The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) released a notification for 35,281 vacancies in 2019. The posts ranged from that of junior clerk and train assistant to station master. Around 1.26 crore candidates applied for these posts.
Examinations were to be held in March 2020, but they were postponed to December 2020–July 2021 due to the ravaging pandemic. However, protests erupted as soon as the results were out on January 14. The reason sums up the crisis that India’s educated youth finds themselves in.