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NOTIFICATION FOR ENGAGEMENT OF ACT APPRENTICES FOR THE YEAR 2019-20


Notice No.RRC-ER/Act Apprentices/2019-20
1. SCHEDULE:
(i) Date of publication of notification on website 27/01/2020
(ii) Opening date and time of online application 14/02/2020 at 10:00 hrs
(iii) Closing date and time of online application 13/03/2020 at 18:30 hrs
(iv) Probable date of display of list of selected candidates 30/03/2020
2. Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian Nationals for
engagement / training as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship
Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, in Workshops and Divisions of Eastern Railway.
Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of the same would be
entertained.




The break-up of PWBD vacancies, disability-wise, will be informed subsequently.
NOTE: The number of slots indicated above is provisional and may increase, decrease or even become
nil depending upon the actual needs of the railway administration. Administration also reserves the right
to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all.
3. Abbreviations used
PWBD : Persons With Benchmark Disabilities
ESM : Ex-Servicemen
UR : Un Reserved
OBC : Other Backward Classes
SC : Scheduled Caste
ST : Scheduled Tribe
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
A. AGE:
i. The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24
years of age as on cutoff date for receiving application. The age as recorded in the
Matriculation certificate or the Birth Certificate shall only be reckoned for the purpose. No
other document like horoscope, affidavits, birth extract from Municipal Corporation, service
records and like will be accepted.
ii. Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of
OBC-NCL candidates and 10 years for Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD)
candidates.
Candidates availing the benefits of the relaxed criteria would be required to produce the
relevant documents at the time of document verification for verifying their eligibility for the
above-mentioned criteria.
iii. Upper age limit is relaxable by additional 10 years for ex-serviceman up to the extent of
service rendered in Defence Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of
06 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt.
Service on Civil side after availing of the Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of their
engagement.
B. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2
examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and also
should possess the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT.
However, for the following Trades the minimum educational qualification is 8th class pass from
recognized School and the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by
NCVT/SCVT:
1. Welder (Gas and Electric)
2. Sheet Metal Worker
3. Lineman
4. Wireman
5. Carpenter
6. Painter (General)
The candidate should have already passed the prescribed qualification on the date of issue of
notification.
C. MEDICAL FITNESS:
A person shall be eligible for being trained under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and the
Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, if he or she satisfies the minimum
standards of physical fitness as prescribed in the aforesaid act and rules.
In accordance with Railway Board letter No.E(MPP)/2009/6/14, candidates have to bring a
medical certificate at the time of document verification in a prescribed format as per Apprentice
Act, 1961 and para 4 of Apprenticeship rules, 1992(as amended from time to time). The medical
certificate should be signed by Government authorized doctor (Gaz.), not below the rank of Asst.
Surgeon of Central/State Hospital.
The format of such certificate will be as uploaded in the website of Railway Recruitment Cell,
Eastern Railway – www.rrcer.com.


Reservation:
i. All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR
vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. No age
relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved
vacancies.
ii. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities
(SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community will be
considered.
iii. Reservation quotas applicable for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWBD candidates shall be
applicable in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Railway Board.
iv. In the event of the OBC vacancies notified above remaining filled, the same will be filled
up from the UR candidates. The unfilled SC vacancies, if any, shall be filled up by the
ST candidates, if available and vice-versa. And if such arrangement is not possible, the
unfilled reserved vacancies shall be filled up from the UR candidates (Rule 5 of the
Apprenticeship Rules, 1992).
v. The quota vacancies in the ESM and PWBD categories are included in the overall
vacancies and hence are not to be filled up outside the notified vacancies.
vi. The candidates selected against ESM and PWBD will be placed in the appropriate
categories viz. UR/SC/ST/OBC to which they belong to. Unfilled ESM vacancies would
be filled up from other candidates as per merit.
vii. Following entities shall be covered under the term ESM mentioned in Para-2 of the
notification.
a) Children of deceased/disabled Ex-servicemen including those killed/disabled during
peace time.
b) Children of Ex-servicemen
c) Children of Serving Jawans
d) Children of Serving Officer
e) Ex-Servicemen
The candidates who want to avail the benefit of reservation of Ex-servicemen and
Armed Forces Personnel, must produce Discharge certificate and the children of Ex-
servicemen and children of Armed Forces Personnel must produce discharge
certificate or Armed Forces serving certificate respectively (as the case may be) of
his/her parents at the time of document verification.
viii. Persons with Benchmarks Disabilities:
Only locomotor/cerebral palsy (OH), with no serious deformity of the spinal column
having not less than 40% disability and Hearing Handicapped (HH) person having 60
decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequency are eligible
to apply. No hearing aid shall be permitted.

The types and degrees of skeletal deformities (OH) suitable for different posts notified above
are mentioned below:
1. Fitter : Lower limb partially damaged from one side can join
2. Turner : Lower limb partially damaged from one side can join
3. Machinist : Only small finger damaged can join
4. Welder (Gas and Electric): A person without leg and without three fingers of one hand
can be accommodated
5. Electrician : Partially lower limb candidates can be accommodated
6. Painter (G) : One upper and lower limb partially damaged
7. Carpenter : One upper and lower limb partially damaged
8. Refrigerator & AC Mechanic: Only one lower limb partially working can be
accommodated. Small finger of each hand damaged can be accommodated.
9. Mechanic (Diesel): Upper limb partially damaged (Little finger and Ring finger) can be
accommodated for both hands. Lower limb partially damaged on only side can be
accommodated.
10. Electronics Mechanic: Without legs or leg can be accommodated
11. Mechanic (Motor Vehicle): Upper limb partially damaged (Little finger and Ring
Finger) can be accommodated for both hands. Lower limb partially damaged only one
side can be accommodated
6. MODE OF SELECTION:
i. Selection will be on the basis of merit prepared in respect of all eligible candidates who apply
against the notification.
ii. For the trades for which only class 10th pass is the minimum qualification, a separate merit list will
be drawn for candidates eligible taking the average of the percentage marks obtained by the
candidates in both matriculation (with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks) and ITI examination
giving equal weightage to both. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate
having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the candidate who
passed the matriculation examination earlier shall be considered first.
iii. For the trades for which class 8th pass is the minimum qualification, the merit list would be
prepared for all eligible candidates, including those having qualification of matriculation and who
opt for these trades, based on the average marks obtained both in class 8th standard and ITI
examination, as indicated in (a) above. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the
candidate having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the
candidate who passed the 8th class examination earlier shall be considered first.
Illustration of Para - (ii) & (iii) above :- If a candidate secured 80.58 % marks in Matriculation
examination and 91.68% marks in ITI, then marks considered for selection will be ½ [80.58 +
91.68] = 86.13.
iv. Candidates enlisted as explained above will be called for Document Verification to the extent of
1.5 times the notified vacancies in the respective communities as per their merit order.

APPLICATION FEES:
Application fees (non-refundable) is Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred) only. No fee, however,
is to be paid by the SC/ST/PWBD/Women candidates).
The payment of fees will have to be made online through ‘Payment Gateway’ while filling up the
online Application Form. The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet
Banking etc. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidate. At
times, there may be server issues because of huge rush, which may affect the online payment
system. In such scenario, the candidate needs to login fresh and attempt again.
8. HOW TO APPLY:
i. The candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting the link provided on the Notice
Board of official website of RRC/ER (www.rrcer.com). They must go through the detailed
instructions before filling up the online applications. All relevant items must be carefully
filled up by the candidate himself. The particulars like the Name, Date of Birth, Father’s
name, etc. must be identical with the same what have been recorded in the Matriculation or
equivalent certificate.
ii. The candidates should fill up the relevant columns regarding their community
(SC/ST/OBC/EWS) and physical disability.
iii. Candidates have to apply for any one Unit only: There would be options for exercising
preference for training in the Training establishment as mentioned in para 2 above
depending on the disciplines/trades in which the candidate has obtained ITI qualification.
The candidates should carefully exercise their preferences for the same. However, the
allotment of the training establishment is strictly as per merit and available vacancies in
respective communities.
iv. The candidates are advised to indicate their mobile numbers and valid e-mail IDs which
they need to be kept active during the entire process of selection, since communication for
further selection process will be made through these media.
v. Items to be uploaded:
a. Scanned Photograph – Candidates are required to upload their good quality and
contrast colour photograph, not more than 3 months old, at the space provided in
the online Application Form. The scanned photo should be in the JPG/JPEG format
and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application Form. The
photograph should be clear, without cap or sunglasses and should have defined
edges. The candidates should also keep 10 copies of the same photograph for
future purposes.
b. Scanned signature and LTI – Candidates are required to upload their full signature
and LTI at the space provided in the online Application Form, which has to be in
JPG/JPEG format and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application
Form. The application submitted without signature and LTI will be summarily
rejected.
c. Standard 8th and 10th mark sheet – pdf format with specified file size as mentioned
in the application form.
d. Certificate in proof of age.

e. ITI Certificate from NCVT/SCVT - pdf format with specified file size as mentioned in
the application form.
f. Community certificate for SC/ST/OBC/EWS - pdf format with specified file size as
mentioned in the application form. Self declaration as per the prescribed format has
to be uploaded by OBC candidates.
g. PwBD Certificate, in pdf as applicable.
The format of the Community certificates, EWS certificate and PWBD certificate shall
be as per the format uploaded in the website.
vi. The candidate must follow all instructions regarding uploading of the photographs, sign, LTI
and documents provided during the filling up of the ONLINE application form.
vii. All other relevant columns of the Application Form should be filled up by the candidate.
The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC)/Eastern Railway reserves the right to reject the
incomplete applications.
viii. Candidates are advised to take 2 print outs of the filled-up online Application Form after all
details have been filled and the Form has been confirmed to have been submitted.
ix. HELP DESK – For any problems in submitting the applications online or printing of the
application, candidates are advised to go to HELP ME column, mentioned at the top of
Online application and accordingly seek help.
9. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS :
i. The candidates finally engaged will be provided stipend at the prescribed rate as per extant
provisions.
ii. This notification is purely for apprenticeship training.
Training in Railway establishments under the Apprentices Act, 1961 does not by itself confer
any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default. However, 20% of the
vacancies notified to be filled up in Level-1 posts shall be filled up by giving preference to the
Course Completed Act Apprentices trained in Railway establishments and possessing National
Apprenticeship Certificates granted by NCVT, subject to such candidates found suitable in
other aspects and they having secured the minimum qualifying marks in the written
examination.
iii. Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils all the eligibility criteria. If at
any later stage, the particulars furnished by the candidate are revealed to be not conforming
with the eligibility criteria, his/her engagement will be terminated forthwith. All annexures in the
given formats for claiming fees exemption, reservation, age relaxation, etc. must be submitted
at the time of verification of documents alongwith supportive original documents.
iv. The candidature of candidates is purely provisional at every stage and it is liable to be
cancelled if any irregularity is found at any stage. Mere issue of a call letter for
document verification doesn’t confer any right/claim for apprenticeship training.
v. The Eastern Railway administration does not take any responsibility for sending replies to the
candidates not selected or not called for. Only the list of candidates coming in the merit list
after passing all stages will be issued.

vi. After final submission of online application, no candidate will be allowed to do any type of
correction/alteration online.
vii. In matters of determination of eligibility and admitting the candidature of applicants, the
decision of RRC/ER shall be final.
viii. Legal Jurisdiction:- For any legal disputes, the jurisdiction will be Hon’ble Central
Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata.
ix. The selection for training is purely merit based and the Railway does not appoint any
facilitation centre/coaching centre for the said selection. The candidates are advised to be
aware of any mischief of assurance of such selection against illegal consideration by
unscrupulous elements. If they come across such occurrences, they are advised to bring it to
the notice of the Chairperson, Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway, 56, C.R.
Avenue, RITES Building, 1st Floor, Kolkata – 700 012.
10. INVALID APPLICATIONS:
The applications having any one of the following deficiencies/discrepancies or irregularities will
be summarily rejected:
a. Signature in Block/Capital Letter.
b. Left Thumb Impression/ Signature not affixed on the application and at prescribed
place.
c. Not uploading of photograph
d. Smudged/Blurred LTI
e. Community certificate and other essential certificates not uploaded and not obtained
from appropriate authority. OBC certificate should not be more than one year old.
f. Non-payment of prescribed fee (where applicable).
g. Not having requisite educational and/ technical qualification as notified.
h. More than one application by one candidate or one candidate applying for more than
one unit and trade.
i. Over-age or date of birth not filled or wrongly filled.
j. Defective application and irrelevant entries.
k. Applications sent by any other mode than the online mode.
l. Any other irregularities which are considered invalid by RRC.
Note: This list is only illustrative and not exhaustive. The applications will be rejected if any
other irregularity/deficiency is noticed by RRC at any stage.
11. Candidates should regularly check the Notice Board Section of the Website of RRC/ER
for latest updates.
Notification-RRC-Eastern-Railway-Act-Apprentice-Vacancy.pdf

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