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#5Baje5Minutes: SSC-Railways Students Bang Thalis To Draw Govt Attention Towards Their Plight

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SSC-Railways Students Bang Thalis To Draw Govt Att
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Close on the heels of the nationwide furore over the Centre’s decision to conduct NEET and JEE amid the pandemic and floods, millions of youth ran a ‘Thali banging’ campaign for five minutes at 5 pm on September 5, similar to PM Modi’s call for hailing COVID-19 warriors.

The aspirants across the country expressed protest over the delayed results of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the government's failure to announce dates for Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams.

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Since last Sunday, students have been carrying out a SpeakUp campaign tweeting out to government officials demanding that the results for their exams be released and the exams that haven’t been conducted for the last two years at least be conducted this year.

Even after 70 lakh tweets, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal kept silent after which the students geared up for the protest on social media. #5Baje5Minutes became one of the top trends on Twitter, which included tweets from students of Railways-SSC and countless other exams of many states.

After a delay of nearly 2 years, Railway board chairman informed that the exams for NTPC and other posts will be held from December 15 this year. More than 3 crore applications have been registered for the RRB NTPC, Group D and other exams.

These are, 35,208 posts in non-technical popular categories (NTPC) like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks and others, 1,663 posts for isolated and ministerial categories such as steno and teaches, and 1,03,769 for level-one vacancies such as track maintainers and pointsman.

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