Several exams in Kerala, which is reeling under one of the worst floods in a century, have been postponed. Although rains subdued on Friday, waters from dams continued to be let out keeping over a dozen districts on red alert. Keeping in mind the situation, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has postponed the computer-based test for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician recruitment which was scheduled for today. However, RRB published a notice stating that exam will be held as per the previous schedule in all other states. RRB had to issue the clarification as several states had declared a half-day holiday today as a mark of respect to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. According to reports, candidates were also informed individually via SMS and email.
The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) has also decided to postpone the recruitment processes scheduled for today and tomorrow. Written exams, departmental exams, service verification, interview, certificate verification which were scheduled on 17-18 August, 2018 have been canceled. All the candidates are suggested to keep a tab on the official website for further updates. The KPSC will announce a fresh date on kpsc.kar.nic.in.
In related news, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held a press conference and declared that all educational institutes in the state will remain closed till August 29, 2018. According to reports, the floods have caused massive destruction in several parts of the state in the past 10 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Chief Minister regarding flood situation and is expected to be heading to the state to take stock of the situation in Kerala. The government has set up over 1500 relief camps all over the state to give shelter to nearly 2.25 people.