Last Date: 16.07.2012.
Last week RRB published a centralised employment notice for recruitment of Technicians in Railways. The detailed report of eligibility to apply for vacancies contained in that Notice. Particularly, Age Limit, Qualification, Recruitment Process, How to apply, Medical Fitness, Reservation, Online application and the rules for serving employees.
We have reproduced and given below the complete report of Recruitment Process for your ready reference…Candidates are advised to read the instructions very carefully and apply…All the best..!
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS for Railway Recruitment 2012
1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1.01 ( A) CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT : –
(i) Their admission to the written examination will be purely provisional subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. (ii) Mere issue of call letter to candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally cleared by the RRB. (iii) RRBs conduct verification of eligibility conditions, with reference to original documents, only after candidates have qualified in all the stages of examination.
1.01 (B) Before applying for any post, candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms. Candidates should have requisite Educational/Technical qualifications from recognized Board/University/NCVT/SCVT as on the date of submission of the application for Centralised Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply. RRBs may reject the applications of
candidates at any stage of recruitment process in case the candidates are not fulfilling the requisite criteria, and if appointed, such candidates are liable to be removed from service summarily.
1.02 Candidates who have been debarred for life from all RRB examinations or candidates who have been debarred for a specified period which is not yet completed, need NOT apply in response to this Centralised
Employment Notice. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.
1.03 Candidates should fill up the Application Form in their own handwriting and must sign as well as put their left thumb impression at the prescribed places. Applications should be filled either in English or in Hindi. Applications should be on a good quality A4 size bond paper (80 GSM) using one side only. Newspaper cuttings should not be used as Application Form. Candidates purchasing printed Application Form from the market should ensure that it conforms to the prescribed format published in the Centralised Employment Notice. Candidates can also make photocopy of the application format as given in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and then fill up the details. They can also download the application format from the website of the RRBs. The detailed Centralised Employment Notice is also displayed on the notice board in the offices of RRBs. Candidates should send their applications sufficiently in advance before the closing date. RRBs will not be responsible for any postal delay/wrong delivery at any stage of the selection process.
1.04 Candidates are required to sign in English or in Hindi in the prescribed places provided in the Application Form and Information Sheet. Signatures on Application Form, Information sheet, Answer Sheet, Question Booklet and other places should be identical and must be in running hand and not in block/capital or disjointed letters. Signatures in different style or language, at the time of application, written examination and document verification, may result in cancellation of candidature.
1.05 (a) Candidates may note that wherever it is mentioned to submit separate applications, they should send separate applications along with IPO/DD and all other necessary enclosures in separate envelopes for the posts. (b) Wherever it is prescribed to submit common application for the group which contains specific number of categories, candidates can give their order of preference of Category of Post within the group through option column given as Item 1 of the Application Form. While applying, candidates should ensure that they possess the requisite educational qualification for the post. Options exercised by candidates will also be taken into account at the time of allotment of posts subject to merit and vacancy position. RRBs reserve the right to allot any Category of Post (preferred or not preferred) within the grouping subject to merit position and vacancy. (c) Similarly candidates can prefer the Railway / Unit through column 2 of the Application Form. RRBs will consider the preferred Railway / Unit of the candidate to the extent possible subject to merit and vacancy position. However, RRBs reserve the right to allot even non-preferred Railway / Unit subject to merit and vacancy position.
1.06 Candidates submitting more than one application for the same category/group to the same RRB will be summarily rejected & also debarred from RRB examinations as per para 14.03 given below.
1.07 Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the RRBs.
1.08 Serving Defence Personnel likely to be released within one year of the closing date (ie., 16.07.2013) can also apply against Ex-Servicemen vacancies.
1.09 Vacancies for Ex-Servicemen given in the above table are not separate but included in the total number of vacancies.
1.10 The number of vacancies indicated in this Centralised Employment Notice is provisional and may increase or decrease or even become nil depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration. The Administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded.
1.11 Date of examination and results are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and local dailies. These are also given provisionally in the website of the Railway Recruitment Boards concerned. Call letters for written examination are sent to candidates by business post. The candidates whose applications are rejected are also intimated through post along with the reason/s for rejection.
1.12 Selection by RRB does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in the Railways. The function of the RRB is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the Zonal Railway/Production Unit concerned, who in turn issues the offer of appointment letter, subject to availability of vacancies and candidates being found medically fit and satisfying all eligibility criteria.
1.13 Selected candidates will have to undergo training wherever training is prescribed for the post.
1.14 Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay of the Pay band plus Grade Pay plus other allowances admissible at that time. During training period only stipend will be paid as applicable. Candidates may have to give security deposit and execute indemnity bond wherever necessary.
1.15 While all candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that
community/group will be considered. For this purpose, SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure 3 (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure 4 (for OBC candidates). Further, in case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to, “The Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer)” mentioned in Col.3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.3601 2/22/9-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004. OBC candidates should enclose self declaration of non-creamy layer status in the proforma as given in Annexure-5. Candidates applying against reserved vacancies and/or seeking age relaxation must furnish requisite caste certificate from the competent authority. Self declaration of non-creamy layer status in the prescribed format along with the Application Form should also be submitted. Otherwise, their claim for reserved status will not be entertained and the candidature/application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (Un-reserved) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancy only.
1.16 Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who fulfill required educational qualification/ technical qualifications can also apply against UR vacancies. They will, however, have to compete with the UR candidates. No age relaxation will be allowed to such SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against UR vacancies.
1.17 Free Second Class Railway Pass as admissible will be issued to candidates belonging to SC/ST communities when they are called for written examination /document verification, provided they submit valid caste certificate.
1.18 Selected male candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineers’ Unit of Territorial Army.
1.19 Female candidates are also eligible. However, it may be noted that some categories involve duties which are arduous in nature and call for working in shifts at odd hours, at road side stations and also away from headquarters.
1.20 Any subsequent changes in the terms and conditions of this Employment Notice as per extant rules will stand good. RRBs reserve the right to consider/incorporate any subsequent changes/modifications/additions in the terms & conditions to recruitment under this Centralised Employment Notice as necessitated and applicable.
1.21 Candidates shall be free to apply to more than one RRB but they will be doing so at their own risk, as the examination will be held by all RRBs on the same date. Examination for more than one category/group
may also be held simultaneously based on administrative convenience.
1.22 Andaman & Nicobar Islands Candidates : Candidates belonging to Andaman & Nicobar Islands applying for the posts notified by RRB/Kolkata or Chennai may be allotted examination centre at Port Blair provided
sufficient number of eligible candidates apply. Such candidates should enclose a certificate of domicile in Andaman & Nicobar Islands from a competent officer of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands administration or a
certificate from the school/college last attended in Andaman & Nicobar Islands certifying that the candidate had passed his /her examination from the school/college situated in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. If
number of candidates is not sufficient, exam centres in other places will be allotted as per the administrative convenience of RRBs.
2. AGE LIMIT :
The lower and upper age limit indicated will be reckoned as on 01.07.2012. The upper age limit is relaxable as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates.
2.01 By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
2.02 By 3 years for OBC candidates.
2.03 For Ex-Servicemen, up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
2.04 By 5 years for candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
2.05 By 10 years for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) UR, (13 years for OBC and 15 years for SC/ST)
2.06 For serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff and casual labours/substitutes, the upper age limit will be up to 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells). For those working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes, the relaxation in upper age limit will be up to the length of service rendered, subject to a maximum of 5 years.
2.07 Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried shall be 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
2.08 (a) The upper age limit in case of Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for those posts whose minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act apprentice shall be relaxed to the extent of apprenticeship training undergone by them under the Apprenticeship Act 1961. (b) Upper age limit for the Course Completed Act Apprentice will be 35 years if he/she had commenced Act Apprenticeship, under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years. In addition, the candidates belonging to SC/ST & OBC are eligible for normal relaxation of 5 years and 3 years respectively.
2.09 No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.
2.10 The date of birth for candidates for different age groups, should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive)
|S.No.||AGE GROUP||UR||OBC||SC/ST||LOWER DATE OF BIRTH FOR ALL||REMARKS|
|1||18 TO 30||02.07.1982||02.07.1979||02.07.1977||01.07.1994||For categories listed in para 2.03 to 2.08, age relaxation as indicated will be applicable.|
3. EXAMINATION FEE :
3.01 No examination fee for SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/Persons with Disability Women/Minorities /Economically Backward candidates having annual family income less than Rs. 50,000/-
3.02 For Unreserved/OBC Male candidates not coming within the purview of minority/economically backward classes/PWD/Ex-Servicemen, examination fee of Rs. 60/- for Technician Signal Gr.II & Rs. 40/- for all other Technician Gr.III categories. Candidates should send separate application for each RRB.
3.03 The examination fee is non-refundable. It should be paid in the form of a crossed Demand Draft, valid for a period of 3 months, to be drawn at the main branch of any of the Nationalized Banks, or in the form of
Crossed Indian Postal Order, drawn in favour of ‘Assistant Secretary or Secretary or Member Secretary or Chairman, Railway Recruitment Board’ of RRBs concerned, as mentioned in para 15. The Bank Drafts/Indian Postal Orders should be payable at the place where the Railway Recruitment Board is situated. The Indian Postal Orders/Bank Drafts should not be obtained earlier to the date of issue of this Centralised Employment Notice or after the closing date.
3.04 Candidates should write the CEN No., Name of the post/s and Category number of the post/s (name of the first post and first category number in case of common application for grouped categories) and their name and postal address on the reverse of the Bank Draft / in the space provided on the Indian Postal Order.
3.05 Remittance of examination fee in any form other than Bank Demand Draft/Indian Postal Order, will not be accepted (except in case of On-Line applications wherever this facility is provided, examination fee can be remitted through Bank Challan/Credit Card/Debit Card as provided for).
3.06 The particulars of Demand Draft/Indian Postal Order submitted for examination fee should also be indicated at the prescribed place in the Application Form. (Item No. 6 of Information Sheet)
3.07 Applications not accompanied by Bank Draft/Indian Postal Order of requisite amount for examination fee, wherever required, will be summarily rejected.
3.08 Minorities mean Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zorastrians (Parsis). For claiming waiver of examination fee, Minorities candidates should furnish ‘self declaration’ as mentioned in annexure-08 along
with Application Form. At the time of document verification, such candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish ‘minority community declaration’ affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that they belong to any of the above minority communities. If the affidavit is not produced during document verification, their candidature will be rejected.
3.09 Economically backward candidates whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50,000/-. They have to submit income certificate at the time of applying in the prescribed format as given in Annexure -7 on the letterhead of the issuing authority.
4. HOW TO APPLY :
4.01 The Application Form as per Annexure 1 & 2 should be filled up by the candidate in his/her own handwriting, with blue or black ball point pen (not in pencil, fountain pen or gel pen) dated and signed. Only international numbers i.e. 1,2, 3 etc., should be used. The Application Form should be filled up in English or in Hindi only, strictly observing all the instructions given in this Centralised Employment Notice. Candidates should affix their normal signature in English or in Hindi in the Application Form. Applications signed in capital letters/spaced out letters will be treated as invalid.
4.02 Candidate’s Name, Address with Pin Code, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name and nearest Railway Station should be written legibly in English in bold capital letters, even if the candidate fills up the Application Form in Hindi.
4.03 Photographs: One recent (not earlier than three months from the date of application) colour photograph of size 3.5 x 3.5 cm, with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses, should be pasted on the Application Form in the space provided. Photostat copy of photograph is not permitted. Candidates should sign in the space provided in the box below the photograph. An extra identical colour photograph should be enclosed with the application, indicating candidate’s name and category number on the reverse of the photograph. Candidates may note that RRBs may, at any stage, reject the applications for pasting old/unclear photograph on the application or for any significant variations between photograph pasted in the Application Form and the actual physical appearance of the candidate.
4.04 Candidates should indicate, in item No.11 of the Application Form, any clear visible marks of identification on their body. For example, “a mole on the nose, cut-mark on the forehead or a scar mark below the chin etc.” In case there are no visible marks, “Nil” should be written. Applications are liable to be rejected for not filling up marks of identification/writing “Nil”.
4.05 Candidates should copy as much of the paragraph at item No.12 of the Information Sheet, as possible, so as to fill the space provided completely, in Hindi/English, in their own running handwriting (not in capital/spaced out letters), otherwise their applications will be rejected.
4.06 Candidates should put their Left thumb impression at the designated places in the Application Form and in the Information Sheet. The Thumb impression must be clear and complete. Ridges of the Thumb impression must be clearly visible.
4.07 Applications which are illegible, incomplete, unsigned, signed in capital letters, not in prescribed format, without photo of candidate, not having IPO/DD for requisite amount or having IPO/DD purchased before date of issue of and after closing date of Centralised Employment Notice are liable to be rejected.
4.08 The envelope containing the application should be clearly superscribed “Application for the Post/s of ______________________Category No/s.__________ Centralised Employment Notice No._________ &
Community (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-SM)”. If the post/s and category number/s is/are not indicated on the top of the envelope containing the application, the same will not be entertained.
5. ENCLOSURES :
The application should consist of the following documents firmly stitched together, in the given order :
5.01 Application Form in the prescribed format (as given in Annexure-1).
5.02 Information Sheet in the prescribed format (as given in Annexure-2).
5.03 Valid Indian Postal Order or the Bank Draft for the amount as prescribed in the Centralised Employment Notice.
5.04 One copy of identical colour photograph of size 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm firmly stitched to the application (apart from one copy pasted on the form).
5.05 Self Attested copy of Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate indicating date of birth.
5.06 Self Attested copy of educational and/or professional qualification prescribed for the post being applied.
5.07 Self Attested photostat copy of caste certificate from competent authority in the case of SC/ST candidates (as given in Annexure-3) & OBC candidates (as given in Annexure-4). Self declaration from OBC candidates regarding non-creamy layer status in the proforma as given in Annexure-5.
5.08 Disability Certificate in prescribed format by persons with disabilities (as given in Annexure-9).
5.09 Declaration Form by the visually handicapped /those whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy and Scribe to be engaged for writing the examination (as given in Annexure-10).
5.10 Ex-Servicemen candidates should submit self attested photostat copy of the discharge certificate. They should also enclose the appropriate certificate issued by the competent authority for the equivalence of their educational/technical qualifications.
5.11 No Objection Certificate from the competent authority, if already employed in Railways or any Government department / Public Sector Undertaking.
5.12 Self attested photostat copy of requisite certificates in case of candidates claiming any other type of age relaxation.
5.13 Income certificate in the prescribed form as given in annexure-7 for Economically Backward candidates for waiver of examination fee, on the letterhead of the competent authority.
5.14 “Minority self declaration” for waiver of examination fee for minority community candidates (as given in Annexure-8).
5.15 Self attested photostat copy of valid light/heavy driving license for category No. 23.
6. INVALID APPLICATIONS :
Candidates are requested to read all instructions thoroughly before sending their applications to the RRBs. Otherwise, their applications are likely to be rejected on one or more of the following reasons. In case the
application is rejected, candidates will be intimated by business (ordinary) post regarding the reason/s of rejection.
6.01 Applications received before the date of CEN and applications received after the closing date of CEN.
6.02 Passage not copied in the Information Sheet/copied in capital/block letters.
6.03 Application without signatures / signatures in capital letters / different type of signatures at different places of the Application and Information Sheet.
6.04 Left thumb impression not affixed/blurred/smudged on the Application Form & Information Sheet.
6.05 Copies of requisite certificates not enclosed. (i) Certificate for date of birth i.e. Matriculation/High school exam or equivalent certificate (ii) Educational and/or professional certificate (iii) Community Certificate for SC/ST/OBC including self-declaration for OBC (non-enclosure will mean that the candidate will be taken as UR), (iv) Discharge certificate for Ex-Servicemen candidates (v) Disability certificate for Persons with disabilities, (vi) Income certificate by Economically backward candidates for waiver of examination fee, (vii) ‘Minority self declaration’ by minority candidates for waiver of examination fee (viii) Valid light/heavy driving license wherever required etc. (ix) No Objection Certificate for Railway/Government/Public Sector Undertaking Employees.
6.06 Indian Postal Order/DD not enclosed or less fee enclosed or invalid IPO/DD i.e., IPO/DD purchased before date of issue of and after closing date of Centralised Employment Notice.
6.07 Identification marks column not filled up.
6.08 Do not possess the prescribed qualification for the post on the closing date of application.
6.09 Over-aged or under-aged or Date of Birth not filled or wrongly filled.
6.10 Double or multiple applications submitted for the same post/category/group in same RRB.
6.11 Application without colour photo (or) photo with cap, wearing goggles, disfigured, unrecognizable or scanned or photostat copy.
6.12 More than one application in single envelope.
6.13 Candidate’s name is figuring in the debarred list.
6.14 Incomplete/illegible application.
6.15 Application not in the prescribed format.
6.16 Category/post not filled up or incorrectly filled.
6.17 Application addressed to other RRBs.
6.18 Application filled in a language other than English/Hindi.
6.19 Any other irregularities which are considered invalid by RRB.
6.20 For Category No.23: Candidates failing to enclose copy of Heavy Vehicle License wherever required will not be considered for the Category.
7. RECRUITMENT PROCESS :
7.01 Selection is made strictly as per merit,on the basis of written examination.Short-listed candidates will be called for verification of original documents according to merit, availability of vacancies and reservation rules.
7.02 The standard of questions for the written examinations will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choice and are likely to include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning and Technical Ability. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages as indicated in para 15. Duration of the examination will be 90 minutes with approximately 100 questions.
7.03 There shall be negative marking in written examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.
7.04 Railway Recruitment Boards may, at their discretion, hold additional written test(s) if considered necessary, for all or for a limited number of candidates.
7.05 Based on the performance of candidates in the written examination, candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for document verification in the main list. In addition, 30% extra candidates are also called as standby and they are considered for empanelment only if there is shortfall in empanelment from the main list. During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates. No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.
7.06 Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates .
8. MEDICAL FITNESS TEST :
Candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:
(a) A-3 : Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards—Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (Power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
(b) B-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards — Distance Vision: 6/9,6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
(c) B-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards — Distance Vision: 6/9,6/12 with or without glasses (power not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is
required and must pass test for Field of Vision.
(d) C-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards — Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
Note: (i) Candidates qualifying in examination(s) for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination(s) will not under any circumstance be considered for any alternative appointment (ii) Candidates who do not fulfill the prescribed medical standards need not apply. (iii) The above medical standards (Criteria) are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general. (iv) For Ex-Servicemen different standards apply.
9. EX-SERVICEMEN CANDIDATES :
This Centralised Employment Notice contains some vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen irrespective of their community. However, Ex-Servicemen may also apply against vacancies not earmarked for them,
even for which they will be granted age relaxation and fee exemption as indicated in paras 2.03 & 3.01 respectively.
9.01 The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces; and
9.02 Who has retired from such service after earning his/her pension or
9.03 Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension or
9.04 Who has been released otherwise than on his own request as a result of reduction in such establishment or
9.05 Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than on his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes persons of the Territorial Army of the following categories:(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service (b) Pensions with disabilities attributable to military service and
(c) Gallantry award winner.
9.06 For vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen, an Ex-serviceman with 15 years active service in the Armed Forces with matriculation will be considered eligible to apply for the posts for which the minimum qualification is an University Degree provided the relevant certificate issued by the military authority is attached with the application. Explanation: The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under Central Government in Group ‘C’/’D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/‘D’ under Central Government. However, such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Govt. jobs.
9.07 Ex-Servicemen are required to clearly indicate all requiste particulars including community in the Application Form and en close all documentary proofs including Community certificates in the prescribed format.
10. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWD)
10.01 The suitability of a post for persons with disability has been indicated against each post, under the column ‘suitable for PWD’. Persons with disability may apply against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC, for those posts which have been identified as suitable for persons with disabilities.
10.02 Concessions: i) Persons with disabilities are exempted from payment of examination fee irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not. ii) Relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit is applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs. In addition, candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST are eligible for normal relaxation of 3 and 5 years respectively.
10.03 Definitions of Disabilities: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of recruitment are given below: (a) Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: (i) total absence of sight; or (ii) visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lens; (iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse; (b) Low vision: “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. (c) Hearing impairment: “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. (d) Locomotor disability: “Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy. (e) Cerebral Palsy: “Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development (f) All the cases of orthopaedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of “Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.”
10.04 DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RELAXATION: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation of conditions in respective community in services/posts who suffer from not less than 40 per cent of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of relaxation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority as given in Annexure-9.
10.05 COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor/cerebral/visual/ hearing disability, as the case may be.
10.05 COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor/cerebral/visual/
hearing disability, as the case may be.
10.06 Visually Handicapped candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy can avail the assistance of SCRIBE for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the SCRIBE, candidates will have to inform the RRBs in advance as per Annexure-10. Engagement of SCRIBE will be subject to the following conditions: (a) The candidates will have to arrange their own SCRIBES at their own cost. Separate Admit
Cards will be issued to SCRIBES accompanying the candidates. Admit cards should contain the particulars and photograph of the SCRIBE duly signed by him/her. (b) The academic qualification of the SCRIBE should be one grade below the qualification prescribed for the post for which recruitment is being made. (c) The SCRIBE should be from an academic discipline other than that of the post. (d) Candidates as well as the SCRIBES will have to give a suitable undertaking (Annexure-10) along with the application confirming that the SCRIBE fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a SCRIBE as mentioned above. In case it transpires later that he/she did not fulfill any of the laid down eligibility criteria or there has been suppression of material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled irrespective of the result of the examination. The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her. The undertaking, as given in the Annexure-10, should be submitted by the Visually Handicapped candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy, along with his/her application.
10.07 All one eyed candidates and VH candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped persons and the provision for engaging SCRIBE shall not be applicable to them.
10.08 All selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.
11. SERVING EMPLOYEES :
Candidates serving in any Central/State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings should apply through proper channel or should apply directly to the RRBs, with NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer, to avoid delay. The last date of receipt of applications in the office of Railway Recruitment Boards will not be extended on account of any delay in transmitting the application by the
office concerned. Advance copy of the application without no objection certificate will not be entertained. Applications received after closing date and time will also not be accepted.
12. ONLINE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
12.01 Candidates have the option of filling up their application ON-LINE, wherever such facility is provided by RRBs. For this, they should visit the website of the RRB concerned and fill up their detailed Bio-Data in the Application Form and upload scanned documents as applicable, on the website.
13. MISCELLANEOUS :
13.01 The entire Centralised Employment Notice along with all Annexures will also be available on the website of RRBs. Candidates can print the Application Form and Information Sheet along with annexures and use for sending applications to RRBs.
13.02 All Enclosures should be either in English or in Hindi only. Where certificates are not in English/Hindi, self attested translated version (In Hindi/English) should be enclosed. Applications without the requisite
enclosures will be rejected. Any of the above enclosures sent separately will not be entertained.
13.03 RRBs reserve the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of the process of recruitment, if any irregularity/deficiency is noticed in the application.
13.04 RRBs reserve the right to conduct additional written examination/document verification at any stage. RRBs also reserve the right to cancel part or whole of any recruitment process at any stage for any of the categories notified in this Centralised Employment Notice without assigning any reason thereof.
13.05 The decision of RRBs in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, issue of free Rail Passes, penalty for false information, mode of selection, conduct of written examination, allotment of examination centers, selection, allotment of posts to selected candidates etc., will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained by the Railway Recruitment Boards in this regard.
13.06 Candidates finally selected are liable to be posted anywhere on Indian Railways, if required.
13.07 Railway Recruitment Boards will not be responsible for any inadvertent errors.
13.08 Any legal issues arising out of this Centralised Employment Notice shall fall within the legal jurisdiction of respective Central Administrative Tribunals under which the RRB concerned is located.
13.09 In the event of any dispute about interpretation, the English version will be treated as final.
14. IMPERSONATION / SUPPRESSION OF FACTS /WARNING :
14.01 No Candidate should attempt impersonation or take the help of any impersonator at any stage of the selection process. Such candidates will be debarred for life from appearing in all RRB examinations as
well as debarred from any appointment in Railways, in addition, legal action will be taken against the candidate.
14.02 Any material suppression of facts or submitting of forged certificate/caste certificate by a candidate for securing eligibility and/or obtaining privileges, including free travel for appearing in the examination shall lead to rejection of his/her candidature for the particular recruitment for which he/she has applied. Further, he/she will also be debarred from all examinations conducted by all RRBs all over the country for a period of 2 years and legal action can be initiated, if warranted.
14.03 A candidate will be debarred from examinations of all RRBs for a specified period/lifetime if (i) the candidate submits multiple applications for the same post and category; (ii) the candidate submits multiple
applications with different community for the same post & category; (iii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different photo (face) for same post & category and (iv) the candidate submits multiple applications with different documents for the same post & category.
14.04 Any candidate found using unfair means in the examination or sending someone else in his/her place to appear in the examination will be debarred from appearing in all the examinations of all the RRBs for lifetime. He/she will also be debarred from getting any appointment in the Railways. Such candidates are also liable for prosecution.
14.05 Furnishing of any false information to the RRB or deliberate suppression of any information at any stage will render the candidate disqualified and debarred from appearing at any selection or examination for
appointment on the Railways or to any other Government. service and if appointed the service of such candidate is liable to be terminated.
14.06 WARNING 1 : Beware of Touts and job racketeers trying to deceive by false promises of securing job in Railways either through influence or by use of unfair and unethical means. RRB has not appointed any agent(s) or coaching center(s) for action on its behalf. Candidates are warned against any such claims being made by persons/agencies. Candidates are selected purely as per merit. Please beware of unscrupulous elements and do not fall in their trap. Candidates attempting to influence RRB directly or indirectly, shall be disqualified and legal action can be initiated against them.
WARNING 2 : Candidates are advised to consult only the official website of RRBs as mentioned in column 2 of para 15. They should beware of FAKE websites put up by unscrupulous elements/touts