Explained: Why RRB NTPC aspirants protesting in Bihar | Bihar Bandh- Watch Video

Publish Date: 28 Jan, 2022 |
RRB NTPC Protests News: Bihar bandh today as the matter of RRB NTPC Exams escalated. The furious protesters are burning tyres and blocking roads to show their anger. RRB-NTPC examination, demonstrations have started in many places since morning. Protests are being held in Hajipur on behalf of Rashtriya Janata Dal workers. Hundreds of people have reached the Gandhi Setu bridge to demonstrate, while demonstrations are also being held in Samastipur. Protests are being held at many places on behalf of RJD and Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikari Party workers. 
Youtuber Khan Sir of Patna has appealed to the students not to take part in the protests. Khan sir said in a message issued to the students that the Prime Minister has accepted all the demands.

RRB NTPC Protests: Why Aspirants are Protesting against Railways in Bihar?

Railway job aspiratnts took to the streets of Bihar to protest against discrepancies in the Railway Recruitment Board's examination procedure. The protests started after several students alleged that there were irregularities in the RRB recruitment. The students and railway aspirants became extremely furious when the government decided to conduct two computer-based tests (CBT) for the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). The results for CBT-I of Group-D was released on January 14, shortlisting candidates for CBT-II. The protesters also claimed that this criterion and procedure for recruitment was not mentioned in the RRB recruitment notification of 2019. They said that the government had mentioned only one exam in the notification. Students blamed that this procedure is unfair of the RRB to ask them to appear for another examination. Aspirants accused the officials of “playing with the future of the students”

RRB NTPC Protests: Patna's Youtuber Khan Sir booked for inciting violence

Yesterday, the Bihar police registered an FIR against YouTuber Khan Sir and others in Patna in connection with violent protests over RRB NTPC Exams. Khan Sir is famously known for giving coaching classes for competitive examinations. The FIR has been registered on the basis of statements given by agitating students who were detained on Monday and Tuesday in Patna. 

RRB NTPC Protests: Why is RRB NTPC exam put on hold?

The Railways issued an official notice saying that by destroying railway property and disrupting railway services, the aspirants for railway jobs were unfit to become an employee of railways. The Railways said the aspirants are vandalizing the railway property and creating disruption in law and order.

“Such misguided activities are the highest level of indiscipline rendering such aspirants unsuitable for Railway/Government job. Videos of such activities will be examined…and candidates/aspirants found indulged in unlawful activities will be liable for police action as well as lifetime debarment from obtaining Railway job,” the notice, issued on behalf of the RRBs stated.
The Railways decided to suspend the RRB NTPC and Level 1 tests after violent protests by job aspirants over the selection process of its recruitment exams. 


RRB NTPC Protests: What will happen next? 

Railways have also formed a committee that will hear the grievances of those who have passed the exams under different railway recruitment boards and those who have failed. After listening to the issue of booth parties, the committee will submit a report to the railway ministry.

Till then, The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had released the exam dates for the Computer-based Test (CBT-2) 2019. The second stage CBT was scheduled to be held in a single phase from February 15 to February 19, 2022. However, it is expected that the CBT-2 might get postponed.


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