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Recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-.


No. E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt.                      New Delhi, Dated: 09.12.2010.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Sub: Recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-.


     Attention is invited to instructions contained in para 3(vi) of Board’s letter No. PCVI/2008/I/3/1, dated 29.10.2008 (RBE No.160/2008), interalia stating that the instructions regarding minimum educational qualification for fresh recruitment to Railway services in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800 (erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts) would be issued separately by the Establishment Directorate.

2.    The Ministry of Railways have decided that henceforth minimum educational qualification for recruitment in Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5,200-20,200 having Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- will be 10th pass or ITI or equivalent. These instructions will be applicable for all future recruitment henceforth against direct recruitment quota through all modes.

3.    As regards the ongoing recruitment exercises presently under way on Central Railway, Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway, East Central Railway, Northeast Frontier Railway, North Eastern Railway, North Central Railway, Southern Railway, South Western Railway and West Central Railway, the same will adhere to the prescribed minimum qualification of 8th pass as laid down vide letter No. E (NG)II/98/RR-1/107 dated 4.12.1998 (RBE No. 277/98).

4.    All Railways are directed to initiate the recruitment process immediately to fill up current vacancies including anticipated vacancies for the next two years as well as resultant vacancies owing to promotion of staff to higher grades etc., excluding the vacancies worked out on the basis of prescribed percentage against ex-servicemen quota for which separate recruitment is in progress, with the revised minimum qualification of 10th pass or ITI or equivalent. Railways may also ensure filling up of Physically Handicapped quota including backlog vacancies in this recruitment exercise.

5.    The Railways mentioned in Para 3 above should also initiate recruitment to fill up the vacancies accrued beyond the vacancies already notified for which recruitment is in progress.

6.    All Railways should initiate the process by way of issue of notification in the national and local dailies, etc. by 15th December, 2010, positively. Candidates may be given two months time to submit their applications and candidates from Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands etc. will be given 15 days extra as per extant rules in response to the above notification.

7.    It has further been decided that written examination will be held on the same day simultaneously by all the railways. Similarly Physically Efficiency Test (PET) will also be held during the same period simultaneously by all the Railways. These instructions should be prominently mentioned in the notification.

8.    The format of application should be limited to a single page only A draft format of application form is enclosed herewith for necessary action which may be modified suitably depending on the local requirements.

9.    Instructions contained in letter No. E (NG)II/96/RR-1/62/Vol.II dated 08.12.2010 regarding waiver of fee for women, minority communities and economically weaker sections will apply.

10.    All General Managers are to ensure that Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) are strengthened sufficiently by providing accommodation, equipment, vehicles, security, manpower, etc., so that the recruitment process is completed smoothly without any problem.

Encls,: As stated.

(R. Mukundan)
Executive Director Estt.(N)
Railway Board

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25

Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974

Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.

6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:

6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:

6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.

Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.

(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.

(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.

(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below

Age Group PME Due

Age 00-45 every 4yrs

Age 45-55 every 2yrs

Age 55-60 every year
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you

6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.