70,000 candidates to get second chance for Railways recruitment exam
Railways has decided to give a second chance to 70,000 candidates, whose job applications were rejected due to faulty upload of photos.
Candidates have been given three days, from July 18-20, to rectify their mistakes and upload their pictures on the railway recruitment site.
Applications of another 57,000 candidates were internally reviewed and re-considered, without any need for changes from applicants' side.
1.27 lakh candidates were found ineligible for invalid pictures
While scrutinizing applications, officials realized that out of the 48 lakh applications for the 26,500 posts of assistant loco pilots and technicians, 1.33 lakh were found to be ineligible for varied reasons.
"Of 1.33 lakh ineligible applications, around 1.27 lakh...were found ineligible for invalid pictures. Hence, we decided to give them a second chance," said Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, Director Information and Publicity, Railway Board.
Applications of 7,000 candidates were rejected
Out of the total applications found ineligible, only 7,000 applications were rejected because of earlier cases of cheating for which they were barred from appearing from railway exams.
Bajpai also said a similar process would be followed for other posts advertised by the railways earlier this year, giving candidates second chance.
The Indian Railways will fill up over 1 lakh vacant posts by Mar-Apr'19.
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