Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) Eastern Railway will close the registration window for apprentice engagement on April 5, 2020. However, many candidates who failed to apply due to the lockdown will be provided with another opportunity.
There are a total of 2792 vacancies for which a candidate can apply. As per the latest notice released by RRC, the application window will be re-opened for 15 days after the completion of the lockdown.
The notification was released on March 6, 2020. Candidates who have cleared the class 10th exam and have an ITI trade are eligible for the posts.
“In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Janata Curfew was announced on 22/03/2020 and nation-wide lockdown has now been announced for 21 days w.e.f. 25/03/2020. Complaints have been received from candidates stating that they are facing difficulty in obtaining documents like Caste certificates, EWS certificates etc. to be uploaded along with the online application due to the prevailing situation. Further, cyber-cafes, whose services large number of candidates utilize to fill up online applications, are shut in the wake of this lockdown,” the official notice reads.
“The online application platform will again open for a 15-day window when the situation becomes normal, duly notifying candidates. In that 15-day window, candidates may fill up new online applications, if not already filled up. They may edit their already filled-up applications, if not filled-up properly and upload documents, if necessary. Those who have already filled up their applications need not fill up again,” the notice reads further.