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Kerala: Raillways guard exam results leaked

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KRISHNA KUMAR K E
Published Jan 26, 2017, 2:49 am IST
Updated Jan 26, 2017, 7:09 am IST
The notification for filling up of 25 vacancies of goods guard by promoting the existing staff was issued on October 29, 2015. (Photo: Representational Image)
 The notification for filling up of 25 vacancies of goods guard by promoting the existing staff was issued on October 29, 2015. (Photo: Representational Image)

Kochi: Hundreds of candidates who appeared for the railway goods guard examination are a worried lot  after the results of the examination allegedly got leaked and a “selected list” was being circulated in WhatsApp groups in railway circles, prompting them to demand a “fair and transparent” re-selection. The railway personnel department, however, rejected the charges and termed the list of 36 personnel as fake.

“I’ve come to know that the selected list of candidates has been received through WhatsApp of some candidates even before the official notification of selected list is released. The manner adopted in the selection criteria, conduct of examination in separate batches, re-examination for one particular batch only and the information on selection passed through WhatsApp, all put together raise  serious concern,” Mr V. Narayanamoorthy, currently working as points man (traffic), Ernakulam, said in his complaint to the general manager, Southern Railway.

“Hence,  I request to cancel the selected list and to conduct a fair and transparent re-selection,” Mr Narayanamoorthy, who appeared for the written examination of the goods guard selection on July 30 and September 24 last, said in his complaint.

The notification for filling up of 25 vacancies of goods guard by promoting the existing staff was issued on October 29, 2015. The first batch of candidates appeared for the examination on July 23, the second batch on July 30 and the third batch on August 6. However, the complaints over leakage of question paper forced the authorities to conduct re-examination for the second batch on September 24.

When contacted, Mr B.A. Aravind, divisional personnel manager, denied the charges. “The allegations are not true. The final list has not been prepared. I cannot divulge more information,” he said.

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