Indian Railways has successfully accomplished one of many “world’s largest recruitment exercises” — a variety of 47.45 lakh candidates have applied to fill up 64,371 vacancies on crucial safety and operational posts, the nationwide transporter mentioned. The railways launched the recruitment notifications for 64,371 Assistant Loco Pilots and technician posts in 2018. More than 47 crore candidates have applied for these posts, making it one of many largest recruitment drive.
The railway panel has chosen 56,378 candidates. Out of them 26,968 are for Assistant Loco Pilots and 28,410 candidate will probably be for the post of technicians. The Railway Recruitment Boards have issued appointment letters to 40,420 candidates. The training of them will begin as soon as COVID-19 lockdown guidelines ease, the ministry mentioned in a press release. Training consists of class room coaching followed by discipline coaching followed by testing of the competence before deployment on working post, the railways board mentioned. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, all types of coaching have been suspended.
This recruitment drive was a 3 stage process. Computer Based Test (CBT) for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots was performed in 33 shifts for 11 days August 9 to September 4, 2018 at 440 test facilities in 166 cities throughout India. they recorded the highest number of attendance of about 36.42 lakh candidates. The second stage CBT for this recruitment was performed from January 21, 2019 to January 23, 2019 in 9 shifts. The attendance was about 88%, it mentioned. Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for roughly 2,22,360 candidates was completed between May 10 to May 21, 2019, the ministry mentioned.
Besides the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots and technicians, Railway Recruitment Boards have additionally invited on-line applications for 35,208 vacancies of Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC – Graduate & under Graduate degree) post. More than 1.25 crore on-line functions have been acquired.
The examination course of have been interrupted in the wake of coronavirus outbreak within the nation. Indian Railways is planning a new technique to conduct huge examination of 1.25 crore candidates and scheduling of all of the processes and many others while observing all norms in COVID-19 situation.
“In the present circumstances, new kind of challenges need to be surmounted which were previously unexpected due to COVID pandemic. These challenges are like Candidates may have to wear face masks, which again pose challenges of tackling impersonation; mass gathering at exam centres may occur; sanitation of examination centres after each shift; number of candidates to be booked in an exam centre may have to be cut down to enable more social distance between two candidates while enforcing the norms required for fair and smooth conduct of examination of this magnitude.” the ministry mentioned in a press release.
The recruitment board of Indian Railways will talk the latest updates through direct messages and emails. The candidates are requested to not be misguided by false propaganda and rumors being circulated on social media, the nationwide transporter mentioned.