Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday appealed to the students protesting against the Railway Recruitment Board's Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB-NTPC) exam 2021 result. Addressing a press conference, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw appealed to the students to not destroy the property of Railways as its a public property and assured them that their grievances will be solved. 

"I request students that railway is your property, please do not destroy it. We will solve your problems. The results of the exams will be transparent and fair," Ashwini Vaishnaw said adding, "We have to find a solution in such a way that those who have been shortlisted do not suffer, but those who have grievances should also be addressed."

Vaishnaw further talked about the lathi-charge and action taken against students protesting against RRB-NTPC exam results. The Railway Minister said that the aspirants must not take law and order in their hand. Reacting to the reports of police action against protestors, the minister said that the law and order was a state subject. But the ministry was in constant touch with states to ensure that the matter is resolved soon, he said.

Police administration is acting based on law and order, no one should vandalised public property," Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said. The minister said that students at many protest sites had already agreed to talks. He urged the students to present their demands formally. "We will look into it," he said.

Why the students are protesting against RRB-NTPC Results in Bihar & UP?

After the announcement  Railway Recruitment Board's Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB-NTPC) exam 2021 result, students took the streets in various parts of Bihar including Patna. Railway tracks were eradicated and many trains were forced to stop midway by the protesting students. Things soon turned violent when reports of clashes between police and students were reported over the same. 

As per reports, students are opposing the Railways' decision to hold the exams in two stages, claiming that the second stage for final selection tantamount to 'cheating' those who appeared and cleared the first stage of the RRB-NTPC for computer-based test (CBT). The Ministry of Railways, however, has issued a clarification in which it said that the second stage exam was clearly mentioned in the notification. 

Furthermore, Candidates also claim that the screening process is designed to favour those with a higher qualification, even in jobs that require lesser qualifications. Aspirants have alleged that during the Computer Based Test -1 which were held last year, candidates with higher qualification have sat for exams meant for Level 2 jobs.

It is pertinent to be mention that Indian Railways has constituted High Power Committee to look into concerns of candidates over NTPC CBT-1 Result

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