RRB Group D Exam Aspirants Demand Waiting List Release and Increased Vacancies to Address Unemployment Crisis
Railway aspirants are launching a major protest on Twitter, demanding that the Railway Group D Recruitment 2019 waiting list be released and the number of vacancies be increased.
Using the hashtag #railway_levell_waiting_do, candidates have been tagging Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other authorities in their tweets to bring attention to their concerns.
The aspirants are seeking clarification from the Railway on the result of the document verification, cutoff, and reservation criteria. They are also calling for a waiting list to be issued in the ratio of 1:1.5.
Furthermore, aspirants are claiming that this recruitment was announced in 2019 and are demanding that new posts in the Railways be included in this recruitment, with the number of positions increased.
The Railway aspirants are expressing their frustration that only candidates belonging to the general category are eligible for the reserved category (OBC, SC, ST, EWS).
They argue that the 20 percent reservation given to Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAA) candidates has led to a high cutoff for normal candidates in the reserved category.
The Railway Group D CBT exam was conducted in five phases from August 17, 2022, to October 11, 2022. The results were announced on December 22, and the physical tests were conducted in January.
The recruitment drive aims to fill 1.03 lakh vacant posts in the Railway Group D, and approximately 1.15 crore people had applied for these positions.
Candidates who received training in railway establishments as part of the Apprentice Program (CCAA) were exempted from the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) in the Group D (Level-1) recruitment.
The Indian Railways has reserved 20 percent (20,734 posts) of the 1,03,769 Group D vacancies for apprentice youth under the Railway Group D (Level-1) Apprentices Act 2016.
Under the Railway Apprenticeship Program, youth are trained to learn the skills required to work in the Railway department.
These trained youths are known as apprentices. In Railway Recruitment 2018, over 1288 Apprentices were hired for Group D posts.