What happened to our jobs?

Citizens' look ahead to the Ahmedabad metro ended on March 4 however greater than 200 candidates who had been shortlisted for jobs in Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited proceed to look ahead to news at the plight of their occupation. It has been virtually two years since they enrolled for the location of Station Controller and Train Operator (SC/TO), however they proceed to look ahead to their coaching to start out. The lengthen and lack of conversation from GMRC has the candidates putting in limbo as they do not know if they're going to be hired by way of the firm or need to practice for other jobs.

In March 2017, the GMRC - previously known as Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited - began recruitment for 283 vacancies for the position of SC/TO. The education qualification required was degree in engineering in mechanical/electric/computer science or electronic self-discipline from a government-recognised institute.

The candidates seemed for the web examination taken by way of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in July 2017. The shortlisted candidates cleared private interviews and clinical examinations ahead of being shortlisted for psychometric checks in May 2018. However, of the 285 candidates who had been shortlisted for the psychometric check, most effective 60-odd scholars received coaching letters in July.

While the first batch of shortlisted candidates had been despatched to Bengaluru for coaching, the rest are still looking ahead to their coaching letters. To upload to the candidates' woes, they're being kept at nighttime regarding the traits.

Suketu Gohel (25), a resident of Rajkot who cleared the psychometric check last yr, stated, "They did not clarify on what basis they shortlisted the first batch for training -- whether on merit or other reasons. I have started preparing for other exams in the meantime. I have not taken any other job because we were told that the call letters for training would be issued once the first batch returns. The first batch returned in December last year but we have still not been informed of the training schedule."

The candidates declare that their demand for a date or month when coaching will probably be scheduled has fallen on deaf ears. "We have no clue whether we need to prepare for training or look for another job," they stated.

Kriss Jasani (28), a resident of Junagadh, handed the psychometric check undertaken in May 2018 and awaits his coaching name.

"I contacted GMRC officials several times. On one occasion, I also visited them in Gandhinagar but they asked me to wait for their SMS and e-mail," he stated.

Jasani was running below contract with GTU in Ahmedabad on a monthly pay of Rs 13,000. However, when he were given shortlisted for GMRC, he quit his task. "I have been sitting at home for a while now, waiting for the letter. My parents have also started asking me questions about my job. I will wait till elections are over and then probably look at something else to do."

A Rajkot resident who was shortlisted, in the hunt for anonymity, stated, "If I take any other job, they may ask me to sign a bond. If I get a call letter from GMRC after joining, I will not be able to pay the bond owing to my financial condition. I am 24 years old and it is really embarrassing to be sitting idle at home."


Candidates visited GMRC office several occasions to hunt a rationalization declare they received no correct reaction . "Most of us feel scared to enter our names in the register there, fearing our training letters may be held back because we questioned them about it," stated a shortlisted candidate from Ahmedabad, refusing to be named.

When contacted, GMRC Managing Director I P Gautam stated, "Currently, we have two trains in Ahmedabad. In the next six months, we will have six trains, for which we have 60 drivers. The 60 applicants sent for training last year were shortlisted on the basis of their merit, and keeping in view the number of trains and operations in the initial stage. We cannot call everyone together for training and start paying them salary without having the supporting number of trains. Although their employment is guaranteed, we will call them when the need arises."


The 60 candidates despatched for coaching last yr had been shortlisted at the foundation of their advantage... We can't name everybody together for coaching

IP Gautam, MD, GMRC

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