Qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800) RBE 129/2013

RBE No.129/2013.

No. E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10Pt.

New Delhi, Dated: 9/12/2013

The General Manager (P),

All Zonal Railways/Production Units

(As per mailing list)

Sub: Qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800).

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09/12/2010 wherein minimum educational qualification for all recruitments against direct recruitment quota through all modes has been prescribed as 10th pass or ITI or equivalent.
2. The issue whether candidates with 8th pass qualification and in possession of qualificationof Course Completed Act Apprenticeship, who are granted National Apprenticeship Certificate(NAC) by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) can be considered forappointment/engagement to posts in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800).


3. The issue has been examined in consultation with Directorate General of Employment &Training (DGET), M/o Labour & Employment, Man Power Planning Directorate & Pay Commission Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that para 2 of Board’s letter of even number dated 09/12/2010 may be read as under:-
2. The Ministry of Railways have decided that henceforth minimum educational qualificationfor recruitment in Pay Band-I of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- will be 10th pass or ITI or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate(NAC) granted by NCVT. These instructions will be applicable for all future recruitment henceforth against direct recruitment quota through all modes.
4. Cases decided in the past need not be re-opened.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Hindi version will follow).

(This disposes off Western Railway’s lettr No. E(R&T) 891/21 (Act.App.)Vol.II dated 02/1/2013, 12/3/2013, 26/412013&20/7/2013 and Northern Railways letter No.844-E/149/Act App/JUDW/Rectt/2012/Loose dated 19/9/2013}

(Harsha Dass)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

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