Mumbai: After a series of train accidents, the Indian railways was jotlted by the ghastly stampede in which 22 persons were crushed to death at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station last Friday. The same day the Western Railway headquarters in Mumbai chose to show gross disregard to merit and issued an order to pick the “Best among Failed” Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates for filling reserved Grade ‘B’ post of Assistant Commercial Manager.
In the written test held on 1 July 2017 for the selection of Grade ‘B’ post of Assistant Commercial Manager (Regular-70%), none of the candidates who had appeared for the written test had secured the qualifying marks, according to the official memo of Western Railway which has gone viral on social media.
Hence applyng the scheme of “Best among Failed Candidates” two ST employees – CTI-ADI, Babulal S Meena (ST) and CBS-BCT, Ashok Kumar Meena (ST) who had secured only 20% marks in the written test have been considered against the vacancy reserved for ST in terms of Railway Board’s letter nos. 88-E(SCT)1/23/1 of 8 May 1989, 2013-E(SCT)1/25/9 of 5 November 2013.
Both these employees who have failed in the written test were being advised of the result and asked to be in readiness to appear for the Viva-voce test. The date for which will be intimated at short notice. In the meanwhile, they were also being directed for medical examination as per para 530(b) of IRMM.