According to reports, the reporting time at the Centre was scheduled at 8.30 on Saturday and the Login time, the Examination being Online, was 9.30 am. Several candidates reached on time and were lucky to be inside the Examination Centre for the lifetime test. However, the unlucky 12-15 candidates, staying in far flung areas, could not make it for various reasons which were beyond their control of them. But they were denied entry to the Centre thus robbing them of jobs and also putting their future in dark.
The G S Raisoni College of Management, the Centre for Regional Rural Bank Officers’ Examination, has mercilessly killed the job prospects of at least 12-15 candidates and has put their future in the dark. And, that too, without any sort of fault on their parts. The Centre also witnessed the anger and subsequent rampage by some candidates which warranted summoning of police by the Centre management.
According to reports, the reporting time at the Centre was scheduled at 8.30 on Saturday and the Login time, the Examination being Online, was 9.30 am. Several candidates reached on time and were lucky to be inside the Examination Centre for the lifetime test.
However, the unlucky 12-15 candidates, staying in far flung areas, could not make it for various reasons which were beyond their control of them.
One of such candidates, Punam Chaitram Donode, narrated her tale of woes to Nagpur Today with anger writ large. “I stay in Bhandara and after preparations for the Examination the entire night, went to Bus Stand to board the morning bus for Nagpur which leaves Bhandara at 5.30 am. But the bus left Bhandara at 6.30 am, full one hour behind the scheduled time. The bus reached Nagpur at about 7-30-7-45 am. As soon as the bus reached Bus Stand in Ganeshpeth, I boarded an auto and reached Mor Bhavan. And from More Bhavan, I travelled to Hingana, roughly 20 kilometers, and from Hingna, I again took an auto and reached the Centre at 9.20 am. However, she was denied entry to the Centre (G S Raisoni College of Management) by the guards, top officials of the Centre and the College despite earnestly pleading them and narrating the reasons for late reporting to the Centre. But the cruel-minded persons did not see the rationale behind my late coming and remained adamant. Had the bus left Bhanadara on scheduled time i.e. precisely at 5-30 am, I would have reached the Exam Centre on time,” Punam said with teary eyes.
“Moreover, the Exam Centre is so far away and remote from Hingna Road, the auto drivers, firstly refused to take me to the Eaxm Centre, and readied only when their demand for Rs 300 in place of Rs 30 was agreed by me. The G S Raisoni College of Management is located in Madhav Nagari near CRPF Campus, Isasani Village, in Hingna Taluka. (More than 20 kilometers from Mor Bhavan). How could the authorities concerned make the College the Centre for the RRB Officers’ Examination. The College should not be the Centre for any examination in future because of its remoteness and totally inconvenient for candidate like me as many modes of transport had to be adopted to reach the Centre,” Punam said, with worry as the year has gone waste despite preparations for the exam. Punam rightfully blamed the ST authorities for her loss of her lifetime.
Another candidate, Swapnil Lade, who too reached the Centre late and was denied entry in the Centre, told Nagpur Today “I stay in Kamptee and after preparations for the examination till late night, I boarded the Nagpur bus from Kamptee. After reaching Mor Bhavan in Sitabuldi, I boarded the Hingna bus and after reaching Hingna took an auto to report at the Centre. But it was too late in accordance with the schedule of reporting the Centre, G S Raisoni College of Management, at 8.30 am and Login Time at 9.30 am. I begged for entry by narrating that I came from Kamptee, a well 40 kilometers away, and after experiencing difficulties in transportation. But my pleading fell on deaf years of the concerned authorities and the result was no entry to me to the Centre,” Swapnil said with disappointment writ large on his face. He also demanded that the G S Raisoni College of Management should never be made the Centre for any examination.
The same tale of frustration, disappointment and outrage was shared by the 12-15 candidates who were denied entry for one reason and the other. However, everybody did not take the non-entry lightly. Some candidates poured their anger by resorting to some minor violent acts. They kicked the iron gate forcefully, hurled stones at the Centre and two of them even climbed the gate and jumped inside the College. The violent acts triggered the red-hot exchange of words between the entry-denied candidates and the Head of the Centre. Finally, police were summoned to calm the situation. However, after arrival of police, the angry candidates lodged FIRs with police against the G S Raisoni College of Management and the Centre authorities for denying entry to them despite valid and rationale reasons.
Pics by Ashok Sahu