Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has assured the agitating students that their grievances/concerns/points would be addressed with utmost sensitivity and solutions will soon be there. In an exclusive conversation with Doordarshan News, he said, a committee has already been framed and senior officers of the RRB, have started accepting representation of students and discussing things with the representatives of the agitating children.
Railway Minister said that thousands of children have already given their presentations to the Railway officials being in direct contact with them and many more students are coming with their presentations so that we could reach a solution at the earliest.
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw assured the students to not get swayed away by any rumours or insinuations and the government will soon come out with solutions to their concerns with the highest degree of sensitivity. He urged the students to stay calm and not indulge in any kind of violence and disruptive activities.
Vaishnaw said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given out so many vacancies for the youth so that our young friends could benefit immensely and the railway will be playing its role with full sincerity.
Answering a question about the time-bound solutions to the concerns of the students, Vaishnaw said, now the number of students shortlisted by the government for the final exam, is 20 times the total vacancies, though before 2015 it was just 10 times. This decision was taken with the objective to give more students the opportunities to participate in the selection process.
Railway Ministers told around seven lakh students have been shortlisted against 35 thousand vacancies and many students have been selected for more than one categories. Students have been agitating because the final test for more than one category falls on the same day and this problem could be sorted out very easily. For this, students don’t need to go on rampage. Requesting students he said, the railway is your property, please don’t indulge in rampage.
It is to be noted that Railways has suspended its NTPC and Level 1 exams after candidates went on a rampage in some parts of the country and assured the students of a sensitive solution to their concerns.