Patna : Students of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are protesting against the results of RRBNTPC. In many other areas including Patna, Nawada, Nalanda, Buxar, Arrah, students also got down on the railway track and started raising slogans. Angry students set the train on fire at Gaya Junction. Let us know what the whole issue is?
1. In Bihar-UP, the candidates have demonstrated violently over the RRB-NTPC result. Now Railway Recruitment Board will review the result of Non-Technical Popular Categories. Railways has constituted a five-member committee. After investigation, this committee will submit its report to the ministry.
2. The Inquiry Committee will talk to the pass and fail students while preparing its report. There will be a discussion about the ways to prepare the results of the first phase. However, the Railways has made it clear that there will be no change in the list of students who have passed the examination. Apart from this, after the results of the first phase, the committee will also give its suggestion on the second phase examination.
3. Violent demonstrations have taken place in many places in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh against the RRB result. Trains were set on fire in Arrah and Gaya. The tracks were uprooted at many places. The Railways says that due to this uproar, there has been a lot of damage. On the other hand, clashes broke out between students and police at many places. All this happened 10 days after the exam result. On January 14, RRB declared the result and the commotion started from January 24.
4. On the basis of RRB NTPC ie ‘Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Category’ result, about 35 thousand candidates are to be hired on different pay-grades. Applications were invited for these in 2019. The examination was to be held in September of the same year. But it was postponed due to Corona.
5. If the effect of Corona subsided, then between December 2020 and July 2021, the first phase examination was conducted for recruitment across the country. The results of the same were declared on 14 January 2022. The second phase examination was to be held on 15 February 2022. But due to the protest of the students, the exam has also been postponed.
6. In the year 2019 for Group C, Level-1 exam, there were vacancies of about one lakh jobs. Due to more than one crore 15 lakh applications, at present not a single stage examination has been taken for this. The first phase examination was scheduled to be held on 23 February 2022, which has now been extended. On the whole matter, the media was told on behalf of the Railways that their problems increased due to too many applications on lesser posts. To deal with this, the Railways decided to conduct the examination of this category in two phases.
7. There is no such organization of agitating students in Bihar. Suddenly the students are getting furious at some places. The teachers who run the coaching are definitely taking their side. Khan Sir, who runs the Khan Academy for students in Patna, said that the displeasure associated with both the examinations is also different. RRB should think about this.
8. Actually some candidates claim that these are very low salary posts. This railway recruitment exam has come out after four years. In that too two years elapsed between the application and the examination. Students say that if this had been told two years ago, students would have got more time for preparation. Whereas the Railways says that due to the large number of candidates, there was no other option but to conduct the examination in two phases.
9. This exam of RRB NTPC is of national level. There is a lot of craze about railway jobs in Bihar-UP. Perhaps this is the reason why there is more opposition in these two states. Due to the violent demonstration of the students, the date of examinations has been extended. Students can place their complaints and suggestions before the committee till February 16.
10. On the whole matter, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that ‘we have to find a solution that those who have been shortlisted should not suffer, but those who have complaints, they should also be addressed. Law and order is the role of the states, we are in constant touch with the states. A committee has been formed, at some places many students have also given consent. Students are requested to put forward their demands formally. We will look into it. No student should take the law into his own hands.
[Attribution to NBT]