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NEW DELHI: Coming at the heels of “postpone JEE NEET exams”is another social media campaign started by students aspiring for various government jobs who have been left frustrated due to the delay in results, recruitment notification and issuance of admit cards. The twitter campaign “#SpeakUpForSSCRailwaysStudents” comes as government went ahead with JEE and NEET exams citing further delay would jeopardise the career of engineering and medical aspirants even as the government job seekers have been waiting for several months now.
Exams done, results awaited
Students and job seekers are expressing frustration caused by the delay in results of the Common Graduation Level (CGL) exam they appeared for between 2018-19.
The CGL exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was notified in 2018. Following tier I and tier II level exam, tier III level exam was conducted in December 2019 following which the results would have filled over 11,000 vacancies in Group C and Group D postings.
However, since the final results have not yet been announced the students are now running out of patience, especially given the sensitivity government has shown towards the careers of JEE and NEET aspirants by deciding not to cancel their entrance exams amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC), just a week ago on August 21 had assured that they are in the process of announcing the results “in spite of the prevailing difficulties due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.”
Notwithstanding, job seekers took to social media expressing desperation augmented by a raging pandemic.
The SSC CGL 2018 tier 3 exam was held on December 29, 2019. Over 50,000 candidates were shortlisted for the exam. Through SSC CGL 2018, a total of 11,271 vacancies will be filled.
Exams pending, admit cards awaited
Other than the SSC CGL pending results, the RRB NTPC 2019 exams have not yet been conducted yet.
The NTPC is a recruitment test for selection to non-technical popular categories (NTPC) posts in railways which is conducted by the Railways Recruitment Board (RRB).
In January 2019, the railway ministry had promised that the second phase of the recruitment process would begin in May 2020 and will be completed by July-August 2021 for 99,000 posts.
However, the process has been so slow that even the admit cards have not been released yet.
Exams done, results announced but no update on recruitment
In December 2019, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had released the final result and the merit list of RRB ALP (assistant loco pilot) & Technician 2018 Exam.
The candidates were shortlisted on the basis of their performance in RRB ALP Stage 1 CBT, RRB ALP Stage 1 CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) and document verification & medical examination round.
However, seven months after the candidates were shortlisted, the RRB has not yet issued the appointment letters. Despite being shortlisted for a job, the students continue to be unemployed and stuck.