Railways is thinking to close Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA)
Railways has decided to close down the Special Class Railway Apprentice
Started in 1927, the SCRA, one of the oldest programme in
India involved selection of about 30 candidates by the UPSC to the undergraduate
programme in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jamalpur.
Earlier, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has told
the Railway Ministry that it is not inclined to hold the Special Class Railway
Apprentice Examination (SCRA) and asked the public transporter to justify
holding the exam.
"The Commission may not be inclined to continue with the
examination unless full and proper justification is forthcoming from the Railway
Ministry for such continuance," UPSC Secretary Ashim Khurana said in a letter to
Railway Board Member (Staff) Pradeep Kumar in July this year.
Courtesy: The Economic Times