidemic, all types of training have been suspended to follow the norms of social distance and to prevent the spread of this epidemic. The training process will resume as soon as the situation is favorable. This recruitment process was completed in 3 phases. The first phase computer-based test was successfully conducted in 33 shifts in 11 days from 09.08.2018 to 04.09.2018 at 424 centers, with a record attendance of around 77 per cent, ie more than 36 lakh candidates in the first phase. Had happened.
The second phase of computer-based tests was conducted successfully in multiple shifts over three days from 21.01.2019 to 23.01.2019, involving 13,00,869 (more than 13 lakh) candidates. In the second phase, the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) was successfully conducted for about 2,22,360 candidates on 10.05.2019 and 21.05.2019 to assess the required vigilance of Loco Pilot.
Responsibility was entrusted to RRB for medical examination: RRB was entrusted with the responsibility of medical examination for all posts, which was earlier carried out by Zonal Railways. Accordingly, document verification and medical examination for about 90,000 candidates (including 50 per cent standby candidates) started from 16.06.2019 to 20.08.2019. As already stated, this medical examination is very strict, because there is no scope for a loco pilot running a train to make a mistake.
List of candidates has been sent to Zonal Railways: The list of candidates was sent to Zonal Railways from September 2019 to February 2020. Since CBT was common for both ALP and technician, technician results were later announced for those who could not pass the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for ALP.
More than 1.25 crore applications have been received: Apart from recruitment of ALP and Technicians, Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited online applications for a total of 35,208 vacancies in the non-technical popular category (NTPC - Graduate and Undergraduate). A total of 1,26,30,885 (ie more than 1.25 crore) online applications have been received for these posts.
Be Aware: Candidates: For the convenience of the candidates, RRB keeps updating its website along with giving information through SMS and email. To know the date of the appointment process, candidates will always have to check their phone, mail and RRB website. The RRB has also said that candidates should pay attention to the false propaganda and rumors circulated on social media and rely only on official communication mediums.