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Railway Recruitment Board receives 2.4 crore applications for 1.4 lakh posts

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The Railways said that around 2.4 crore candidtates have applied for 1.4 lakh vacancies in Indian Railways for various categories of staff to be hired by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

A statement issued by the Ministry of Railways said, “It may be noted that RRBs had issued three centralised employment notifications for NTPC categories, isolated and ministerial categories and Level-1 categories for a total of about 1.4 lakh vacancies for various categories of staff.”

 

“Against these employment notifications, more than 2.4 crore candidates have applied,” it said, adding that the national transporter has made requisite preparations for smooth conduct of computer based tests (CBTs) which is scheduled from December 15 onwards.

It said that the details of schedule of the CBTs will be uploaded on the websites of RRBs in due course.

It said that the railways had notified three types of vacancies — 35,208 for NTPC (non-technical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc.), 1,663 for Isolated and Ministerial categories (steno and teaches etc.) and 1,03,769 for Level-1 vacancies (track maintainers, pointsman etc).

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With 50% attendance Universities and Colleges reopen today in UP.

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The universities and degree colleges across Uttar Pradesh are reopening from Monday.

The educational institutions will reopen with only 50 per cent attendance and students, on a roster basis, can attend the class in any enclosed area. A maximum of 200 students can attend the class at any given time.

The universities and colleges in the state have been closed since March in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Classes will be held in a phased manner to avoid crowding on campuses.

It will be mandatory for all students to wear masks, use hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing to prevent spread of the virus.

According to the guidelines, the universities and colleges have to make provision for thermal scanning and hand wash for students and staff.

At the entry points, educational institutions must avoid overcrowding of students and that they may enter through a disciplined line.

In the classroom, students will be required to sit at a six feet distance and they will not be allowed to share books, notes and laptops.

Universities have also been allowed to reopen hostels where all health protocols can be followed.

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