Indian Railways will likely be giving a second chance to several candidates, who applications were rejected for an examination, said the officials. The Group D examination is conducted for recruitment in several jobs in the railways.
Students can check their status on the website of the railways if they have been rejected or accepted. The authority will be showing the status of the applicants from July 25 to July 31.
Many candidates all over the country complained citing an “invalid photo” error, complained that their applications were rejected by the system, despite following instructions.
Sanjay Kumar, an applicant from Uttar Pradesh said, “My application was rejected even though it was of the right size and quality that had been listed in the set of instructions. It would be unfair if candidates like me lose the opportunity to sit for this exam because of this error.”
The railway authority stated that it will scrutinize “each complaint” and the genuine applicants will be given a second chance.
“We have received representations from applicants about the issue of applications being rejected citing ‘invalid photo’. We have made it clear to all applicants through information on our website that they have time till 31st July to inform us about the issue and represent themselves. We will be scrutinizing each complaint and if there are cases where applications were rejected despite a valid photo then we shall consider those cases,” it said.
This is not the first time that such steps have been taken. Last year 70,000 out of 48 lakh applicants were given a second chance to upload their photos again and their admit cards were re-issued.