RRB extends age relaxation for ALP recruitment in response to pandemic delays

Captain Shashi Kiran, Chief Public Relations Officer of NWR, shared crucial updates to streamline recruitment amid COVID-19 challenges

Jaipur , 31  Jan 2024– In response to the recent Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) recruitment notification under CEN-01/2024, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has taken decisive steps to address candidate concerns and streamline the application process. Captain Shashi Kiran, Chief Public Relations Officer of North Western Railway, revealed key updates aimed at facilitating smoother recruitment procedures amidst the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. One significant adjustment involves the provision of a 03-year age relaxation to alleviate concerns for candidates whose eligibility may have been affected by the pandemic-induced delays. Now, candidates falling within specified date ranges can avail themselves of this relaxation, General category and EWS candidates born between 02.07.1991 and 01.07.2006, OBC (NCL) candidates born between 02.07.1988 and 01.07.2006, SC/ST candidates born between 02.07.1986 and 01.07.2006. Furthermore, to ensure a streamlined recruitment process, the RRB has outlined a phased examination timeline for the completion of various stages including CBT-1 Examination scheduled from June to August 2024, CBT-2 Examination set to be conducted in September 2024, Aptitude Test (CBAT) targeted for November 2024, Document Verification is expected to be completed by November-December 2024. Looking ahead, the RRB aims to continue the momentum by potentially releasing vacancies for ALP recruitment once again in January 2025, signaling a commitment to ongoing recruitment efforts. In addition to ALP vacancies, the RRB is actively finalizing plans for the reinstatement of Technicians, with a Centralized Employment Notification (CEN). Prospective applicants are advised to stay updated by regularly visiting the official RRB website for forthcoming notifications.

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