Railway Blames Errant Data Base for Recruitment Blunder


Kolkata: The railways issued a press release blaming a ‘logic error in data base’ in the case of recruitment. Instead of apologizing for the mix-up they just accused the technology and washed up their hands.

A written test was held in November 2014 for filling up 3136 vacancies in Group ‘D’ categories in South Eastern Railways as Advertised in the Employment Notice of October 2013.

A list of candidates shortlisted for DV was uploaded in the RRC web-site on 28.06.2015.

The release said, “Immediately thereafter it was noticed that due to a logic error in the data-base, some candidates’ names had been erroneously included though their marks were less than the cut off marks for different categories viz. SC/ST/OBC/UR.”

“These names were removed from the web-site, the next day. Some of these candidates whose names had been erroneously notified and subsequently deleted and who were not eligible to be called on merit are under an impression that their names have been deleted wrongly.”

“This Organization confirms that all the candidates whose names were deleted from the earlier list of shortlisted candidates for DV, would otherwise, have not been eligible for short-listing as all of them secured less marks than those candidates who have now been called for Document Verification. The process is totally transparent.”

However, the goof up has raised quite a few eyebrows, and if the railway’s version is to be believed than the agency is to be blame for a huge negligence on its part.