Eastern Railway Act Apprentices Notification 2022

Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian Nationals for training in Workshops and Divisions of Eastern Railway as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time. Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of applications would be entertained.
The online link will be live on the official website of RRC-ER from 30/09/2022 onwards and would remain live upto 29/10/2022. The candidates should click on the live link and fill up their Applicationforms as per instructions of this notification.

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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 issued
from a government recognized Board / Authority or the birth certificate issued from a government recognized authority 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.
iii. Candidates availing the benefits of the relaxed criteria would be required to produce the relevant documents at the time of documents verification for verifying their eligibility for the above – mentioned
criteria. Falling to do so will lead to rejection of candidature under relaxed standards.
iv. Upper age limit is relaxable by additional 10 years for Ex-SM (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.
v. The candidates, who want to avail the benefit of reservation of Ex-servicemen and Armed Forces Personnel, must produce Discharge Certificate and Pension Papers. Similarly, the children of Exservicemen and children of Armed Forces Personnel must produce Discharge Certificate and Pension Papers OR Serving Certificate of his/her parents respectively (as the case may be) at the time of document verification.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
i. 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.
ii. 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)

MODE OF SELECTION:
i. Selection of a candidate for training slot of a unit of Eastern railway will be on the basis of merit prepared in respect of all eligible candidates who apply against the notification. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of data/details filled up by candidates in the on line application form. The formula given below in
para 5 ii to 5 iii will be followed for determining the merit. If any candidate fills up wrong details then his/her candidature will be cancelled as soon as the discrepancy comes in the notice of Railway Administration.
ii. The Select list for Document Verification (DV) will be on the basis of average of marks in the Matriculation and ITI. The formula given below in para 5 iii to 5 iv will be followed for determining the merit. Merit list will be prepared trade/unit/community wise. Candidate must note that no centralized merit list will be formed.
iii For the trades for which class 10th pass is the minimum qualification, a separate merit list will be drawn for eligible candidates 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. For example – 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.
NOTE:- 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.
iv. 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 8
th standard and ITI examination, giving equal weightage to both. For example – A candidate secured 80.58% marks in 8th class examination and 91.68% marks in ITI, then marks considered for selection will be ½ [80.58 +91.68] = 86.13.
NOTE:- In case of two candidates have 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.
v. Candidates to the extent of 1.5 times the notified training slots in the respective communities, as per merit prepared in view of above formula, will be called for Document Verification (DV) of unit, to cater to
absenteeism and rejection etc.
vi. However, the opportunity for training will be given to candidates who are selected as per merit order of their respective community, in the ratio of 1:1 of notified training slots, subject adhering to other prescribed criteria as per railway rules, for example – medical fitness in required category and rules for verification of a candidate etc.
vii. A candidate will get selected for training in ONLY one unit of Eastern railway as per procedures mentioned above, based on the comparative community wise merit position of candidate and as per available training slots in his/her trade.
viii. In case of any dispute, the decision taken by Railway Administration will be final.

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).

Closing date of online application 29/10/2022

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