GUWAHATI, Feb 14 � The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) today categorically rejected allegations made by certain quarters regarding deprivation of applicants of Assam and the North East for recruitment to the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
�It has been reported in a section of the media that there is a conspiracy to deprive applicants of Assam and other North Eastern States from appearing in the written test to be held on February 15 for recruitment of Ancillary Staff in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). Such reports are misinformed allegations and not factually correct,� NFR CPRO Sugato Lahiri said in a statement.
He added, �As per figures available with the office of Chief Security Commissioner of RPF, NFR, a total of 20,203 candidates from North Eastern States applied before the last date of receipt of application forms for the 659 posts of Ancillary Staff in RPF/RPSF all over India, of which 68 posts are within the jurisdiction of NF Railway, including Katihar and Alipurduar divisions which cover the states of Bihar and West Bengal. Of the 20,203 applications received from North East States, a total of 1,442 applicants (and not a few as alleged) were found eligible for appearing in the written examination to be held on February 15, 2015, and they have been intimated of their eligibility.�
Lahiri said that the eligibility conditions and documents to be attached with application forms were clearly indicated in the Employment Notice No 1/2013 dated December 6, 2013, published in important newspapers.
�The status of the applications can be ascertained by visiting the NFR website www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in or by contacting the RPF Recruitment Control Room, RPF Reserve Lines, Maligaon.