The Indian Railways are now organising a mega recruitment drive in three phases through its 21 Railway Recruitment Boards this year. The recruitment will be starting from Tuesday for filling up near to 1.4 lakh vacancies.
In a release on 11th December, the ministry of railways stated that more than 2.44 crore candidates of our country will be appearing in different cities across the country to participate in this recruitment drive that they are orgainsing.
According to the official release of the Indian railway, the first phase of the exam will be from December 15 and that will go on till. The date 18th December, 2020 will be occupied for the isolated and ministerial categories. This will also be followed by the NTPC categories from 28th December till March 2021 and the third recruitment for Level-1 from will start from around April 2020 and that will go on till June end of 2021.
RRBs have made extensive preparations for conducting the examinations of this large scale of people and that too in this tough COVID-19 pandemic times and that will be following SOPs as that laid down by the government. They will also be ensuring that social distancing is maintained, and the compulsory use of masks and sanitisers, for conducting exams and to only have two shifts per day.
The Indian railways said that the efforts are being made by RRBs to ensure that as far as it was possible the candidates are given the accommodation for the examination in their own State only so that they can reach their exam safely. Female and the PWD candidates are accommodated within their own home states.
However, keeping in mibd the skewed distribution of candidates area-wise, there will be unavoidable interstate movements that will occur. Railways will also help in conducting this exams and will also be running special exam trains to help cater the travel requirements of the candidates wherever they are required to. Chief Secretaries of concerned State Governments have also been requested to extend their support of local administration to the RRBs for conducting CBTs in secure and a safe manner and also strictly following social distancing.
According to the Indian Railways, the temperature of the candidates will be checked at entry using the thermo guns.
It said that the candidates having temperature more than the prescribed limits given by the health department will not be allowed inside the exam hall and the venue. An Intimation regarding this will also be sent to their registered email and mobile number regarding the rescheduling of candidates who are found to have more temperature.
The candidate are informed and they should use his/her own facemask only. Candidate also has to produce Covid-19 self-declaration in the prescribed format at the entry and in absence of that same, the candidate will not be allowed to enter into the exam venue. After each shift of the exam the exam centre will be sanitised before starting the another shift.
The Indian Railway stated that In order to safeguard and taking precautions for the health of the candidates and other personnel involved for the conduction of exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest instructions, guidelines and orders issued by the Central and respective State governments concerning Covid-19 will be followed and ensured.