Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No. 56/2016

No. E(NG)II/2014/RR-1/3. New Delhi, Dated 27/05/2016
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards

Sub: Clarification about educational qualification of Ex-servicemen candidates- reg .


References have been received from various Railway establishments seeking clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates pertaining to qualification submitted by Exservicemen for post of Senior Section Engineer which contained following endorsement:-
“Diploma in Engineering in appropriate discipline plus total 10 years af technical experience in the appropriate field is recognized as equivalent ta Degree in Engineering. It is considered valid for the purpose of selection to Gazetted posts and services under the Central or State Government.”
2. This endorsement in Diploma certificates of Ex-servicemen candidates have been made on the basis of certain notification of Ministry of Education and Social Welfare (Department of Education Technical) contained in letter No. F-18-19/75/T-2 dated 26/5/1977.
3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Air Headquarter/New Delhi, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has now been informed by M/o HRD that notification dated 26/5/1977 has been declared fictitious by Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh in OA No. 343/PB/2013 in their order dated 15/12/2015 in the matter of Shri Om Prakash Kangotra and others Vs Union of India & others.
4. In above light, it has been decided that aforesaid certificates need not be accepted, wherein, Degree in Engineering has been notified as prescribed qualification for recruitment on the Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

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