CHAPTER I

RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, CONFIRMATION AND RE-EMPLOYMENT

SECTION 'A'

TRAINING OF OFFICERS

PART I—PROBATIONERS

 

101. General—The Probationers recruited to the 9 organized Railway services, viz. (1) Indian Railway Service of Engineers, (IRSE), (ii) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, (iii) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), (iv) Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), (v) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), (vi) Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), (vii) Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), (viii) Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS), (ix) Indian Railway Medical Service and to the Department of Railway Protection Force shall undergo sandwich type of training on line and at the various Railway Institutes and Institute of repute outside the Railways (as applicable) for the first two years, except in the case of probationers of Medical Service where the period of training shall be 3 months only.  

3(three) days

Central Hospital of the zone for 3 days under Chief Hospital Supdt. / Central Hospital.

45 (forty five) days

In the Headquarters Hospital or in a large Divisional Hospital in Clinical Ward/OT duties. The probationer, officers must be encouraged to deal with the cases individually under the supervision of a Senior Medical Officer.  The trainee must also attend to regular O.P.D. sessions to gain competence in dealing with cases of a large variety. Administrative training should also be imparted properly.

10 (ten) days

On completion of the period of training in a hospital as above, the trainees shall be deputed to work in a Health Unit, outside the headquarters (Zonal or divisional) and should participate in all the curative, preventive and promotional aspects of health care.  As far as possible during this period, the probationary officers shall work on their own under the advice and guidance as required from the Medical Officer incharge of the Health Unit.  Administrative training also to be imparted by Incharge.  Training should be imparted properly under proper guidance.

2 (two) days

Final assessment CAOs office.  Suitability should be assessed before being put on a working post and if need be the period of training can be further extended.  During these two days, the probationary officers shall be subjected to a detailed assessment of their adequacy to hold independent charge .

One month

At the Railway Staff College, Vadodara for orientation course whenever the same is arranged.

(Authority: Ministry of Railways letter No. 91/E(GR)II/7/19 dated 18-12-91

  The Probationers of all the services other than Indian Railway Medical Service shall undergo 8 weeks Foundational Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara, at the first available opportunity after joining the Railways, in which they will be introduced to various facets of Railway working. The Foundational Course will be common to probationers of all services. After attending the Foundational Course, the probationers shall undergo field training in sheds, Depots, Yards, Workshops, Divisional Office, Headquarters Office, Production Units, etc. and specialize training in other Railway Training Institutions und Institutes of repute outside the Railways (as applicable) .

  After adequate field training, probationers of all services excepting Indian Railway Medical Service shall undergo 6 weeks Induction Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara. This induction course shall be different for probationers of different services. In the Induction Course they shall be given detailed knowledge regarding the working of their own Department, interaction with allied Department and financial rules, procedures etc. While probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers(IRSE), Indian Railway Traffic Service, (IRTS) Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) and Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) shall undergo Induction Course during two years probationary training, the probationers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE) shall undergo Induction Course from working post in the 3rd year of their probation.

  102.  Monitoring/Co-ordination of Probationary Training.

  Two years probationary training of following services be centrally co-ordinated/monitored by the Institute/Railway as indicated against each :—  

Service

Institution/Railway for centrally  coordination/monitoring of probationary training

Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE)

Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune.

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

Railway Staff College, Vadodara.

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

Do.

Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

Do.

Indian Railway Stores Services (IRSS).

Do.

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineer (IRSME) (both Engineering Graduates recruited as probationers and Special Class Railway Apprentices).

South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur.

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)

Indian Railways Institute of Engineering & Tele-Communications, Secunderabad.

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE).

Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik.

103.  Schedule of Probationary Training

Probationers of all services excepting Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS) shall undergo two years Probationary training as per schedules of training laid down by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) from time to time. 

104.  Maintenance of Dairy etc. by Probationers 

During the two years period of probationary training probationers shall maintain a Diary to indicate their day-to-day activity which shall be checked periodically by the Training Director; during probation. 

105.  Confirmation after Probationary Training

 No Probationer shall be confirmed in junior scale unless he/she has successfully passed all the examinations prescribed after completion of institutional training as well as all the departmental examinations prescribed.

106.  Determination of Seniority of Group 'A' Probationers of Different Services in Junior Scale after their Confirmation 

The performance of Group 'A' probationers during the probationary training and during their posting against working post will be evaluated and marks will be awarded for each item of probationary training and for the performance while working against working posts. The maximum marks for different items of probationary training and of their performance against working posts will be laid down by the Ministry of Railways, Railway Board from time to time. The inter-se-seniority of Group 'A' probationers of particular examination batch and of a particular service on their confirmation to junior scale, will be decided on the basis of marks obtained by them during the probationary period as indicated above and marks obtained by them in U.P.S.C. Competition for during the apprenticeship training for Special Class Railway Apprentices.  

107.  Departmental Examinations

  All the Departmental Examinations will be conducted by the Institutes where the probationary training has been centralised. Following Departmental Examinations of the Gorup 'A' probationers of different services will be conducted by the different Institutes/Railways as under :—

Service

Departmental Examinations

To be conducted by

1

2

3

I.R.

I.R.S.E.

I, II & III

IRICEN/Pune

I.R.S.M.E

(Engg. graduates & SCRAS)

I, II & III

 

South Eastern Railway

 

IIRSEE

Do

IRIEEN/Nasik

IRSSE

Do

IRISET/ Secunderabad.

IRSS

Do

R.S.C./Vadodara.

IRTS

Do

Do

IRAS

Do

Do

IRPS

I & II

Do

 The Departmental Examinations will  consist of written test and viva voce examination.  

108. Number of chances of Passing Institutional or  Departmental Examinations

  No probationer shall be allowed to re-appear in any institutional or departmental examination except for the following reasons :—

 (a) If a probationer is prevented from appearing in any examination either because of his/her sickness or any other reason beyond' his/her control, he/she may be allowed to appear in a special examination within three months.

(b) In case of probationer does not pass any Institutional or Departmental Examination in the first attempt, he/she may be allowed to sit for re-examination in the papers in which he/she has failed. But in that case, the marks awarded to probationer in such re-examination shall not be taken into account in determining the seniority (his/her score in the original examination only shall be counted).  

The exemption in (b) above shall also apply to the probationer who have been permitted to take special examination in the circumstances mentioned in (a) above.  

If a probationer fails to pass second examination (b) above his/her services are likely to be terminated.  

109. Minimum Percentage of Pass Marks in the Examination Prescribed after Completion of Institutional Extension of Probationer Period 

The minimum marks to pass in Examination after completion of Institutional training (Foundational Course, Induction Courses Phase I, Phase II etc.) and Departmental Examinations will be 60% in aggregate as well as in each individual paper.  

110 Extension of Probationary Period

The Ministry of Railways may, if it is so, deem fit in any case extend the period of probation for a maximum period of one year. However, if during the period of probation, a probationer is placed under suspension, pending investigation, enquiry or trial relating to criminal charge against him/her for pending disciplinary proceedings which are contemplated or started against him/her, in such circumstances the period of his/her probation may be extended for such period as Ministry of Railway may think fit in the circumstances of the case.

 

CHAPTER I

Section—B

RULES FOR THE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF GROUP 'C AND GROUP 'D' AND WORKSHOP STAFF

Sub-Section I—General

 

101. Extent of application. The rules in sub-sections I to III apply to Group 'C and workshop and artisan staff of Indian Railways including Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Diesel Locomotive works, Integral Coach Factory, Wheel & Axle Plant, Diesel Component Works, Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) and other railway establishments. The categories and rules for recruitment of Group 'D' staff on Railways are dealt with in sub-section IV—The branches and groups dealt with in this section are detailed below :—

(I) (i)Transportation (Traffic) Department, Station Masters, (ii) Traffic Signallers, (iii) Guards, (iv) Traffic Apprentices, (v) Train Clerks,  

(II)  Commercial Department.—(i) Ticket Collectors, (ii) Commercial Clerks (for coaching and goods works),  (iii) Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerks, (iv) Commercial Apprentices, (v) Law Assistants, (vi) Catering Manager Gr. III, (vii) Catering Manager Gr. I/Inspector, (viii) Assistant Cook and (ix)  Senior Cook.  

(III) Transportation (Power) Department.—(i) First Fireman, (ii) Diesel Assistant, (iii) Electric Assistant, (iv) Steam Shunters, (v) Drivers and Loco Running Supervisors.

(IV) Mechanical Engineering Department.— (i) Apprentice Mechanics, (ii) Deputy Shop Supervisor, (iii) Train Examiners.

 (V) Civil Engineering Department.— Permanent Way staff, (ii) Works staff, (iii) Bridge Inspectors.

 (VI) Signal and Tele-Communication Department.—(i) Signal Inspectors, (ii) Telecommunication Inspectors, (iii) Signal Maintainers (Electrical), (iv) Signal Maintainers (Mechanical), (v) Tele-communication Maintainers, (vi) Wireless Maintainers, (vii) Telecommunication Maintainers (Line), (viii) Telephone Operators.

(VII) Drawing Office Cadre in Civil, Mechanical/Electrical and S&T Departments.

(VIII) Stores Department.—(i) Depot Store Keepers, (ii) Staff in the Printing Press.

 (IX) Skilled Artisans.

(X) Medical Department.—(i) Staff Nurses, (ii) Physiotherapist, (iii) Pharmacists, (iv) Health & Malaria Inspectors, (v) Radiographer, (vi) Laboratory Staff, (vii) Dieticians. (viii) Midwives.

 (XI) Scientific Staff—Chemical & Metallurgical Asstts.  

(XII) Ministerial & Non-Ministerial Staff—

(a)  Accounts  Department.—(i) Shroffs, (ii) Cashiers, (iii) Accounts Clerks/Assts. etc., (iv) Finger Print Expert, (v) Electronic Data Processing Centre.

(b)  Other than Accounts Department—(i) Office Clerks,  (ii)  Typists,  (iii)  Stenographers.   

(XIII) Official Language Department.

(XIV) Railway Schools Staff.  

102. Recruitment.(i)Subject to what has been specifically provided in the relevant rules, recruitment on Railways will be to the lowest grade of the category concerned. Direct recruitment to intermediate grades will be made where specifically provided for and in other cases as and when considered necessary by the Railway administrations with the approval of the Railway Board. The qualifications for recruitment to grades higher than the lowest will be those as approved by the Railway Board.    

"(ii) The quota for direct recruitment, wherever prescribed, will be relevant only at the recruitment stage and will have no relevance for fixation of seniority which will be assigned by application of normal rules. Where quota fixed for direct recruitment in a particular year is not fulfilled due to un-avoidable reasons, the shortfall may be made good in the following year without giving retrospective benefit for purpose of seniority.

[Authority: ACS No. 121 forwarded under Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-80/ SR-6-9 dated 4-2-81]"

102-A Notwithstanding the provisions contained in this chapter, transfers on request on bottom seniority in the grades having an element of direct recruitment will be permissible against the quota prescribed  for direct recruitment, provided that the employee seeking transfer possesses the qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the post to which transfer is sought for." 

(Authority Board's letter No. E(NG)I-99/TR/15 dated 8-2-2000)

103.  Definitions.—For the purpose of these rules, unless there be anything repugnant in the subject or context.—

(i) A "Group" means a series of classes, which form a normal channel of promotion.

(ii) A "Class" comprises all appointments in the same branch or department bearing the same designation.

 Illustration.—All station masters form a class by themselves, similarly, all assistant station masters are in one class : guards, section controllers, firemen, drivers are other instances of classes.

(iii) "Grades" are sub-divisions of a class, each bearing a different scale of pay. An intermediate grade is any grade in a class, higher than the lowest.  

(iv) An "apprentice" or a "trainee" means a person undergoing training with a view to employment in railway service, who draws pay, leave salary, subsistence allowance or stipend during such training but is not employed in or against a substantive vacancy in the cadre of a branch of deptt. On satisfactory completion of his training he is eligible for appointment of probation in a substantive vacancy but no guarantee of such appointment is given.

 (v) "Direct recruitment" means the recruitment to the Group 'C service of any person not already in the service of the railways or any person in railway service who may be permitted to apply for appointment subject to possession of requisite qualifications along with outsiders according to the procedure laid down for recruitment.

  104.  Period of Probation.—All appointments will be made on probation for two years. For trainees or apprentices appointed to a working post after the conclusion of their training, the probationary period commences on the date of such appointment.  

105.  Health Certificates.—No person may be appointed to railway service or sent to training school without the production of a health certificate. The rules for the medical examination of candidates for employment and for the periodical examination of railway servants are prescribed separately.

106. Special representation of certain communities—  In filling permanent as well as temporary vacancies by direct recruitment or by promotion, the instructions contained in Section E in regard to the special representations shall be strictly followed.

107.  Persons having more than one wife or husband.—  

(i) No person who has more than one wife living or who having a spouse living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the lifetime of such spouse, shall be eligible for appointment to service; and  

(ii) No woman whose marriage is void by reason of the husband having a wife living at the time of such marriage, or who has married a person who has a wife living at the time of such marriage, shall be eligible for appointment to service;  

Provided that the General Manager may, if satisfied, that there are special grounds for so ordering, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.  

108.  Knowledge of Hindi.—It is obligatory for all trainees to acquire an elementary knowledge of Hindi Trainees whose stay at the Training School is for over six months are required to pass Prabodh Grade Hindi examination before completion of their training in all railway training schools, Trainees who qualify in all other subjects but fail to qualify in Hindi test should not be debarred from entering railway service. Such staff should be required to pass the same Hindi test within a year of leaving the training school. If they fail to pass the test they will be given a second chance to pass the test in another year failing which they will not be retained in service.

Sub-Section II - Procedure 

109.  Method of making appointments. —

 (a) Direct recruitment to fill Group 'C posts on the Indian Railways will be made through Railway Recruitment Boards formerly Railway Service Commissions set up at various places in the country as per relevant orders of the Railway Board or by Railway Administrations where specially authorized by the Railway Board. The Railways or the areas for which Recruitment Boards make recruitment are also as specified in the relevant orders of the Board.  

"(b) Recruitment may also be made by the Zonal Railways and Production Units etc. without going through the agency of the Railway Recruitment Board of sons/daughters/ wives/wards etc. of railway servants who die while in service or retire after medical incapacitation in accordance with the general orders which may be issued by the Ministry of Railways from time to time. Similarly appointments may also be made of outstanding sportsmen and of persons having qualifications in the field of culture and Scouting/ Guiding against the respective annual quotas prescribed for these purposes and on the conditions laid down from time to time in  the general orders  issued by the Ministry of Railways.

[Authority: ACS No. 133 forwarded in Railway Board's letter No.  (NG)II/82/ RR-1/32 dated 24-2-83 and Railway Board's letters No. E(NG)III/77/RR-l/50 dated 7-4-80 and E(NG)II/88/RR-2/1 dated 15-6-89]".

110.  Advertisements. —  

All vacancies in posts and services whose authorised scale of pay rises above Rs. 375/-AS/-425 (RS)/1400 (RPS) per month, recruitment for which is made through the Railway Recruitment Board or by the Railway Administrations and are treated as "by open competition and on all India basis" will be advertised in the list of newspapers approved by the Department of Personnel for advertisements issued by the Union Public Service Commission. All the other posts in the Lower grades will be advertised at the discretion of the Railway Recruitment Boards or Railway Administrations in the English, Hindi and regional language newspapers, commonly read in the area where such vacancies exist. The employment notices will also be supplied to the nearby employment exchanges for exhibition. Such advertisements will indicate the category of the posts and the division/Unit/region of the railway where vacancies exist and also other general conditions for appointment to the posts. It should also be clearly indicated in the advertisement for categories like Stenographers, typists, draftsmen etc. which do not involve outdoor work or work at inconvenient hours in the night that women are equally eligible and  are invited to apply.  

With a view to give wider publicity to the recruitment of nurses, copies of the employment notices should also be sent to the relevant nursing training schools in the areas concerned.

 (b) With regard to the recruitment in the artisan categories a copy of the Employment Notice will be supplied to the Resettlement Directorate of the Ministry of Defence and the Rajya and Zila Sainik Boards for the purpose of employment of ex-servicemen by the Railway Administrations. The ex-servicemen nominated by the Resettlement Directorate will be considered for employment on Railways along with other candidates. As regards recruitment by Railway Recruitment Boards they should comply with the instructions issued by the Railway Board from time to time regulating recruitment of ex-servicemen to Railway services in Group 'C' & Group 'D'.

111.  Applications for employment.

"Candidates will be required to apply with reference to the specific employment notice of the Recruitment Boards or the Railways on prescribed application forms with requisite examination fee, if any, prescribed.

[Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/81/REC/2 dt. 13-5-81 and E(NG)II/85/RRB/71  dated 5-5-86]".

112.  The   Committee for conducting interviews, where prescribed, for direct recruitment to Group 'C' posts by the Railway Recruitment Boards, will have a minimum of three members and must include Officers representing SC/ST, Minority and OBC communities. The composition of the Interview Committee shall be:-

(i)        Chairman, RRB or Member Secretary, RRB as the Chairman of the Interview Committee; and 

(ii)       Serving Railway officers of JA Grade, including an officer of the Department for which the recruitment is being made. 

 In case of difficulty in finding OBC officers of JA Grade for nomination in  Interview Committees, there is no bar to  nomination of Senior Scale OBC officers. The senior scale OBC officer so nominated will nevertheless be an equal member of the committee. 

In case serving Railway officers of appropriate rank belonging to SC/ST, Minority and OBC communities are not available; officers of Central Government/State Government/PSUs/Banks belonging to these communities may be co-opted. In case of further difficulty, retired Railway officers of proven integrity belonging to these communities may be co-opted in the Interview Committees. 

While nominating/co-opting members of the Interview Committee, it is to be ensured that no member should be directly subordinate to any other member of the Committee. 

 In order to ensure that enough OBC officers in the appropriate rank are available for nomination on the Interview Committees and nomination of Senior Scale OBC officers is not resorted to routinely, CPOs should draw up lists of OBC officers available on the Railway by making extensive enquiries.  The Chairman, RRBs should also draw up list of willing OBC officers of Central/State  Governments/PSUs/Banks for being nominated in the Interview Committees.

(Authority; Railway Board's letter No. E (NG) II/96/RR-l/40 dated 27.4.98 and 98/E(RRB)9/3 dated 25. 8. 98 & 30. 11. 98).

 113. The names of successful candidates who are recommended by the Railway Recruitment Boards or selected by the Railway Admn. themselves for appointment on Indian Railways will be exhibited on notice boards, in the Recruitment Board's office, Employment Exchange concerned and published as "news item" in the newspapers free of cost as also by the Railway Administrations in their Divisional and Headquarters offices. Selection of a candidate by a Board or a Railway administration is, however, no guarantee of employment on the railway which is subject to his qualifying in the prescribed medical examination and to his being otherwise suitable for service under Government.  

114.  DELETED.  (Authority Board’s letter No. E (NG) II/92/RC – 3/5 date 4.11.93)

115. Relaxation of the age limit.—The following relaxations of age limit are permissible :—  

(i) By five years in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

(ii) Upto three years (including apprentice categories) in respect of serving Railway employees applying for direct recruitment to initial categories and upto five years for posts in the intermediate categories.

(iii) Group 'D' employees applying for recruitment to Group 'C posts or as apprentices being allowed relaxation to the extent of service in Group 'D' but in any case not exceeding 10 years and also subject to a ceiling limit of 30 years for apprentice categories.

(iv) For  direct  recruitment  to  all  Group 'C' & 'D'  vacancies,  serving  employees  who  have  put  in three  years  continuous  service  on  the  Railways  Will be  given age  relaxation  upto the upper  age limit of  40  years,  in  the case of general  category  candidates,  43  years  in the  case  of OBC candidates  and 45  years  in  the  case  of ST/SC candidates.  Same age  concession will  be applicable to  such  of  the substitutes as  have put  in  three  years service  continuous  or  in broken  spells." 

((Authority  Board's  letter No.  E(NG)I/95/PM1/ 1 dated 11/1/1999 and 1-6-99)

(v) For direct recruitment to all Group 'C and Group ‘D’ posts, the Upper age limit in the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands, who are not remarried, shall be relaxed Upto the age 35 years. In such cases, there will be further relaxation upto the age of 38 years for ‘other Backward Community (OBC)’ candidates, and upto 40 years for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) candidates.   

((Authority  Board's  letter No.  E(NG)II/2000/RR-I/37  dated 10/8/2001)

(vi) Existing age concessions allowed by specific instructions of the Railway Board for specified category/categories of posts will continue to apply.  

(vii) A candidate who is within the minimum and maximum age limits on a particular date mentioned in the employment notice issued by a Railway Recruitment Board may be treated as eligible for appointment against  a post on the Railway concerned eyen though the person concerned may have exceeded the maximum age limit on the date of actually joining an appointment.  

"(viii) The upper age limit may be relaxed to the extent warranted and justified while making appointment on compassionate grounds of sons," daughters, wives, wards etc. of Railway servants who die while in service or are medically incapacitated. The General Managers may also relax the age limit while making recruitment of outstanding sportsmen against the sports quota and against  cultural/scouts/guides quota.

[Authority : Railway Board's letters No. E- (NG)II/82/RR/l/32 dated 24-2-83 and 13-3-84]".

 116. Employment of physically handicapped persons.—Recruitment of physically handicapped persons in identified Group 'C and Group ‘D’ post will be regulated in terms of separate instructions issued by the Railway Board from time to time. TheRe will be a reservation of vacancies @ 3% (1% each for the Blind, the Deaf and the Orthopaedically handicapped )for recruitment of physically handicapped persons the actual employment of selected candidate being in identified Group 'C and Group 'D' posts in the Railway services.

 Sub-Section III—Recruitment and Training  

117. The position indicated regarding  normalchannels of promotion in the following paragraphs in this sub-section are illustrative and not exhaustive and they should not be taken to exclude classes not specifically mentioned which it may be the recognized practice for a particular  administration to admit to any of the Groups shown. It shall, moreover, be open to the administration to transfer staff from one group to another for which they may be fully qualified, but care must be taken to avoid hardship to staff already in the latter group.

118.  Refresher and promotion courses.  

(a) Periodical refresher courses at stated intervals and promotion courses as necessary may be prescribed by the General Manager according to the need of each case, taking into account the guidelines and orders, issued from time to time by the Board.  

(b)  Procedure for Trade Tests—An employee failing in a trade test should be allowed to re-appear for further trade tests after an interval of six months with the provision that no relaxation in the standard of trade test is to be allowed.

 119.  Security deposits by Apprentices/Trainees. Persons recruited as Apprentices or Trainees shall be required to make security deposits during their period of training/apprenticeship as required by the individual railway administrations.

Conditions applicable to Apprentices other than those governed by Apprentices Act, 1961

120. Stipend.

(i) The rates of stipend are indicated against the various categories. Free medical aid is admissible. The rate of stipend in all cases will be fixed by the Railway Board.  

(ii) Medical Examination.—An apprentice will be required to pass such medical examination as regards his physical fitness as may be prescribed by the General Manager.  

(iii) Agreement.—He will have to enter into an agreement which should inter alia embody the following important conditions. The parent or guardian of the candidate should also be one of the parties to the agreement.

(a)   The period of apprenticeship.

(b)   The amount of the security deposit, if any.

(c)   The trade or trades in which he will be required to undergo trainings

(d)   Circumstances in which agreement can be terminated by the administration, e.g., physical unfitness, misconduct  or failure to qualify in any prescribed test, etc.

(e)   The forfeiture of the security deposit, if any, and recovery of the cost of training at the discretion of the administration in the event of violation of the terms of the agreement by the apprentice.

(f)    No guarantee or promise of employment on completion of apprenticeship.

 (iv) Trade Apprentices in designated trades appointed in Railway workshops will be governed by the provisions of Apprentices Act, 1961 and Rules and administrative instructions issued there under from time to time.  

121.  Recognised Educational and other Qualifications for technical and non-technical categories are indicated against each category.

 I. TRANSPORTATION (TRAFFIC)  DEPARTMENT

 (i) STATION MASTERS

 122. (1) The Posts  in the category of Assistant Station Master in scale Rs. 4500—7000 shall be filled as under :—

(i)     60% by direct recruitment from amongst persons having the qualification of Graduation, through RRB’s;

(ii)      15% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(LDCE) from amongst group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff of Operating and Commercial departments in grades Rs. 4500—7000 with an upper age limit of 45 years (50 years in the case of SC/ST) and qualification of Graduation subject to the condition that Group ‘D’ staff have rendered a minimum of 5 years regular Railway Service; shortfall , if any, against the quota being made good by direct recruitment; and

(iii)    25% by general selection from amongst employees possessing the qualification of Matriculation and working as Shunting Jamadars, Shunting Masters, Cabinmen Grade – I, Switchmen, Sr. Signallers and Sr. Train Clerks in grade Rs.4000-6000 and Leverman Gr.I, Pointsman Gr.I, Shuntman Gr.I Cabinman Gr.II and Train Clerks all in grade Rs.3050-4590 with an upper age limit of 45 years (50 years in the case of SC/ST),shortfall, if any, against the quota being made good by LDCE at (ii) above.

((Authority  Board's  letter No.  E(NG)I/97/PM2/8  dated 22/2/2001 and 25/7/2002)

(2) Qualifications etc. for direct; recruitment are as under :—  

(i) Educational : A University degree or its  equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport will be an  additional desirable qualification.  

(ii) Age : Between 18—25 years.  

"(iii) Training & Stipend: — Training   period is to be decided by Zonal Railways, (training upto one year is considered sufficient). Stipend Rs. 1200 per month." (No. PCIV/86/Imp/50 dated 19-2-87).

(3) Upper age limit for promotion of Switchmen (and Levermen and Cabinmen,  wherever they are considered in lieu of Switchmen) as ASM against 25% Quota set apart for them will be 50 years. [E(NG)I-86PM2-20(PNM) dt. 15-4-87J.

(4)  Channel of Promotion/Higher grades  :  The following higher grade posts are available in this category in the normal channel of promotion :—  

ASSTT. STATION MASTERS/STATION MASTERS  (Rs. 1400—2300)  

STATION MASTER(Rs. 1600—2660)  

DEPUTY STATION SUPDT. (Rs. 2000—3200)  

STATION SUPDT. (Rs. 2375—3500)

NOTE : 

(1) The channel of promotion to higher grades beyond the grade Rs. 1400—2300 will be as laid down by the individual Railway Administrations keeping in view the guidelines and orders, if any, issued by the Board.

 (2) The higher grade posts upto and inclusively the grade Rs. 1400—2300 will be exclusively reserved for ASMs in the lower grade Rs. 1200—2040[E(NG)I-63/PMl/40 dt.  6-4-72].

 (3) 25% of the post in the category of Station Masters grade Rs. 1600—2660 will be filled by induction of Traffic Apprentices of which 15% will be from the open market through the Railway Recruitment Boards and 10% from amongst the serving (non-Ministerial) graduates through limited Departmental Competitive Examinations.

 (ii)  TRAFFIC SIGNALLERS

123. (1) The post in the category of Traffic Signallers in scale Rs. 975—1540 will be filled as under : —

 (i) 75% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 25% by promotion by selection of specified Group 'D' categories of staff having qualification of Matriculation or its equivalent.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational :—Matriculation or its Equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.

(ii)  Age : Between 18-—25 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend :—Training period (up-to one year) to be decided by the Zonal Railway Administrations. The rate of stipend—Rs. 975.

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades  :—  

The following higher grades are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion :    

SENIOR SIGNALLER   (1200—2040)

HEAD SIGNALLER (1400—2300)

INSPECTOR WIRELESS  (TRAFFIC)  GR. II (1600—2660)

INSPECTOR WIRELESS (TRAFFIC) GR. I (2000—3200)

(iii) GUARDS

124. (1)  The posts in the category of Goods Guards in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000(RSRP) will be filled as under: 

(i)         60% by general selection from amongst serving regular  employees with a minimum  of three years service working in grade(s) Rs.3050-4590/3200-4900/4000-6000 in the categories of Train clerks/Sr. Train Clerks, Commercial Clerks/Sr. Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collecters/Sr. Ticket Collectors, Switchmen, Asst. Guards/Sr.Asst. Guards and Yard Staff individual quotas for  each  of  these categories  being fixed  by  the  Zonal Railways. 

(ii)         15% by LDCE  plus shortfall, if any, against (i) above, from amongst serving regular non-ministerial Group 'C' employees in the Operating and Commercial Deptts. with a minimum of three years service, working in grade(s) Rs.3050-4590/3200-4900/4000-6000 upto  40 years of age (45 years in the case of SCS/ST) and having the qualification of Graduation; and 

(iii)        25% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards plus shortfall, if any, against (ii) above. 

(2)        Qualification etc for direct recruitment are as under: 

(i)         Educational  : A university degree or its equivalent.

(ii)         Age            : Between 18-28 years

(iii)        Training & Stipend: Period of training will be for a duration (upto one year) as decided by the Railway Administration on a stipend of Rs.4500/- 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-96/PM2/3  dated 5-6-98 ,13-08-98 and 4-2-99)

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades ;—

The following higher grades are available in this category :—

PASSENGER GUARD (ALL PASSENGER TRAINS & EMUs) (1350—2200)

  MAIL GUARD  (SUPER FAST), MAIL & EXPRESS TRAINS) (1400-2600)  

NOTE : 

(1) Guards upto 48 years of age arc eligible for promotion by selection as Section Controllers in scale Rs. 1400—2600 against 30% of the vacancies in that grade. [(EN)G 1-68PM/4 dt. 3-6-70 and E(NG) 1-73-PM 1-80 dt.  17-7-73].

(2) Their (Guards) channel of promotion to other Traffic categories such as Station Masters, Yard Masters, Traffic Inspectors will be as laid down by individual Railway Administrations within the Broad policy frame work/guidelines, if any, issued by the Board.

(iv) TRAFFIC APPRENTICES

125. (1) 25 % of the post in the categories of Section Controllers, Station Masters, Yard Masters and Traffic Inspectors in scale Rs. 1400—2600/- 1600—2660 will be filled by  recruitment as Traffic Apprentices as under :—

(i) 15% plus shortfall , if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below, by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

(ii) 10%through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst serving staff  (other than Ministerial) in the Traffic (Transportation) Department who are graduates and are upto 40 years of age.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational: A University degree or its equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport will be an additional desirable Qualification.

(ii) Age: —Between 20—28 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend: —Period of training will be two years. Stipend: First year Rs. 1400. Second year Rs. 1440.

NOTE : Period of training for those inducted against 15% will also be two years but they will continue to receive the pay and allowances of the post from which they were selected during the period of the training.

(3)  Channel of Promotion/Higher grades  

The following higher grades are available to Traffic Apprentices after their observations in a waiting post for their advancement as per the channel of promotion laid down by the Zonal Railway Administrations keeping the broad policy framework laid down by the Railway Board. Dy. Chief Controller/Dy. Station Supdt. Dy. Yard Master/Traffic Inspector (2000- 3200)

Chief Controller Station Supdt. Yard Master/Chief  Traffic Inspector (2375-3500)  

(Authority Railway Boards letter No. E(NG)II 84- RC-3/15 (AWRF) dated 15-5-87).

(v)  TRAINS CLERKS

126. (1)The posts in the category of Train Clerks  in the pay scale Rs. 3050-4590 will be filled as under: 

             

(i)50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board;

 

(ii)33-% by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group 'D' categories of staff as specified by the Zonal Railways as per procedure prescribed in para 189; and

 

(iii)16-% by promotion entirely on merit of Matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways for (ii) above, with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of Written Test and Record of Service of 85 and 15 marks respectively.  

         

[Authority : Ministry of Railway's letter No.  E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 22.9.2003]

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational: Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

(ii)  Age : Between 18—25 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend : Period of training will be as fixed by Zonal Railway Administrations. (A short duration of about "one month" will normally be adequate). Stipend will be Rs. 950.

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher Grades :—

(i) The following higher grades are available in the normal channel of promotion :—

 SENIOR TRAIN CLERKS (1200—2040)

HEAD TRAIN CLERKS (1400—2300)

CHIEF TRAIN CLERKS (1600—2660)

(ii) Train. Clerks/Senior Trains Clerks are also eligible for consideration for promotion by selection as Goods Guards in scale Rs. 1200—2040 against the post in that category as per orders in force from time to time.

(iii) They are also considered for promotion to supervisory posts on the Yard Masters category and other categories as per avenue of promotion laid down by the Zonal Railway Administrations keeping in view the broad policy frame work laid down by the Board.  

VI..    SWITCHMEN

126-A(1)  : The post in  the category  of Switchmen in Grade Rs.4000-6000 should  be  filled as under: 

(i)      From  1.1.2000 , 50% by  Staff  having qualification of  Matriculation  from  amongst  the normal  promotion  categories of Cabinman/Leverman/Pointsmen,  through  selection based  on  written examination and viva voce designed  to  test  the professional  ability  and knowledge of  safe working  rules  required  in  the discharge  of  duties of  Switchmen; 

(ii)      50%  or  such higher  number of post as  could not be  filled by  (i) above from  amongst  Group  'C'  and 'D'   staff of Operating Department,with Matriculation  qualification  and minimum five years service (relaxable  to two  years by  the General Managers for want of   staff with five years service)  through  a  written  examination and viva voice ;  and  

(iii)     The shortfall against (ii) above to be made good by direct recruitment from open market through Railway Recruitment Boards from amongst candidates with minimum educational qualification of matriculation. 

Note  : For selections  to  be  notified  upto  31-12-99 for  promotion  against  the  quota   of  post of (1) (i) above,  the  minimum  educational  qualification  will  continue  to  be  standard  VI  passed.

 (2)     Qualifications  for  direct  recruitment  are  as  under:-

 (i)     Educational  :     Matriculation  or  equivalent

(ii)        Age              :   18  to  27  years.

(iii)     Training       :   2 months (50 working  days)

(iv)    Stipend during training:      Rs.4000/-  p.m.

(3)  Channel  of  promotion:-  Switchmen are eligible for promotion as Assistant  Station  Masters and Goods  Guards  in  Grade Rs.4500-7000  against the prescribed quotas  in  force.

(Authority Board's  letter  No.  E(NG)I-95/PM2/25  dated 10-6-99 &  2-9-99 )

  II. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

(i) TICKET COLLECTORS

127. (1) The posts in the category of Ticket Collectors in the pay scale Rs. 3050-4590 will be filled as under

(i)       50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board; 

(ii)      33-% by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group 'D' categories of staff as specified by the Zonal Railways as per procedure prescribed in para 189; and 

(iii)     16-%by promotion entirely on merit of Matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways for (ii) above, with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of Written Test and Record of Service of 85 and 15 marks respectively. 

(Authority : Ministry of Railway's letter No.  E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 22.9.2003]

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational:—Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.  

(ii) Age :Between 18-25 years

(iii) Training & Stipend :To be laid down by Zonal Railways. A short training of about one month should normally be adequate.    Stipend will be Rs. 950 per month.

  (Authority : Board's letter No. PC-IV/86/ Imp/50 dated 19-2-1987)".

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades .—The following higher grade posts are available in the normal channel of promotion :— 

SENIOR TICKET COLLECTOR/TRAVELLING TICKET EXAMINER (TTE) (1200—2040)

HEAD TICKET COLLECTOR/SENIOR TRAVELLING TICKET EXAMINER/CONDUCTOR (1400—2300)

TRAVELLING  TICKET INSPECTOR  (TTI)/ CONDUCTOR (1600—2660)

CHIEF TICKET INSPECTOR  (CTI) (2000—3200)

 Note : (1) The post of conductor in grade Rs. 1400—2300 even though classified as non-selection should be filled by persons duly selected either for posting as Head Ticket Collector or Sr. TTE [E(NG)I-84/PM3-15 dt. 31-1-86].

  (2) Ticket Collectors are also eligible for being considered for promotion as Goods Guards and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerks as per procedure laid down for filling up post in these categories.  

 (ii)  COMMERCIAL CLERKS (FOR COACHING AND GOODS WORK)

 128. (1) The posts in the category of Commercial Clerks in the pay scale Rs. 3200-4900 will be filled as under:

(i)      50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board;

(ii)      33-%    by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group 'D' categories of staff as specified by the Zonal Railways as per procedure prescribed in para 189; and

(iii)     16-% by promotion entirely on merit of Matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways for (ii) above, with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of Written Test and Record of Service of 85 and 15 marks respectively. 

(Authority : Ministry of Railway's letter No.  E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 22.9.2003]

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under : —

(i) Educational :—Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

(ii)  Age :—Between 18 and 25 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend: Period of training will be 3 to 4 months on a stipend of Rs. 975/p.m.

(3) Channel  of Promotion/Higher  grades : The following higher grade posts are available in the normal channel of promotion :

  SENIOR COMMERCIAL CLERK (1200-2040)

HEAD COMMERCIAL CLERK (1400-2300)

CHIEF COMMERCIAL CLERK (GOODS/PARCEL LUGGEGE/BOOKING) (1600—2660)

COMMERCIAL SUPDT. (GOODS/PARCEL/LUGGAGE/BOOKING) (2000—3200)

Note : (1) Commercial Clerks have channel of promotion to the categories of Commercial Inspectors/other Supervisory posts in the Commercial Departments and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerks as per procedure laid down for filling up to vacancies in the respective categories.  

(2) 25% of the post in grade Rs. 1600-2660 of Chief Booking/Parcel/Goods & Luggage Clerks will be filled by recruitment of Commercial Apprentices of which 15% will be by direct recruitment from open market through the Railway Recruitment Boards and 10% from amongst serving Graduate upto the age of 40 years in the Commercial Department (others than Ministerial) through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.  

E(NG)ll-84/RC3-15- (HPF)  dt.  15-5-87. )

(iii)  ENQUIRY - CUM - RESERVATION CLERK (ECRC)

 129. (1) The posts in the category of Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerks (ECRC) in scale Rs. 4500-7000 w.e.f 1.1.96  will be filled as under :—  

(i) 25% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board : and

(ii) 75% by promotion by selection from amongst Sr. Commercial Clerks and Sr. Ticket Collectors in the scale of pay Rs. 4000-6000 (RSRP) and Commercial Clerks and Ticket Collectors in the scale of pay Rs. 3200-4900 (RSRP) and Rs. 3050-4590 (RSRP) respectively who are suitable for posting as ECRC involving direct contact with general public. Commercial Clerks and Ticket Collectors in grades Rs. 3050-4590 and 3200-4900 respectively should have completed a minimum of three years service in the respective grade."

[Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM3/5 Dated 25.06.1998

 (2)  Qualification etc.  for direct  recruitment age as under :—

 (i)  Educational : A university degree or its equivalent.

 (ii) Age :—Between 18 and 25 years:

 (iii)  Training & Stipend : Three months on a stipend of Rs.  1200/-p.m.

 (3)  Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : —

 The following higher grades are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by non-selection or selection as the case may be :—

E(NG)III—76CD/40/dt.5-8-76 and E(NG)III 76RR1/23 dt. 2-7-77.  

ENQUIRY - CUM - RESERVATION CLERK GRADE-I (1400-2300)

RESERVATION SUPERVISOR GRADE-II (1600-2660)

RESERVATION SUPERVISOR GRADE-I (2000-3200)

 

 

(iv)  COMMERCIAL APPRENTICES

130. (1) 25% of the posts in the categories of Commercial Inspectors, Claims Inspectors, Rates Inspectors, Chief Booking/Parcel/Goods Clerks in Scale Rs. 1600-2660 will be filled by recruitment as Commercial Apprentices as under :—

(i) 15%  plus shortfall , if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below, by direct recruitment through the RRB; and

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

(ii) 10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst serving graduates in Commercial Department (other than Ministerial) upto 40 year of age.

(2) Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under : 

 (i) Educational: A University Degree or its equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport will be an additional desirable qualification.

(ii) Age : Between 20-28 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend : Commercial Apprentices will be on training for a period of two years on a stipend of Rs. 1400 (first year) and Rs. 1440 (second year)

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades:

The following higher grades are available to Commercial Apprentices after their absorption in test by way of advancement as per channels of promotion laid down by the .Zonal Railways keeping in view the broad policy framework laid down by the Railway Board from time to time  

COMMERCIAL/RATES/CLAIMS INSPECTOR/ CHIEF BOOKING/GOODS/PARCEL CLERK  

 (2000-3200)

  CHIEF  COMMERCIAL/RATES/CLAIMS  1NSPECTORS/BOOKING/PARCEL/GOODS SUPDT.  

(2375-3500)  

(v)  LAW ASSISTANTS

 131. (1)The posts in the category of Law Assistants in the pay scale Rs. 6,500-10,500 will be filled as under:-

(i)        40% by direct recruitment from open market; and

(ii)       60% by promotion by general selection from amongst eligible serving employees, shortfall, if any, being added to direct recruitment.

(Authority Board’s letter NO. E(NG)II/2003/RR-I/17 dated 21-01-04)

(2)      Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under:—

(i)       Educational: A University Degree in Law with 3 years standing as a pleader at Bar. Serving employees who are Law Graduates may also be allowed to apply for these posts provided they have served for at least 5 years in any Branch of the Railway Administration. Vacancies earmarked for direct recruitment should also be available to the Railway Magistrates who are desirous of applying for such posts and who also fulfil the prescribed qualifications for the direct recruits.

(ii)      Age: Up to 37 years.

(iii)     Qualifications for Promotees:—The remaining quota of 662/3% of posts should be filled by promotion, on the basis of selection, of serving employees in grades lower than the grade of Rs. 6,500-10,500, having 5 years regular service in Group 'C' and possessing a Degree in Law, irrespective of the Department in which the eligible employee may be working. The shortfall against promotion quota, if any, will be filled by direct recruitment.

(iv)     The benefit of added years of service under Rule 45 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 will be admissible to those recruited directly as Law Assistants (Rs. 6,500-10,500) subject to fulfilment of the conditions stipulated therein.

(3)Channel of Promotion/Higher grades:- The next higher grade post available for Law Assistant is that of Chief Law Assistant in scale Rs.7,450-11,500, which will be filled by promotion as per procedure in vogue from time to time.

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No.E(NG)II/99/RR-I/43 dated 10.11.2000)

(vi)  CATERING SUPERVISOR GRADE-III

132. (I.) The post in the category of Catering Supervisor Grade III in scale Rs. 975—1540 will be filled as under :-

  (i)  33-1/3% by direct recruitment. On some of the Railways the percentage of direct recruitment is 66-2/3%.

  (ii)66-2/3% or 33-1/3%, as the case may be  by promotion by selection of specified Group 'D' categories of Staff.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under:—

(i) Educational:—Matriculation or its equivalent. Diploma in Catering preferable.

(ii) Age :—Between 18 to 25 years.

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades :—The following higher grades are available for this category of Staff in the normal channel of promotion :—  

[Authority: Rly. Bd's letter No. PCIII-81/JCM/ DC/1 dt. 17-7-84 & E(NG)III-77RC1-21 dt. 16-8-84].  

CATERING SUPERVISOR GRADE II (1200—2040)

  CATERING SUPERVISOR GRADE I (1400—2300)

  (vii) CATERING SUPERVISOR GRADE I / CATERING  INSPECTOR  GRADE III

133. (1) The post in the category of Catering supervisor Grade I/Catering Inspector Grade-II in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under :—  

(i) 20% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and  

(ii) 80% by promotion from amongst Staff in lower grade in scale Rs. 1200-2040 by selection or non selection as the case may be.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under:—  

(i) Educational/Professional:  

(a)  Higher secondary (10+2)  or equivalent.  

(b)  Diploma in catering from a recognized Institute.  

(c) Two years experience in an established hotel will be desirable qualification.  

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years.  

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available for this category in the normal channel of promotion :  

[Authority  :  Railway Board's letter No. PC-III-81/JCM/DC/1  dt. 17-7-84 and ,  E(NG)II-77 RC1-21  dt.  16-8-84].  

CATERING INSPECTOR GRADE-II(1600-2660)    

 CATERING INSPECTOR (Gr. I )(2000-3200)

  (viii) ASSISTANT COOK  

134.(1) Direct recruitment of suitable hands in the category of Assistant Cooks in scale Rs. 800—1150 may be made by Railway Administrations without the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards.

[E(NG) 65/RC-1/45  dated 27-3-1965].

(2)  The higher grade posts in this category are as under :

COOK (Rs. 950—1500)

SR. COOK (Rs. 1200—1800)

HEAD/MASTER COOK (Rs. 1320—2040)

(3)   33-1/3%  of the post in the category of Sr. Cook in scale Rs. 1200—1800 will   be filled by direct recruitment as per Para 135.

(ix) SENIOR COOK

135. (1) The post in the category of Senior Cook in scale Rs.  1200-1800 will be filled as under :—

    (i) 33-%     by direct recruitment without the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards, and 

    (ii) 66-%      by promotion from the lower grade.

(2)  Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational: Matriculation with craftship in Cookery from a recognized Institute Institutes for this purpose to be determined by each Zonal Railway Administration. .

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

E(NG)II-85 RC3/66 dt. 28-10-85.

III. TRANSPORTATION (POWER) DEPARTMENT  

(i) FIRST FIREMAN :- DELETED

136. DELETED 

((Authority: Railway Board's letter  No.E(NG)II/2000/RR-I/47 dated 03.8.2001)

(ii) DIESEL ASSISTANT/ELECTRIC ASSISTANT:

137. (1) The posts in the category of Diesel Assistant /Electric Assistant in pay scale Rs. 3050-4590 will be filled as under :-

(i)       50% from amongst the volunteering Diesel/ Electric Loco Fitters of Diesel/ Electric loco sheds with three years service failing which Diesel/ Electric Loco Fitters with less than three years service but total service of six years and Diesel/ Electric Loco Group 'D' staff of Diesel/ Electric Loco sheds with a total service of six years in Diesel/ Electric Loco Sheds having the qualification of course completed Act Apprenticeship in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering trade or Matriculation with ITI as an additional preferable qualification with upper age limit of 35 years (40 years in the case of SC/ST).

(ii)      50% plus the shortfall, if any, against (i) above by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards.

(2)      Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment will be as under:-

  (i)     Educational: Matriculation pass plus

(a)      ITI in specified trades/Act Apprenticeship, OR

(b)      Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/Automobile Engineering in lieu of ITI

Note: Specified trades for the purpose of (a) above are as follows:-

A.                 Fitter

                             B.                 Electrician

C.                 Instrument Mechanic

D.                 Mill wright/ Maintenance Mechanic

E.                 Mechanic (Radio & TV)

F.                         Electronics Mechanic

G.                 Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

H.                Wireman

I.                   Tractor Mechanic

J.                  Armature & Coil Winder

K.                 Mechanic (Diesel)

L.                  Heat Engine

(ii)      Age: Between 18 to 27 years

(iii)      Training and Stipend: They will be on training for a period of 17 weeks.   Stipend: Rs. 5830 + 1900/-

(Authority: - Railway Board letter No. E(MPP)2009/3/14 dated 26.09.11 & 13.03.12).....ACS NO. 218 & 222

 

(3)Diesel/ Electric Assistants have avenue of promotion to the posts of Shunters/ Engine Turners, Goods Drivers and so on as per procedure in force for filling up posts in these categories.  

(iii) ELECTRIC ASSISTANT:- DELETED

 138. DELETED 

         (iv)  STEAM SHUNTERS:- DELETED

139. DELETED 

((Authority: Railway Board's letter  No.E(NG)II/2000/RR-I/47 dated 03.8.2001)

           (v) DRIVERS  & LOCO RUNNING SUPERVISORS

140. The classes included in this group and their channel of promotion are as given below :—  

GOODS DRIVERS (ALL GOODS TRAINS) (1350-2200)

PASSENGER DRIVERS (ALL PASSENGER TRAINS) (Rs. 1600-2660 and EMU services)  

MAIL DRIVERS (SUPER FAST MAIL & EXPRESS TRAINS)   (1640-2900)  

Note : The post in the category of Goods Drivers are filled by selection from Shunters.

(2)

Asstt. loco forman  (R)/Traction Loco Controller/Driving  Inspector/Power Controller/Loco Inspector 'B' Fuel Inspector 'B'/Loco Forman 'B' 

(2000-3200)  

Chief Power Controller/Chief Traction Loco Controller/Chief Loco Inspectors/Loco Formen 'A'/Fuel Inspector/ ‘A’ Driving Inspector.  

(2375-3500)

  Note : The post in grade Rs. 2000-3200 are filled by selection as per avenue of promotion laid down by Zonal Railway Administration keeping in view the 'Note' below Item (vi) of Annexure 'B' of Schedule notifying the scales of Pay recommended by the 4th Central Pay Commission vide Railway Board's letter No. PC-IV/Imp/Schedule/1 dated 24-9-86, provided that for post of Fuel Inspector an employee must have rendered a minimum of 5 years service as Driver.  

(vi) MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS

  (i) APPRENTICE MECHANICS

 141. (1) 75% of the posts in the category of Chargeman 'B' in scale Rs. 1400-2300 in Mech. & Elec. Eng., Deptts. & in the cadre of Draftsmen in these Departments will be filled by induction of Apprentice Mechanics as under:—

(i) 50% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below, from open market through Railway Recruitment Boards : and

(ii) 25% from serving   employees fulfiling the following qualification:- 

(a) Must have passed ITI/Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade or 10+2 in science stream.

 Note:- Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.08.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.06.2003.

(b) Must have done 3 years satisfactory service as Technician Grade III (Trade) and above.

(c) Must have satisfactory service record with respect to application of work, attendance and general conduct.

(d) Must be below 45 years of age.

Note:- Service for the purpose of (b) and (c) above will not include the training of three years imparted to Matriculates recruited for appointment as Technician Grade III (Trade) in terms of para159.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under:—

(i) Educational: Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Elec. Engineering.  

Note :- The indenting railway shall have the discretion to specify the number of candidates required from each discipline, subject to a rider that at least 50% of the intake shall be from Electrical Engineering alone in the case of Electrical Department and from  Mechanical Engineering alone in the case of Mechanical Electrical Department . All Candidates selected will, however ,   be borne on a common cadre.   

(Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/47 Dated 3-8-2001)

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 yrs.

(iii) Training and stipend: - They will be on training for a period of 12 months. Stipend Rs. 9300+4200. 

Note: The period of training for Intermediate Apprentices will also be 12 months, but they will continue to draw the pay and allowances of the post from which they were selected during the period of the training.

 (Authority:- Railway Board letter No. E(MPP)2009/3/16 dated 19.10.11) ..ACS NO.220

 (3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades: The higher grade posts available for this category are as under :—  

CHARGEMAN 'A' (1600-2600)

 DEPUTY SHOP SUPDT. (2000-3200)

SHOP SUPDT. (2375-3500)  

(4) (1) 20% of the post in the grade of Deputy Supdt., grade. Rs. 2000-3200 will be filled by direct recruitment of Engineering Degree holders in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics Engineering through the Railway Recruitment Boards. Age : between 20 and 30 years and period of training one year on stipend of Rs. 2000.

 (2) Those absorbed in the Cadre of Draftsman will progress as Head Draftsmen (1600-2660)  in which grade there will also be direct recruitment of Engineering Graduates to the extent of 25% of the vacancies and as Chief Draftsman (2000-3200) by selection or  nons election, as the case may be. Age for direct recruitment will be between 20 and 30 years and period of training one year on Stipend of Rs. 1600.

  [Authority : Rly. Bd's letters No. E(NG) III-71 RR1/67 dt. 25-11-71, 29-3-72, E(NG) III1-71RR1/51 dt. 11-8-72, E(NG) III-73 RR2/39 dt. 16-7-75, E(NG)I-78PM 1/2Q dt. 9-7-79, E(NG) 1-82 PM 1/241 (JCM) dt. 16-10-87, E(NG) I-86PM7/8 3-6-87 and E(NG)  II84/RC2/26 dt.  19-4-85].

  (ii)  TRAIN EXAMINERS

  142. (1) The posts in the category of Train Examiners in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under :—

 (i) 50% plus shorfall, if any, against inter Apprentice quota as at (ii) below, from open market   through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

 (ii) 25% of  Intermediate Apprentices from amongst serving  employees having the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass in the relevant trade  or 10+2 in science stream with three years service in skilled grades and below 45 years of age; and  

Note:- Existing eligible staff and service as on 12-08-2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selection held after 23-06-2003. 

(iii) 25%by promotion by selection. If the selection/supplementary selected from amongst Mistries/Skilled Grade I & II fails to provide enough candidates, another supplementary selection from amongst skilled grades (with 5 years service in skilled grades and 8th class qualification or with 3 years service and Matriculation) will be held the condition regarding qualification applying to staff in skilled grade III.  

Note: For selections to be notified on  or after 1.1.2000 against clause  (iii) above, the staff should possess  the  minimum educational qualification  of or equivalent to  Matriculation."

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Engineering. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi will be an additional desirable qualification.

(E(NG)II/80/RR-1/22 dated 5-2-81)

Note: The indenting Railway shall have the discretion to specify the number of candidates required from each discipline, subject to a rider that at least 50% of the intake shall be from Mechanical Engineering alone. All candidates selected will, however, be borne on a common cadre.

[Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/47 dated 3.8.2001]

(ii) Age  :—Between  18—28 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend:  Training 18 months . 

         Stipend Rs.1320-30-1350. 

Note:  Those inducted as  Inter-Apprentice  Train Examiners will also be on training for  18 months but they will continue to draw pay and allowances of the post from which they were selected during the period of training.

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(MPP)94/3/17/PT./RE-CONST  dated 13/14-8-96)

(3)  Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : The higher grade posts available in the category are as under :—

HEAD TRAIN EXAMINER  GRADE—II (1600—2660)

HEAD TRAIN EXAMINER GRADE—I (2000—3200)

CHIEF  TRAIN  EXAMINER/C&W  FOREMAN (2375—3500)

 (4) 20% of the posts in the grade of Head Train Examiner (2000—3200) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as under :—

(i) Qualification :—Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.

(ii) Age :—Between 20 and 30 years,

(iii) Training :—One year,

(iv) Stipend :—Rs. 2000.

[Authority : Rly. Bd. letters No. PC-69/PS-5/T-Pt. dt. 30-10-72 E(NG)III-73/RR-l/39 dt. 19-11-77, E(NG)II-84/RC2/31 dt. 20-3-85, E(NG)I-85/PM7/51 dt. 6-11-85].

V. CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

(i) PERMANENT WAY MISTRY

143. (1) The posts in the category of Supervisor (Permanent Way) in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 shall be filled as under:-

                                i.            25% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards.

                              ii.            25% by a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Gangmen/ Keymen/ Mates with the qualification of 10+2 with Science and Mathematics and having put in a minimum of three years regular service. Shortfall, if any, should be made good from amongst Gangmen/ Keymen/ Mates having the qualification of Matriculation/HSLC with three years regular service. Further shortfall, if any, shall be added to the direct recruitment quota.

                            iii.            50% by promotion of Departmental staff having the qualification of Class X Board Examination. Shortfall, if any, should be made good by LDCE.

Note: Departmental staff already in service as on date of issue of this Advance Correction Slip not possessing the qualification of Class X Board Examination but otherwise eligible for promotion against para 143 (1) (iii) above may be allowed two chances to appear in the two consecutive suitability tests conducted after the said date for promotion as Supervisor (P.Way).

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : B.Sc with Physics and Maths; Engineering Diploma holders will also be eligible."

(ii)  Age  : Between 18 and 20 Years.

(iii) Training & Stipend : They will be on training for a period upto one year on a stipend of Rs. 1400/-

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : They are eligible for promotion by selection to the post of PWI scale Rs. 1400—2300/- and further as per para  143.

(Railway Board's letter No. ENG)I/99/PM5/7 dated 01-01-2003)

 (ii) PERMANENT  WAY INSPECTOR(PWI)

 144. (1) The post in the category of Permanent Way Inspector Grade III in scale Rs. 1400—2300 will be filled as under :—  

(i) 66-2/3% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 33-%     by promotion by selection of Supervisor (Permanent Way) in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000, with educational qualification of Class X Board examination.

(Railway Board's letter No. ENG)I/99/PM5/7 dated 01-01-2003)

Note:- Department staff already in service as on 1.1.2003 not possessing the qualification of class X Board Examination but otherwise eligible for promotion against para 144(1)(ii) above may be allowed two chances to appear in the two consecutive selections conducted after 1.1.2003 for promotion as Junior Engineer (P.Way) Gr.II. 

 

(Authority : Railway Board's letter No.E(NG)I/99/PM5/7 dt. 1.1.2003 & 23.02.2007)  ----      acs no.192

(2) Qualification etc. direct recruitment are as  under :—

 (i)   Educational:—Diploma in Civil Engineering

 

 (Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/80/RR-1/22 dt. 5-2-81 ,ENG)II/2001/RR-1/6  dated 18-05-2001)

 

 (ii)  Age :  Between  18—28  years.

 (iii) Training & Stipend : Training one year, Stipend Rs.  1400.

 (3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to the category in the normal channel of promotion by selection or non-selection, as the case may be.

  PERMANENT WAY INSPECTOR GR.  II (1600—2660)

  PERMANENT WAY INSPECTOR GR. I (2000—3200)

  CHIEF PERMANENT WAY  INSPECTOR (2375—3500)  

E(NG)II-84 RC 2/39 dt. 20-3-85 & PC-III-84WP 4/3 dt. 1-5-84.

 

(4) 20%  of the post in the grade of PWI Grade I (2000—3200) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as under :—

 (i)  Educational Qualification : Degree in Civil Engineering.

 (ii) Age  : Between 20 and 30 years, 

(iii)  Training : Upto one year,  

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 2000.

(iii)  INSPECTOR OF WORKS (IOW)

  145. (1) The post in the category of Inspector of Works Grade III in scale Rs. 1400—2300 will be filled as under :—   

(i)    65% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;

(ii)   10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from amongst Skilled Artisans with three years’ service in Skilled grades and having the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment as JE (Works) II; the short fall, if any, being added to (i) above; and

(iii) 25% by promotion by selection of Sr. Technicians in grade Rs. 5000-8000. 

(Authority: Railway Board’s letters No.  E(NG)I-96/PM7/26 dt. 5.06.98 and  E(NG)I/2004/PM5/8 dt. 14.07.2005)

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under  :—

(i)  Educational :—Diploma in Civil Engineering. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi will be an additional qualification.

[No. E(NG)II/80/RR-1/22 dt. 5-2-81]"

(ii)  Age  : Between  18 to 28 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend  :  Period of training one year. Stipend : Rs. 1400.

(3) Channel of  Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available in one of the normal channel of promotion by selection or non-selection, as the case may be :

  INSPECTOR OF WORKS GR. II (1600—2600)

INSPECTOR OF WORKS GR. I (2000—3200)

  PC-III-84UPG/3/dt.  1-5-84 and E(NG)II. 84RC2/39 dt. 20-3-85.

  (4) 20% of the posts  in the grade of inspector of Works Grade I (2000—3200) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as under :—

  (i) Educational Qualification : Degree in Civil Engineering.

  (ii) Age : Between 20 and 30 years, (iii) Training :  Upto one year, (iv) Stipend : Rs. 2000.

  IV. BRIDGE INSPECTOR  (B.R.I.)

  146. (1) The posts in the category of Bridge Inspector Grade III in scale Rs. 1400—2300 will be filled as under :—  

(i)     60% plus any shortfall of Intermediate Apprentice Quota as at (iii) below by Direct Recruitment through the RRBs with Educational Qualification of Diploma/Degree in Civil Engineering from Institute recognized /affiliated to AICTE; 

(ii)               25% by promotion through normal selection; and 

(iii) 15% by induction as Intermediate Apprentice from amongst the Technicians below 45 years of age, having qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade or 10+2 in Science stream with a minimum 3 years service in skilled Technician-Ill and above as well as satisfactory service report with respect to application of work, attendance and general conduct, through the process of selection (on application basis). Service for the purpose for this clause will not include the training of 3 years imparted to Matriculates recruited for appointment in the Skilled Technician-Ill. 

(Authority: Board's letter No.E (NG) l-2012/PM5/2 dated 10.09.2015)….acs no. 229

  (2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

  (i) Educational : Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi will be an additional qualification.

[No. E(NG)II/80/RR-1/22 dt. 5-2-81]"

Note : The Railways while placing indents may specify how many candidates with Diploma in Civil Engineering and how many with Mechanical Engineering are required. After recruitment, both these groups will continue to be borne on a common cadre.

[Authority : Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/6, dated 18.5.2001.]

  (ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years.

  (iii) Training & Stipend : 2 years. Stipend Rs. 1320-30-1350.

(3) Channel of  Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff  in the normal channel of promotion :—  

BRIDGE INSPECTOR GRADE—II (1600—2600)

BRIDGE INSPECTOR GRADE—I (2000—3200)

CHIEF BRIDGE INSPECTOR (2375—3500)  

PC-III-84 UPG-3 dt. 1-5-84 and E(NG)II-84 RC 2/39 dt. 20-3-85.

(4) 20% of the posts in the grade Rs. 2000-3200 (Bridge Inspector Gr. I) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as per qualifications given below :—

(i) Educational: Degree in Civil Engineering.

(Authority : Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/6, dated 18.5.2001)

(ii) Age  :  Between 20 and 30 years,

(iii) Training :—One year,  

(iv) Stipend  :  Rs. 2000.  

146A(1)The posts in the category of Jr. Engineer (Track Machines) Gr. II in the-pay scale of Rs. 5,000-8,000(RSRP) will be filled as under :—

  1. 50%  plus shortfall , if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (iii) below, from open market through the  Railway Recruitment Boards; and 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

  1. 25% by promotions by usual selection procedure; and
  2. 25% by induction as Intermediate Apprentices from amongst skilled staff (Technicians-TM) having qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade or 10+2 in Science stream; three years service in skilled (Technicians-TM) grade III and above, satisfactory service record with respect to application of work, attendance and general conduct and below 45 years of age, through a process of selection. Service for the purpose of this clause will not include the training of three years imparted to Matriculates recruited for appointment in the skilled (Technician -TM) grade III."

Note:- Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.08.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.06.2003.

2. Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :— 

(i)

Educational qualification

Diploma in Mechanical / Electronics/ Production / Automobile/ Instrumentation Engineering.

(ii)

Age

Between 18 and 30 years.

(iii)

Training

One year

(iv)

Stipend

Rs. 5,000

3.Channel of promotion/Higher grades:

The higher-grade posts available for this category is as under: —

Junior Engineer (TM) Gr. I    (Rs. 5,500-9,000)

 

Section Engineer (TM)      (Rs. 6,500-10,500)

 

Senior Section Engineer (TM) (Rs. 7,450-11,500)

 

4.      20% of the vacancies in the grade of Section Engineer (TM) in grade Rs. 6,500-10,500 will be filled by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards as under: — 

(i)

Educational qualification

Degree or equivalent in Mechanical / Electronics/ Production / Instrumentation Engineering.

(ii)

Age

Between 18 and 32 years.

(iii)

Training

Up to One year

(iv)

Stipend

Rs. 6,500

(Authority :  Railways Board's letter No. E(NG)II/99/RR-1/26 Dated 22.10.1999)

  VI. SIGNAL AND TELECOMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

(i)  SIGNAL INSPECTORS

147. (1) The posts in the category of Signal Inspectors Grade III in scale Rs. 1400—2300 will be filled as under :—

(i) 40%  plus shortfall , if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below,  by direct recruitment  through the  Railway Recruitment Boards; and 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

(ii) 20% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst Maintainers possessing the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade or 10+2 in Science stream with three years service and below 45 years of age;and

Note: -Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.08.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.06.2003. 

(Authority Board's  letter NO.E(NG)I/99/PM7/17   dated 23/06/2003)

(iii) 40% by promotion by selection from Maintainers in the immediate lower grade.

 (2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are  as under :—

 (i) Educational: "Diploma in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent recognised by AICTE"

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)II-97/RR-1/78  dated  06.04.98)

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years.

(iii)  Training and stipend : They will be on training for a period of 12 months.  Stipend: Rs. 9300+4200

Note   : The period of training for  intermediate apprentices will be 8 months. 

(Authority  Board's letter  NO.  E(MPP)2009/3/12 dated 19.10.11 )...ACS NO. 219

 (3) Channel of  Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion by selection or Non –selection, as the case may be, and subject to passing of such tests and promotion courses as may be in force :—  

SIGNAL INSPECTOR GRADE II (1600—2600)

SIGNAL INSPECTOR GRADE I (2000—3200)

CHIEF SIGNAL INSPECTOR (2375—3500)

  (4) 20% of the posts in the grade Rs. 2000-3200 (Signal Inspector Grade I) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Board as per qualifications given below :—

 (i) Educational: BE (Electrical)/BE (Electronics)/ BE (Telecommunication)

[Authority:- Railway Board's letter No.  E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/4 Dated 07.02.2001 ]

(ii) Age  :  Between 20 and 30 years.

(iii) Training : Upto one year as per Schedule laid down in Board's letter No. E(NG)II/ 80/RR-1/39 dated 31-1-1981.

(iv)  Stipend Rs. 2000.

(ii)  TELECOMMUNICATION INSPECTOR

148. (1) The posts in the category of Telecommunication Inspector Grade III in scale Rs. 1400—2300 will be filled as under :—

(i) 50%  plus shortfall , if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below, by direct recruitment  through the  Railway Recruitment Boards;; and "

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

(ii) 20% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst Maintainers possessing the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trade or 10+2 in Science stream with three years service and below 45 years of age; and"

Note:- Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.08.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23 .06.2003. 

(Authority Board's  letter NO.E(NG)I/99/PM7/17   dated 23/06/2003)

(iii) 30% by promotion by selection from Maintainers in the immediate lower grade.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Diploma in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent recognised by AICTE"

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)II-97/RR-1/78  dated  06-04-98)

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years.

(iii) Training and stipend : They will be on training for a period of 12 months.  Stipend: Rs. 9300+4200

Note   : The period of  training for  intermediate apprentices will be 8 months. 

(Authority  Board's letter  NO.  E(MPP)2009/3/12 dated 19.10.11 )...ACS NO. 219

 (3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion by selection or Non-selection, as the case may be :—

TELECOMMUNICATION INSPECTOR GRADE II (1600—2660)

TELECOMMUNICATION INSPECTOR GRADE I (2000—3200)

CHIEF TELECOMMUNICATION INSPECTOR (2375—3500)  

(4) 20% of the posts  in the grade Rs. 2000-3200 (Telecommunication Inspector Grade I) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as per  Qualifications given below:—

  (i) Educational: BE (Electrical)/BE (Electronics)/ BE (Telecommunication)/M.Sc. (Electronics)."

[Authority:- Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/4 Dated 07.02.2001 ]

(ii) Age : Between  20  and 30  years.

(iii) Training : Uupto one year as per schedule, laid down in Board's letter No. E(NG)II/ 80/RR1/39 dated 31-1-1981.

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 2000.

(iii) ELECTRICAL SIGNAL MAINTAINER (ESM)

149. (1) The posts in the category of Electrical Signaller Maintainer Grade III in scale Rs. 950—1500 will be filled as under :—

(i)  50% by direct recruitment; and  

(ii) 50% by promotion of Departmental staff as under:

a.     50% plus shortfall against (b) below from amongst staff having the 'qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

b.     50% from amongst existing Group 'D' staff in service as on 22.5.2002, not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination. 

(Railway Board's letter NO.E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2   dated 29/04/2005

(2)  Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Matriculation (i.e. 10th class) and (a) ITI certificate in Electrician/Electrical Fitter/Wireman Trade and one year's experience as casual ESM in the S&T Department; or (b) Must be a casual ESM/Electrical Fitter for 3 years in S&T Department; or (c) a pass in plus two  stage with Physics and Maths in Higher Secondary or equivalent.

(ii) Age :  Between  18 and 25 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend : Training  one year,

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 950.

Training will be as per Annexure II to Board's letter No. E(NG)II/80/RR-1/39 dt. 31-1-1981.

(3) Channel of  Promotion/Higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :

ELECTRICAL  SIGNAL  MAINTAINER GR. II (1200—1800)

ELECTRICAL SIGNAL MAINTAINER GRADE I (1320—2040)  

Note : They are also eligible for being considered for further promotion to Supervisory cadre of Signal Inspectors as per procedure in force for filling the vacancies in the grade.

 (4) 33-1/3% of the posts  in the grade of Electrical Signal Maintainer Grade II scale Rs. 1200—1800/- will be filled by direct recruitment as per qualification etc., given below :—

  (i) Educational : (a) A pass in 1st year of B. Sc. (Physics); or (b) a pass in 10 + 2 stage in Higher Secondary in Science i.e. Maths or Physics or equivalent and as casual ESM for two years in S&T Department.

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

 (iii) Training : 18

 (iv) Stipend  :  Rs.  3050-75-3125  

Railway Board's letter NO. E(MPP)98/3/14 dated 25-07-98 and 23-09-98)

 (iv)  MECHANICAL SIGNAL MAINTAINER (MSM)

150. (1)  The posts  in the Category of Mechanical Signal Maintainer Grade III in scale Rs. 950-1500/- will be filled as under :—

(i) 50% by direct recruitment;  and 

(ii) "50% by promotion of Departmental staff as under: 

a.     50% plus shortfall against (b) below from amongst staff having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

b.     50% from amongst existing Group 'D' staff in service as on 22.5.2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination. 

(Railway Board's letter NO.E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2   dated 29/04/2005)

(2) Qualification etc.  for direct  recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Matriculation (i.e. 10th Class) and either 1TI certificate in Mechanical Fitter's Trade or experience as casual Mechanical Signal Maintainer/Fitter for 3 years in S&T Chief Telephone

[Railway Board's letter No. E(NG) II/85/RR-1/23 dated 7-10-88] "

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

(iii) Training & Stipend : Training : one year, Stipend : Rs. 950 Training will be as per schedule laid down in Board's letter No. E(NG)II/80/RR-1/39 dated 31-1-1981.  

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher grades  : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :—

  MECHANICAL SIGNAL MAINTAINERS GRADE II (1200—1800)

 MECHANICAL SIGNAL MAINTAINERS GRADE I (1320—2040)  

NOTE : They are also eligible for further promotion to Supervisory Cadre of Signal Inspectors as per procedure in force for filling up the vacancies in the Signal Inspectors grade.  

V. TELECOMMUNICATION MAINTAINER GRADE III; AND WIRELESS MAINTAINER GRADE III; AND TELECOMMUNICATION MAINTAINER (LINE)

151.  (1) The posts  in these categories in scale Rs. 950—1500 will be filled as under :—  

(i) 50% by direct recruitment; and

(ii) 50% by promotion of Departmental staff as under: 

a.     50% plus shortfall against (b) below from amongst staff having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

b.     50% from amongst existing Group 'D' staff in service as on 22.5.2002  not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-99/PM8/2 dated 29.4.2005)

(2)  Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Matriculation, and (a) I.T.I. Certificate in Electrical/Radio/Wireless/ Telecommunication/TV Trade and one years experience as casual TCM/WM in the S&T Department; or (b) Must be casual TCM/WM for three years in S&T Department; or (c) a pass in plus two stage in Higher Secondary i.e. with Maths and Physics or equivalent.  

(ii) Age  :  Between 18 and 25 years.  

(iii) Training : One year as per schedule laid down in Board's letter No. E(NG)II/80/ RR-1/39 dated 31-1-1981.

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 950.

(3)  Channel of Promotion/higher grades : Following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion in the Maintainers grade in the respective line :

MAINTAINERS GRADE-II (1200—1800)

MAINTAINERS GRADE-I (1320—2040)  

NOTE : They will also be eligible for being considered for promotion to Supervisory cadre of Telecommunication Inspectors cadre as per procedure in force for filling up the vacancies in the TCI's grade.  

VI. TELEPHONE OPERATORS

 152. (1) The posts  in the category of Telephone Operators in scale Rs. 950—1500 will be filled as under :—

 (i) 40% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Board's; and

 (ii) 60% by promotion of Group 'D' staff in the Telecommunication Wing of the S&T Department by a process of selection as prescribed for promotion of Group 'D' staff to Group 'C posts.

(2)  Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Matriculation or its equivalent,

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

(iii) Training and Stipend : Training for a period less than one year on a stipend of Rs. 950.

(3) Channel of Promotion/higher grades  :  The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :—

TELEPHONE OPERATOR GR.-I (1200—2040)

SR. TELEPHONE OPERATOR (1400—2300)

HEAD TELEPHONE OPERATOR (1600—2660)

SUPDT. (TELEPHONE OPERATOR) (2000—3200)  

(Rly. Bd's letter No. PC-III-73/S&T/4 dt. 13-10-77 , PC-III-80-UPG/19 dt. 29-7-83 and 29.07.84).

VII.  DRAWING OFFICE CADRE

(i) ASSISTANT DRAFTSMAN IN CIVIL/MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/S&T DEPARTMENTS

153. (1) the posts in the category of Assistant Draftsmen in scale Rs. 1200—2040 in all the Engineering Departments will filled cent percent by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards.

(2) The qualification etc. will be as under :—

(i) Educational : Minimum ITI certificate in draftsmenship (National Trade certificate by Government of India NCVT) in the respective disciplines from recognised institutes or equivalent, the course being of two years duration. Engineering diploma holders in respective discipline and holders of diploma in draftsmenship from recognised institutes will also be eligible.

(ii) Age  : Between 18 and 25 years.

(iii) Training : One year,

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1200.

(3) Channel of Promotion/higher grades: The higher grade posts starting from posts in scale Rs. 1400-2300 in the cadre in the respective Department will be available to this category in the normal channel of promotion as per procedure in force.

[Authority Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II- 85 RC2/45 dt. 24-3-86]

(ii) DRAFTSMEN IN CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

154. (1) The posts in the category of Draftsmen in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under :

(i) 20% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 80% by promotion of Assistant Draftsmen in scale Rs.  1200-2040.

(2)  Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under :

(i) Educational : Diploma of a recognized Engineering School or College.

(ii) Age : Between 20 and 30 years,

(iii) Training :  18 months,

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1200-30-1230.  

(3)  Channel of promotion/higher grades : The following higher grades posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion :—

HEAD DRAFTSMEN (1600—2660)

CHIEF DRAFTSMAN (2000—3200)

  (4)  25% of the posts  in the grade of Head Draftsmen in scale Rs. 1600-2600 will be filled by direct recruitment as per qualification etc., given below :—

(i) Educational : Degree in Civil Engineering of a recognised University.

(ii) Age : Between 20 and 30 years,

(iii) Training : One year,

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1600.

(iii) DRAFTSMEN IN MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS

155. (1) The posts  in the category of Draftsmen in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under:

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards;

(ii) 25% by induction of Inter-Apprentices from amongst Assistant Draftsmen; and

(iii) 25% by promotion by selection from amongst Assistant Draftsmen.

(2) Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under :

 (i) Educational : Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years, 

(iii) Training : 18 months

(iv) Stipend,:  Rs. 4000-100-4100  

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/36 dated 16.3.2004)

(3) Channel of promotion/higher grades : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :—

HEAD DRAFTSMEN/SR. JIG & TOOL DESIGNER (1600—2660)

CHIEF DRAFTSMEN/CHIEF JIG & TOOL DESIGNER (2000—3200)  

(4) 25% of the posts  in the grade of Head Draftsmen/Sr.  Jig  and  Tool Designers in scale Rs. 1600-2660 will be filled by direct recruitment through the  Railway  Recruitment  Boards  as per qualifications etc. given below :—

(i) Educational :  Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.

(ii) Age  :  Between 20 and 30 years,

(iii) Training  :  One year,

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1600.

[E(NG)III-7/RRI/67 dt. 25-11-71 and 29-3-72 and E(NG)II-84 RC-2/48 dt 2-3-85]

(iv) DRAFTSMEN IN SIGNAL & TELECOMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT     

156. (1) The posts in the grade of Draftsmen in scale Rs. 1400-2300 in the S&T Department will be filled as under: —

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;

(ii) 25% by induction of Inter-Apprentices from amongst Assistant Draftsmen; and

(iii) 25% by  promotion by selection from amongst Assistant Draftsmen.

(2)  Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical / Electronics / Telecommunication Engineering.

(ii) Age  : Between 18 and 30 years,

(iii) Training : 18 months

(iv) Stipend,:  Rs. 4000-100-4100  

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/36 dated 16.3.2004)

(3) Channel of promotion/higher grades: The following higher grades posts will be available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :  

HEAD DRAFTSMEN/SR. JIG & TOOL DESIGNER (1600—2660)

CHIEF DRAFTSMEN/JIG & TOOL DESIGNER (2000—3200)

 

(4) 25% of the posts  in the grade of Head Draftsmen/Sr. Jig & Tool Designer in scale Rs. 1600-2660 will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards as per qualifications etc. as given below :—

(i) Educational : Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Telecommunication Engineering.

(ii) Age : Between 20 and 30 years.

(iii) Training : One year.

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1600/-.

[E(NG)III-78/RRI/3 dt. 20-8-78 and 20-4-79 and E(NG)II-84 RC2/48 dt 2-3-85]

VIII. STORES DEPARTMENT

(i) DEPOT  STORE KEEPERS

157. (1) The posts  in the grade of Depot Store Keeper Gr. III in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under :

(i) 33-1/3% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and  

(ii) 66-2/3% by promotion from amongst optee Senior Clerks in scale Rs. 1200-2040 in the Stores Department in the Depots and also in the purchase cadre as provided in the AVC by the Zonal Railway's/Production Units.  

(2) The qualifications etc. for direct  recruitment are as under :—

 (i) Educational  : Diploma in Engineering,

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 28 years.

(iii) Training : 6 months as per schedule detailed in Annexure II to Railway Board's letter

No. E(NG)II/83/RR 1/16 dated 9-12-1983.

(iv) Stipend : Rs. 1400/- 

(3)  Channel of promotion/higher grades :—The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :—

Depot Store Keeper Gr. II (1600—2660)  

Depot Store Keeper Gr. I (2000—3200)  

[E(NG)II-83 RR1-16 dt. 9-12-83],[Authority: No. PC. III/80/UPG/19 dated 29-7-83 and 10-2-84].

(ii) DEPOT MATERIALS SUPERINTENDENT GTADE -I

 

(4)      The vacancies in the grade of Depot Materials Supdt., Grade-I in scale Rs. 6,500-10-10,000 will be filled up as under:

            (i)        20% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and 

            (ii)       80% by promotion from amongst eligible serving DMS-II in the scale Rs. 5,500-9,000 as per procedure in force. 

(5)      The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Depot Material Superintendent, Grade-I in the pay scale of Rs. 6,500-10,500 shall be as under:  

            (i)        Qualification:  Degree in Engineering in any discipline.         

            (ii)       Age limit:  Between 18-30 years. 

(6)      Channel of Promotion/Higher grade:  The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion:- 

Chief Depot Materials Superintendent (Rs. 7,450-11,500) 

(Authority:    Railway Board’s letters No.  E (NG)-II/2005/RR-1/36 dt. 31.5.2006).  

(iii) STAFF IN PRINTING PRESSES  

158. The rules regarding recruitment/promotion of staff in Printing Presses are as contained in the Booklet "Rules for Recruitment, Training and Promotion of staff in the Railway Printing Presses" first reprint 1973 as corrected from time to time through formal amendments or instructions issued by the Railway Board.  

IX. SKILLED ARTISANS  

159. (1) The posts  in the category of Skilled Artisans Grade III in scale Rs. 950-1500 in various Engineering Departments will be filled as under :  

(i) 25% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades  from the open  market; serving employees who are "Course Completed Act Apprentices' or ITI qualified  could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving  employees; and 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-99 /PM1/29 dated 20-4-2000)

"Note: Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade is the only qualification and no other qualification including Diploma in Engineering should be accepted as an alternative qualification on the ground of being a higher qualification in the same line of training."

[Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/6 dated 3.8.2001]

(ii) 25% from serving semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational qualification

as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

(iii) 50% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.  

Note:-for Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds, contained in para 159 (1) (i),(ii) and (iii) of IREM, and percentage for Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds may be read as under:

(i)      50% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from the open market; serving employees who are "Course Completed Act Apprentices" or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees; and

 

(ii)       25% from serving semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational   qualification as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

 

(iii)      25% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

(Authority: Board's letter No.E(NG)l-2014/PM7/l dated 18.12.2015 & 14.01.2016)…acs no.231


(2)  Age : For direct recruitment will be between 18 and 25 years.  

In the case of course completed 'Act Apprentices' the upper age limit of 25 years will be observed with reference to the age at the time of commencement of the apprenticeship subject to the condition that the maximum age will not exceed 35 years.

[Authority:    No. E (NG) II/87/RC-2/25 dt. 24-6-1988]".

(3)  The period of training for direct recruits will vary depending on the qualifications of recruits. The same will be as under :—  

(i) Course completed Act Apprentices trained in Railway Establishments.—Nil

(ii) Course completed Act Apprentices trained in non-Railway Establishments.—6 months

(iii) ITI passed candidates.—6 months  

(iv) Deleted (Authority Board's  letter NO. and E(NG)II/99/RR/1/66 dated 28-1-2000)

(v)  Matriculate or any non-technical higher qualification.

 (Authority Board's  letter NO. and E(MPP)2004/3/8 Dated 05.12.06 &11.03.08) --acs no.190 & 200

(vi) Degree holders in their relevant field - 6 months.

(Authority:   Railway Board's letter No.E(MPP)  2004/3/8 dated11.03.08)-acs no.200

NOTE: The Compassionate Ground Appointees(CGA) holding degree/diploma/ITI qualification in the relevant railway related trade, if he/she gets appointed as Skilled Artisan in the trade in which he/she has acquired his/her degree/diploma/ITI they will undergo training for 6 months. In case of CGA degree/diploma/ITI appointed as Skilled Artisan in a trade different than that acquired by them, will have to undergo 3 years training. Practical training should be undertaken in shop floor and not in classrooms.
 

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No.E(MPP)2004/3/8 dated 24.11.2010)---acs.216

(4)  The rate of stipend during the period of training will be Rs. 900-20-940.  

(5) The following higher grade posts are available to Skilled Artisans Grade III in the normal channel of promotion :—  

SKILLED GRADE-II (1200-1800)  

SKILLED GRADE-I (1320-2040)  

NOTE : Skilled Artisans Grade-I are further eligible for being considered for promotion as Mistries in scale Rs.1400-2300 as also for fitment in Master Craftsmen scale Rs. 1400-2300 in accordance with rules/orders governing such promotion fitment. However, the grade of Master Craftsmen will be a terminal grade for those who opt for the same.

(Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NGj-III/78/RC-1/9 dated 24-2-79 and 27-10-79, E(NG)-II/84/RC-2/16 dated 23-11-1984, PC-III|82|PS-3|10 dated 14-2-1986 and E(NG)I/86/PM-7/8 dated 3-6-1987)

(X) MEDICAL DEPARTMENT-PARA MEDICAL STAFF  

(i) STAFF NURSE  

160. (1) The posts  in the grade of Staff Nurses scale Rs. 1400-2600 will be filled by direct recruitment through the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards. Provided that the Nurses in possession of Auxiliary Nurse-Cum-Midwifery Certificates will be eligible for promotion as Staff Nurse after they have attained the qualification stipulated for direct recruitment.  

(2) The qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—  

(i) Educational :—Candidates should possess Certificate as Registered Nurse & Midwife having passed three years course in General Nursing and Midwifery from a school of Nursing or other Institution recognised by the Indian Nursing Council or B.Sc  (Nursing).  

NOTE : The Indian Nursing Council has also laid down certain special concessions for the above courses in respect of Auxiliary nurse-Midwives, Midwives and 'B' Grade Nurses, by way of reduced course period, etc. Candidates obtaining the qualification prescribed above, under these concessions will also be eligible for recruitment.

(ii) Age : Between 20 and 35 years.  

(iii) Incentive : Staff Nurses, Nursing Staff, Matrons and Chief Matrons who possess at the time of recruitment or acquire subsequently a degree in Nursing will be granted two advance increments.    

(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No. E(NG)I/2004/IC2/5 dated 20.10.05.)

(3) The following higher grade posts are available to staff Nurses in the normal channel of promotion by selection or non selection as the case may be :

  NURSING SISTER (1640-2900)  

MATRON GRADE-II (2000-3200)  

NOTE : Staff Nurses in scale Rs. 1400-2600 will be eligible for promotion as Nursing Sister in scale Rs. 1640-2900 on seniority-cum-suitability basis, suitability being determined on the basis of an oral test and record of service, after they have put in a minimum of 2 years regular service in the grade.  

(Authority : Advance Correction Slip Nos. 131 dated 23-1-1982 and 136 dated 23-1-1984 to Paras 173 and 174 of IREM (1968 edition) forwarded under Railway Board's letters No. E(NG)I- 79/PM-I/274 dated 23-1-1982 , 23-1-1984 and E(NG)I-96/PM-10/11 dated 22.06.98 respectively).  

 (ii) PHYSIOTHERAPIST  

161. (1) The posts  in the category of Physiotherapist Grade II in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under  :—

(i) 75% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 25% from amongst serving employees fulfilling the qualifications laid down for direct recruitment through a Departmental test.  

(2) The  qualifications  etc.  for direct recruitment will be as under :—

(i) Educational : 10+2 (with science ), plus Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy .

(Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II-2000/RR-1/56 dated 21-06-2001)

(ii) Age :  Between  18 and 28 years.  

(3) The next higher grade in the category of Physiotherapist Grade I in scale Rs. 2000-3200 will be filled by promotion on the basis of seniority-cum-suitability from amongst the serving Physiotherapist Grade II.  

(Railway  Board's  letter  No. E(NG)I/82/PM-l/ 17 dated 5-11-1982)  

(iii) PHARMACIST  

162. (1) The posts in the grade of Pharmacist Gr.III in scale Rs.4500-7000(RSRP) will be filled by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards.  However, Dressers and other staff I Medical Deptt. possessing the educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment for Pharmacist Gr. III and are otherwise suitable are to be promoted as such when vacancies arise, in preference to outsiders. 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-97/PM10/4  dated  17-3-1998)

(2)  Qualification etc. are as under :—  

(i) Educational qualification:   10+2 in science or its equivalent, with 2  years  Diploma in  Pharmacy and registration with Pharmacy Council  of India or  registration with State Pharmacy council . 

(Authority Board's letter NO.  E(NG)II/98/RR-1/11 DATED 6-1-99 and 9.9.1999)

(ii) Age : Between 20 and 30 years.  

(3)  The higher grade posts available in the normal channel of promotion are as under :—  

PHARMACIST GRADE II (1400-2600)  

PHARMACIST GRADE I (1640-2900)  

(Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)64 CFP/8 dated 23-12-64 and para 176 in Section 'B' of IREM-2nd Edition, 1968).  

(iv) HEALTH & MALARIA INSPECTOR  

163. (1)The vacancies in  the  category  of Health  and Malaria Inspectors Gr. III in scale Rs.5500-9000 will  be filled  as under:- 

(i)      75% by  direct  recruitment through  the agency  of  RRBs;  and

(ii)     25% by  promotion  by  selection of serving railway  employees  of Medical  Deptt.  possessing  the qualification  prescribed  for direct recruitment viz.  B.sc.  with chemistry  plus  one year Diploma of Health/Sanitary  Inspectors,  shortfall, if any, being added to direct recruitment quota.

[Authority: - Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-98/PM10/3 dated 11.10.2001]

(2) The qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—  

(i) Educational: B.Sc. (Chemistry); plus

(a)   One year Diploma of Health/Sanitary Inspector; OR

(b)    One year National Trade Certificate (NTC) in Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi".

[Authority: Board's letter No. E(NG)II/99/RR-1/91, dated 3.4.2001,E(NG)-II/2007/RR-1/49 Dated:-30.05.08)acs no.201

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

(iii)   Training :  Six months induction training as per details laid  down in Boards letter No. E(NG)II-89/RR1/7 dt. 24-5-90.

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)II-89/RR-1/7 dated 24-5-90) 

(3) The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion: —

Health & Malaria Inspector Gr. II

(6,500 - 10,500)

Health & Malaria Inspector Gr. I

(7,450 - 11,500)

[Authority :  Railway Boards letter  No. E(NG)I-98/PM10/3 dated 09.09.1999]

(v)  RADIOGRAPHER  

164. (1) The posts in the grade of Radiographer Grade III scale Rs. 975—1540 will be filled as under :—

  (i) 50% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and  

(ii) 50% by promotion by selection of Group 'D' staff working as X-Ray Attendant possessing the qualification of 10+2 or equivalent examination passed with science subjects from a recognized Board; and Radiographers/X-Ray Technologist course of minimum one year duration (including in field training in diagnostic radiology) passed from a recognized institution should have put in a minimum of two years service and others a minimum of five years Railway service to be eligible for  promotion. In the event of shortfall against the quota the post remaining unfilled will not be carried forward and will be filled by direct recruitment.  

(Authority Ministry of Railway's letter No.E(NG)l-2003/PM10/4 New Delhi, dated 02.12.2011)

(2) "Qualification for direct recruitment is 10+2  with Physics and Chemistry with Diploma in Radiography/X - Ray Technician / Radiodiognosis Technology (2 years course ) from recognized Institute.  Science Graduate with Diploma in Radiography/X-Ray Technician / Radiodiognosis Technology (2 years course) will be preferred. 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)II-93/RR-1/7 dated 23-6-94 ,E(NG)II-99/RR1/97 dated 4-4-2000 and 22-6-2001))

(3) Qualification for direct recruitment to the next higher grade of Radiographer Grade II in scale Rs. 1350—2200 will also be the same as prescribed for recruitment to the category of Radiographer Gr. III as per (2) above but direct recruitment will be made only to the extent serving staff in the immediate lower grade fulfilling the requisite qualification are not available. Serving staff  not possessing the qualification of Diploma in Radiography will also be considered for promotion as Radiographer Gr. II/X-Ray Technician in scale Rs. 1350— 2200 provided they are Matriculates and have put in 10 years satisfactory service as Radiographer Gr. III/X-Ray Technician in scale Rs. 975—1540 even if they have not passed the Matriculation examination with Physics and Chemistry. The promotion will be made by a duly constituted selection Board according to a Prescribed procedure.

(Authority: No. E (NG) I/88/PM-10/11 dated 14-2-89 and E(NG)I-96/PM10./1 dated 26-11-98)

(4) Age :—For direct recruitment for both the categories namely Radiographer Grade-III (Scale Rs. 975—1540/-) and Radiographer Grade II (scale Rs. 1340—2200/-) will be between 19 and 28 years.  

(5) The next higher grade post of Radiographer Grade I in scale Rs. 1400—2660 will be filled by promotion of Radiographer Grade II.  

{Authority : Railway Board's letters No. E(NG) 65/RC.I/143 dated 9-8-66, E(NG)II/81/RR1/28 dated 19-3-82, E(NG)I/70/PM-1/229 dated 8-9-1971, E(NG)I-71/PM-1/197 dated 20-10-71 and 12-10-72 and E(NG)I/79/PM-1/239 dated 12-9-79}  

(vi) LABORATORY STAFF—LAB. ASSISTANTS ETC.   

165. (1)The posts of Lab. Assistant Grade-II in the pay scale Rs. 3200-4900 will be filled as under: -

(i)50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii)50% by promotion by selection from Lab. Attendants with the same qualifications as laid down for direct recruitment, shortfall, if any, being added to direct recruitment quota at (i) above.

(2)Qualifications for direct recruitment are as under: -

(I) Educational: Matriculation with Science, plus Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology (DMLT).

(ii) Age: 18 to 30 years.

(3)Channel of promotion/posts in higher grade:- The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion :-

Lab. Assistant-I (Rs. 4000-6000)

By non-selection from amongst Lab. Assistant Grade - II with the Qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT.

Lab. Technician/Asstt Chemist (Rs.4500-7000)

By non-selection from amongst Lab. Assistant Grade - I with the Qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT.

Note:-(i)Persons in service as on 1.8.1998 recruited in grade Rs. 3200-4900 as Lab. Asstt with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma in Laboratory Technicians Course will continue to be considered eligible for promotion to the next higher post of Lab. Asstt.- I in grade Rs.4000-6000 and then to the post of Lab. Technician/Asstt. Chemist in grades Rs.4500-7000 in their turn on seniority-cum-suitability basis.

(ii)Persons in service as on 1.8.98 who have entered the grade Rs.3200-4900 as Lab. Assistant with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science with or without one year's experience in Pathological or Biochemical Laboratory will continue to be considered eligible for promotion to grades Rs. 4000-6000 and Rs. 4500-7000 after they have completed 6 years in each grade, viz., Rs. 3200-4900 and Rs. 4000-6000, subject to their passing a Trade test/Practical test and are found suitable otherwise. 

(4)The posts in the next higher grade of Lab. Supdt.-III/Chemist in the pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 will be filled as under:-

(i)By Direct Recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards with the following qualifications: -

(a)Educational: B.Sc. with Bio-Chemistry/Micro Biology/Life Science or equivalent plus Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology (DMTL) or equivalent OR B.Sc. in Medical Technology (Laboratory) from recognised institutions.

(b)Age: Between 18 and 30 years.

(ii)By promotion with the following qualifications: -

(a)Serving staff in the Medical Department fulfilling the qualification prescribed for direct recruitment as at (4) (i) (a) above are eligible for being considered for promotion as Lab. Supdt. III/Chemist in scale Rs. 5000-8000 by a duly constituted Selection Board in accordance with the prescribed procedure.

(b)The staff working as Lab. Technician/Assistant Chemist in the pay scale Rs.4500-7000 and possessing the qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology (DMLT) with five years service in grade will also be eligible for promotion by selection; the professional Competence being assessed by a trade test at the time of selection,

Note:-(i) Direct recruitment beyond the prescribed quota is to be resorted to, to the extent serving staff with requisite qualification as above are not available/suitable.

(ii)Persons in service as on 1.8.1998 with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma in Laboratory Technician's course and five years service as Lab. Technician/Asstt. Chemist in grade Rs.4500-7000. will also continue to be eligible for promotion by selection as Lab. Supdt. Gr. III/ Chemist in the pay scale Rs. 5000-8000.

(5)Channel of promotion/higher grade posts :- The following higher grade post are available to this category of staff:-

I.

Lab. Supdt. Gr.II (Rs. 5500-9000)

(i)

 By non-selection from Lab. Supdt. Gr. III in the pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 with five years service in the grade and the qualification of :-

 

(a)

B.Sc. with Bio-Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Life Sciences or equivalent plus Diploma in Medical in Lab. Technology (DMLT) or equivalent OR,

(b)

B.Sc. in Medical Technology (Laboratory) OR

(c)

Existing staff in service as on 1.8.1998 having qualification of B.Sc. with Chemistry with at least one year's training in Public Health Laboratory.

 

(ii)

Lab. Supdt. Gr. III with qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT and seven years service in the grade may also be considered eligible.

II.

Lab. Supdt. Gr.I

(Rs.6500-10500)

(i)

By selection from amongst Lab. Supdt. Gr. II (Rs.5500-9000) who have entered the grade with qualification as at (a) or (b) or (c) of I (i) above.

 

 

(ii)

 Lab. Supdt. Gr. II promoted as such with relaxed qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT as at I(ii) above may also be considered eligible after they have completed five years service in the grade.

III.

Chief Lab. Supdt.

(Rs.7450-11500)

(i)

By non-selection from amongst Lab. Supdt. Grade I (Rs. 6500 - 10500) who have entered the grade with qualification as at II (i) above.

 

 

(ii)

Lab. Supdt. Gr. I promoted as such with relaxed qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT as at II (ii) above may also be considered eligible, after they have completed four years service in the grade and subject to their passing a suitability test comprising a written test and scrutiny of record of service (Service record and Confidential reports).

 (Railway Boards letter No. E(NG)II2001/RR-1/20  dated 12-11-2001 and E(NG)I-2002/PM10/1   dated 02/12/2002)

(vii) DIETICIAN

166. (1) Posts in the category of Dietician in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 shall be filled 100% by  direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards.

(2) The qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of Dietician shall be as under: 

            (i)        Essential:      B.Sc. (Science Graduate) with Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (One year course) from a recognized Institution plus three months Internship Training in a Hospital. 

OR      

            B.Sc. (Home Science) + M.Sc./Home Science (Food & Nutrition) from a recognized Institution. 

            (ii)       Age limit:       Between 18 and 30 years. 

(Authority:    Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2005/RR-1/32 dated: 19.05.2006) 

(3)Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion:- 

Senior Dietician
(Rs. 6,500-10,500)

------->

By non-selection.

 (4)Vacancies in the next higher grade of Senior Dietician in the pay scale of Rs. 6,500-10,500 will be filled up entirely by promotion (non-selection) from amongst the eligible serving Dieticians in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 having rendered 05 (five) years' regular service in the grade.

(Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17.6.2004 )

 (viii) MIDWIFE  

167.  DELETED

[Authority: No. E (P&A) dated 16-8-84]. I/84/PS-5/MH-1 )

(ix) FAMILY WELFARE ORGANIZATION :

167A (1)The posts in the category of Field Workers (Male/Female) in scale Rs. 3050-4590 may be filled as under :-

(i)50% by direct recruitment through RRB; and

 (ii)50% by promotion of Group 'D' staff in Family Welfare Organization with qualification of class 10th pass. 

(2) The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Field workers (Male/Female) will be as under :-

(i)Educational: 10+2 in Science (with Chemistry and Biology) or equivalent.

 (ii)Age : Between 18 and 27 years.

 (3)Channel of Promotion/Higher grade : The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion:-

Sr. Field Worker (Male/Female)
(Rs. 4000-6000)

 

- By non-selection

Compilation Clerk
(Rs. 4500-7000)

 

- By Non-selection

 (4)The posts in the grade of Extension Educators in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 will be filled as under :-

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;

(ii)25% through LDCE, with candidates with the same qualification as prescribed for direct recruitment; and

 (iii)25% from amongst Compilation Clerks by seniority-cum-suitability.

 (5)Qualification for direct recruitment to the posts of Extension Educator in scale Rs. 5500- 9000 will be as under :-

(i) Educational : Post Graduation in Sociology/ Social Work/ Community Education or allied subject with similar course contents or Graduation in one of the above disciplines with two years Diploma in Health Education from a recognized University.

(ii)Age : Between 22 years and 32 years.

 (6) The following higher grade posts are available to Extension Educators in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 in the normal channel of promotion :-

District Extension Educator
(Rs. 6500-10500)

 

- By seniority-cum-suitability

Sr. District Extension Educators
(Rs. 7450-11500)

 

- By selection

167 B(1)The posts of Health Visitor (Multipurpose) in scale Rs. 4000-6000 will be filled as under :-

(i)50% by promotion on seniority-cum-suitability of Midwives and Auxiliary Nurse cum Midwives; and

 (ii) 50% plus shortfall of (i) above by direct recruitment through RRBs. 

(2)Qualification for direct recruitment to the posts of Health Visitor (Multipurpose) will be as under: -

 (i) Educational: - Matriculation with multipurpose workers course from institutes recognized by Central/State governments with 3 years field experience as an additional desirable qualification.

 (ii) Age : Between 18 and 27 years. 

(3)Channel of Promotion/Higher grade posts available for promotion:- 

Sr. Health Visitor (Multipurpose)
(Rs. 4500-7000)

 

- By non-selection

Head Health Visitor (Multipurpose)
(Rs. 5500-9000)

 

- By non-selection

Authority Rly. Board's letter No. E (NG) II/99/RR-1/98 dated 10.10.2001 and 26.12.2002.    

(x)     DENTAL HYGIENIST:

167 C. (1) The vacancies in the category of Dental Hygienist in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 will be filled up 100% through direct recruitment through the agency of Railway Recruitment Board.

(2)(i)   The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Dentalt  in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 shall be as under:

a)              Degree in Science (Biology) from a recognized University      or equivalent;

b)                           Diploma/Certificate   course (2 years) in Dental Hygiene from an Institute recognized by Dental Council of India;

c)             Registered with Dental Council of India as Dental Hygienist ;and

d)             Two years experience as Dental Hygienist.

NOTE: Qualification regarding experience is relaxable at the discretion of the competent authority in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, if, at any stage of selection the competent authority is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates belonging to these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the posts reserved for them.

         (ii)      Age limit:     Between 18-30 years.

(3) Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade: Persons inducted as Dental Hygienist be made aware at the beginning itself that they will be only given two ACPs (Assured Career Progression) during the course of their entire service.

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)-ll/2007/RR-1/60 dated: 25.06.2008).acs no.202

(XI) SCIENTIFIC STAFF-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT-

(CHEMICAL AND METALLURGICAL WING)

168. (1) The posts in the grade of Laboratory Assistants in scale Rs. 975-1540 will be filled as under :—

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 50% by promotion of Group 'D' staff possessing the qualification for direct recruitment.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—

(i) Educational : Matriculation/Higher Secondary with Science.

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

NOTE : The quota for direct recruitment and promotion stands revised to 33-1/3% and 66-2/3% respectively for a period of two years upto 30-6-1990 on an experimental basis.

[E(NG)II/88/RC-3/18 dt. 7-7-88].

(3) The next higher grade posts of Junior Chemical & Metallurgical Asstt. (JCMA) in scale Rs. 1320-2040 will be filled as under :—

(i) 50%  by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 50%  by promotion of Lab. Assistant in the lower scale of Rs. 975- 1540 and possessing the qualification for direct recruitment relaxable to Matriculation or equivalent with Science.  

(iii) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment to the category of JCMA is as under :—  

(a) Educational  :  Bachelor's degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 45% marks.  

(b)  Age : Between 18 and 25 years.  

(c) Training : One Year.  

(d)  Stipend : Rs. 1320/-  

(4) The posts in the next higher grade of Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) in scale Rs. 1400-2300 will be filled as under :  

(i) 66-2/3% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and  

(ii) 33-1/3% by promotion of staff in the lower grade of JCMAs in scale Rs. 1320-2040. The non-science graduate JCMAs will be eligible for being considered for promotion subject to their passing a test securing a minimum qualifying marks of 60%, a common question paper for which will be set by RDSO.

[Railway Boards letter No. E(NG)I/84/PM7-63(JCM) dated 6-11-1985] & E(NG)I-98/PM/7/17dt.15.10.1998.

 

(iii) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment to the post of CMA in scale Rs. 1400-2300 are as under :—  

(a)  Educational : Degree  in  Metallurgy/Chemical Engineering or M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry/Applied Chemistry.

(b) Age : Between 22 and 30 years.

(c) Training : One year.

(d) Stipend : Rs. 1400/- 

(iv) Higher grade posts available to CMAs in scale Rs. 1400-2300 in the normal channel of promotion are as under :—  

LAB SUPDT.  (1640-2900)  

SUPDT.  (X-RAY/SPECTOGRAPHY/INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING) (2000-3200)  

[Authority : Railway Board's Letter No. E(NG) 1/71/MP1/261 dt. 5-6-72, 7-11-73, PC-III/73/ PS/Scientific (Staff) dated 2-11-1977, E(NG) 1/84-PM7/63(PCM) dated 6-11-85, E(NG)II/85/RC-3/35/dated 19-2-86 and E(NG) II/88/RC-3/18 dated 7-7-1988].    

(XI A) PSYCHO-TECHNICAL STAFF:

168(A) Posts in the category of Scientific Assistant in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 will be filled 100% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards (Written Test followed by an Interview).  

(2)The Qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of scientific Assistant shall be as  under:

(i)Essential: Masters Degree in Psychology with 50% marks in aggregate.

(ii)Desirable:- (a)Specialization in Industrial/Organisational/ Clinical Psychology; (b)Experience in organizing counselling/ guidance programmes; (c)Working knowledge of Computers.

(iii)Age limit: Between 21 and 35 years.

(3)Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade: The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion. 

Scientific Supervisor, Grade-II
(Rs. 6500-10500)

------->

By non-selection

Scientific Supervisor, Grade-I
(Rs. 7450-11500)

------->

By non-selection

(4)(i)Vacancies in the next higher grade of Scientific Supervisor, Grade-II in the  scale  Rs. 6500-10500 will be filled up entirely by promotion (non-selection) from amongst the eligible serving Scientific Assistants in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 having rendered 05 (five) years’ regular service in the grade. 

(ii)Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade : Higher grade posts available to Scientific Supervisor, Grade-II in scale of Rs. 6500-10500 in the normal channel of promotion: 

Scientific Supervisor, Grade-I
(Rs. 7450-11500)

------->

By non-selection

(5)(I) Vacancies in the next higher grade of Scientific Supervisor, Grade-I in the Scale  Rs. 7450-11500 will be filled up entirely by promotion (non-selection) from amongst the eligible serving Scientific Supervisors, Grade-II in the  scale of Rs. 6500-10500 having rendered 08 (eight) year’s regular service in the grade.

Note: In the absence of availability of suitable candidates, vacant posts in higher grades should also be taken in account for recruitment to lower grade(s) and operated as such till such time the incumbent become eligible for promotion.

(Authority : Railway Board's No. E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/7 dated 17.6.2004)

(XII) MINISTERIAL & NON-MINISTERIAL CATEGORIES.  

(a) ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT 

(I) CASH & PAY OFFICER-SHROFFS: 

169. (1) The posts in the category of Shroffs in the pay scale Rs. 3050-4590 will be filled as under :—  

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards;  

(ii) 33-1/3% by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group 'D' categories of Staff as specified by the Zonal railways as per procedure prescribed in para 189; and 

(iii) 16-2/3% by promotion entirely on merit of matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways for (ii) above, with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of written tests and Record of service of 85 and 15 marks respectively.    

(2) The qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—  

(i) Educational : Matriculation or its equivalent examination,

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.  

 

 

(3)The following higher grade posts are available to them in the normal channel of Promotion :—

SENIOR SHROFF (1200—2040)

HEAD SHROFF (1400—2300)

DIVL. CASHIER (CASH) (1600—2660)

SR. DIVL. CASHIER (CASH) (2000—3200)

Note : Shroffs in scale Rs. 950-1500 and Senior Shroffs in scale Rs. 1200-2040 are eligible for promotion by selection for the post of Junior Cashier in scale Rs. 1200-2040 as per procedure laid down for filling up the posts of Junior Cashier.

(Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-82. PMI-20 dated 11-3-85)  

(II) CASHIERS (CASH & PAY OFFICE)  

170. (1) The posts in the category of JUNIOR CASHIER in scale Rs. 1200-2040 are filled cent percent by promotion from amongst serving staff as under —  

(i) 15% by selection from amongst Clerks in the pay scale of Rs. 3050-4590 in the Cash and Pay Department having a minimum of three years service; and

(ii)  85% by selection from amongst the staff in the following order of preference:—  

(a) Senior Shroffs in scale Rs. 1200-2040 and Shroffs in scale Rs. 950-1500 having a minimum of two years service;

(b) Clerks and other Group 'C staff in Cash and Pay Department having a minimum of three years service; and

(c)  Staff of Accounts Department and other Department having a minimum of five years service.  

(2)  Method of selection :  

(i) Selection will be on the basis of competition.  

(ii) A single selection will be held to fill the two quotas indicated in (1) above. The Clerks of Cash and Pay Department who qualify the single selection against 15% quota may be considered against 85% quota set part for Shroffs in case the Shroffs do not qualify to the full extent of their quota. If the vacancies still remain the same will be filled by the staff of Accounts Department and other Departments.

(Authority : Railway Board's letters No. E(NG) 62.PM1-18 dt. 31-1-64 and 11-4-69, E(NG)1/72/PMI-146 dt. 2-3-74, E(NG)I-82/PMI-20 dated 11-7-84 and 11-3-85 and E(NG)I-83/PM/9 dated 30-4-85).

 

(III) ACCOUNTS CLERK/JUNIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANTS/ACCOUNTS ASSISTANTS/SECTION OFFICER (ACCOUNT)/ISA/TIA  

171. (1) The posts in the category of Accounts Clerks in the pay scale of  Rs.3050-4590 in the Accounts Department are to be filled as under:-  

(i) 66-2/3% direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;  

(ii) 25% by promotion by selection from Group 'D' staff as per existing procedure; and 

(iii) 8-1/3% by LDCE from amongst Group 'D' staff having completed a minimum of three years regular service and qualification of Matriculation/Class X Board Examination.

Authority: Rly. Bd's. letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM9/1 dt.02.06.2004.    

(2) Qualifications etc. for direct recruitment are as under:—  

(i) Educational—Matriculation or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

(ii) Age : Between 18 and 25 years.

 (3) Accounts Clerks are eligible for promotion as Junior Accounts Assistants in scale Rs. 1200—2040 against 20% quota of post as under :—

 (i) 75% of promotion quota by qualified Appendix-2 passed Accounts Clerks; and

(ii) 25% of promotion quota by non-qualified Accounts Clerks with five years service or more who have displayed conspicuous ability, on seniority-cum-suitability basis, written test forming part of seniority-cum-suitability test.

      (4) The remaining 80% of the posts in the grade of Junior Accounts Assistant in scale of Rs. 1200—2040 will be filled by direct recruitment through the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards as per conditions stipulated below :—

(i) Educational Qualification :—University Degree preference being given to persons with I & II Divisions—Honours and Masters Degree.

 (ii) Age :—Between 18 and 25 years.

 (iii) Training :—A concentrated training course of three months as per instructions issued by the Railway Board from time to time.

 (iv) They will have to pass Appendix - II Examination within a period of three years of their appointment and in two chances failing which they are liable to be discharged from service.

 (v) They will be eligible to draw annual increment only on passing Appendix-II Examination or on completion of one year's service whichever is later. Once an increment has been allowed arrears due will be payable from the date of completion of one year's service, wherever applicable.

 (5) The posts in the grade of Accounts Asstt. in scale Rs. 1400—2600 will be filled by promotion of Junior Accounts Assistants in scale Rs. 1200—2040 after they have completed three years service in the grade and passed Appendix - II Examination. Provided that the condition of passing the Appendix -  II Examination will not be applicable to those Junior Accounts Assistant, who were promoted as such against unqualified senior suitable quota as per clause 3 (ii) above.

(6)    The posts in the next higher grade, PB-2(Rs.9300-34800), Grade Pay Rs.4800 will be filled as under:

(i)             1% post of the merged cadre of Sr. SO (A/cs.) and SO (A/cs.) to be designated as Senior Accounts Assistants, in PB-2(Rs.9300-34800), GP Rs.4800 will be filled by non-Appendix-3 Exam qualified Accounts Assistants with twelve years service or more as Accounts Assistant, on seniority-cum-suitability basis. Senior Accounts Assistants will not be eligible for further promotion to the post of Assistant Accounts Officer in PB-2(Rs.9300-34800), GP Rs.5400.

(ii)           99% posts of the merged cadre of Sr. SO (A/cs.) and SO (A/cs.) and all the posts of Sr. Inspectors of Store Accounts (ISA) and Sr. Travelling Inspectors of Accounts (TIA) will be filled by promotion of Appendix-3 Exam qualified staff, according to the group for which they opt, strictly according to order in the Appendix-3 Exam panel and direct from the grade in which they are working.

Provided that in the event of non availability of App III qualified staff for promotion as Sr. Section Officers (A/cs), Sr. Inspectors of Stores Accounts (ISA) and Sr. Travelling Inspectors of Accounts(TIA), the posts may be filled by transfer on deputation of staff holding analogous posts under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Central/State Governments on terms and conditions contained in Rule 2023 of Indian Railway Establishment code Vol. II (First Reprint) 1990 with further condition that such deputationists may be repatriated prematurely to their parent cadre as and when and to the extent qualified Departmental App-lll Accounts Staff become available and eligible for promotion.

(Authority Board's letter No. E(NG)l/2004/PM9/6dt. 16-08-05, PC-V/98/l/11/23(Pt) dt 14.7. 2011) – ACS NO.217

(7)  The posts in the next higher grade of Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Senior ISA and Senior TIA in scale Rs. 2000—3200 will be filled by promotion of staff in the lower grade of SO (A/cs), ISA and TIA in scale Rs.1640—2900 from the respective group after they have put in a minimum of three years service. The condition of 3 years service will also apply for promotion of Cost Accountants in scale Rs. 1640—2900 to scale Rs. 2000—3200.

(8) The posts in the grade of Stock Verifier in scale Rs. 1400—2600 will be filled in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Appendix IV.

(Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)64 PM1-56 dt. 10-5-65, PC-III/78/UPG/8 dt. 16-5-80, E(NG)I-84/ICI-l dt. 19-11-84, PC-IV/86/Imp./ Schedule/1 dt. 24-9-86, PC-IV/86-Imp./Schedule/1 dt. 24-9-86, PC-IV/86-Imp./30 dt. 18-6-87, E(NG) I-87/PM4-1 dt. 3-7-87, E(NG)I-86/PM-9/8 dt.27-8-87 and 24-11-87).  

(IV) FINGER PRINT  EXAMINERS

  172. (1) The posts in the category of Finger Print Examiners in scale Rs. 1350—2200 will be filled by candidates possessing certificate issued by the All India Board for examination of Finger Print Experts conducted by the Government of India.  

(2) The age limit will be 20 to 25 years.  

(3) The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion :—

SENIOR FINGER PRINT EXAMINER (1400—2300)

CHIEF FINGER PRINT EXAMINER (2000—3200)

[Authority :—Railway Board's letter Nos. PCIII/80/UPG/19 dated 29-7-1983, E(NG)II/86/RRB/145 dated 24-3-1987 and E(NG)I/87/PM-20/2 dated 2-2-1989].  

(V) ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING CENTRE  

173. (1) The posts in  the category  of  Data  Entry Operator in  the pay scale of  Rs.4500-7000  in  the  zonal/PU  EDP centres will be  filled  by  selection  from amongst volunteering  graduate  employees of any  department in the  same scale  or  with a  minimum of 2  years service in the immediate lower  scale  of Rs.4000-6000  with  grade 'A' or 'B' in aptitude test  conducted by CRIS.

(2) Higher grade posts/Channel of promotion :—  

The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by "Selection" or "non-selection" as the case may be :—  

SENIOR DATA ENTRY OPERATOR (1400—2300)  

GENERAL/PUNCH ROOM SUPERVISOR (1600—2660)  

DATA PROCESSING SUPERINTENDENT (2000—3200)  

(3)Console  Operators:   The cadre  of  Console Operators in the Zonal/PU Electronic Data  Processing Centre will constitute a separate  seniority  unit within  the centre and  the  posts  in the entry grade of console operator in scale  Rs.5500-9000 will be filled  by  promotion  by  selection  from eligible volunteering  staff in Data Entry System  viz. Those in the  same grade or  with two years  service in the immediate  lower grade.   The candidates should have passed the aptitude  test  in Grade 'A'  or 'B'  conducted  by the CRIS.    The Console Operators in scale Rs.5500-9000 will  be eligible for promotion by  "Selection"  or "Non selection"  as  the case may be, to  higher grade  posts of Senior Console Operator  in scale Rs.6500-10500 and then as Console Superintendent in Scale Rs.7450-11500. 

(4) Assistant  Programmers:   The posts  of Assistant Programmers in scale  Rs.7450-11500 in the Zonal/PU  EDP centre  will  be filled by  promotion or lateral induction by  selection  of staff in  Console Operators Stream in the same  grade  or  with  a  minimum of two years service in  the immediate  lower  grade.  Only  when suitable staff  in  console  operators  stream  are not available,  staff  of other departments    including staff of Data  Entry  Stream  in the same grade or  with  a  minimum of two  years  service in the immediate lower grade will  be  considered.  The candidates  should  be graduate  and should have qualified in  the aptitude  test  for  programmers with Grade  'A' or 'B' conducted by the CRIS. 

NOTE:  In the case of in  house  staff in the stream of Console Operators as  also  staff  in Data  Entry  Stream  when vacancies are thrown open to other  Departments, who have  put  in a minimum of 10 years service in EDP centre,  the qualification  of  graduation will not  be insisted upon  as  eligibility condition  for being considered  for  appointment as  Assistant Programmer. 

(Authority Railway Board's letter   No.  E(NG)I-98/PM16/2 dated 2-11-98) 

(5) In-put-Out-put Superintendent:—The posts of Input and Out-put Superintendent in the EDP Centre in scale Rs. 2000—3200 which will be outside the seniority until of the Punch Room are to be filled by drawing staff from the Accounts, Personnel, Stores and Statistical Branches of the Railway. Their further promotions will be in their own parent Department.  

[Authority :—Railway Board's letters No. E-(NG)I-69/PMI/23 dated 26/28-3-70, E(NG)I- 75/PMI/230 dated 25-4-78, E(NG) I-85/PM-I/16/2 dated 19-2-86, E(NG)II/85/RR1-30 dated 3-6-87, PC.II/84/UPG/9 dated 16-11-84 and Notes below Item II of Annexure 'B' to Railway Board's letter No. PC.IV/86/Imp/schedule/1 Dated 24-9-86 and E(NG)I-86/PM16/5 dated 7-4-89.]  

           (b)  Other than Accounts Department 

                     (i) Office Clerks  

174.(1)  The posts in the category of Office Clerks in the pay scale Rs.3050-4590 will be filled as under:

(i) 50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board;

(ii) 331/3% by promotion by a process of selection from eligible Group 'D' categories of staff as specified by the Zonal Railways as per procedure prescribed in para 189; and

(iii)162/3% by promotion entirely on merit of Matriculate Group 'D' employees from eligible categories, as specified by the Zonal Railways for (ii) above, with a minimum of 2 years regular service in the concerned seniority unit on the basis of a competitive examination consisting of Written Test and Record of Service of 85 and 15 marks respectively.

[Authority: Railway Boards letter No. E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 22.9.2003] 

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under :—  

(i) Educational :—Matriculation or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

(ii) Age :—Between 18 and 25 years.  

(3) The following higher grade posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by "Selection" or "Non-selection" as the case may be:—  

SENIOR CLERK (1200—2040)

HEAD CLERK (1400—2300)  

OFFICE  SUPERINTENDENT GR.II/CHIEF CLERK (1600—2660)

OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT GR.I/OFFICE SUPDT. (2000—3200)

 

(4) 33-1/3% of the posts in the grade of Sr. Clerks in scale Rs. 1200—2040 will be filled as under :—  

(i) 20% by direct recruitment of graduates in the age group of 18 to 25 years through the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 131/3rd  % through a Limited Department Competitive Examination from amongst serving graduates working as clerks in scale Rs.950-1500 through the agency of the RRBs.  For promotion against this quota, candidate will be required to possess a typing speed of 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi.  Promotions may however, be allowed on provisional basis and the concerned staff given two years time from the date of promotion  to qualify  the prescribed typewriting test; and if they fail to qualify the prescribed typewriting test within the said period, they will be liable to be reverted.  Shortfall, if any, against this quota will be added to direct recruitment quota at 4(i) above." 

(Authority Board's  letter NO. E(NG)I-96/CFP/19 dated 3-2-97, 11-12-97)

Note : Graduate Typists in grade Rs. 3050-4590 and Senior Typists in grade Rs. 4000-6000 will also be eligible to appear in LDCE referred to in clause (ii) above.

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM4/3 dt. 04.06.2004)

 (ii) TYPISTS    

175 (1) The posts in the category of Typist in scale Rs.950—1500 will be filled as under:—

(1) 66-2/3% by direct recruitment through the agency of the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii) 33-1/3% by promotion by selection of specified Group 'D' staff.

(2) Qualification etc. for direct recruitment are as under: —

(i) Educational: Matriculation or its equivalent with minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate. The minimum percentage of marks will not apply to those candidates who possess Qualifications higher than Matriculation.

(ii) Age: Between 18 and 28 years.

(3) The standard of proficiency in typing will be 40 w.p.m. and in the case of Hindi Typists the speed will be 25 w.p.m. in Hindi Typing.

(4) For filling up the vacancies of Hindi Typists serving staff may be given conversion training in Hindi Typing and absorbed against the vacancies of Hindi Typists failing which direct recruitment may be resorted to  as  per  qualifications indicated above. After such directly recruited candidates join the Railway service they should be asked to pick up English typewriting also within a specified period.

(5) Higher grade posts/channel of promotion: The following higher grade posts will be available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by selection or non-selection as the case may be:

SENIOR TYPIST (1200—2040)

HEAD TYPIST(1400—2300)

CHIEF TYPIST (1600—2660)

SUPDT. (TYPING SECTION)(2000—3200)

[Authority: Railway Board's letters No. E (NG) III/76/RR1/45 dt. 8-8-78, E (NG) II/86/RR-1/3 dt. 18-4-86 and PC-III/80 UPG/19 dated 29-7-83 and 9-3-84]."

(iii) Stenographers

 

PARA 176 (A) :   The posts in the category of Stenographers (Hindi/English) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 will be filled  by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards as under:-

I.

(a)

50% plus shortfall, if any, against (b) and (c) below by direct recruitment through the agency of RRBs.

(b)

25% by promotion by selection of shorthand knowing Clerks/Typists.

(c)

25% by General Selection from serving Group ‘C’ in grade pay Rs.1800 and above with knowledge of shorthand;

 

II.         For direct recruitment qualification etc. are as under:-

 

(i)

Educational qualification : 12th (+2 stage) or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/University

(ii)

Age : Between 18 and 27 years.

(iii)

Professional : The following standards have been prescribed for the posts in shorthand:

  

 STENOGRAPHER (ENGLISH)

 

SPEED

DURATION

TRANSCRIPTION TIME

80 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

50 MINUTES

100 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

40 MINUTES

120 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

35 MINUTES

 

NOTE Direct Recruit Stenographer (English) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 to pass written examination (General Awareness and Language Test in English)  and skill test at the speed of 80 w.p.m. and 50 minutes in shorthand on computer. Those Stenographers who pass the examination in English and dictation in shorthand and transcription at 100 w.p.m. and 120 w.p.m. will be granted one or two advance increments respectively at the recruitment stage and while in service.

 

STENOGRAPHER (HINDI)

           

SPEED

DURATION

TRANSCRIPTION TIME

80 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

65  MINUTES

100 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

55  MINUTES

120 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

45  MINUTES

 

NOTE:  Direct Recruit Stenographer (Hindi) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 to pass skill test at the speed of 80 w.p.m. in 65 minutes on computer. Those Stenographers who pass the examination in Hindi and dictation in shorthand and transcription at 100 w.p.m. and 120 w.p.m. will be granted one and two advance increments respectively at the recruitment stage and while in service.

 

{Authority : Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2010/PM4/3 dated  10.11.2015}

 

 PARA 176 (B):   The posts in the category of Stenographers (English) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 will be filled by promotion/general selection as under:-

I.

(a)

25% by promotion by selection of shorthand knowing Clerks/Typists.

(b)

25% by General Selection from serving Group ‘C’ employees in grade pay Rs.1800 and above with knowledge of shorthand; and

(c)

50% plus shortfall, if any, against (a) and (b) above by direct recruitment through the agency of RRBs.

 

STENOGRAPHER (ENGLISH)

 

SPEED

DURATION

TRANSCRIPTION TIME

80 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

50 MINUTES

100 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

40 MINUTES

120 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

35 MINUTES

 

II.         Higher grade posts/channel of promotion : The following higher grades posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by selection or non-selection as the case may be:- 

 

Stenographer Gr.I

(PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200)

 

Private Secretary-II

(PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4600)

 

NOTE :  

 

(i)         Stenographers (English) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 to pass written examination (General Awareness and Language Test in English) and skill test at the speed of 80 w.p.m. in 50 minutes on computer. Those Stenographers, who pass the examination in English and dictation in shorthand and transcription at 100 w.p.m. and 120 w.p.m., will be granted one and two advance increments respectively at the promotion stage and while in service.

 

(ii)        Stenographers (English) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs. 2400 have to appear in selection and pass the test for promotion to next higher grade viz., Stenographer Gr.I in PB-1 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200, at the speed of 100 w.p.m. in 40 minutes.

 

(iii) Those Stenographers, who have appeared for selection for promotion to next  higher grade viz., Stenographer Gr.I in PB-1 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200, and passed test in shorthand at the speed of 100 w.p.m. in 40 minutes, need not be subjected to professional test again when they are considered in subsequent selection PB-2 Rs.9300-34800  GP Rs.4600

 

STENOGRAPHER (HINDI)

 

SPEED

DURATION

TRANSCRIPTION TIME

80 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

65 MINUTES

100 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

55 MINUTES

120 W.P.M.

10 MINUTES

45  MINUTES

 

II.         Higher grade posts/channel of promotion : The following higher grades posts are available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by selection or non-selection as the case may be:-

 

Stenographer Gr.I

(PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200)

 

Private Secretary-II

(PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4600)

 

NOTE:  

 

 (i)        Stenographers (Hindi) in scale Rs.4000-6000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 G.P. Rs.2400 to pass written examination (General Awareness and Language Test in Hindi) and skill test at the speed of 80 w.p.m. in 65 minutes on computer. Those Stenographers, who pass the examination in Hindi and dictation in shorthand and transcription at 100 w.p.m. and 120 w.p.m. will be granted one and two advance increments respectively at the promotion stage and while in service.

 

(ii)        Stenographers (Hindi) in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 have to appear in selection and pass the test for promotion to next higher grade, viz., Stenographer Gr.I in PB-1 Rs.9300-34800 G.P. Rs.4200, at the speed of 100 w.p.m. in 55 minutes.

 

(iii)  Those Stenographers, who have appeared for selection for promotion to next higher grade viz. Stenographer Gr.I in PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200, and passed test in shorthand at the speed of 100 w.p.m. in 55 minutes, need not be subjected to professional test again when they are considered in subsequent selection for PB-2 Rs.9300-34800  GP Rs.4600

 

(Reference : Railway Board’s letter Nos E(NG)III71/ER-1 dated 28.07.1971, E(NG)I-71/PM1/244 dated 28.02.1973, E(NG)I-74/PM1/102 dated 06.07.1974, E(NG)III/76/RR-1-45 dated 08.08.1978, E(NG)I/PM4/15 dated 20.10.1986 and 94/E(RRB)25/1 dated 27.09.1994.)

 

(Authority : Railway Board’s letters No E(NG)I-2010/PM4/3  dated 10.11.2015 and E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15 dated 03.09.2009).

(RBE No.141/2015-ACS NO.230 dated 10.11.15)

 

 

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(XIII)  OFFICIAL LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT-HINDI ASSISTANTS  

177(1) The posts in the category of Junior Translator in Pay Band 2 of ` 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: ` 4200) will be filled by 100% by direct recruitment through the agency of Railway Recruitment Boards.

(2) (a) The educational qualification for direct recruitment from open market are  as under:

(i)   Master's degree of a recognized University or equivalent in Hindi or English with English or Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level;

or

Master's degree of a recognized University or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi or English medium and English or Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level;

or

Master's degree of a recognized University or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subjects of either of the two as medium of examination and other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level.

and

(ii)     Recognized Diploma or Certificate Course in translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa or two years experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice-versa in Central or State Government offices, including Government of India Undertaking

(b) Age: 18-30 years.

3. Higher grade posts/channel of promotion:-

The following higher grade post is available to this category of staff in the normal channel of promotion by selection/non-selection as the case may be:-

Senior Translator

(Pay Band-2, ` 9300-34800, Grade Pay: ` 4600)

 

(Authority: Ministry of Railway's (Railway Board letter No. E(NG)-II/2000/RR-l/7 dated 03 .01.2013)---acs no.223

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. (XIV) RAILWAY SCHOOLS STAFF  

178(1) Recruitment of teachers in the Railway schools is made by the railway administration concerned.  

(2) Qualifications generally Applicable :  Age:  Below 40 years, Candidates with teaching experience are given preference.  

(3) The categories and scales of pay are  given below :—  

Category

Basic Grade

Senior Grade

(Non-functional)

(i) /PGT Head Master/Head Mistress of Middle School.

Rs. 1640-2900

Rs. 2000-3500 (after 12 yrs. in basic grade)

Rs. 2200-4000 (after 12 yrs. in Senior Gr.)

(ii) Trained Graduate Teacher, Headmasters of Primary  School/Domestic Science Teachers.Gr. I/Drawing Teacher Gr. I/Language Teacher (TGT)/Physical Training Instructor Gr. I/Craft Teacher/Dance Teacher/Demonstrator.

  Rs. 1400-2600

Rs. 1640-2900 (after 12 yrs. in basic Gr)

  Rs. 2000-3500 (after 12 yrs. Service in the senior Gr. and on attainment of qualifications prescribed for TGTs).

(iii) Primary School Teachers.

  Rs. 1200-2040

  Rs. 1400-2600 (after 12 yrs. in basic Gr.)

  Rs. 1640-2900 (after 12 yrs. of service in senior Gr. and on attainment of qualifications laid down for TGTs).

(iv) Instructor Teach. Group, Manual Instructor Asstt. Instructor,  Instructor  for Workshop.

Rs. 1400-2600

Rs. 1640-2900(after 12 yrs. in basic Gr.)

Rs. 2000-3500 (after 12 yrs. of service in the senior Gr. and on attainment of qualifications prescribed for PGTs).

(v) Commercial Instructor

Rs. 1200-2040

Rs. 1400-2600 (after 12 yrs. in basic Gr.)

Rs. 1640-2900 (after 12 yrs. Service in senior Gr. and on attainment of qualification laid down for TGTs).

(vi) Librarians

(a) Rs. 440-750/1400-2600

Rs.__________________

__________________

 

(b) Rs. 425-640/1400-2300

__________________

__________________

 

C) Rs. 330-560/1200-2040

__________________

__________________

(vii) Lab. Asstts.

Rs. 330-530/1200-2040

__________________

__________________

  (4) The recruitment will be made in basic grade in all the categories mentioned above. The qualifications etc. for each of these categories will as under :—                

Category

Qualification

 

(i) Post Graduate Teachers

(i) IInd Class Master's Degree in any of the teaching subjects.

 

 

 

 

(ii) University Degree/Diploma in Education/Teaching.

 

Or

 

Integrated two years' Post Graduate course of Regional Colleges of Education of NCERT.

 

 

(iii) Competence to teach through the medium/ media, as required.

 

Note: The condition of IInd Class in Master's Degree can be relaxed in respect of promotee candidates who have at least 5 years experience as TGTs."

 

(ii) Head Masters/Mistress of Middle School.

As for Post Graduate Teachers. (Rly. Bd's letter No. E(P&A) I-87/PS-5/P E-5 dated 11-4-1988).

 

(iii) Trained Graduate Teachers.

(1) IInd Class Bachelor's degree with one of the following group of subjects :—

 

 

(i) Physics, Chemistry and one subject out of Maths /Botany / Zoology

 

 

(ii) Botany, Zoology and one subject out of Physics/Chemistry.

 

 

 

 (iii) English Literature/Hindi Literature/Sanskrit Literature.

 

(iv) Any two subjects out of English, Maths, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Pol. Science, History, Agriculture.

 

(2) University    Degree/Diploma in Education/teaching.

 

Or

 

 

4 years integrated degree course of Regional Colleges of Education of  N. C. E. R. T.

 

(3)  Competence to teach through the   medium/media as required.

NOTE: The condition of IInd Class in Bachelor's Degree can be relaxed in respect of promotee candidates who have at least  5  years experience    as Primary    Teachers and also for candidates (both promotee  & Direct Recruits)   who  have a Post   Graduate   Degree in any of  the teaching subjects   referred to in (1) above.

 

(iv) Head Masters/Head Mistress of Primary Schools.

As for Trained Graduate Teachers (Rly. Bd's letter No. E(P&A) I-87/PS-5/PE-5 dated 11-4-1988)

 

(v) Craft Teacher for Works experience

For all trades  except Agriculture & Horticulture.

 

  

1.  Higher Secondary from Recognised University/Board.

 

2.  Two  years diploma certificate of training in the trade concerned from ITI or any other recognized Institution.

 

 

3.Two years professional experience in any Govt. Institution or a concern of repute.

 

For Agriculture & Horticulture :

 

1.  B.Sc. (Agriculture) from a recognized University.

 

 

2.  Degree in teaching from a recognized University,

 

(vi) Sr. P.E.T.

Graduate from a recognised University with Diploma  in Physical Training from a recognised Institution. B.P.ED, from a recognised University and Hr. Secondary.

 

(vii) Sr. Domestic Science Teacher

(a)  Graduate from a recognised University with diploma in Home Science from a recognized Institute.

 

 

OR

 

 

 (b)  B.Sc. (Home Science) with degree/diploma in training/education.

 

(viii) Music Teacher Grade I

B.A. Degree with Music, as one of the subject from a recognized University.

 

 

OR

 

 

Higher Secondary with any one of the following :—

 

1.  Sangeet  Visharad Examination of the Gandharava  Mahavidyalaya  Mandal, Bombay.

 

 

2.  Sangeet  Vid Examination of  the Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwa  Vidhyala ,Khairabad (M.P.)

 

3.The Sangeet Prabhakar Examination of the Prayag Sangeet Samiti (Academy of Music) Allahabad.

 

4.  Sangeet  Visharad Examination of Bhatkhande  Sangeet Vidhyapeeth, Lucknow Previously,  Morris College of  Hindustani Music Lucknow).

 

5.  Final Examination of the Madhva Sangeet MahavidyaIaya, Laishkar.Gwalior.

 

6. The Final Examination of Shankar Gandharya Vidyalaya, Gwalior.  

 

7. Sangeet Ratan Diploma Awarded by the Director, Department of Education, M.P.

 

(ix) Dance Teacher

1.  Degree  in  Dance from a recognised University' (4 years Course)

 

 

 

OR

 

2.  Diploma  in  Dance, from a recognised institution (5 years).

 

(x) TGT(Skt)

1.  B.A. with Sanskrit as  one  of the elective subject

 

 

 

OR

 

Its equivalent oriental Degree in Sanskrit, and

 

2.  Degree/Diploma  in teaching  

 

OR

 

S.A.V. Certificate.  

 

(xi) TGT(MIL)

1. B.A. with Modern Indian Language concerned as one of the elective subject.

 

 

 

 

OR

 

 

Its equivalent Oriental Degree in the Modern Indian Language concern,  

 

OR

 

 

Sahitya Rattan of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Paryag with Matriculation in English only.

 

2. Degree/Diploma in teaching  

 

OR

 

S.A.V. Certificate.

 

3. Knowledge of Hindi essential.  

 

(xii) Drawing Teacher (Rs. 1400-2600/5500-9000)

M.A. Degree in Drawing & painting/ Fine Arts from a recognized University  

OR

 B.A.(Hons.) in Art and Art Education. 

OR 

II class Bachlor's Degree with Drawing & Painting/Fine Art with minimum 2 years full time Diploma from a recognized institution. 

OR 

Higher Secondary/Intermediate with minimum 4 years full time Diploma in Painting/Fine Arts or part time Diploma of not less than 5 years duration.

2. Competence to teach through the medium/media as required. 

3. Desirable:- At least 2 years Teachers Training Course from a recognized institution. 

OR 

2 years' teaching experience in a recognized institution.

Note: The condition of II class in Bachelor's Degree can be relaxed in respect of promotee candidates who have at least 5 years experience as Primary Teachers.

(Authority: Railway Board's letter No.  E(P&A)I-2001/PS-5/PE-1 dated 04-09-2002)

 

 

 

(xiii) Demonstrator (Rs. 1400—2600) 

B.Sc. (Authority Para 177 of IREM 2nd  Edition 1968).

 

(xiv) Primary School Teachers (Rs. 1200-2040)

Higher    Sec. with JBT (2 years) or quivalent.

 

OR

 

 

Intermediate with JBT (1 year) or its equivalent

 

OR

 

 

Senior Sec. (plus 2) examination with JBT (1yr.) or its equivalent.".

 

(xv) Librarians.

 

 

(a)  Librarian (Rs.440-750/1400-2600)

(a)  Graduate plus Diploma in Librarianship.

 

(b) Librarian 330-560/1200-2040

(b) Matric plus certificate for library training from recognised Institutions  (Authority Rly. Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2001/PS-5/PE-1 dated 04-09-2002)

 

(xvi) Laboratory Assistants (Rs. 1200-2040)

Senior Secondary/intermediate with Science. However, the Group 'D' employees-Laboratory Attendants who are Matriculates with Science would be eligible for promotion as Laboratory Assistants.

 

  

(Authority Rly Board's Letter No. E (P&A) 1-84 PS-5/PE-1 dated 21-1-84 and 18-10-85). (Authority : No. E(P&A)   87/PS-5/PE-9 dated 4-10-89)

 

  Sub-Section IV-Recruitment of Group 'D' Railway Servants.  

XV:  Passenger Reservation System(PRS)/Divisional /Workshop/Stores Depot Computers:

178-A   (1)  Data  Entry  Operators:  The vacancies  in the category of  Data Entry  Operators  in all  grades in the PRS/Divisional/Workshops/Stores  Depot computers  will  be  filled up on ex-cadre  basis by selection  of volunteering graduate  employees  of concerned  user department  with Grade  'A' or  'B' in the aptitude test conducted by CRIS  and working  in  the  same grade or  with a minimum  of 2 years service  in the immediate lower grade.

Note:  Such of  the staff as  have worked satisfactorily  for two  years  as  Data  Entry  Operators  need not be subjected to  Aptitude  Test, if they  are  otherwise  eligible  for  consideration  for  posting,  promotion  on ex  cadre  basis,  as  Sr.  Data Entry  Operator.

2.  Console Operators:  The  vacancies in  the stream  of  Console  Operators in all  grades  in  the PRS/Divisional/Workshops/Stores / computers   will be  filled by  selection  on ex-cadre basis from amongst  volunteering  graduate  employees of concerned user  departments e.g.  ECRCS for PRS, with Grade 'A' or 'B' in Aptitude tests conducted by  CRIS   and working  in thee  same  grade or with  a  minimum of two years service in the immediate  lower grade in  their  parent cadre.

Note:    Such  of the staff as have worked satisfactorily  for  the  two  years  as console operators  need  not be subjected to  fresh  Aptitude Test,  if they  are otherwise eligible for consideration  for  posting /promotion  on  ex-cadre basis as Sr.console operators.

3.Assistant Programmers: The vacancies  in the category of  Assistant Programmers  in the PRS/Divisional/Workshops/Stores  Depot computers  will  be  filled up on ex-cadre  basis by selection  from amongst  volunteering graduate  staff  with Grade  'A' or  'B' in the aptitude test conducted by CRIS  and working  in  the  same grade or  with a minimum  of 2 years service  in the immediate lower grade in their parent cadre.

Note:  such of the staff as had worked satisfactorily in the computer centre in these units for a period of three years prior to 15-2-93 the qualification of graduation need not be insisted upon for  reinduction into the streams covered by sub-paras (1), (2) and (3) of this para

(Authority  Board's letter  NO.   E(NG)I/98/PM16/2 dated 2-11-98,28-05-99,  28-7-99 & 28.9.99)

  I- PROCEDURE

179. The following procedure shall apply in respect of recruitment of Group D railway servants [other than Rakshaks (Sainiks) employed in the Railway Protection Force who are governed by the provisions of Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 and the Rules framed there under.

(i) Periodicity of Recruitment:- Recruitment should be made at interval of one year to two years.

(ii) Recuitment Units:- The unit for recruitment shall normally be the Division, major workshops, Locosheds, C&W Sick lines P.W.I. lengths, etc. etc. Recruitment for each category will be made separately. If necessary, there may be more than one unit for recruitment in a Division.

(iii) Eligibility for Recruitment:- No direct recruitment shall be made to higher grades in Group 'D' except - 

(a) in certain categories where serving employees in lower grades do not offer; and

(b) where they cannot be trained in time in case of expansion or for embarking on new projects.

(iv) Academic/Technical Qualification: —Will be inserted later as the question is under review."

(v) Age limits and physical fitness.

(a) The age for recruitment to Group 'D' categories will be 18 to 28 years.

(b) will be inserted later as the    question    is under review and

(c)(i) The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.

(ii) Relaxation in age limits for other categories of candidates like the physically handicapped, ex-servicemen etc. will be governed by orders issued by the Board from time to time.

(vi) Procedure of Recruitment:— An Employment Notice indicating the total number of vacancies, the number of vacancies reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and ex-servicemen, scale of pay, qualifications prescribed etc. as well as the last date for receipt of applications, should be prepared in due time and issued to Employment Exchanges within the recruitment unit and to the recognized Associations of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes so that adequate publicity is given with a view to attracting the maximum number of local residents. The notices should also be sent to Special Employment Exchanges and the Vocational Rehabilitation Centres in the case of vacancies reserved for physically handicapped and to the Director General (Resettlement) and the Rajya and the Zila Sanik Boards in the case of vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen. Copies of these notices should  also be exhibited on notice boards outside railway offices etc. situated in the area of recruitment.

Note : Notification of vacancies to the Employment Exchanges should conform to provisions of Compulsory Notification of Vacancies Act, 1959 and Rules made thereunder.

(vii) The employment notice should prescribe a simple application form to be filled up in Hindi or in the regional language of the area.

 

(viii) (a) Where literacy is an essential qualification applications from the candidates nominated by Employment Exchanges or registered by Employment Exchanges in terms of clause (b) below only will be eligible for consideration. These may be limited in proportion to the total vacancies available in the recruitment unit concerned. In other cases, where literacy is not required for competence in the job and is not prescribed, applicants applying directly to the Railway Administration should also be considered and registration at an Employment Exchange should not be made obligatory.

(b) For the convenience of serving railway employees applications from their sons/immediate dependents may be received by the Railway Administration direct. They should be got registered in an Employment Exchange by deputing a Welfare Inspector, if necessary, for this purpose and will thereafter be eligible for consideration along with others. It is not necessary that their names should be nominated by the Employment Exchange concerned. In cases where the Employment Exchanges do not accept applications from such candidates and they require the candidate concerned to appear before them in person for registration of his application such applicants may be considered without their getting registered at the Employment Exchange. At the time of selection no discrimination can be made between a candidate applying direct to the administration and the one nominated by the Employment Exchange and only the most suitable ones will be selected for appointment. Applicants belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes even though they are not  sons/immediate dependants of serving railway employees may also be given the benefit of getting their applications registered at the Employment Exchanges through a Welfare Inspector as indicated above

(ix) The number of applicants to be called for trade test/interview should be generally 3 to 5 times of the number of vacancies to be filled.

(x) As Group 'D' vacancies generally attract local residents, the applications of such candidates received by the administrations should be given full consideration at the time of selection.  

(xi)(a) The selection Board for recruitment of Group 'D' posts including screening of Casual labour/substitutes shall consist at least three members, one of whom should belong to the SC/ST communities and another to minority communities. No member of the Committee shall be directly subordinate to any of the other members. If such a Committee cannot be  constituted from amongst the offices of the Zonal Railway or any Division or Workshop, a person of SC/ST and minority communities from an adjacent Railway or another Department; either of the Central Government or State Governments or persons from outside the Railway, like retired Railway or Army Officers or Principals of Educational Institutions or eminent persons belonging to SC/ST and minority communities may be coopted to serve on the Committees. The Railway Officers will be an Assistant Personnel Officer and an officer of the Branch concerned. The application will be screened by a Personnel Officer or any other Officer or a committee of officers nominated for this purpose and not by the selection board. Interviews and/or tests shall be conducted by the Selection Board.  

(b) Nomination of outsiders co-opted as a members of the Selection Board should be from a panel of names that may be formed by the Government. Non-Officials whenever co-opted as members of the Interview Board should not be repeated in every Board. They should also be furnished with a detailed brief indicating the reservation for SC/ST according to rules, the procedure to be- followed in the Selection and other allied information as may be of help to him in conducting the interviews. The non-official member may be issued a free first class railway return journey pass and also permitted the free use of railway rest house, if available.  

Note :—All inclusive remuneration of Rs. 20/- per day may be given to an outsider, whether co-opted locally or from outside.    

[Authority  :  No.    E(NG)III/77/RC-1/90 dated 16-3-78].

 (xii) Panels :—The list of selected candidates will be pasted on important Notice Boards throughout the area of recruitment after each selection. The list will contain as many names as are likely to be needed against the bare anticipated vacancies in the course of six months or one year following the selection, depending on the frequency of recruitment No allowance should be made for medically unfit candidates etc. The currency of the panels should be normally one year. In exceptional circumstances it can be extended by one year with the personal approval of the Chief Personnel Officer [No. E(NG)II/84/RC-2/21 dated 16-11-1984].

(xiii) Casual Labour, Substitutes and Temporary hands :—(a) Substitutes, casual and temporary workmen will have prior claim over others to permanent recruitment. The percentages of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes should be observed in recruitment to temporary or permanent vacancies.  

(b) Substitutes, casual and temporary workmen who acquire temporary status as a result of having worked on other than projects for more than 120 days and for 360 days on projects or other casual labour with more than 120 days or 360 days service, as the case may be should be considered for regular employment without having to go through Employment Exchanges. Such of the workmen as join service before attaining the age of 28 years may be allowed relaxation of maximum age limit prescribed for Group 'D' posts to the extent of their total service, which may be either continuous or broken periods.  

(c) A register should be maintained by all Divisions concerned to indicate the names of casual labour, substitutes and temporary workmen who have rendered 120 days in open line or 360 days in projects either continuous or in broken periods, for the purpose of future employment as casual workmen and also- as regular employees, provided they are eligible1 for regular employment. The names should be recorded strictly in the order of their taking up casual appointment at the initial stage and for the purpose of empanelment for regular Group 'D' posts, they should as far as possible, be selected in the order maintained in the aforesaid registers. In showing preference to casual labour over other outsiders due consideration and weightage should be given to the knowledge and experience gained by them. Other conditions being equal, total length of service as casual labour, either continuous or in broken periods, irrespective of whether they have attained the temporary status or not, should be taken into account so as to ensure that casual labour who are senior by virtue of longer service are not left out.  

Notes : Absorption of casual labour/substitutes in regular vacancies will be subject to each casual labour/substitutes being found eligible and suitable for such absorption.   Special instructions issued in this regard from time to time will also apply.

(xiv). Group 'D' vacancies in workshops should be filled up in the manner indicated below:

(i) 50% by selection from outsiders including Apprentices trained under  'Apprentices Act';

(ii) 10% by transfer from amongst regular gangmen etc. as per sub-para (xv) below; and

(iii) 40% from amongst volunteers from amongst regular staff of other departments who may like to come to the workshop cadre on bottom seniority.

[Authority : No. E(NG)II/73/CL/41 dated 23-8-73 and 78 E(SCT) 15/18 dated 4-10-1978].

(xv) Recritment by transfer :-(A) Gangmen in regular employment may be transferred to the Mechanical Engineering and Transportation (Power) Deptt., Traffic &,Commercial Deptt. and to the Works side of Engineering Deptt. Such transfers should not, however, exceed 10% of the annual intake of Gangmen nor 10% of annual intake in the relevant recruitment categories of each of these Departments to which Gangmen are transferred. Khalasis of the Stores Department and Safaiwalas of all Departments may likewise be transferred to the Mechanical Workshop, but will be reckoned against the same 10% annual quota of vacancies in the Workshops as is open for absorption of Gangmen. The Railway servants concerned should be suitable in all respects i.e.:-

(a)    be literate where necessary;

(b)    possess physical standards prescribed for recruitment to that Department/     Workshop;

(c)    have the aptitude for work to which they are to be transferred;

(d)   be at least 45 years of age in the case of Gangmen and 35 years of age in the case of Stores Khalasis and Safaiwalas of all Deptts

(B) Regular Gangmen who are transferred to Works Branch/Workshops/Traffic and, Commercial Deptt. will count half the length of continuous service for seniority in the new cadre in which they are absorbed. Similarly Stores Khalasis and Safaiwalas of all Departments who are absorbed in the Workshops against the 10% quota will count seniority to the extent of half the length of continuous service. However, Gangmen above the age of 45 years and Store Khalasis and Safaiwalas upto the age of 33 years who are transferred over and above the quota of 10% will not be eligible to count any portion of their earlier service for the purpose of seniority."

(Railway Boards letter No. E(NG)1-99/CFP/23 dated 08-04-02)

II. PROMOTION TO HIGHER GRADES IN GROUP 'D' AND GROUP 'C POSTS.  

180.  Transportation (Traffic) and Commercial Deptt.—All railway servants in the lowest grade should be eligible for consideration for promotion to higher grades in both the Transportation and Commercial branches. Applications  should be invited from amongst categories eligible for promotion from both the branches. All Railway servants who apply will be considered. An adhoc seniority list will be prepared on the basis of length of Continuous service in the grade and suitable men selected and placed on a panel for training. Systematic and adequate training and examinations or tests must precede actual promotions.

181.  Civil Engineering Deptt:Trolly men, gatemen and chowkidars should be grouped with gangmen and be eligible for promotion as keymen and mates. These persons should be required to render a minimum of three years service as gangmen but it is not necessary that they should work as gangmen in rotation. Gangmen who are disabled and cannot work as Gangmen will, of course, not be eligible for promotion.

182.  Medical Deptt.—All, Railway servants employed in the hospitals like hospital attendants, orderlies, dispensary peons, stretcher bearers, watchmen, safaiwalas or sanitary cleaners etc. should be eligible for promotion as dressers and laboratory attendants. For this purpose the eligible railway servants should be screened by holding a suitability test to determine whether they are educationally up to the required standard and have the necessary aptitude. The Railway servants considered suitable should be given training as may be necessary which they should successfully complete before they art finally promoted.

183.  Signal and Telecommunication Engineering Deptt.—50% of vacancies in skilled grades should be open for promotion of semi-skilled artisans/Basic Tradesmen provided they attain the standards prescribed in the relevant trade test The Railway administrations should give systematic training to unskilled men for promotion to semi-skilled posts. Systematic training should also be given to semiskilled artisans for promotion to skilled categories. The period of training may be prescribed by the individual railway administrations. In individual cases the period of training may be reduced.

184.  Mechanical Engineering Deptt. 

(i) Every unskilled staff in running sheds and carriage and wagon depots should be made eligible for promotion to higher grade like Khalasi Helpers/Basic Tradesmen in their respective branches, i. e. running heads or carriage and wagon depots, as the case may be, subject to his acquiring the necessary qualification. No category shall be excluded from such consideration and there need to be no sub grouping within the respective branches. Unskilled staff in running sheds should also be eligible for consideration for transfer to posts of cleaners upto the age of 30 years, relaxable upto 35 years in the case of persons belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, subject to their being otherwise eligible for such consideration but on two occasions only and their having the necessary aptitude and satisfying the medical and educational  qualifications.  

(ii) The vacancies of First Firemen should be a selection basis as per Para 136.  

185.  Electrical Engineering Department.—For promotion of semi-skilled staff to skilled grades and further on to the posts of Mistries and Chargemen in this department, the procedure prescribed for the staff of Mechanical Engineering Department may be applied.  

186.  Promotion of Safaiwalas or Sanitary cleaners in other Departments.—In departments like Mechanical Engineering Transportation etc., where the cadre of Safaiwalas or Sanitary cleaners is comparatively small, such staff may be promoted to higher grades like semi-skilled grades pointsmen etc. along with other railway servants in the department.

Resultant vacancies of Safaiwalas or Sanitary Cleaners in these Departments should be filled by drawing men from their cadre from the Medical/Civil Engg. Deptt. as the case may be

187.  —  Promotion to skilled categories—Semiskilled artisans and basic tradesmen are eligible for promotion to skilled grades if they pass the prescribed trade test against 50% quota set apart for promotion as provided in para 159.

188.  Promotion to lower grades in Group 'C’ :-Lower grades in Group 'C like Junior Clerks, Material Checkers, etc. in scales such as Rs. 825-1200 should be wholly filled by promotion from Group 'D' railway servants who have put in 3 years service. In the case of posts which are in the normal avenue of promotion to Group 'D' railway servants, promotion should be made from amongst the railways servants of the Deptt. concerned in each  promotion unit on the basis of seniority-cum-suitability after holding such written and/or practical tests as may be considered necessary. In the case of posts which are not in the normal avenue of promotion, promotion should be made on the basis of selection after holding such written  and/or practical test as may be considered necessary and from panel drawn and according to prevailing rules in respect of selection posts.    

 [Authority : No. E(NG)I/71/CFP/22 dated 28-7-71].

189.  Promotion to higher grades in Group 'C':- Railway servants in Group 'D' categories for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists 331/3% of the posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Office Clerks, Stores Clerks, etc. should be earmarked for promotion. The quota for promotion of Group 'D' staff in the Accounts Deptts. to Group 'C' post of Accounts Clerks will be 25%. Promotion to Group 'C' will be subject to the following conditions: -

(i) All promotions should be made on the basis of selection. There should be written tests to assess the educational attainments of candidates. Group 'C' categories referred to above should be suitably linked with specified categories in the lower grades on broad affinity of work to form groups for promotion but it should be ensured that the prospects are made equal in the different groups. The test should be correlated to the standards of proficiency that can reasonably be expected from railway servants who are generally non-matriculates. The aim of the examiners should be to assess the general suitability of the Group 'D' railway servants offering themselves for promotion to Group 'C' posts from the point of view of their knowledge of English and their general standard of intelligence. The factors of selection and their relative weight will be as indicated below:-

 

Factors/Headings

Maximum Marks

(a)

Written Test

85

(b)

Record of Service

15

 

Total

100

Note:      1.            Written test should consist of one paper of 3 hours duration divided into two parts - Part 'A' to test the working knowledge of the Railway servant of the English language and Part 'B' his general standard of intelligence and proficiency through questions in Arithmetic, General Knowledge mainly pertaining to Railway matters and matters immediately pertaining to the work he has been acquainted with during his Railway service. In drawing up the questions it must be ensured that they are not set as such a standard as to make it impracticable for a Group 'D' railway servant of average intelligence and normal standards of efficiency to qualify in the test.

(2)             Assessment under the heading Record of Service will be based on entries in the Service Book/personal file regarding academic/ technical qualifications, awards/ punishments, etc.

 (3)        Selections should not be restricted to three times the number of posts to be filled but kept open to all eligible candidates who would like to be considered for such selections.

(4)         All those who qualify on the basis of written test and Record of Service, the  qualifying percentage of marks being prescribed by the General Manager, should be included in the panel in the order of their seniority for promotion against the yearly vacancies available  for them in Group 'C' categories.

(ii)Group 'D' railway servants to be eligible for promotion to Group 'C' posts should have put in a minimum 3 years of continuous service. This does not apply to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates.

(iii)For promotions to Group 'C' posts in the Ministerial cadre, Group 'D' staff will be required to possess a typing speed of 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi. Promotions may, however, be allowed on provisional basis and the concerned staff given two year's time from the date of promotion, to qualify the prescribed typewriting test; and if they fail to qualify the typewriting test within the said period, they will be liable to be reverted.

(iv)Training:

(a) The standard of training imparted to the Group 'D' railway servants selected for Group 'C' posts should be the same as for direct recruits for the same Group 'C' categories and in the case of failures in the first attempt such employees may be given second - chance to qualify.

(b)Group 'D' railway servants when promoted to Group 'C' posts in the Accounts Deptt. shall go through the same training and test and shall be subject to the same conditions of service as are in force for the new recruits. During the period of their training they would get as stipend the pay that they would have normally drawn on promotion to Group 'C'. All allowances like Dearness, Compensatory and House Rent Allowances will be allowed to them at the scales applicable, had the stipend been treated as pay.

Note: Employees in lower Group 'C' scale of Rs. 825-1200(RPS)/ 2750-4400 (RSRP) and Rs. 950-1400(RPS)/ 3050-4590 (RSRP) for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists will also be eligible to appear in the selection held for promotion of Group 'D' employees to Group 'C' against the prescribed quota.

Authority : Railway Board's letter No.E(NG)I/2003/CFP/2 dated 22.09.2003)

189-A Promotions of Persons with Disability: - There shall be no discrimination in the matter of promotion merely on ground of physical disability. This will apply to the categories of staff who have been recruited from the open market against the vacancies reserved for recruitment of physically handicapped and the staff who acquire disability during service and are absorbed in suitable alternative employment as per provisions contained in Chapter-XIII. Such staff will be considered for promotion in their turn based on their eligibility and suitability along with others in the selection/suitability/trade test, for promotion to higher grade post.

Authority: Railway Board's letter No.E(NG)I/90/PM1/2 dated 29.04.1999.

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