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Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:31 PM, News Network

Protest against Railway Recruitment Exam

Two days after massive protests in Bihar over revised age limit and reservation to ITI holders, Kerala regsitered a strong protest against the Indian Railways’ decision to drop Malayalam as the medium of examination for the recruitment to Group D employees.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged the Railways to immediately withdraw the decision to exclude Malayalam alone from the list of regional languages, while opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala sent a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in this regard, according to PTI.

In a Facebook post last night, Vijayan said the Railway’s decision was a strong “injustice” to Malayalam, the mother tongue of Kerala, and 3.5 crore people of the southern state.

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala in his letter, said Malayalam was excluded from the list while natives of neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were allowed to write the examination in their mother tongue.

"The Railways’ decision was ‘discriminatory’ and amounted to denying opportunity for Keralites to write the test in their mother tongue", he said.

On Sunday, thousands of unemployed youths staged violent protest in various cities of Bihar against reservation of Group D Railway jobs to ITI holders and revision of age limit.

The massive protests on Sunday in Patna, Aurangabad and Vaishali districts were held two days after similiar protest in Aara.

Video footage of the protest uploaded on YouTube showed thousands of youths holding placards and shouting anti-government slogans outside Rafiganj railway station in Aurangabad district, Athamgola railway station in Patna district and Hajipur railway station in Vaishali district.

Protesters are seen sitting on railway track, blocking the trains and disrupting regular traffic. According to reports, some police personnel have been injured when the angry protesters pelted stones.

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) had started receiving from Saturday February 10, 2018 online applications through the Indian Railways website to fill over 62,000 Group D posts in different categories.

The last date to apply for exactly 62,907 RRB CEN 02/2018 Group D posts in level 1 of 7th CPC pay matrix is set as March 12, 2018. The Railway board did not announce the date of exam as of now.

According to the notification, the exam will be Computer based test (CBT) and it will contain questions on reasoning, aptitude and skills. On the basis of the computer-based test, the candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process.

RRB CEN 02/2018 Group D posts include Track Maintainer grade IV (Trackman), Gateman, Pointsman, Helpers in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Signal & Telecommunication departments, porter, etc.

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) was established in 1988. It is responsible for the appointment of new employees to work for various posts at Indian Railways. It calls eligible candidates for recruitment of various Technical, Non-Technical and Para Medical Posts in Group A, B, C and D Cadres through Online Application / Offline Application Format.

Besides Mumbai other RRB Regions are: RRB Allahabad NTPC Result 2016, RRB Mumbai NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ajmer NTPC Result 2016, RRB Secunderabad NTPC Result 2016, RRB Kolkata NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ahmedabad NTPC Result 2016. RRB Bhopal NTPC Result 2016, RRB Chennai NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bhubaneswar NTPC Result 2016, RRB Patna NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bangalore NTPC Result 2016, RRB Ranchi NTPC Result 2016, RRB Thiruananthapuram NTPC Result 2016, RRB Muzaffarpur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Guwahati NTPC Result 2016, RRB Chandigarh NTPC Result 2016, RRB Bilaspur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Gorakhpur NTPC Result 2016, RRB Siliguri NTPC Result 2016, RRB Malda NTPC Result 2016, RRB Jammu & Srinagar NTPC Result 2016.


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