Screen Reader Access Skip to Main Content Font Size   Increase Font size Normal Font Decrease Font size
Indian Railway main logo
Search :
Find us on Facebook   Find us on Twitter Find us on Youtube View Content in Hindi
National Emblem of India

Home

Citizen Charter

Divisions

Department

Tenders & Bill Status

News & Updates

Contact Us

 
Bookmark Mail this page Print this page
QUICK LINKS
31-01-2022
Apprentices trained in railway establishments are given preference in appointment over others, subject to obtaining minimum qualifying marks and meeting medical standards

दक्षिण पूर्वरेलवे

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

PRESS RELEASE

Apprentices trained in railway establishments are given preference in appointment over others, subject to obtaining minimum qualifying marks and meeting medical standards

Demand of apprentices for appointment in railways without undergoing due recruitment process is not acceptable, says Railway

Demand violates constitutional provisions and Apex Court judgment in matters of public employment

Kolkata, 31st January 2021:

Indian Railways has been providing training to applicants in designated trades under the provisions of the Apprentices Act since August 1963. These applicants are taken as apprentices based o­n their academic qualification without any competition or selection. Though the railways were obligated to provide o­nly training to such candidates, those who completed their training were being engaged as Substitutes against level 1 posts, since 2004.

·Substitutes are temporary appointees who can be engaged to meet any exigencies and operational requirements. While such appointees are given benefits, due to temporary railway servants, they are not entitled to be absorbed in permanent employment without undergoing due process.

·In view of the o­ngoing transformation of Indian Railways and with a view to bringing fairness, transparency and objectivity in all railway recruitments, the railways centralized the process for all recruitments to level 1 in 2017, which would henceforth be conducted through a common nationwide computer based test (CBT)

·The Apprentices Act was amended in 2014 whereby section 22 of the Act provided that an employer shall formulate a policy for recruiting apprentices trained in its establishment. Pursuant to such amendment, Indian Railways made a provision to give preference to apprentices trained in railway establishments in open market recruitment to level 1 posts, to the extent of 20% of the posts advertised.

·While these apprentices appear for written test along with other candidates, they are given preference in appointment over others, subject to obtaining minimum qualifying marks and meeting and medical standards.

·Accordingly, 12504 Level 1 posts out of 63202 advertised vide CEN 02/2018 were earmarked for such candidates in the first common recruitment held in 2018. Similarly, 20734 Level-1 posts, out of 103769 posts advertised under CEN RRC 01/2019 have been earmarked for these apprentices. Recruitment for this notification is to be held.

·These apprentices are demanding for appointment in the railways without undergoing the prescribed recruitment process, namely written test and physical efficiency test that all other candidates are required to undergo as per extant rules. This demand is not feasible for acceptance as it is violative of Constitutional provisions and Apex Court judgment in matters of public employment whereby any employment cannot be provided except through a procedure involving fair selection.

The following Outreach Camps are being organised at Divisional level and at Railway Recruitment Cell by South Eastern Railwayregarding concern and issues of candidates of o­ngoing RRB Recruitments and course completed Act Apprentices:-

 

Sl. No.

Out Reach

Camp

Address

Contact No. & Mail ID

1.

Bankura

(Adra Division)

Circulating Area of Bankura Railway Station

9002083623

rrbhelplinebankura@gmail.com

2.

Tatanagar

(Chakradharpur Division)

Personnel Field Office (PFO), Engineering Railway Colony, Tata-Hata Road, Tatanagar-831002

9771482621

outreachcampckp@gmail.com

3.

Rourkela

(Chakradharpur Division)

Electrical System Training School, Opposite Railway Station, Rourkela-769001

9777582626

outreachcampckp@gmail.com

4.

Balasore

(Kharagpur Division)

Chief Staff & Welfare Inspector Office, Balasore

9777581601

ratnakarpanda68@gmail.com

5.

Ranchi

(Ranchi Division)

Railway Recruitment Board Offices Complex, Chutia, Ranchi-834001

7781017783

dpo@rnc.railnet.gov.in

6.

Railway Recruitment Cell

(Head Quarter)

Railway Recruitment Cell, 11, Garden Reach Road, Kolkata-700 043.

9002080641

cmrrcrailnet@gmail.com

 

 

……

 





  Admin Login | Site Map | Contact Us | RTI | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy Valid CSS! Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

© 2016  All Rights Reserved.

This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Railways entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments Maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.