The Indian Railways, through its 21 Railway Recruitment Boards, is organising a mega recruitment drive in 3-phases starting from Tuesday for filling up about 1.4 lakh vacancies.
The Ministry of Railways stated in a relase that over 2.44 crore candidates will be appearing in different cities across the country to participate in the recruitment drive. According to the official release, the first phase of the exam will commence from December 15 till December 18, 2020, for isolated and ministerial categories. This will be followed by NTPC categories from December 28 to tentatively till March 2021 and the third recruitment for Level-1 from tentatively April 2020 onwards till June end, 2021.
Railway Recruitment Boards have made extensive preparations for conducting examinations of this large scale in COVID-19 pandemic times following SOPs as laid down by the government ensuring social distancing, compulsory use of masks, sanitizers, curtailing shifts for conducting exams to only two shifts per day. According to the Indian Railways, candidates will be checked for the temperature at entry using thermo guns.